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Get Ready for a New Thinkport!           Dec. 9, 2015

image announcing Thinkport Refresh in March 2016

In March 2016, Thinkport will sport a refreshed look and offer new functionality. We are excited about the new and improved Thinkport, but in order to make room for these changes, some older content will be retired. To find out how you can save your favorite lessons before they go away, visit our Thinkport Updates page.

Explore Climate Change Learning Resources

flowing meltwater from Greenland ice sheet

The topic of climate change has been in the news recently so consider making this a teachable moment with help from Thinkport resources.

Citing Evidence: Changing Oceans: In this science-literacy activity, students read an article about climate change’s impact on oceans and learn how to cite textual evidence to support ideas and inferences presented in the article.  (Grades 9-10)

MADE CLEAR: Learn about climate change’s impact on the Mid-Atlantic region and find classroom resources to help teach climate literacy to your students.

Use Math to Find Your Missing Pet

pet from lure of the labyrinth

Lure of the Labyrinth: Bring something exciting and different to your middle school math classroom in 2016. MPT’s Lure of the Labyrinth catapults students into a highly interactive learning experience to solve brain-stimulating math missions in a digital game-style environment.  Along the journey, students encounter quirky characters and whimsical situations, which allow them to think about math in a different way.

Online Courses for Child Care Providers

Early Childhood Courses: Thinkport offers a wide selection of MSDE-approved online courses for child care providers in Maryland. You can earn up to three Core of Knowledge clock hours from the comforts of home or any computer. Visit our website for more information and to enroll in our new state-mandated Developmental Screening Overview online course.