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August 2017 (Edition II)

Back to School

Liven-up classroom learning and transform teaching with interactive resources, online courses and educational media from Thinkport, Maryland Public Television's valued PreK-12 education portal. 

Exploration and Innovation in the Classroom

Thinkport provides curriculum-based resources covering key subjects taught in today's classrooms, with a focus on its relevance to advanced learning. Here is a sample selection to get you started. Don't forgot to use Thinkport's handy 'search' feature to find additional resources by topic, grade, resource type, or key word. 


Literacy Lessons in Science

Integrate science and literacy instruction to motivate student learning and strengthen inquiry, reading and writing skills all at once.

Topics span everything from protecting whales and sea turtles, to the science behind what makes popcorn pop!

> Access interactive lessons 


Literacy Lessons in Social Studies

The integration of literacy and social studies is crucial for student success. Our interactive lessons help students prepare for the rigors of college and the workplace.

Units of study span everything from the war and the progressive era, to women in modern world history.

> Access interactive lessons

Mathematics in Action

Discover innovative math activities for out-of-school time learning, access interactive lessons, and learn about modeling with mathematics in the classroom.

PBS KIDS Math Adventures
Embark on learning excursions filled with videos, games and hands-on activities.

Algebra II Statistics and Probability
Engage students with 6 interactive lessons and animations that illustrate real-life applications of statistics and probability.

Modeling With Mathematics
Explore self-paced professional development modules that focus on modeling with math in the classroom. 


Organization in the Classroom


Graphic Organizers

Use our powerful collection of organization tools to help students communicate information and stimulate thinking skills. Organizers are also downloadable as Word documents. 

> Access graphic organizers

Transformation in Teaching


Special 5% Discount for 5 Learners

Transform your teaching toolkit with online courses from Thinkport. In honor of back-to-school, 5 lucky learners will receive a 5% discount on select K-12 courses! 

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

Support MPT and Eat Well!


Eat at Chipotle and Help us Out

Dine at any Maryland Chipotle on Thursday, August 31st, and 50% of the proceeds will benefit MPT! Bring our flyer, show it on your smartphone, or simply mention our cause.

> Learn more 

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