March is National Nutrition Month! Use this collection of featured activities and videos to enhance your students' understanding of healthy eating, exercise, and nutrition and to keep up with the latest news from PBS LearningMedia.
Monday, March 10, 3:30 p.m. EST: MCUs in Action: History, Social Science, and Literacy
Learn how literacy standards can augment history and social science instruction when you chat with Karen White, Content Lead for the Model Curriculum Unit project, and WGBH's Carolyn Jacobs. The webinar will also highlight some key features of the MCUs. Click here to register: http://ow.ly/tVS2w
Shortly before 3:30 p.m. on March 10, log in to the webinar using this link: http://ow.ly/tVSdl
Thursday, March 20, 4 p.m. EST: Making the Case: Teaching Mathematical Argumentation
What does mathematical argumentation and critique look like in the classroom? Join Arthur Smith, Producer at WGBH, and Kristin Lesseig, College of Education, Washington State University for a presentation and discussion of the Making the Case collection of videos and background materials on PBS LearningMedia™, and how you can implement Common Core Standard #3 for Mathematical Practice in your instruction. Click here to register: http://bit.ly/18XgIry
Shortly before 4 p.m. on March 20, log in to the webinar using this link: http://ow.ly/tVTPG
WGBH Boston has joined 100Kin10's national coalition of nearly 200 organizations, focused on addressing the national imperative to recruit, train, and retrain 100,000 STEM teachers before 2021. WGBH will produce and curate at least 1000 STEM-focused digital assets in PBS LearningMedia™.
"As the largest content producer for PBS, WGBH is uniquely equipped to build a catalog of digital resources that complement and enhance classroom curriculum," said WGBH President and CEO Jonathan Abbott.
This partnership recognizes WGBH's innovation, boldness, and proven track-record to commitments toward expanding, improving, and retaining the nation's STEM teaching force.
See the full list of 100Kin10 partners here: http://www.100kin10.org/
As part of a Race to the Top proposal, the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (ESE) is developing 100+ Model Curriculum Units (MCUs) spanning PreK-12 in English language arts, Mathematics, U.S. History/Social Studies, and Science and Technology Engineering.
Each of these curriculum units identifies the standard(s) to be taught, big understandings, essential questions, a Curriculum Embedded Performance Assessment (CEPA), an outline of lessons, possible digital resources to use, and detailed lesson plans.WGBH will provide digital resources via PBS LearningMedia™, integrating them into the Edwin Teaching and Learning platform for Massachusetts. Access the units at the ESE website.
In an effort to help us develop new educational content and teacher engagement activities, we're asking teachers to complete a brief survey based on experiences with the Inspiring Middle School Literacy collection on PBS LearningMedia™. At the end of the survey, you'll have the opportunity to enter a drawing for a chance to win an Apple iPad. The sweepstakes ends March 15. Click here for the survey: http://svy.mk/18J9Zz2
Daily News Story: Start a conversation in your classroom about the political crisis unfolding in Ukraine.
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