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PBS LEARNINGMEDIA LAUNCHES GLOBAL LEARNING AND DIPLOMACY COLLECTION 

Free Online Event on February 11 to Give Middle and High School Students an Inside Look at France State Dinner and United States Diplomacy Efforts

WHAT: In celebration of the upcoming France state dinner on Tuesday, February 11, PBS LearningMedia launched the Global Learning and Diplomacy Collection of digital resources to foster global awareness and insight into U.S. diplomacy initiatives for middle and high school students and educators. The collection includes images, videos, lesson plans, and interactives focused on global awareness and the United States leaders and organizations working on diplomacy initiatives. The U.S. Department of State and Office of the First Lady facilitated access to a wide variety of historical materials from the current and past administrations that enhance this library of educational resources. The PBS LearningMedia Global Learning and Diplomacy Collection also features resources that highlight France’s unique culture, history, geography and education system showcasing how students in France live and learn.

In collaboration with the U.S. Department of State, PBS LearningMedia will host a live online discussion focused on the history and relevance of state dinners and the importance of global learning.

WHO: Classrooms nationwide are invited to join distinguished diplomacy leaders for a live webinar in advance of the upcoming France state dinner. The First Lady of the United States will welcome students to the webinar in a video message about the state dinner with France. Speakers include:
--Ambassador Capricia Penavic Marshall, former Chief of Protocol of the United States, U.S. Department of State
--Evan Ryan, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, U.S. Department of State

WHEN: Tuesday, February 11 at 2:30 pm ET 

HOW: To access the free collection of resources or to register for the live webinar, visit http://www.pbslearningmedia.org/collection/globaldiplomacy  

About PBS LearningMedia
As America’s largest classroom, teachers of children from pre-K through 12th grade turn to PBS for digital content and services that help bring classroom lessons to life. PBS LearningMedia, a partnership of PBS and WGBH Educational Foundation, is a free media-on-demand service offering educators access to the best of public media and delivers research-based, classroom-ready digital learning experiences to engage students in exploring curriculum concepts that align with National and Common Core State Standards. Nationwide, more than 1.4 million teachers have registered access to more than 35,000 digital resources available through PBS LearningMedia. More information about PBS LearningMedia is available at www.pbslearningmedia.org or by following PBS LearningMedia on Twitter and Facebook.

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Media Contact:
Melissa Mills, PBS; 703.739.8134; mkmills@pbs.org
Meredith Gandy, 360 Public Relations; 646.568.3238; mgandy@360pr.com 

                                 
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