Thinkport Newsletter: May 25-31, 2016

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Publication Date: May 25-31, 2016

See what's happening in education at MPT.  Explore engaging PreK-12 activities, lessons, multimedia resources and online courses. 

Memorial Day Activities

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Remembrance and Resources
Honor the nation's fallen military men and women with engaging, knowledge-boosting resources from the National Education Association. Designed for K-12 students, teachers and parents, you will will find everything from crafts and puzzles, to lessons plans, videos and background resources.

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National Memorial Day Concert
Sunday, May 29, 2016 - 8:00 p.m.

Set your sights on summer and tune into MPT and PBS for a star-studded lineup in honor of the men and women in uniform, their families at home and those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. Check out the performers, browse through a Memorial Day blog, or share a tribute.

The Role of African Americans in the Civil War

African Americans played a significant role in the American Civil War. In this social studies literacy activity, students learn about informational/explanatory text in order to write an essay explaining the role African Americans played in the Civil War and the difficulties they faced as Union soldiers. (Middle school) 

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Online Learning with Thinkport

Thinkport Online Courses

Featured Online Course: K-12
Making a Choice: A Vision for Effective Technology Instruction 

Explore the use of digital resources in a variety of technology configurations and instructional models. Learners will evaluate resources in terms of their ability to engage students in problem-solving and higher-thinking activities, and discuss ways to enhance collaboration with team members, special educators and/or media specialists. (2 MSDE CPD credits)

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Online Courses: Early Childhood Education
Earn MSDE Core of Knowledge Clock Hours

Get ready, get set, enroll! Family and center-based providers and directors in Maryland can earn clock hours from the comforts and convenience of home. 

Explore and learn more today!