KLRN is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month 2008 (September 15-October 15) with a great lineup
PBS’ children’s content continues to serve a diverse audience with series that encourage healthy exploration of cultural differences while providing opportunities to learn and grow as individuals.
of programs that entertain while examining the history, heritage and cultural contributions of
Hispanic and Latino Americans.
On the new season of SESAME STREET, kids can follow Murray, the street’s newest friendly resident monster, as he deciphers clues from his little lamb friend, Ovejita. Murray faces a challenge, however: all of Ovejita’s clues are in Spanish! Murray uses visual hints to stay hot on Ovejita’s trail.
On the PBS KIDS preschool destination, Miss Rosa invites children to discover new cultures and build language skills through Spanish language content, while PBS KIDS series BETWEEN THE LIONS, DRAGON TALES and JAY JAY THE JET PLANE insert Spanish words into their curricula
to help English speakers learn beginning Spanish. On PBS KIDS GO!, MAYA & MIGUEL
(also a nominee for the Imagen Awards), continues to promote the value of cultural diversity while supporting school-age English language learners by combining English and Spanish language in stories about Maya, Miguel, their family members and their friends.
JUSTICE FOR MY PEOPLE: THE DR. HECTOR P. GARCIA STORY
Airs Wed., Oct. 8, 9:00-10:00 p.m.
LATINO'S ’08 examines how today’s candidates and advocacy groups are trying to mobilize and attract this unpredictable group of voters. Will McCain manage to win back Latino defectors, in light of his party’s harsh rhetoric on immigration? Will Obama succeed in securing the votes of the many Latinos who supported Hillary Clinton during the primaries? In investigating such questions, LATINOS ’08 sheds light on an important part of America’s future.
Airs Sun., Oct. 12, 9:00-10:30 p.m.
JUSTICE FOR MY PEOPLE tells the story of Dr. Hector P. Garcia — Mexican Revolution refugee,
medical doctor to the barrios, decorated war veteran, civil rights activist and presidential
confidante — as he fought to bring attention to the Mexican-American civil rights movement. Returning to Texas after World War II with six battle stars, Garcia found that while Mexican-American veterans had been changed by the war, prejudiced America had not. His people faced public
school segregation, squalid living conditions in labor camps and second-class citizenship. In 1948, Dr. Garcia founded the American GI Forum, empowering Mexican Americans to fight numerous
legal and political battles against discrimination.
Airs Mondays at 8:00 p.m.
There is a new section on the Antiques Roadshow website developed just for educators http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/roadshow/teachers.html to help integrate the study of material culture (artifacts and objects) into teaching, using objects appraised on the program. Through questions, activities, and other resources, students take a closer look at the "things" people have used throughout history to create history — their own, their communities', and the world's — and gain new insights and a sense of wonder about the people and events of the past, the present, and perhaps
PBS NEWSHOUR PRESIDENTIAL DEBATES: A SPECAIL REPORT
Airs Tues., Oct. 7, 8:00 p.m.
The second presidential debate between Republican John McCain and Democrat Barack Obama features undecided voters posing questions to the candidates. Tom Brokaw moderates the debate, live from Belmont University, Nashville, Tennessee. Analysis from THE NEWSHOUR team anchored by Jim Lehrer with David Brooks and Mark Shields follows.
IN A HISTORIC ELECTION YEAR, FRONTLINE PRESENTS
THE STORY OF TWO UNLIKELY PRESIDENTIAL CONTENDERS AND
WHAT THEY SAY ABOUT AMERICA
The Choice 2008
Tuesday, October 14, 2008, from 9 to 11 P.M. ET on PBS
Encore broadcasts: Sunday, October 26, and Monday, November 3, 2008
Download free from iTunes beginning October 15, through the end of November.
It has been called one of the most historic presidential elections in our nation’s history—Barack Obama versus John McCain. It is a race that pits the iconoclast against the newcomer, the heroic prisoner of war against the first African American nominated by a major party. FRONTLINE's critically acclaimed series The Choice returns this election season to examine the rich personal and political biographies of these two men in The Choice 2008, airing Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2008, from 9 to 11 p.m. ET on PBS (check local listings).
The Choice 2008, part of "PBS Vote 2008" election coverage, draws on in-depth interviews with the advisers, friends and those closest to these unlikely candidates, as well as with seasoned observers of American politics, who together tell the definitive story of these men and their ascent to their party's nominations.
When FRONTLINE first aired a profile of presidential candidates during the 1988 election,
The Choice redefined political journalism on television. Now, in an unprecedented election year, veteran FRONTLINE producer Michael Kirk (Bush's War, Cheney's Law) goes behind the headlines
to tell a deeper political story about the candidates, the decisions they made, and why their nominations may indicate a historic change in American politics.
PBS TeacherLine of Texas
Check out this great tip sheet for evaluation Internet resources.
It’s available in both color and Black/white.
