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In 1921, an aristocratic up-and-coming young New York politician, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, contracted polio. Fearing his political future over, and desperate for a cure, FDR journeyed to Warm Springs, GA., on the advice of his friend, George Foster Peabody. There, FDR found the naturally soothing mineral water helpful in his physical therapy. FDR purchased the property and turned it into a polio treatment center. Eventually, FDR reentered politics and was elected, first Governor of New York, then four times President of the United States.
Meet Sahil Doshi, America’s 2014 Top Young Scientist, in a live interview sponsored by Discovery Education on Tuesday, February 24 at 1:00PM.
Inspired by the global energy crisis, Sahil developed an innovative new battery design called PolluCell and submitted his innovative idea to the 2014 Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge. Chosen as a national finalist, Sahil worked one-on-one with a 3M Scientist Mentor to bring his idea to life and was awarded the grand prize of $25,000!
PBS TeacherLine is a great way to get PLU’s, classroom skills, and resources on your time in your own space. Whether you choose to stay at school to work on the classes or work from home in your pajamas, PBS TeacherLine courses are as convenient as they are respectable. PBS is a brand teachers know and trust and is backed by a wealth of resources as well as research. See this list of testimonials from teachers who have tried the classes themselves.
PBS TeacherLine’s winter courses start on January 14, 2015. Anyone who enrolls in a facilitated course from December 5 – December 19 using promo code 20JANUARY will receive 20% off their enrollment fee!
Are you a digital superstar at your school? If you are creatively integrating digital media and technology in your classroom, apply to the 2015 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators Program.
Make the most of your holiday down-time with a fast, flexible, and focused mini-course from PBS TeacherLine. These "bite-sized" professional learning opportunities will spark new ideas, expand your skill set, and energize your classroom. You can explore course content, watch videos, complete interactive labs, and take self-assessments at your own pace. Subjects include: social studies, technology, math, leadership, and science.
For the three part radio series, “Top of Their Class”, GPB Macon’s Grant Blankenship tracked down three different students attending Macon high schools during their senior year. We asked them to share their story in their own words.