Thinkport Newsletter: Teacher Appreciation Week

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May 3-10, 2017


Teacher Appreciation Week is right around the corner! May 8-12!

MPT's Education Team would like to thank all of the devoted educators for making a positive difference in the the lives of children and students.  

Spotlight on Educators

Lisa Wenzel

Spotlight on Technology Innovator
Meet Lisa Wenzel, a passionate and innovative Technology Teacher from Deep Run Elementary School in Howard County. See how she uses coding in the classroom to inspire learning.

> Access Spotlight video

Win a 10% Discount on Select Courses


Summer Savings Contest!
In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, 5 lucky learners will receive a 10% discount on select summer courses! 

*Learners already enrolled in a summer course are eligible too! 

How do I enter?
Link to the online form below to answer a few questions, and click "SUBMIT." It's that easy.

​> Access Contest Entry Form

> See course listings

* Applies to select MSDE-CPD K-12 courses.   


Perks and Freebies!
You deserve a break, a treat, and some FREEBIES. Many companies, restaurants and stores provide special discounts to teachers year-round!

> Teacher Appreciation Week Deals

Broaden Your Horizons

Webinars and Events
Our PBS LearningMedia partners offer a variety of professional development opportunities to enhance your teaching toolkit. Look out for upcoming conferences and events, or take your students on interactive learning excursions.


GPB Live Exploration: Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary
May 10 (10:00 am - 11:00 am EDT)
Take your classroom on a virtual tour of Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary and the UGA Aquarium in Savannah, GA. 

Digital Adventures: Tech Fun for the Summer 
May 18 (7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT)
Get tips, suggestions and fresh ideas to facilitate and promote engaging and meaningful learning opportunities and activities for students this summer. 


Teaching with Media: Resources

Bring media more effectively into the classroom. Written by teachers, for teachers, these resources highlight the creative, innovative and successful practices teachers use to integrate media into learning. 

Adventures in Early Learning


PBS KIDS on Thinkport

Be the best child care provider you can be! Strengthen your program using innovative resources and interactive activities from PBS KIDS. 


Outdoor Family Fun With Plum

Download this fun, free app with daily activities to get your family outside, exploring your neighborhood, and learning about nature. PLUM LANDING helps kids develop a love for the planet we call home.