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Profile: Georgia PBS Digital Innovator Lesley McClendon

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Monday, June 16, 2014 - 5:27am

This week one of our PBS Digital Innovators, Lesley McClendon, goes to PBS headquarters in Arlington, Va to attend the PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovator Summit. It is being held June 19-20, 2014. McClendon was...

Amanda Miliner is the 2014 Georgia Teacher of the Year. Image from valdesta.edu

Excerpts from an Interview with Georgia's 2014 Teacher of the Year

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Monday, June 9, 2014 - 8:38am

The Macon Telegraph has this wonderful interview with 2014 Georgia Teacher of the Year Amanda Miliner. Miliner teaches fourth grade at Miller Elementary in Houston County. As the state’s top teacher, she’ll serve as...

Governor Acknowledges Last Group of Master Teachers

Heather Neal - Friday, June 6, 2014 - 7:56am

Today, Governor Deal announced 24 Georgia teachers who have achieved the “Master Teacher” certification. The Master Teacher Certification Program began in 2005 to acknowledge excellence in student achievement and...

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Six Quotes from Maya Angelou That Inspire Teachers

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Wednesday, June 4, 2014 - 6:02am

She was a singer, an author, a poet, an activist, a mother and a friend to many. But Maya Angelou was also a master teacher. She died last week at her home in Winston-Salem, NC at age 86. Her private funeral be held...

Summer PD Opportunities Abound

Ann Kohler - Thursday, May 22, 2014 - 2:00am

Each summer as teachers leave their classrooms for that much needed summer break many head for the solitude of a long vacation, a vacation combined with learning, plan a “staycation” or look for some interesting...

Gain Four PLUs with This Summer Workshop on the Holocaust

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 7:44am

The Breman Museum is offering an opportunity to gain four PLUs through a summer workshop on the holocaust. The Birnbaum Summer Institute for Teaching the Holocaust is a five day workshop that prepares educators to...

Jill Abramson tells grads she doesn't know what's next for her either. Courtesy Wake Forest University.

Quotes from the Best Commencement Speeches from Georgia

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Tuesday, May 20, 2014 - 6:20am

Canned New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson joined the ranks of the most memorable commencement speakers yesterday. Yes in her speech at Wake Forest University, she rallied grads to “show what you’re made of...

Preview Google Classroom

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Monday, May 12, 2014 - 7:12am

Google is offering a preview of its new tool for teachers: Google Classroom. (You can apply for it here.) Google Classroom meshes the apps we’re already familiar with Google Docs, Drive and Gmail to help teachers...

Teacher Appreciation Week: Why do You Love to Teach?

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Thursday, May 8, 2014 - 9:31am

Continuing our appreciation of teachers during National Teacher Appreciation Week, we’ve been following the twitter conversation under the hashtag #pbslovesteachers on the question “why do you love to teach?” The...

Teacher Appreciation Week Video: A Letter to Myself

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Wednesday, May 7, 2014 - 6:35am

For Teacher Appreciation Week, here's a video valentine:If I Knew Then: A Letter to Me on My First Day.

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