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Inventure Prize: A New Kind of Science Fair

Tonight is the night that the Inventure Prize winner will be chosen in a live competition show at Georgia Tech, broadcasted by GPB at 7PM. You can watch and encourage your students to watch online and join in the chat discussion, too.

Take a Dip into History: Find Family Fun this Labor Day

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.

20 Great Icebreakers For The Classroom

The first day of school is quickly approaching for many of our Georgia school districts, and in an effort to help teachers and students overcome their first day jitters, we have added even more activities to our popular icebreaker blog!  

Bringing Primary Sources Into The Classroom

Quick. What year was the Battle of Hastings? How many justices are on the United States Supreme Court? Who is author of the Wealth of Nations? Far from trivia night, these questions should sound familiar to any student or teacher who has experienced the traditional social studies classroom. And reinventing this approach of recalling names and dates is an idea as old as some of the treaties and treatises that we learned about so many years ago.

GPB Takes Kids On A Virtual Experience To UGA

We are happy to announce that the University of Georgia (UGA) virtual field trip has launched! Students across the state of Georgia can now tour UGA and explore the rich history of the first state-chartered institution without leaving the classroom.  

Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge Announces Two Georgia Finalists

Today’s innovative young minds are working to solve tomorrow’s challenges — making materials safer, solutions more efficient, and inventions more accessible. Discovery Education and 3M announce 10 student finalists from across America in the 2016 Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge, including two finalists from Georgia!

Great STEM Resources From PBS LearningMedia

Summer is the perfect time to explore STEM concepts and discover new resources for your teacher toolkit. These PBS LearningMedia resources involving science, technology, engineering, and mathematics help engage students in problem-solving and inquiry-based learning. You will need your PBS LearningMedia login and password, but it's simple and free for GA teachers to sign up! Email us at education@gpb.org to get started.

The Launch Of The Georgia Standards Of Excellence For Social Studies

The State Board of Education approved the first Georgia Standards of Excellence for social studies, which will be implemented during the 2017-18 school year following a full year of teacher training.

Delve Into Science At The Fernbank Museum of Natural History

The Fernbank Museum of Natural History has some wonderful exhibits that will keep your children learning throughout the summer.

Georgia DOE Selects Family-Friendly Partnership School Award Winners

Six Georgia schools have been selected as 2016 winners of the Georgia Family-Friendly Partnership School Award. The winners were selected because they represent the best in customer service for Georgia families. Each winning school has created inviting, easily navigable environments where helpful, courteous staff members are eager to assist students and their families.

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