PBS TeacherLine Tips to Evaluate Internet Resources pdf (37.6 KB) - Color
PBS TeacherLine Tips to Evaluate Internet Resources pdf (31.3 KB) - B/W
If you’ve never taken an online course, now is the time! PBS TeacherLine's high quality, standards-based graduate-level courses offer teachers the professional development opportunities in an accessible online format that makes learning fun, flexible and collaborative. Earn training or graduate credit while gaining strategies and resources to bring directly to your classroom.
Fall Term courses are open for enrollment, so browse our catalog to choose the one that's right
for you! Below are two favorites:
= Teacher Favorite
= Classroom Link
INST125 Building Critical Thinking Skills for Online Research
Subjects: Instructional Technology, Instructional Strategies
Put 21st century skills into practice as you help students get the most from their online research by encouraging their critical-thinking and information literacy skills. Explore different information search process models and strengthen your own online research skills.
INST320 Connecting Family, Community and Schools
Subjects: Instructional Strategies
Learn the Action Team for Partnership (ATP) model and discover how to engage families and communities in children's education. Examine the "connection" issues, acquire tools to integrate partnership programming into your curriculum, and develop a plan that involves parents, family members, and community resources in your own classroom.
PBS TeacherLine Peer Connection
In the drive to improve teaching practice and student achievement, many schools and districts are turning to instructional coaches to support school-wide improvement and enhance classroom
practice. Coaches need high quality resources and professional development so they can lead the way in reform initiatives and deliver on specific district instructional and student performance goals.
At PBS TeacherLine, we support professional development from the classroom forward. Our new
PBS TeacherLine Peer Connection service will help you build a customized, practical professional development program for your teachers by providing sustained and targeted support for coaches.
Ensure Your Teachers are Associated with the Correct School
Do you have teachers that moved to a new school within your district over the summer months?
How do you ensure their KLRN Connect usernames and passwords are assigned to the correct schools? One way is to shuffle them from one school to another. In the past, this required someone with administrative access, but that is not the case anymore! Tteachers can
shuffle themselves from one school to another - in five easy steps. They are as follows:
- Go to klrn.unitedstreaming.com
- Click on the Passcode Login tab
- Enter the new school's passcode (get the passcode from your school’s
admin or email firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Enter in your existing DE streaming username/password
- Click the login box
PowerPoint link that walks you through the steps above - screenshot by screenshot.
Want to Get More Involved with Your Use of KLRN Connect in the Classroom?
Click here to go to the KLRN Connect page or click on the links below. Login required.
Getting Started: Step-by-Step is a new site that provides easy to follow instructions for new users to help them log-in, learn the functionality of DE streaming and/or DE Science, and encourage them to use it frequently. With videos, training resources, integration ideas and professional development opportunities, Getting Started was built and packaged for you to pass right along to your teachers. http://www.discoveryeducation.com/gettingstarted/
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 Teachers Connect
Are You a PBS Teacher?
You are if you use digital media to teach! Join today and connect with thousands of classroom teachers, home educators, media specialists and professional development providers who use PBS and public media resources to engage students. When you register, you will receive:
- Access to select PBS resources
- A personalized page with resources aligned to your subject & grade
- A customized local station program schedule
- A 10% discount coupon for PBS Shop for Teachers
American Experience: Website and Educator Resources
Search or browse over 1,500 features from more than 110 American Experience Web
sites —including timelines, primary sources, teacher's guides, maps, galleries, interactives,
video, and more to find history, civics, and other social studies resources for your classroom.
From the NOW Classroom
Because the American public is so inundated with news, commentary, and spin regarding the 2008 presidential race, it's vitally important to help students understand the truth and core values behind American political campaigns and elections. Use the lessons and activities from the NOW Classroom to inspire understanding, critical thinking, and opinionated expression in your classroom and beyond. http://www.pbs.org/now/classroom/elections.html
Vote 2008: Access, Analyze, Act
KLRN and PBS Teachers are proud to offer a new, elections-related curriculum, Access, Analyze, Act: A Blueprint for 21st Century Civic Engagement, which includes a rich collection of standards-based readings, discussion questions, and lesson plans for students in grades 7-12. These are complemented by three video modules for teachers and an interactive political personality quiz for students. All materials are designed to promote students' media and information literacy skills and civic engagement. The curriculum is available online at pbsteachers.org/vote2008/blueprint/.
Each month guest experts discuss and invite you to share your ideas about using multimedia resources to address common instructional challenges. These practitioners live and work in your standards-based, resource-challenged world. They share your commitment to creating rich, engaging learning experiences for students and are pioneering methods for infusing their instruction with media to improve learning across grade levels and curriculum topics. Pull up a screen and join us!
This month’s topic: Using Social Media to Promote Civic Engagement, with Kristin Hokanson, (Multidisciplinary, 6-12). Continue reading