Thinkport Newsletter: Strengthen Your Skill Set (July 27. 2017)

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July 2017 (Edition 2)

Strengthen Skill Set

Spark engagement in the classroom, strengthen your skill set, and set the bar high for learning with online courses and interactive resources.

NEW Teaching Resource

GRR Framework

Move from a teacher-focused model of instruction to a student-centered approach using MPT’s new self-paced learning module. The Gradual Release of Responsibility (GRR) Framework is a four-step teaching method designed to foster student collaboration and create active learning environments.

MPT's module includes instructional content, classroom footage, and interviews.

> Access teaching module

New Courses: Family Child Care

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Family Child Care Pre-Service Series

Family child care providers in Maryland have a convenient, new place to earn MSDE-approved clock hours online. Right here on Thinkport! What can you do with these courses? Enhance your existing program one course at a time, or take all six (6) courses to meet the 24-hour pre-service training requirements for new family care providers.

> Access Family Child Care Pre-Service Series

Online Courses: K-12 Education

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Fall Courses Are Open for Registration

Have you ever felt lethargic in the classroom? Are you looking for new tools, material and renewed motivation? Thinkport has you covered. Our fall courses are now open for registration. From Web 2.0 tools and using digital portfolios, to teaching phonics and differentiating instruction, your inspiration is just a few clicks away!

> Access K-12 Courses

Inspiration Station: PBS LearningMedia


Get Creative: Makers Collection
Encourage hands-on engagement in science, technology, engineering, math, and the arts! This creative collection provides a one-stop shop of STEM and digital making resources that focus on the problem, technology, or process behind object creation.

> Access Maker Resources

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Teach the Solar Eclipse

The 2017 Solar Eclipse will be here August 21st! It will be the first total solar eclipse visible in the U.S. in 38 years. Explore a comprehensive collection of resources, activities and tips to make the eclipse a meaningful learning experience.

> Access Toolkit

> Access Resources

Explore more PreK-12 resources on Thinkport!