TimeZone (America/Chicago)
Read, Watch, Interact! Literacy for Grades 5-8 on 3/12/14
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 2:30:00 PM CDT - 3:30:00 PM CDT
Have you tapped the power of digital media in your classroom? Join Sandy Goldberg, Director of VITAL at WNET, Carolyn Jacobs, WGBH Education for a deep-dive into VITAL New York's PBS LearningMedia (vitalny.pbslearningmedia.org), a digital content library with over 35,000 free resources designed to inspire, educate, and motivate your PreK-12 students. This free webinar – hosted by VITAL NY and PBS LearningMedia will zero in on adolescent literacy strategies and showcase Common Core-aligned resources from the “Inspiring Middle School Literacy Collection.” Professional development credit may be available. A certificate confirming your participation in the live event will be issued. To join this free event, please register here.

While students today may think of the Civil Rights movement as part of the distant past, it’s clear that many of the problems that fueled that fight are still with us. Please join us for a presentation and conversation on teaching the history of civil rights and its relevance to today's events and social justice issues.  Deborah Menkart, Executive Director of Teaching for Change will moderate and two high school educators will focus on specific parts of the Movement and showcase their classroom work and the resources they draw on. 

 

Eyes on the Prize, the groundbreaking PBS documentary series is currently being rebroadcast on World, a PBS channel.  The WGBH Education Eyes on the Prize  Viewing and Discussion Guide for Educators supports integrating the series into your instruction.  And a new companion collection of classroom resources has recently launched on PBS LearningMedia™ entitled Civil Rights: Then and Now.

 

Space is limited so please register today.  We will be recording and distributing the archived link to all who register.  And, we are thrilled to offer a DVD collection of the entire Eyes on the Prize series to one lucky registrant. The winner will be announced on the webinar.

 

Thank you.

Speakers

Sandy Goldberg, Director of VITAL NY
Sandy Goldberg is the Director of VITAL (Video in Teaching and Learning), a comprehensive K-12 digital education service on the PBS LearningMedia platform. In that capacity, she oversees all production, professional development, and outreach for the project and helps to create a vision for the project's future growth and development.

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