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Mobile VR Lab

English/Language Arts

  • Discovery Education for English / Language Arts Instruction

    Topic:
    English/Language Arts

    Participants will receive an introduction to Discovery Education’s learning management system with a focus on the more than 13,000 multimodal ELA resources available to all Georgia students and teachers at no cost via GPB. We will navigate through the latest upgrades and learn how to find and organize relevant content, manage personal folders, apply meaningful teaching strategies, and create output using the productivity tools. Hands-on activities will include digital exploration tips and model teaching strategies, with emphasis on DE’s literacy enhancing tools and activities, comprehensive ELA lesson plans, and searching by standards.

    Duration:
    1.5 hours
  • Enhancing Visual Literacy in the ELA Classroom

    Topic:
    English/Language Arts

    According to Adobe’s Visual Literacy White Paper, “Visual images are becoming the predominant form of communication across a range of learning and teaching resources [and] visual literacy is now crucial for obtaining information, constructing knowledge and building successful educational outcomes.” Join Georgia Public Broadcasting for an exploration of PBS LearningMedia’s free digital content and professional development resources with a focus on building visual literacy through literature in the ELA classroom.

    Duration:
    1.5 hours
  • Information Literacy in the 21st Century

    Topic:
    English/Language Arts

    Fake News! Social media overload! Conspiracy theories! In a fast-paced media environment, our students need as much support as possible in discerning credible information, recognizing attempts to influence them, and creating authentic content for wider audiences. And GPB can help! With dynamic content from Discovery Education and PBS LearningMedia, combined with research from the Stanford History Education Group, participants with leave with active strategies to promote critical thinking, collaboration, and research in the classroom.

    Duration:
    1.5 hours
  • Introducing DBQs to the ELA Classroom

    Topic:
    English/Language Arts

    As inquiry-based approaches to English Language Arts become more prominent, all levels of education are finding the Document-Based Question to be both useful for teaching critical thinking yet challenging as students are expected to learn more difficult skills in earlier grades. In this session, GPB Education will share clear steps enhanced with creative teaching strategies for introducing DBQs into the elementary, middle, or high school classroom.

    Duration:
    1.5 hours

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