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Transofrmative Teaching and Learning

Native American Day: Friday September 22, 2017

Show your students the significance of Native American history with Thinkport's educational media lessons and activities.


Inquiry kits are a great way to help students learn about history. In this interactive, students examine questions and topics surrounding Native American history and review primary source documents from the Library of Congress.

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Native American

Help students understand how point of view is conveyed with Thinkport's social studies-themed literacy lesson. Students examine two speeches concerning the U.S. government's policy regarding American Indians in the 1800s to identify aspects of a text.

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Maryland Teacher of the Year Finalists

TOY Final

Making strides in Maryland. The results are in and these incredible educators have been named as Maryland Teacher of the Year Finalists! See who is on the list, and let’s wish them all good luck!

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Save the date!

MPT will air the Maryland Teacher of the Year Gala on November 9, 2017.

Opportunities and Events

Daniel Tiger

Event Reminder!
Baltimore Book Festival!

MPT’s education team will host an exhibit table at the Baltimore Book festival on September 23. Stop by and come say hi to PBS KIDS character Daniel Tiger! Can’t wait to see you there.

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WEBINAR: Climate Conversations: Using Media & Research in the Classroom
Tuesday, September 26 | 7:00pm – 8:00pm ET

Using Frontline’s new 360 video "Why is Greenland Melting?" as a guide, this virtual professional development session will give educators resources and information to teach climate change confidently in the classroom.

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WEBINAR: PBS LearningMedia 101
Tuesday, October 3 | 7:00pm – 8:00pm ET

Expand your digital toolkit and discover how PBS LearningMedia and its collection of over 120K standards-aligned resources can be integrated into meaningful learning experiences for your students.

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