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April 2013

GPB Education

What's New
National Child Abuse Prevention Month
Check out GPB Education's resource page for information on Child Abuse Prevention Month.  You'll find tip sheets there that can be printed for parents and caregivers.

As of July 1, 2012, Georgia laws require volunteers to report suspected child abuse.  You can read more about the new law and find out how to report suspected child abuse on our blog.  Teachers are already mandatory reporters, but this is a new stipulation for your classroom and afterschool volunteers, so share the knowledge!
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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 26 at  9 p.m.

180 Days: A Year Inside an American High School
Following the day-to-day stories of students, parents, teachers and staff at the Washington Metropolitan High School (also known as DC Met), this two part series gives an intimate portrait of a public school that attempts to make a difference in the lives of students each and every day.  Part 2 airs March 27 at 10 p.m.
Check out the newly designed PBS NewsHour site which includes easy access to lesson plans.

PBS Learning Media

PBS Learning Media Content Spotlight

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

Grades 1-4:

Global Youth Service Day is April 26-28.  Share this video of some Zoom kids volunteering and think of ways for students to engage and help their communities, too.
Grades 4-6:
April 12 marks the anniversary of the first man in space.  Share this video with students to learn about space careers.
Grades 6-12:
Explore the Life of a Tree, a special activity from The Arbor Day Foundation.

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
Child Abuse Prevention
Save the Date!
The Daily Jog
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The Southern Education Desk
The Southern Education Desk has had a busy month.  We produced two in-depth series - one on Re-segregation in Southern Schools and another on Early Education/Pre-K. The stories and added value elements, including interactive maps, are available online.  In the next couple of weeks, the SED will be producing a third series on Common Core.
Congratulations are due to two of our reporters, Dan Carsen and Christine Jessel, who were recognized as the top two broadcast education beat reporters for their work in 2012 by the Education Writers Association (EWA).  Check out their work - and the work of all of our reporters at

Events and Contests
Save the Dates! Calendar

Central Park Five
You're invited to join us at GPB for a special screening of The Central Park Five, the new film from award-winning filmmaker Ken Burns, Sarah Burns and David McMahon.  The Central Park Five intertwines the stories of five young men, the victim, police officers and prosecutors and illuminates how law enforcement, social institutions, and media undermined the rights of the individuals they were designed to safeguard and protect. April 2 at 6PM.  Check-in begins at 5:30PM. 
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

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.

Samsung Video Contest
Be the heroes of your school and WIN a SAMCAM 760 for your school and $500 for your student! This competition is fun and engaging. Students are to portray their favorite historical character on video. All entries will be posted on YouTube.
Tech Tip

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Are you looking for a new app for fun and/ or to engage students in learning?  Our newest blog, The Daily Jog, has app reviews, technology tools, and design innovation inspiration for you!  Some posts may take you back to your early academic years of eating paste, others may show you how to replay Downton Abbey scenes with text-to-speech, while others still blow your mind with creative and intelligent engineered furniture.  Got an app you'd like reviewed?  Let us know!

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
Georgia Public Broadcasting