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PHOTOS: SFPL’s The Mix Teen Center Now Open

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PHOTOS: SFPL’s The Mix Teen Center Now Open

The Mix is a youth-designed, 21st century teen center equipped with state-of-the-art technology.

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Bay Area Workshops, Webinars and KQED Learning Day with PBS LearningMedia

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Bay Area Workshops, Webinars and KQED Learning Day with PBS LearningMedia

KQED is offering a variety of free trainings and professional learning opportunities this school year for Bay Area teachers to support the effective use of digital media in the classroom. From webinars to workshops, sign up for one or more free trainings to take full advantage of our extensive online media resources, and employ our […]

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What’s the Value of Graduating High School Versus Earning a GED?

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What’s the Value of Graduating High School Versus Earning a GED?

Would you consider earning a high school equivalency certification instead of a high school diploma? What, if anything, does the high school experience offers versus the potential “shortcut” of a GED? How well does high school fit your learning needs?

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Back to School Series: 10 Videos for Putting the “A” in STEM

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Back to School Series: 10 Videos for Putting the “A” in STEM

Get creative this school year and bring the arts into all aspects of teaching and learning with this sampling of resources from PBS LearningMedia.

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What Would You Study About the Ocean?

Do Now | August 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

What Would You Study About the Ocean?

The health of our oceans impacts all of us, whether we live near the coast or in the middle of the country. If you were to study an issue related to marine ecosystems or ocean science, what would it be?

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How Much Is That California Public College Education Going to Cost You?

News & Civics | August 21, 2015

How Much Is That California Public College Education Going to Cost You?

Over the past 20 years, in-state tuition at both the University of California (UC) and the California State University (CSU) has more than tripled.

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Re-thinking Fast Fashion

Do Now | August 21, 2015 | 369 Comments

Re-thinking Fast Fashion

Fall is here, which means colder weather and, for some teens, a reason to buy new clothes. But purchasing a new wardrobe can be problematic if you’re looking to balance style, affordability, and ethics. How should teens balance affordability, style and ethics when it comes to buying clothing?

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Interactive Earthquake Map: Get to Know Your Local Faults

News & Civics | August 20, 2015

Interactive Earthquake Map: Get to Know Your Local Faults

A 4.0 earthquake, centered in the Oakland Hills just north of Piedmont, rattled much of the East Bay and other areas of the central Bay Area Wednesday morning, jolting thousands of residents out of bed.

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When is a Remix Stealing from the Original?

Arts | August 18, 2015 | 135 Comments

When is a Remix Stealing from the Original?

Appropriation is the intentional borrowing, copying, and alteration of preexisting images and objects. How do you determine what is considered artistic appropriation and what is considered “stealing?”

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A Special Teacher Event: Big Blue Live

Events | August 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

A Special Teacher Event: Big Blue Live

Calling all Bay Area Teachers: Kick off your school year with an exclusive educator event.  Join us on Monday, August 31st as we raise a glass to the miracle of Monterey Bay and learning at a special KQED Studios viewing party.  Celebrate the premier of the new PBS and BBC television series Big Blue Live with festive music, wine, tasty […]

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Is Positive Discipline More Effective Than Punishment?

Do Now | August 17, 2015 | 24 Comments

Is Positive Discipline More Effective Than Punishment?

The Federal government is setting new guidelines aimed to improve school climate by transforming discipline practices and policies. What does discipline looks like at your school? Are you more likely to change your behavior after receiving negative punishment or reinforcement and rewards for taking positive steps?

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Nine Resources for Building Research Skills with Data Collection and Observation

PBS LM Science | August 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

Nine Resources for Building Research Skills with Data Collection and Observation

In collaboration with classroom teachers, teacher librarians can help students explore and improve their interaction with the natural world by teaching research skills. Explore ideas for integrating public media resources that build on data collection and analysis in ecology projects.

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Is Project-Based Learning the Way to Go?

6 -12 Science | August 11, 2015 | 46 Comments

Is Project-Based Learning the Way to Go?

More than 5,000 schools nationwide have transitioned from traditional learning methods to project-based learning (PBL). Should all schools move in this direction and implement PBL in their science classes?

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What NASA’s New Horizons Spacecraft Saw on Its 3 Billion-Mile Journey to Pluto

News & Civics | August 10, 2015

What NASA’s New Horizons Spacecraft Saw on Its 3 Billion-Mile Journey to Pluto

If you’re still looking for a good opportunity to dork out on New Horizons’ path past the outer limits of our solar system, look no more! Stuart Lynn’s visualization will guide you thorough the longest road-less trip ever.

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