Thinkport Weekly: Spotlight Education Week Continues on MPT

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September 14, 2016

Shine the Light on Education

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MPT continues to shine the light on education this week with special on-air programs, new teacher resources, and skill-building multimedia activities to enhance learning time at home.

PBS Launches New Teachers' Lounge

Classroom seating

Spotlight Education Week, airing on MPT September 12-17, kicks off a new year-long teacher support campaign called Teach Boldly. The PBS initiative offers-up a series of virtual and community training events including the launch of the new PBS Teachers’ Lounge. The lounge provides a comfortable and creative digital space where teachers can share ideas, collaborate with peers, and find valuable resources for the classroom.   

Local Program Highlights on MPT 

Ways to Pay College

Your Money & Business | September 15, 7:30 pm

Join MPT news anchor Jeff Salkin as he discusses current education topics with Maryland's new State Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Karen B. Salmon.

Ways to Pay for College | September 15, 8:00 pm

Tune in to MPT's annual program for tips and tools to help navigate the college financial aid process. Explore the possibilities and hear from local students that found creative ways to pay for school.

American Graduate Day | September 17, 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Get inspired by brave and determined youth that overcame difficult obstacles to succeed in school, and meet mentors and American Graduate Champions making a significant difference in the lives of children and youth. 

* See full Spotlight Education Week schedule

Teacher Tools and Free Courses

KQED Teach

Our colleagues at KQED have created a valuable learning resource for educators looking to boost their ed-tech skill-set. KQED Teach provides a series of free, self-paced courses to help K-12 educators develop media skills to put to use in their learning environments. The site provides social and digital media tools to help educators create media in multiple formats.

Family Education Activities

Early Education Thinkport

Boost family learning time at home with imaginative educational resources, helpful tips, and innovative multimedia activities from PBS.

A Little Inspiration....


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