GA Studies on Twitter, New Virtual Field Trip
Jimmy Carter virtual field trip launches
JimmJiMay 2017

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New Virtual Field Trips
Georgia Studies Collection New Look
Professional Development
More VFTs Coming Soon
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New Virtual Field Trips
Above: Jimmy Carter virtual field trip
Jimmy Carter and Entrepreneurship 
Two new virtual field trips are available from GPB, including a historic journey through the life of Jimmy Carter and an in-depth profile of five Georgia companies. Keep an eye out for our forthcoming Civil Rights virtual experience too!

Jimmy Carter follows the ongoing legacy of Georgia's native son from his boyhood in Plains through his first foray into local and state politics into his time in the White House and beyond. This virtual field trip includes historic photos and primary documents, interviews with Carter Center staff, stunning video histories, a panoramic view of the Oval Office, an interactive primary source timeline of President Carter's life, and a virtual tour of the Carter Presidential Library and Museum.

The Entrepreneurship in Georgia virtual field trip traces the history, growth, and impact of Aflac, The Coca-Cola Company, Delta Airlines, Georgia Power, and The Home Depot from their infancy to the multinational corporations they are today. Included are primary sources, interviews with CEOs, interesting facts, and informative connections to the meaning of the entrepreneurial spirit.

Georgia Studies Collection Gets a New Look
Above: new consolidated layout
Enhanced Textbook Navigation
Our Georgia Studies Collection has gotten a facelift!  We have consolidated all of our digital assets for ease of access, removed most login requirements for increased accessibility, and simplified the layout to 
give students and educators a more appealing and user-friendly experience.

N ew for the 2017-18 school year, the interactive student and   teacher editions  of the digital textbook  will be correlated with 
the Georgia Standards of Excellence and upgraded with more intuitive navigability and 
a searchable index.  All 32 through Georgia's history and geography will be launched, and our  Georgia Race Through Time  will be available from day one 
as an engaging, game-based learning experience .  All of these digital resources come with primary sources, assessments, printables, discussion questions, and ideas for extension activities.  Additionally, our Education Matters blog consistently adds value 
to our collection with tips and tricks for getting more from t he resources we provide.   

Professional Development and Training
Free Sessions and Workshops for All Educators and Districts
Need support getting started with our digital collection? Want more in-depth training or teaching strategy ideas for integrating our resources into the classroom? Our Education Outreach team is here to help! As Georgia's trusted provider of free digital media for the classroom, Georgia Public Broadcasting's Education division offers free on-site professional development throughout the state on resources created by GPB as well as our partners PBS LearningMedia and Discovery Education.

With training available for all subject areas and grade levels, sessions can be as specific or as broad as possible to meet the needs of your district or individual school. Training may be focused on subject matter resources for specific grade levels, like Elementary STEM or Secondary Social Studies. Conversely, some of our recent topical sessions include trending issues in education, such as Developing Inquiry-Based Lessons with GPB's Digital Resources, Fostering Geo-Inquiry, or Enhancing Visual Literacy in the 
ELA Classroom. Representatives Tracey Wiley for north Georgia and Michael Kuenlen for south Georgia are standing by - see our contact information below!

Stay Tuned for More Virtual Field Trips
Above: a sneak peak at Civil Rights
Civil Rights  Digital 
Experience  Coming Soon 
Possibly our most compelling experience yet, the Civil Rights Movement digital exploration is currently in the works. With stunning video, interactive primary sources, art and music galleries, all arranged in a visually striking layout, GPB's final virtual field trip will prove to be an essential resource for Georgia educators. Check back for updates!

We want to hear from you! 

Send us feedback or suggestions for the digital textbook or request an 
on-site demonstration by emailing one of our Education Outreach Specialists:

Michael Kuenlen, South Region

Tracey Wiley, North Region