Professional Development Courses from PBS TeacherLine
Get Your Tech On
Back by popular demand, PBS Education’s Get Your Tech On provides tools, support and professional development to help you navigate and succeed in the digital age of learning. We’ve compiled our favorite technology-themed resources to enhance your lesson plans and drive student achievement.
Build and expand your classroom with these exciting tools:
- TIPS & HOW-TO GUIDES
- RELATED RESOURCES
- PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SUPPORT
Complete a one-time entry form below and you will be automatically entered to win tech themed prizes including local PD trainings, a trip to Austin to attend TCEA and Chromebooks and a document camera for your class. The more "Get Your Tech On" and "Flipped Learning" collection resources you click on and webinars you participate in, the more chance to win.
Become a PBS Digital Innovator! Are you passionate about using technology to create new learning opportunities? Do you enjoy collaborating with other teachers to spark student interest in learning? Then click here to learn from other digital experts in the classroom and see how you can become a PBS Digital Innovator! Applications accepted beginning December 1st!
Strategies for Cultivating a Culture of Innovation in Your Classroom
Host: John Sessler, PBS Education Jackson Westenskow School Design Team Lead, Institute of Play
Date: Thursday, October 29th at 7pm ET
Empowering today’s students with a diverse set of skills is crucial to fostering a new generation of innovators and creators. How can digital media play a role in sparking students’ curiosity and cultivating the skills they need to dream up new ideas, tinker with prototypes, and design new solutions? You will walk away with a collection of free digital resources from PBS LearningMedia and learn strategies for leveraging digital media, technology and interactive games to inspire your students to think like 21st century innovators.
Creating Meaningful Assessments in the Digital Age
Host: Michael Gorman, Technology Specialist and EdTech Consultant John Sessler, PBS Education
Date: Monday, November 9th at 7pm ET
What really is formative assessment and what does it look like, sound like, and feel like in the classroom? How does technology allow for formative assessment to become even more powerful? Explore these questions and more alongside PBS Education and Michael Gorman, a 38-year educator and edtech consultant. Michael will share clear strategies for designing assessments and a multitude of free resources allowing you to “tech up” your formative learning opportunities in the classroom.
Apps, Tools and Tech Tips You Can Use Tomorrow
Host: Leslie Fisher, EdTech Guru and Director of lesliefisher.com John Sessler, PBS Education
Date: Tuesday, November 17th at 7pm ET
Looking to expand your digital toolkit? Join PBS Education for an edtech show-and-tell with tech guru, Leslie Fisher. During the hour, Leslie will showcase a range of apps, tools and gadgets and explore practical tips and solutions for integrating technology into your classroom. You will walk away with a range of new ideas that will wow your colleagues and students tomorrow.
Tips for Transforming Your Classroom into a Personalized Learning Environment
Host: Don Goble, 2014 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovator and High School Educator Michelle Spencer, Summits Director at EdSurge and former school administrator John Sessler, PBS Education
Date: Thursday, December 3rd at 7pm ET
In the fast-paced, ever-changing world of educational technology, personalized learning continues to generate a lot of buzz. But what does “personalized learning” really mean and how do we shift the culture in our schools to ensure personalized instruction is meaningful and effective? Join PBS Education to unpack this popular topic and hear from the perspectives of a high school teacher and former school administrator. You will learn how to leverage technology to create the most dynamic personalized learning environments and how to overcome challenges you might face along the way.
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Sweepstakes ends 5:00 PM ET on 12/11/15. Open to legal residents of the 50 United States, Puerto Rico, Guam, the US Virgin Islands, and the District of Columbia, age 18+, who are grade K-12 teachers. Free www.pbslearningmedia.org account is required for entry. Subject to Official Rules. See rules for complete details including eligibility restrictions and prize values/limitations. Odds depend on number of eligible entries received for each entry period. Void where prohibited.