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February 2013

GPB Education

What's New
Black History Month 
GPB Education's Black History Month resource page is full of content for illustrating the role of African Americans in our country's history.  You'll find a list of new television programs, an American Experience Abolitionist app, and various digital resources from PBS Learning Media and Discovery Education. It also includes ties to Georgia's own rich history.

Digital Learning Day on February 6 is a national campaign that celebrates teachers and shines a spotlight on successful instructional practice and effective use of technology in classrooms across the country. Check out these online events that showcases student and teacher technology uses.

Technology in Action: Livestreams, Nooks in the library and iPads in social studies class - read about how The 4/5 Academy at Fifth Avenue in Decatur integrates technology seamlessly into their school day.
GA Traveler LOGO
Take your students on a virtual field trip with GPB's Georgia Traveler!  New episodes air each Friday at 9 p. m.  You can also watch full episodes and segments online.

Georgia Outdoors 
Georgia Outdoors is back with a brand new episode on Friday, February 22 at 8:30 p. m.  Explore "Centennial Farms" with host Sharon Collins.      
New Common Core Training Videos  
Watch these new videos: Georgia's Promising Practices in RTI presented by DOE's Paula Freer.  The videos feature the RTI Leaders Panel and examples from Georgia elementary, middle, and high schools.


SED LOGOThe Southern Education Desk
What roles do race and segregation play in southern schools? The Southern Education Desk is exploring this topic. If you have thoughts or experiences to share, please send them to Yun Mi Park at
PBS Learning Media

PBS Learning Media Content Spotlight 

Anti-Bullying Content
Succeeding in School
Grades 5-12 | Video | Story of Success
Inspire your students with the personal story of Omarina, a student who faced crippling odds but was able t
o succeed with support from her school community. Use this resource to illustrate the impact of a supportive learning environment.

Martha Speaks: Martha Walks the Dog
Grades K-1, 4-5 | Video
There's a new, mean dog in town. Use this resource to show your young students that first impression
s can be deceiving sometimes.

These materials and many other grade-specific content resources are available for free online at  PBS Learning Media.   
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Events and Contests
Save the Dates!
The Life of Lincoln: 10 Score and 4 Years Ago for Homeschool Students February 12 at 10 a.m. at the Booth Art Museum. Get more information.

Black Girls Code Robot Expo February 16 
Join this non-profit group for free  fun and exciting workshops where girls ages 7-17 can learn about robots and how they communicate in an engaging atmosphere combining hand-ons activities with Lego WeDo/NXT Kits and Robots with Simulators. Register here! 
Ultimate Cool School Sweepstakes
This year, two lucky schools will win the Ultimate Cool School Sweepstakes - one from grades K-3 and one from grades 4-6. Each school will experience a thrilling hands-on science assembly at their school that is fun and interactive, but also underscores the importance of science literacy.

Entries accepted through February 28, 2013.

Winners will be announced on or about March 7, 2013


PBS NewsHour Call for Nominations for Creative Math or Science Teachers NewsHour is working on an upcoming series that will highlight science and math teachers across the country who are using innovative teaching methods in the classroom. To nominate a teacher to participate in the program, fill out this application form. 


Black History Month Events at Atlanta History Center February 1 - February 23.
View the schedule. 
Explore the Water Challenge  The Challenge encourages students to identify and research a local water-related issue, develop and implement an action plan that creates positive change and showcase their project by creating and submitting a short video.  The deadline is March 15.

Zoo Logo
Zoo Atlanta welcomes educators and their families to the biannual Educator Appreciation Day on March 9, 2013. Educators receive FREE admission (educator ID required) and $2 OFF general admission for accompanying guests. Visit the Educator's Lounge from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. to receive a coupon for 10% off Zoo gift shops and food outlets. Stick around to meet Zoo staff and education vendors (including GPB!), while your children enjoy private animal encounters and face painting. Preregister and learn more!
Tech Tip
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Wondering how to answer your students' whines of
"How will we ever need this in real life?" and other such questions?   Show them demonstrations of real life Georgia career professionals doing just that with GPB's series Fast Forward!

I'm a GPB Teacher
Here's what your colleagues are saying about us:

On Chemistry and Physics
Currently I am listening to chemistry teaching, it is awesome.  I am very very grateful.  I am doing my credential in chemistry and this teaching program will be of big help to me.
          Edith O.

Your program is terrific!  It has assisted many students.
          Debra A.

I love these videos and they are very helpful to my students who are hospitalized.
          Lucille R.

On Fast Forward and Chemistry and Physics:
Just wanted to thank you.  I am a big fan of the website.  I use the Teachable Moments as a hook activity as well as the Chemistry/Physics videos to reinforce the concepts.
          Joe S.

On Salsa
I am very impressed with your Salsa shows.  My kids enjoy them and learn from them.
          Maureen H.

I teach Kindergarten and first grade Spanish to children from all over the U.S. stationed here with their parents at a US Army Base...your program "Salsa" is a great compliment (to) my program.  Salsa is age and developmentally appropriate for my students.  My students understand the language and concepts taught in your program.  They love your program Salsa!
          Demetrio P.
Let us know if you need particular content for your classrooms.  We're happy to help Georgia Educators!
New Media and Education Services Team
Georgia Public Broadcasting