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March 2013

GPB Education

What's New
Women's History Month
Visit GPB Education's resource page for content on Women's History Month.  Learn about great women in Georgia's history like Nancy Hart, the only woman for whom a county is named.    
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.

Tavis Smiley Reports: "
Education Under Arrest"
This program looks at the efforts by those on the frontlines of juvenile justice reform and what programs are successful in breaking the school-to-prison pipeline.

Airs March 29, 9pm.

Music in Our Schools Month 
While education budgets are tight across the region, explore the value and importance of music with resources from PBS Learning Media and the Discovery Education Portal

3rd Annual Be Healthy Georgia Day at the Capitol
Kicking off with Atlanta Track Club's Kilometer Kids Fun Run at 9 am on March 9, the day is packed with Georgia's pro and college sport teams, Olympians, fan-favorite mascots, tons of give-a-ways and more! 
Register for it here.
In time for National Nutrition Month, check out this video with Big Bird and the First Lady by PBS.
Sesame Street: First Lady Michelle Obama and Big Bird Team Up to Help Get Kids Healthy 
Sesame Street: First Lady Michelle Obama and Big Bird Team Up to Help Get Kids Healthy. (It's to celebrate the 3rd year anniversary of the Let's Move Campaign.) 
PBS Learning Media

PBS Learning Media Content Spotlight

National Nutrition Month

Create your own login and have full access to rich resources across grades and subject areas.

Grades 1-4:

The "Fizzy's Lunch Lab" videos promote the importance of understanding nutritional information and eating a well-balanced diet, focusing on food choices.
Grades 4-6:
Scientist Profile: Food Scientist: Corey Scott assesses the nutritional value of Green Giant vegetables.
Grades 7-13+:
Fit for Life Eat Smart and Exercise: In this video teen reporters point out the short and long-term dangers of an unhealthy lifestyle.

PBS Teacherline courses start on March 27.  Hone teaching techniques, learn new technologies, get Common Core training, and more with online courses.  Check online for information about earning PLU's.  Use the promo code "GATLSE" when you register to get Georgia credit.
In This Issue
National Nutrition Month
Apps for the Classroom
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The 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


Events and Contests
Save the Dates! Calendar
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


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.

Design Squad Challenge
Become a Top Builder! Design an air-powered balloon car that can zip across the floor.  You can use all kinds of materials for your balloon car's body, axles, and wheels.  Enter the Top Builder: Balloon Car Challenge by submitting a photo of your design using the form below on or before March 13, 2013.

The Google Science Fair is an online science competition open to students ages 13-18 from around the globe. They are looking for ideas that will change the world. To get started, all you'll need is a Google account. The deadline is April 30, 2013.

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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Want to know what apps students get excited about?  Read this post and watch the Discovery Education webinar it's based on, Don't Worry, be Appy.  Presented on Digital Learning Day,
February 6, students from eight states showed off the apps they love that help in the classroom.  

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!
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New Media and Education Services Team
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