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A weekly update from WGVU & PBS LearningMedia to keep you in the loop about exciting program updates and opportunities to deepen engagement in your school.

Attention K-12 Teachers and High School Students! Apply for an award today!

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If you have accomplished amazing things in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, or Mathematics! Please consider applying for one of the many financial awards listed below. Applications are due by April 1st, 2016, don't miss out! Download an application by clicking here.

Opportunity to advise WGBH and NASA! 

Applications for teacher advisors due April 11, 2016

 

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WGBH, in partnership with NASA, is looking for the next generation of STEM educators!

"Bringing the Universe into America's Classrooms," a WGBH/NASA partnership for the development of digital learning resources for STEM learning, is an opportunity for K-12 educators to help design and test new instructional models and digital media tools. Produced by WGBH, these resources will feature WGBH and NASA content and be distributed at no cost via PBS LearningMedia. We're looking for 50 teacher advisors to help us with this mission.  Are you up to the challenge? 

Full-time classroom teachers who teach topics in physical, earth and/or space science are invited to apply here. Advisory term runs from May-December, 2016. Applications are due April 11, 2016 at 11:59 EDT.Applicants will be notified if they were selected by May 2, 2016.   

Please see our information page for further details, including timeline and what to expect. Contact Carolyn Jacobs, carolyn_jacobs@wgbh with any questions.

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Please  contact Mike Fillman, WGVU Education Coordinator, with any questions, trainings or assistance you may need with using LearningMedia in the classroom. Office number is 616-331-6730 or email fillmanm@gvsu.edu

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Smithsonian Science Education Center has partnered with LearningMedia to bring more educational resources to the classroom!


 

Jackie Robinson: The Physics of Baseball

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Premiering April 11-12 on PBS, Ken Burn’s latest documentary, “Jackie Robinson”! Did you know that baseball is a great way to teach students about the physics of motion and energy? See how in the video from KQED QUEST.  Click Here 
 

 

April- National School Library Month and National Poetry Month

Discovering Poetry

April is National Poetry Month! Introduce this form of literature to your kids with an activity from Arthur featuring steps to create a “crowd-sourced” poem. Click Here

April Fools

Why Are Some People So Easily Fooled?

It’s April Fool’s Day! In this BrainCraft /  PBS Digital Studios video, see why some people are easily fooled. Hint: The effectiveness of a lot of pranks lies in the power of suggestion.Click Here 

Healthy Lunchtime Challenges

Teach kids about the value of nutrition with the Healthy Lunchtime Challenge! Kids (ages 8 to 12) can enter the MyPlate-inspired recipe by April 4, 2016 for the opportunity to be flown to D.C. to attend the Kids’ “State Dinner” hosted by First Lady Michelle Obama at the White House this summer. Submit your kid’s entry now! Click Here

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Free Classroom Resources at the Tap of a Finger:

The official PBS student app is available for free for iPad! 

 

 

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New Feature to LearningMedia!

Did you know..you can view webinars about using LearningMedia? In the "Search" box, type in "Webinars" and see the collection of many informative webinars.

Please share your feedback so we can continue to improve your resources by emailing us at education@wgvu.org

Thank you for what you do!

 

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