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PBS Teachers LIVE!

Free Media and Technology Webinars

Presented by PBS Teachers and Classroom 2.0

Are you looking for ways to incorporate digital media into your teaching?

PBS Teachers is introducing a series of FREE monthly webinars featuring leading education technology experts, authors, or producers of PBS programs who will share ideas on using digital media to engage students in rich learning experiences.

January 2009

Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr.PBS Teachers is delighted that Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr., host of the new WNET documentary Looking for Lincoln will launch the PBS Teachers LIVE! series with Changing Views of History, Changing Views of Race, a discussion of how Americans' understanding of and attitudes toward Lincoln, African American history and culture continue to evolve.

Mark your calendar for Changing Views of History, Changing Views of Race with Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

WHEN: January 28, 2009 at 8 p.m. EST

You can arrive an hour early to set up. Or tour the Elluminate Live! support pages to orient yourself and test your computer ahead of time.

Update to the latest version of the Adobe Flash player to view video for this presentation.

WHERE: Online at Elluminate Live!®

About Looking for Lincoln

The documentary, Looking for Lincoln, hosted by Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. premieres in February on local public television stations. The program addresses many of the controversies surrounding Lincoln about race, equality, religion, politics, and depression by carefully interpreting evidence from those who knew him and those who study him today.

About Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Henry Louis Gates, Jr., has earned numerous academic and social action awards and is the Alphonase Fletcher University Professor and Director of the W. E. B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research at Harvard University. More information on Dr. Gates,

Professor Gates is Editor-in-Chief of the Oxford African American Studies Center, the first comprehensive scholarly online resource in the field of African American Studies and Africana Studies. He is co-editor with K. Anthony Appiah of the encyclopedia Encarta Africana published on CD-ROM by Microsoft (1999), and in book form by Basic Civitas Books under the title Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience (1999). Oxford University Press published an expanded five-volume edition of the encyclopedia in 2005. His most recent books are America Behind the Color Line: Dialogues with African Americans (Warner Books, 2004), African American Lives, co-edited with Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham (Oxford, 2004), and The Annotated Uncle Tom's Cabin, edited with Hollis Robbins (W. W. Norton, 2006).

In 2006, Professor Gates wrote and produced the PBS documentary also called “African American Lives,” the first documentary series to employ genealogy and science to provide an understanding of African American history. He also wrote and produced the documentaries “ Wonders of the African World” (2000) and “America Beyond the Color Line” (2004) for the BBC and PBS, and authored the companion volumes to these series.

Webinar Moderator: Steve Hargadon, Founder of Classroom 2.0

Steve HargadonSteve Hargadon is the director of the K12 Open Technologies Initiative at the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN), and the founder of the Classroom 2.0 social network (www.classroom20.com). He blogs, speaks, and consults on educational technology, and is particularly passionate about Web 2.0, social networking, Free and Open Source Software, computer reuse, and computing for low-income populations. He runs the Open Source Pavilion and speaker series for the NECC and CUE shows, is the organizer of EduBloggerCon, and holds a series of free workshops around the country (Classroom 2.0 LIVE) to help educators learn about the educational uses of the participative aspect of the Web.


Changing Views of History, Changing Views of Race

Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Curriculum Connection:
History, Social Studies


Teaching and Learning with Digital Natives

John Palfrey,
author of Born Digital

Curriculum Connection:
All subjects preK-12


Remixing Shakespeare for 21st Century Students

Great Performances and the Folger Shakespeare Library

Curriculum Connection:
English, History, Arts, Social Studies


Using 21st Century Resources to Celebrate Earth Day


Curriculum Connection:
Math and Science


Effective Integration of Media and Technology

Jean-Michel Cousteau Ocean Adventures

Curriculum Connection:
Math and Science