GPB Media, The Georgia Department of Education and The Office of the Governor Announce the Launch of an Innovative New STEM Web-Based Series Fast Forward
(Atlanta) - GPB Media, in partnership with the Governor’s Office and the Georgia Department of Education, is proud to announce the launch of Fast Forward, a GPB Original Production and Multimedia Project that promotes student achievement in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math programs by highlighting the multitude of career opportunities here in Georgia for those who are interested in the subjects.
The Fast Forward project consists of 16 video segments that present Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (also known as the STEM curriculum) concepts in a fun, entertaining and informative way by demonstrating how employees in businesses and organizations across the state are applying the topic matter in their jobs.
"As Georgia’s digital media content provider for the classroom, we’re very excited about the launch of Fast Forward,” said GPB President and Executive Director Teya Ryan. “Who knew you could learn about physics at a zip line course at North Georgia Canopy Tours or Newton’s Second Law of Motion at Atlanta Motorsports Park? We are trying to stress the point to students that the STEM content offered in school has real-world applications by presenting career scenarios that make it more relevant. We are proud to add Fast Forward to the list of GPB Original content developed for the classroom, such as our chemistry and physics programs and the top-notch science content we offer through PBS programs like Nature and NOVA.”
In addition to each of the 16 Fast Forward videos, each “Teachable Moment” within the videos that explains specific STEM concepts is also available as stand-alone video that is correlated to applicable Georgia Performance Standards for curriculum.
All Fast Forward segment videos and “Teachable Moments” videos are available on the GPB website at gpb.org/fast-forward, GPB’s Discovery education video portal and You Tube at youtube.com/gpbfastforward.
Fast Forward was made possible by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education, with additional financial support from the Wells Fargo Foundation.
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