Thinkport Newsletter: PBS Potpourri and MPT

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August 14, 2018

PBS Potpourri

Come and explore some of the exceptional educational resources, programs and media that PBS and MPT have to offer.


PBS Education

Get connected to a robust resource portal offering quality lessons and activities, a Teachers' Lounge to share ideas, and a thriving community that motivates educators to teach boldly. You will also find helpful tools and articles to transform the way you teach and interact with your students.  


POV for Educators
Build enthusiasm for learning in your classroom with 200+ online film clips connected to standards-aligned lesson plans, discussion guides and reading lists. Educators can take it a step further and register to use 80+ full-length films in the classroom for free through their documentary lending library. 


PBS NewsHour: Student Reporting Labs
Connect students with a network of public broadcasting mentors, an innovative journalism curriculum, and an online collaborative space where they can report on important issues in their community. Through this platform, students can also create impactful video reports for local media outlets and the national PBS NewsHour.


PBS KIDS & PBS Parents
Put the power of play and the love of learning into action with exciting games, activities and videos from PBS KIDS. Then pop on over to PBS Parents for expert advice on the latest parenting issues, a guide to a child's development from birth to age nine, strategies for building early math and literacy skills, and tips for going to school. 


 MPT Digital Series

MPT’s thought-provoking series, the Dig, turns up information on contested subjects, undiscovered gems and cutting-edge stories from around the state. Ideal for sparking conversation in the classroom, topics touch on everything from the Civil War and cryptology, to historic St. Mary’s City and our state parks.


MPT Productions

Unearth all that there is to see on MPT! Broaden your knowledge and interest of local topics and public affairs, from farming, agriculture and the Chesapeake Bay to finding helpful ways to pay for college.

Maryland Public Television: Special Events and Programs

Wonders of Mexico

Wonders of Mexico: Burning North
Wednesday, August 15, 9:00 pm on MPT

Journey across the deserts of Northern Mexico, home to a rich community of animals in this awe-inspiring film. Viewers will discover the forces that have created this parched world, and learn how it still provides refuge for extensive colonies of prairie dogs and other animals. 


The Great American Read: What We Do For Love
Special Event at MPT
Friday, August 17, 2018 @ 7:00 pm

Explore how America’s best-loved novels reflect the things we do for love in this special film screening. Come enjoy light refreshments, learn more about The Great American Read, and take a photo with your favorite book cover from the top 100 list.

Visit Thinkport to explore our complete collection of educational resources and media.