Highly developed collaborative and critical thinking skills are what your students need to meet standards and perform in high-stakes testing. Expand your collection of strategies for sharpening these skills using classroom technology.
Learn to meet national science standards by helping students develop the skills necessary to analyze ideas, think critically, and communicate clearly. Create lessons and activities that support collaboration, inquiry, and critical thinking.
This course will prepare you to be an effective virtual teacher. In this course you will learn about the national standards for quality online courses from iNACOL, SREB and the NEA, how to build community, strategies for working with virtual students, and assessment techniques.
Get actionable tips and strategies for applying the key principles of cooperative and collaborative learning in your classroom and incorporating them into your lesson plans.
Knowledge gained through investigation produces greater student understanding and achievement. Discover the key principles of inquiry-based learning, and observe and assess its effectiveness on class lessons and student Web projects. Develop an inquiry facilitation plan for a unit to implement inquiry based learning in your classroom.
Find teaching resources and program information such as episode descriptions and educational learning goals for PBS KIDS shows.
Encourage kids to develop healthy eating habits, physical health & fitness, and good safety practices with articles and activity ideas from PBS Parents. Learn more
PBS Parents provides age-based ideas for helping parents communicate effectively with a sick child, including a kid-friendly medical dictionary, tips for taking medicine, and guidance on how to calm fears about going to the doctor. Learn more.