Airing between March 6 and 21, 2010, PBS special programming features concert and performance specials, documentaries and more. Here’s a sampling:
National Geographic Magazine’s Top 10 Photos of the Year
Tuesday, March 9 at 8:00 PM
National Geographic Magazine is known for its eye-opening and evocative images. With flair, action and behind-the-scenes footage, this special counts down the “best of the best” from the magazine that has won dozens of national magazine awards for photography. Editor in chief Chris Johns takes a list of hundreds of exceptional photos and whittles it down to just 10. The program tells the stories behind those photographs and includes interviews with the dedicated, adventurous photographers who get the one-in-a-million shot that makes it into the magazine.
Visions of Canada
Sunday, March 7 at 2:30 PM
Visions of Canada highlights the world’s second-largest country, which spans six time zones, to showcase our northern neighbor’s diverse natural beauty and vibrant cities. Stunning high-definition aerial and ground footage, paired with music and informative narration, gives rich historical context to dramatic land and seascapes.
The T.A.M.I. Show
Thursday, March 18 at 8:00 PM
Filmed just eight months after the Beatles appeared on "The Ed Sullivan Show," THE T.A.M.I. SHOW, short for Teen Age Music International, introduced rock 'n' soul youth culture to America in the first concert movie of the rock era. One of the rarest and most sought-after performance films from its time, the 1964 concert event featured future Rock and Roll Hall of Famers the Rolling Stones, James Brown, Chuck Berry, the Beach Boys, Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, the Supremes and many other American and British Invasion hit-makers in their prime.
Tuesday, March 23 at 10:00 PM
Lost Souls (Animas Perdida) explores national identity, the lives of immigrants and what happens after deportees are sent to a homeland they no longer consider home.
Tuesday, March 30 at 10:00 PM
Whatever It Takes explores the struggles and triumphs of the first year of an innovative public high school in New York City’s South Bronx.
Tavis Smiley Reports: MLK: A Call to Conscience
Wednesday, March 31 at 8:00 PM
HostTavis Smiley delves into Martin Luther King Jr.’s “Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence” speech, examining the context of Dr. King’s words on liberty, responsibility and freedom against
the backdrop of the fight for civil rights and an increasingly unpopular war, and examines the implications of his words today.
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Discovery Educator Network Webinar Series
The Discovery Educator Network (DEN) is a global community of educators passionate about teaching with digital media, sharing resources, collaborating, and networking. With over 25,000 members providing professional development to over 250,000 educators worldwide, the DEN connects teachers both on-line and in-person. Discovery Educators have exclusive access to a wide range of resources, professional development activities, networking opportunities, exclusive Discovery Educator
events and more!
Voted the best professional development website in 2007 by the Association of Educational Publishers, this website is a place to connect to other educators across the globe. Here, all users can read the
blogs and discussion boards. Discovery Educators (any educator that has a Discovery account)
have the ability to comment on the blogs, post to the discussion boards,
and register for Discovery Educator Network events. http://community.discoveryeducation.com/
PBS TeacherLine of Texas
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PBS TeacherLine Courses to Consider
INST130 Utilizing Technology in Creating a Problem-Based Curriculum
Subjects: Instructional Technology, Instructional Strategies
Apply new strategies to develop your students' problem-solving skills. Discover how technology can enhance their ability to state problems, pose questions, find answers, and, ultimately, approach learning as a continuous interaction with their world. Then, select a problem for your students to solve and craft
a lesson plan that demonstrates the learning process.
SCIE120 Scientific Inquiry and Field Work: Discovering with Technology for Grades 6-8
Subjects: Science, Instructional Technology, Instructional Strategies
Keep your students engaged by incorporating current technology into your science curriculum. Visit Web sites that enable students to collect and analyze data using online equipment and learn high-tech strategies that allow them to record and analyze information, investigate the results, and share their findings. Then design a unit plan for an ecosystem field trip that incorporates what you've learned.
TECH300 The Computer for Personal Productivity
Subjects: Instructional Technology
Discover how you can use the computer, Web-based tools, and Web 2.0 to boost classroom productivity and effectiveness. Explore technology tools that improve communication with colleagues, students,
and parents, help create lesson plans and instructional materials, and manage electronic information.
For the course project you will use these innovative, Web-based tools in a plan designed to improve
your personal productivity and positively impact student learning and achievement.
TECH316 El Uso de la Computadora en las Experiencias Cooperativas
Subjects: Instructional Technology
Course content is identical to TECH315. Reconocer aacute;n cómo mediante la integración de tecnología, se pueden diseñar actividades de aprendizaje cooperativo que motivan a los estudiantes a trabajar juntos y a compartir retos en su proceso de aprendizaje mientras desarrollan habilidades de pensamiento crítico.
PBS TeacherLine Peer Connection
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practice. Coaches require high level resources and professional development so they can lead the way
in reform initiatives and deliver on specific district instructional and student performance goals.
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PBS Teachers Innovation Awards
This Just In! The top 10 Winners will also receive a Smartboard!
Deadline to Enter: Friday, March 12
KLRN invites YOU to apply and be recognized here locally as well for your outstanding and innovative practices in the classroom. Each applicant from the KLRN viewing region will be given the opportunity
to be spotlighted here in the Education Newsletter in upcoming editions. Also, from all the local applicants, we will choose the top five to join us on our Education Advisory Council and invite these outstanding educators onto our KLRN blog, sharing out best practices and classroom resources for our education community. It would be an honor to feature our outstanding educators both nationally and locally. Thank you for considering this wonderful opportunity to showcase you and your passion to educate children.For complete contest rules, go to pbs.org/teachers.
PBS Teachers Offers New Collection of Resources for Teaching Critical Economic and
Financial Literacy Skills
Based on the recent global financial crisis, to help students understand complex economic concepts, PBS Teachers has developed Access, Analyze, Act: From Economic Theory to Financial Reality, a special collection of educational digital media resources about the economy for use in school and home learning environments. Click here to learn more about this free resource.
Wilson and Ditch: Digging America – A New PBS Social Studies Series
“Wilson and Ditch: Digging America” is a new PBS web-only social studies series on American Culture, History and Geography by The Jim Henson Company. To learn more about the series, meet the characters and preview the site, click here.
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PBS Teachers Webinars for March
March 10, 2010
Copyright and Fair Use in the Art World and Classroom
PBS producers and copyright and curriculum experts
Curriculum Connection: All Subjects
March 16, 2010
Women in Science
Dr. Mae Jemison
Curriculum Connection: Science and Women's Studies
March 25, 2010
The Buddha: Teaching Mindfulness
PBS producers and curriculum experts
Curriculum Connection: Social Studies and Health