Join us and bring your class to join in on a live discussion with Ken Burns! This event is specially designed for our middle school to high school students! PBS will deliver a memorable experience that allows students to form deeper, more personalized connections to the Vietnam War era through asking live questions with Ken Burns. Register Now
With this collection, students use the engineering design process to define a problem, brainstorm solutions, develop prototypes and iterate on their designs. The project culminates with students producing videos about their solutions to share with the community. Discover More
Teach science in the great outdoors with PLUM LANDING! This environmental education project from WGBH makes it easy to bring active science learning to elementary school students and their families. Discover More
Discover communities that use science to plant thriving gardens and grow sustainable food sources. Gardening, tending to the environment, and observing nature can help kids understand their relationship with the earth and our responsibility to take care of it and each other-- so don’t be afraid to grow something amazing with your students! Discover More
EARTH DAY RESOURCES: What factors and constraints do we have to consider when designing a renewable energy plan for a community?
In this lesson, students will be challenged with an optimization problem. The fictitious town of 'Solutionville' has decided to replace coal, their current source of energy, for electricity, with more sustainable energy sources. Explore Lesson Plan
The Western Literature Association and the Charles Redd Center for Western Studies will sponsor two K-12 Teaching Awards to provide teachers with the opportunity to attend the Western Literature Association Annual Meeting in St. Louis, Missouri from October 24-27, 2018.
The selected teachers will present their approaches to teaching western literature on a K-12 Teaching Panel on Saturday, October 27.
The prize will include conference registration, award banquet ticket, WLA membership, and $700 toward conference travel costs.
More information can be found on the WLA website
Free webinar for educators, Tuesday, April 3, 5 p.m. mountain time.
Join us for an interactive discussion around teaching poetry to all students - eager and reluctant.
This free webinar, designed for middle- and high-school teachers, will help you:
Hosts Liz Craig-Olins, a teaching fellow in Professor Lisa New’s online course, "Poetry in America: The City," and Leah Reis-Dennis, a producer from the series Poetry in America, will provide tips and tricks to effectively utilize media and teaching about poetry in the classroom.
Preview the Poetry in America collection on PBS LearningMedia before the webinar; more resources coming to the collection soon.
A Certificate of Participation will be sent to all who attend the live stream and the recording link will be sent to all who register. Registration is limited so please sign up today.
Questions? Contact Carolyn_Jacobs@wgbh.org
Call for Applications to Present!
Submit your presentation today!
Deadline April 30, 2018!
CLICK HERE TO BEGIN APPLICATION
2018 Educator Conference
Skyview High School
October 18 – 19, 2018
Our MATELA book discussion group will be reading and talking about Madeleine L'Engle's A Wrinkle In Time for April. Won’t you join
We'll be on goodreads, as always: https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/185939-matela-reads
Smithsonian Webinar Series #2: Native American Art and Artists: How Do You Find Artworks to Use in Your Classroom?
The Smithsonian American Art Museum tailored three webinars specifically for Montana teachers! Join the live conversation as they offer the 2nd live webinar on Tuesday, March 20.
Topic: Native American Art & Artists: How Do You Find Artworks to Use in Your Classroom? Tuesday, March 20, 2018 (3:30 – 4:30 p.m., MT) Join the live online presentation here.
This 3-day Summer Writing Intensive is to provide Montana teachers with a community of learners, writers, and practitioners in writing and science in implementing the new Montana Content Standards for Science, while using writing to connect ourselves, our students, and our communities to the content.
Teachers will learn specific ways to support writing in the content areas, while integrating Indian Education for All seamlessly throughout instruction.
Learn more about argument writing and the C3WP! Join the online conversation, today, Wednesday, March 18. Link to the conversation here at 3:45 pm. Join a community of teachers from across the state as we have a lively discussion! Guest host Jill McKnight, Teacher and Teacher-Consultant from the Elk River Writing Project, will host this meeting. See you there!
Explore how Lorraine Hansberry’s work rests at the intersection of writing, politics, and compassion in this video from the American Masters film, Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart. In 1959, just weeks before A Raisin in the Sun opened on Broadway, Lorraine Hansberry spoke at the First Conference of Negro Writers and delivered her famous line, “One cannot live with sighted eyes and feeling heart and not know or react to the miseries which afflict this world.” Explore Collection
SAVE the DATE for the 2018 NCTE Advocacy and Leadership Summit, April 12–13, in Washington, DC.
A free event*, this two-day summit will feature workshops and speakers such as award-winning author Sharon Draper. In addition to participating in workshops, attendees will have the opportunity to meet with their senators and congressional representatives or their staff.
*Registration is free, but transportation and lodging are not covered by NCTE.
Read how members of the Iowa and Pennsylvania affiliates enjoyed a similar experience in 2016:
Many senators and congressional representatives host coffees for their constituents. Congressman David Young and Congressman Dave Loebsack continue to host coffees in Iowa and Washington, DC. Attendees at this year's Summit are encouraged to see if their representatives host one and if so, to sign up to attend.
Join us TODAY for the first in a 3-part webinar series designed especially for Montana teachers. Find the link to join, topics, and dates for the upcoming webinars below.
I. Thinking through Art: Landscape and Place. Wednesday, February 21, 2018 (3:30 – 4:30 p.m., MT)
Explore inquiry-based strategies for guiding close looking and analysis with American art, and ways to make students’ thinking visible. Highlighted SAAM artworks for this session center on the theme of Landscape and Place.
Join the live online presentation: https://zoom.us/j/212806679
Writing for Community Change- This 3-day summer writing intensive on June 10-12, 2018 at Fairmont Hot Springs is to provide Montana educators with a community of learners, writers, and practitioners in writing and science.
This workshop will offer resources for implementing the new Montana Content Standards for Science, as well as incorporating the MT Content Standards for English Language Arts. Educators will leave with a new perspective on integrating IEFA throughout the curricular areas, while using writing to connect ourselves, our students, and our communities to the content. The workshop is free! (Participants pay their own lodging.) Applicable to all grade levels. Registration limited to the first 30, so register now!
Join us today, Tuesday, February 13, 2018 for an online chat on how our students can use writing to change their communities. Writing can be a powerful tool to engage students in their communities. Join this live discussion with Casey Olsen, high school teacher in Columbus and teacher leader in the National Writing Project. Join the meeting here.
Upcoming online discussion topics:
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood helps to boost invaluable skills among preschoolers in their daily lives.
In order for younger learners to be successful in school, they must be mentally healthy and have good interpersonal skills. Introduce your class to Daniel Tiger and his friends, who can help younger learners develop skills to regulate behavior, manage feelings, feel competent in completing tasks, and confident in trying new things. Explore Collection
Social and Emotional Development
Using the Arthur Interactive Media (AIM) Buddy Project, gather some supplemental social, emotional, and character development curriculum for your classroom! Discover More
Kindness, Empathy, and Resilience
Explore a collection of videos and lesson plans that are centered around kindness, empathy, and the importance of practicing mindfulness. Discover More
Ernest Hemingway was known for his very concise sentences. His minimalist literary style omits adjectives and passive voice. So check out the Hemingway Editor and Grammarly to see where your prose could be trimmed.
Copy and paste your writing into the Hemingway Editor and the editor will outline long sentences, obscure words, and confusing passages.
For an all-encompassing grammar checker, try Grammarly The app and browser extension work cross-platform, pointing out your grammar goofs.
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