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Back to School

Yvonne Yates
Director of School Services, KLRN

As the number of summer vacation days diminishes and the smell of brand new school supplies fills the air, this is a great time to add a few new things to your teacher toolbox.

KLRN Connect has undergone a facelift this summer. We are still working on the final touches of the website to ensure that it looks its best. It is our hope that we will be ready to go by the time the kids are in your classrooms. Be on the lookout next month for the new site.

The new site will include PBS’s brand new media resource. In late June, PBS launched PBS LearningMedia at the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) 2011 in Philadelphia. PBS LearningMedia offers the best of public media content produced specifically for PreK-16 teachers. With free access to over 14,000-plus high-quality resources, teachers can download, save and share exactly what they need for an inspired classroom experience.

With PBS working hard to make sure that you have quality videos for your classroom, we at KLRN are always on the lookout for local events and resources. In its inaugural year, TechCon2011 is a place where teachers and students can go to get inspired to continue looking towards careers in Science, Technology and Mathematics. This event will feature the latest cutting edge technology that makes San Antonio and Texas a leader in innovation. Teachers and students will see examples of the advancements in energy technology, the latest consumer and medical electronics, education and automobiles. Mayor Julian Castro will make opening remarks discussing San Antonio's role as a leader in innovation and STEM education. In attendance will also be a number of exhibitors, including KLRN, that will be showcasing information and activities for students and teacher.

Join KLRN August 30-September 1 at San Antonio Shrine Auditorium. Check out our freebie this month for more information.

How do you use technology in the classroom? Click here to comment.

Try These PBS Lessons:

Under Construction: Engineering Investigation (PreK-2)
Students will understand what a plan is and how it is used to build something.

Living without Technology (5-8)
This lesson will help students to understand how dependent we have become in the technical world and what "modern conveniences" really are.

Scientific American Frontiers (3-12) 
A collection of lesson plans for you to explore. There are two different categories, 3-8 and 9-12.

Teacher’s Corner:

Innovation and Invention Activity Pack
Debate pros and cons of inventions and innovations, and research the men and women who developed the inventions.

PBS Teachers LIVE!
Free Media and Technology Webinars Presented by PBS Teachers and Classroom 2.0


PBS TeacherLine courses are approved by the Texas State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) and count towards required CPE hours.

You can take our free, two-hour orientation course, Practice Learning Online with TeacherLine, to prepare for online learning. Enter the course through your My Courses page. In order to take the free orientation course, you must first join PBS TeacherLine. Join for free.



Calling all teachers with talented students in the fields of STEM! Are you looking for a way to inspire your students to continue their education in the fields of Science, Technology and Mathematics? Make plans to attend a FREE technology event for ALL students called TechCon 2011. At the event, your students will experience the latest technologies in electronics, sustainable energy, medical devices, and automobile engineering. Students will also meet with exhibiting colleges and universities. This is an excellent opportunity to prepare students for their future.

The first 10 teachers to respond will receive a free ticket to TechCon2011. Plan now and you could take your students on a field trip to TechCon2011. Click here to enter.


For more informantion, visit
Aug. 30th to Sept. 1st, 2011 
8:30 am to 6:30 pm
San Antonio Shrine Auditorium,
901 North Loop 1604 West, San Antonio TX 78232
Contact: Xavier Gonzales
(210) 889-7480

Contact Us:

Lisa McGrath
Vice President of Education

Yvonne Yates
Director of School Services

Maricella Borroel
Director of Early Childhood Services

Elisa Resendiz
Manager of Community Engagement

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