TC Update

November 2015


Our workshops are in full swing. Our Special Ed workshops and technology workshops are filling up fast. Please check My Learning Plan for more information. Watch for our Teaching with Poverty in Mind series (TWPiM) beginning late January. They are designated with TWPiM. As always we will be offering workshops in many different subject areas to help teachers align their lessons with the Common Core. Check our website for the schedule.

Study Group Applications Due November 16, 2015

Please remember the Study Group Applications are due at 6:00pm on Monday, November 16. After you fill out the application, print it, sign in BLUE ink and send to the Teacher Center, mail drop #22 or drop off in person at WSKG Studios, 601 Gates Rd, Vestal.

DASA Training Session

The next BU DASA Training Session will be Saturday November 21, 2015

For more information and to register see:

Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) Training

(required as of January 1st, 2014)

PBS Learning Media

Celebrating Native American Heritage Month

Native American Heritage Month honors the indigenous people living in the United States before the arrival of the Europeans. Veterans Day, originally celebrated as "Armistice Day" to mark the end of battles during WWI, allows Americans to honor the more than 23 million veterans in the United States. Check out our recommended resources below! Kick things off with this short video exploring the history behind Native American Heritage Month. View Video

A Different Kind of Lottery: Understanding the Draft During the Vietnam War

This series of videos will help students understand the impact of the Vietnam War draft on the lives of young Americans at the time. These oral histories give a firsthand look into the attitudes and experiences of soldiers who were selected to serve. View Media Gallery

More from PBS Media

SWEEPSTAKES: Enter Today for a Chance to Win Tech Prizes for Your Classroom!

Get Your Tech On with PBS LearningMedia! Discover fun resources designed to help you find new ways to use technology in the classroom and explore upcoming PD webinars. Plus, don't forget to enter the sweepstakes for a chance to win great, tech-themed prizes! Enter Now

Teacher Tools Tip: Using the Puzzle Builder

Did you know the Puzzle Builder tool allows you to build a custom word search or crossword puzzle activity? Puzzles can be printed or shared with your students using a URL or Assignment Code. You can also share your puzzles with the PBS LearningMedia teacher community using our new sharing preferences. Check it out now!

War and Peace: Voices from Japan

Online Seminar beginning January Applications open now.

The National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA), funded by the Freeman Foundation, is a multi-year initiative to encourage teaching and learning about Asia in world history, geography, social studies and literature courses. NCTA in the Northeast is administered by the Five College Center for East Asian Studies.

Here is the link for the application, syllabus and more info: