Thinkport Newsletter: Summer Goals & Giveaways, June 8-14, 2016

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Publication Date: June 8-14, 2016

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See what's happening in education at MPT.  This week we focus on professional development opportunities, activities to plan for a memorable summer, and teacher discounts you can enjoy during summer break.  

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Summer Online Courses
Boost teaching skills this summer with online courses from Thinkport and gain knowledge and practice that can immediately be applied in the classroom or your child care program.

  • Maryland K-12 educators: earn MSDE CPD or graduate credits 
  • Child Care Providers: earn Core of Knowledge Clock Hours 
  • Access Courses Today!

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A Summer Full of Fun
Ready, set, go! Set your sights on a summer full of creativity, exploration, discovery and learning. PBS Parents provides activity booklets, summer checklists and reading charts, tips to go on a book picnic, and literacy activities you can take on the road.  

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Professional Development 
PBS LearningMedia provides educators with thousands of opportunities to engage PreK-12 students in interactive learning. To get the most out of this free platform and take advantage of the best features, access these valuable training videos and teacher tutorials. 

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Free Webinars
ASCD's free webinar series brings experts in the field of education to a screen near you. Topics include everything from student engagement and classroom technology, to instructional strategies and measuring student success. 

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Teacher Discounts-Summer Savings
Cut down on your out-of-pocket expenses or treat yourself to something special this summer! Check out this collection of more than 90 discounts from bookstores, retail chains, school supply outlets, clothing stores, technology discounts, travel and more.