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May 2013

GPB Education

What's New
Big News! PBS Teachers is Merging With PBS Learning Media on June 1st. Now you have access to more than 30,000 classroom resources in one place. It's all free. Make sure you register now.

Congratulations to the 2012 Teacher Innovator Award Winners. Jennifer Lewis from Indian Knoll Elementary School in Canton and Debbie Sasson from the Epstein School in Sandy Springs received first prizes.

Andrea Hobbs from Sumter County Elementary Math, Science and Technology Academy in Americus was among the third place winners.
Read about their innovations in the Passion for Learning blog.

Team Nanocrystals from Rockdale Siemen's We Can Change the World Winners from  Georgia Schools.
Kudos to "Team Tackling Trash With Tires" from Kelly Mill Elementary School and their mentor Stephanie Summer. They won first place in the elementary school division. 

Meanwhile "Team Nanocrystals" from Rockdale Magnet School for Sci Tech and their mentor Scott Bolen won first prize in the high school division. Read about their amazing winning entries.

May is
Asian-Pacific Heritage Month Explore the resource page for videos, articles, and great historical facts to share with students.

Pick-Cook-Keep is the new GPB program featuring a Georgia Grown product each month.  There are recipes, facts, and videos for each month to share with students about Georgia's diverse geography can economics.  May's feature is the
Vidalia Onion.

PBS Learning Media


PBS Learning Media Content Spotlight

Blended Lessons: Explore the new Walmart Middle School Literacy Initiative Collection containing standards-matched blended lessons addressing topics in
Math, Science, Health, Social Studies and English Language Arts. Use this blended lesson on
Interactive Resources: See A World's Fair Scrapbook - an interactive resource that explores the use of primary sources as a means to reconstruct history.

The Hamburger Game helps students practice attentive reading by choosing the main idea-or "meat"-from a passage of text. To explore the full collection of interactive resources and blended lessons, visit today, create a login to gain full access!

PBS Teacherline courses start on May 1st.  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.


Check out the newly designed PBS NewsHour site which includes easy access to lesson plans.
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Happy Teacher Appreciation Week from GPB!
May 6-10, 2013
Events and Contests
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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.  Contest deadline is May 31, 2013.

Summer Reading List
We're sending out  one more email before school let's out and we want to hear from you!  Fiction and non-fiction, what's on your must-read list for the summer?  What are you recommending to students to read this summer?  We'll share your book list and some from ours, too, in the final newsletter of the year in just a few weeks.  Send your reading lists to (or hit the reply button on this email) by May 10.
Tech Tip

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May 3rd is the first Georgia STEM Day!  It's a day for educators, students and companies to raise awareness and participate in activities involving science, technology, engineering and math and connect to their future careers. You can find STEM activities here  and learn more about what the day is about in this Passion for Learning blog post.   

Georgia STEM Day is a great time to talk to you students about the many STEM careers in our state, like the ones discussed in the Fast Forward video from Gulfstream Aerospace below.  We encourage you to use Fast Forward in your classrooms on the day.
Gulfstream Aerospace
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