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  • Behind the Times and Ahead of the Game: VR and GBL for the SS Classroom

    Topic:
    Social Studies

    Game-based learning is a tried-and-true educational approach, made more effective by the growing availability of interactive digital content. In this workshop, participants will become familiar with virtual and game-based learning resources created by GPB Education and distributed through our streaming partnerships with PBS LearningMedia and Discovery Education. Explore ideas for how virtual and game-based approaches can pair meaningful learning activities with appropriate assessment challenges, and enable students to enthusiastically engage in mastering knowledge and skills that are relevant to real-world experiences.

    Duration:
    1 hour
  • Bringing Map and Globe Skills Down to Earth

    Topic:
    Social Studies

    Learn how to navigate through GPB’s multimodal content, and explore hands-on activities for teaching map and globe skills. From basic understanding to advanced content delivery, inquiry lessons, and authentic assessment, get the lay of the land with Discovery Education content collections and find your way to GPB’s many other engaging resources for building geographic reasoning.

    Duration:
    1.5 hours
  • Building a 21st Century Learning Framework for STEM and CTAE

    Topic:
    STEM/STEAM

    STEM is more than Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. STEM asks students to consider deep, real-world questions and collaborate with others to arrive at meaningful conclusions. Learning through interdisciplinary units of study challenges students and helps them develop the relevant skills for evolving and expanding careers. Join GPB as we explore Discovery Education’s collection of content, instructional strategies, and digital resources that support STEM education and the P21 framework. Participants will come away with an expanded digital toolbox for better illustrating the knowledge their students need to thrive in the workplace and as citizens.

    Duration:
    1 hour
  • Building a Social Studies Inquiry Mystery

    Topic:
    Active Learning, Active Learning
    Subtopic:
    Inquiry-Based Learning

    WHY did prehistoric Native Americans build ceremonial mounds? WHAT led to the Trail of Tears and the associated death of 4,000 Cherokees? WHO besides Boll Weevil and the Dirty Thirties were among the cast of characters that brought about the Great Depression? WHERE have Georgia's rivers most impacted the flow of U.S. history? HOW did a peanut farmer become president of the United States? Investigate the thousands of digital learning resources created, curated, and sponsored by Georgia Public Broadcasting, and engage in hands-on exploration for building an inquiry mystery around fascinating historical questions. NOTE: Inquiry mysteries can also be scheduled around content aligned to 6th, 7th, or 8th grade social studies standards.

    Duration:
    2 hours

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