Thinkport Bulletin: Fall into October Learning

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October 3, 2018

October Learning

National Diversity Day: October 5


Diversity Collection

Access videos, articles and resources to help build an inclusive school community for students from different cultural, socioeconomic and linguistic backgrounds and for children with unique instructional needs.

Columbus Day: October 8


Christopher Columbus
Many opinions have been formed about Christopher Columbus over time. Was he a brilliant explorer or perhaps a violent conqueror? Few explorers inspire as much controversy as Christopher Columbus. Teach students about his historic journey with an informative and engaging video aligned to standards.  

National Bullying Prevention Month


Arguing for Change
Change is a good thing! Especially when the subject is about getting your classmates to stop bullying one another. In MPT’s interactive literacy activity, students use fiction and non-fiction resources and multimedia to prepare a written argument against bullying. 


Kindness, Empathy and Resilience

Discover a collection of videos and lesson plans to help foster resilience in students of all ages with useful strategies to help children and teenagers cope with the stresses of everyday life. 

The Life and Times of Edgar Allan Poe


Knowing Poe
October 7 marks the death of a revered poet, writer, and person with famous ties to Maryland. Explore Edgar Allan Poe's eccentric life, renowned literature and the mystery that shrouds his death with MPT's literacy interactive. 

Fall Online Courses for K-12: Register Soon! 


Thinkport: Online Learning 

The fall season crept up so quickly that it's almost time for our online courses to begin. There is still time to register, so hop online and browse our options. Courses begin October 17 and cover topics from Differentiating Instruction and Teaching Students in a Blended Classroom, to Teaching Phonemic Awareness and Phonics. 

> If you can't find time to enroll in early fall courses, we are also offering a late fall session beginning in November.
(Scroll down on the web page to access additional course offerings)

Visit Thinkport for a robust selection of free PreK-12 lessons, activities and media.