August 2013

GPB Education

What's New
This summer, our crew has been all over the state, finding exciting STEM career information to share with Georgia students.  We've got an action-packed second season and we're introducing Launchpad, STEM career information for 3rd-8th graders.
Georgia Aquarium 
Georgia Aquarium
You're Invited:
Live Summer Listening Session
This summer, GPB Radio is auditioning a new program each week during the 2 p.m. slot formerly held by "Talk of the Nation."  You're welcome to listen and then email your feedback to, but we'd love for you to give us your feedback in person!

GPB's Vice President of Radio Tanya Ott and All Things Considered host Ellen Reinhardt will be holding a live listening session Thursday, Aug. 1 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. at Manuel's Tavern in Atlanta. They'll be kicking it old school with a laptop and mix CD of some potential Talk of the Nation replacements.  So c'mon down, order yourself some lunch, and tell us what you want to hear on GPB Radio!  

50th Anniversary of the March on Washington  
August 28 is the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. Check out these programs on GPB that tell the story of the civil rights movement.

Building the Dream - Shares how the idea for the national monument honoring Martin Luther King Jr. became a reality. Airs Monday, August 26 at 7 p.m.
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The March - This documentary examines the 1963 March on Washington, its history and how it nearly did not take place. Airs Tuesday, August 27th at 9pm and replays Thursday, August 29th at 10 p.m.  


Freedom Riders: American Experience - Watch the documentary about the integrated group of college students who challenged segregation laws by riding Greyhound buses to the south together. Airs Tuesday, August 27th at 10 p.m. (Get video segments to use in your classroom by visiting PBS Learning Media's Freedom Riders collection.)

New Documentary
Life of Muhammad - This series chronicles the life of the prophet Muhammad and the beginnings of Islam. Premieres Tuesday, August 20th at 8 p.m. Please note the entire series airs the same night from 8 p.m. - 11 p.m.

The Corky Kell Classic - GHSA Football games air Saturday, August 24 from 9 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.

Football Fridays Returns - First game airs Friday, August 31 beginning at 7:30pm.

Pick-Cook-Keep features a Georgia Grown product each month. There are recipes, facts, and videos for each month to share with students about Georgia's diverse geography and economics.  August's feature is Peppers. You can also use the Pick-Cook-Keep series to introduce Agriculture Career Pathways. 
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Georgia History in the Palm of Your Hand

We've reformatted the 8th Grade Georgia History textbook to digital formats.  The first version available is in the Kindle Store for download on your Kindle device or in the Kindle App.

Georgia Stories

Looking for more Georgia content for your classroom?  Email us at for the login to access fantastic stories throughout Georgia's history.

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PBS Learning Media



Hooked on a Good Book - This summer, PBS Learning Media turns the spotlight on the spectacular collection of resources supporting literacy skills development in grades PreK-12. Visit the new summer literacy collection with featured resources from Martha Speaks, Poetry Everywhere, The Electric Company, and Super WHY!  


*To have full access to the rich resources across graded and subject areas, remember to create your own login.


There are now more options for professional development!

Self-Paced Courses - These "bite-sized" 3-instruction hour professional learning opportunities are available on your time. You can explore course content, watch videos, complete interactive labs, and take self-assessments at your own pace for up to one year after the purchase date.  Learn more about these classes!

Regular Teacherline Courses - Classes begin in September.
Use the promo code "GATLSE" when you register to get Georgia credit.

Sample course offerings:
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Teacher's Domain is joining PBS Learning Media!

Teacher's Domain is merging with PBS Learning Media in October. If you have an account with Teacher's Domain, you'll be able to use it to log in to PBS Learning Media too and view the same digital resources.
Download and Share PBS Learning Media Videos
With just a few clicks you can download a video from the PBS Learning Media collection to your local hard drive. Videos from shows like Sid the Science Kid,  NOVA and
Annie on Broadway can be downloaded for inclusion in morning newscasts or powerpoint presentations or shared. Find out how through this blog post tutorial.
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We've been working through the summer to bring you the content you need to keep students engaged in learning.  Let us know what you're missing and we'll do all we can to help out!




New Media and Education Services Team
Georgia Public Broadcasting