Celebrate Black History Month In The Classroom
Resources for all grade levels

Black History Month, or National African American History Month, is an annual celebration of achievements by black Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of African Americans in U.S. history. We have compiled ten resources to help teach students about the significant events and people in African-American history in the United States. Students can explore the March on Washington, the purpose of Black History Month, the life of Maya Angelou, significant scientists and inventors, the Underground Railroad, and much more! Click here to access these resources.

Deadline to enter is February 29th

Raise awareness and inspire students to get involved in improving air quality with the OnAir Art Challenge. The overarching theme of each contest is "Clean Air Heroes" and requires students to create art that will inspire their peers to help reduce air pollution. All entries must be submitted no later than February 29, 2016, and should adhere to specific guidelines. This art challenge is a part of the free P-12 educational initiative OnAir Schools, founded by The Clean Air Campaign. Click here to learn more and get started!
Proposed New Science And Social Studies 
Standards Open For Public Comment
Survey will close on March 14, 2016, at 5:00 P.M. EST

The State Board of Education has posted, for a 60-day public comment period, the first Georgia Standards of Excellence (GSE) for science and social studies. If approved, the standards will be implemented in the 2017-18 school year, following a full year of teacher training. The Georgia Standards of Excellence would replace the current Georgia Performance Standards (GPS) in science and social studies. Click to learn more and take a look at the proposed standards.

Top 5 EdTech Tips: Exam Elf
Help students learn 12 critical 
test- taking skills for exams

Elves aren't only good for reporting your students' behavior to Santa during the holidays. They can also assist with learning useful tips to ensure that they ace the high-stakes exams that are right around the corner. Exam Elf is an app available for iPad that helps fourth- through eighth-grade students to prepare for assessments. Click here for five ways to use Exam Elf in your classroom.

Looking For Flexible, 
Content-Based Professional Development?
New PBS Teacherline facilitated 
courses  start on February 17th

As a brand teachers know and trust,  PBS TeacherLine offers courses that make learning truly come alive. These courses include tools for integrating technology, peer interactions, interactive lessons, and authentic tasks with real-world applications. Whether you choose to work on them in your classroom after school or in the comfort of your own home, PBS TeacherLine courses are as convenient as they are respectable. To ensure a spot in your desired class, it is suggested that you enroll at least 10 days prior to the course date.  PBS Teacherline also offers SELF-PACED courses. Most only cost $49 and some are free. You can explore content, watch videos, complete interactive labs and take self-assessments at your own pace. These self-paced classes that focus on the principles and practices of teaching are perfect for sparking new ideas, expanding skill sets, and energizing classrooms.

For more information, visit  TeacherlineSoutheast.org.