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  • Andy Carvin
    Hi everyone, Just wanted to pass along the announcement from PBS today regarding their new PBS Teachers website (http://www.pbs.org/teachers). Full disclosure:
    Message 1 of 1 , Mar 1 8:36 AM
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      Hi everyone,

      Just wanted to pass along the announcement from PBS
      today regarding their new PBS Teachers website
      (http://www.pbs.org/teachers). Full disclosure: I'm
      one of their edubloggers and they're syndicating my
      blog on the site.

      ac

      > CONTACT:
      >
      > Kevin Dando, 703/739-5073, kdando@...
      > <mailto:kdando@...>
      >
      >
      >
      > PBS LAUNCHES COMPREHENSIVE PRE-K-12 EDUCATOR WEB
      > SITE:
      >
      > PBS TEACHERS
      >
      >
      >
      > Thousands of free lesson plans, local and national
      > educator resources,
      > teacher professional development, videos, blogs, and
      > more -
      > www.pbs.org/teachers
      >
      >
      >
      > Arlington, VA; March 1, 2007 - PBS today unveils one
      > of its most
      > comprehensive Web undertakings in years with the
      > debut of PBS Teachers,
      > PBS' portal for pre-K-12 educators
      > (www.pbs.org/teachers).
      >
      >
      >
      > In production for more than a year, PBS Teachers is
      > the front door for
      > all educational resources and services PBS offers,
      > and provides
      > information on effective ways to use media and
      > technology in the school-
      > or home-based learning environment.
      >
      > The site offers a one-stop resource for educators
      > searching for
      > wide-ranging curriculum resources, video products
      > (Shop for Teachers),
      > online professional development opportunities (PBS
      > TeacherLine) and
      > more.
      >
      >
      >
      > "With the launch of PBS Teachers, PBS and our local
      > stations will make
      > available an unprecedented array of state-of-the-art
      > resources for
      > educators across the country," said Mary Kadera,
      > vice president of
      > education. "The breadth of content showcased on the
      > site will be
      > valuable to teachers of all grade levels and subject
      > areas."
      >
      >
      >
      > Among the most relevant new and enhanced features of
      > PBS Teachers:
      >
      >
      >
      > * PBS' newest blog, "Media Infusion"
      > (www.pbs.org/teachers/mediainfusion), which will
      > showcase ideas for and
      > encourage conversations about using media and
      > technology in the
      > classroom, to be hosted by practicing classroom
      > teachers and ed tech
      > experts.
      > * Thousands of free standards-based lesson plans,
      > classroom
      > activities, interactive resources and more -
      > organized by subject, grade
      > level, and curriculum topic.
      > * Hundreds of curriculum resources from local PBS
      > stations -
      > forming a local-national search, combining the best
      > educational
      > resources from around the country.
      >
      >
      >
      > * Dedicated areas for early childhood educators,
      > library media
      > specialists, and technology coordinators.
      >
      >
      >
      > * Showcases for public broadcasting's award-winning
      > video content
      > - including on-demand streaming video from selected
      > PBS programs,
      > customizable local PBS station TV schedules, and
      > Shop for Teachers for
      > purchasing video programs.
      >
      >
      >
      > * Professional development opportunities for
      > graduate credit and
      > recertification, from PBS TeacherLine.
      > * Tools for local PBS stations, enabling them to
      > integrate much of
      > PBS Teachers' content on their local Web sites.
      > (Coming later in March.)
      >
      >
      >
      > * Advanced personalization features, enabling
      > educators to
      > bookmark, annotate, and share the resources they
      > find. (Coming this
      > summer.)
      >
      >
      >
      > About PBS
      >
      > PBS is a private, non-profit media enterprise that
      > serves the nation's
      > 354 public non-commercial television stations,
      > reaching nearly 90
      > million people each week through on-air and online
      > content. Bringing
      > diverse viewpoints to television and the Internet,
      > PBS provides
      > high-quality documentary and dramatic entertainment,
      > and consistently
      > dominates the most prestigious award competitions.
      > PBS is the leading
      > provider of educational materials for K-12 teachers,
      > and offers a broad
      > array of other educational services. PBS' premier
      > kids' TV programming
      > and Web site, PBS KIDS Online (pbskids.org),
      > continue to be parents' and
      > teachers' most trusted learning environments for
      > children. More
      > information about PBS is available at pbs.org, one
      > of the leading
      > dot-org Web sites on the Internet.
      >
      > -PBS-
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
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      >
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      >
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      www.andycarvin.com
      www.pbs.org/learningnow
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