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With a new school year comes new adventures and new possibilities! The GPB Education division believes education matters and that is why our mission is to encourage lifelong learning through high quality, reliable content. Our goal is to remain at the forefront of the digital learning movement by creating, curating, and distributing quality educational programs and services through our cutting edge digital media division and our partnerships with Discovery Education and PBS LearningMedia. One example is our Education Matters blog . Check it out to learn about the latest trends and topics in education. We also provide lesson plan ideas and links to free edtech resources! Here are our three most popular recent posts:

20 Great Icebreakers For The Classroom - Icebreakers may seem trivial but they can assist with building meaningful relationships with students. Click for ideas that can help you establish an encouraging, educational environment where students thrive.  
Bringing Primary Sources Into The Classroom - Incorporating primary sources can help students understand the world around them so they can analyze issues, solve problems, think critically, and become informed citizens. This blog article provides strategies for using primary sources in the classroom. 
STEM Resources From PBS LearningMedia - These PBS LearningMedia resources involving science, technology, engineering, and mathematics help engage students in problem-solving and inquiry-based learning. 

Join GPB Education and Discovery Education for a special event

We cordially invite you to Ignite Your Passion for Innovation, a powerful evening of networking and concise, energizing presentations combined with engaging conversations. For this event, we are asking, "What is Innovation?" Each presenter will be sharing in the Ignite format which is a 5-minute presentation that features 20 slides that automatically advance every 15 seconds. It's a fast-paced format to be sure. Each presentation will also end with a question that is intended to spark your curiosity and provoke conversation. Along with this format, you'll have a chance to network and interact with fellow educators. The evening is sponsored by GPB Education and Discovery Education. The event is free for Georgia educators and takes place on August 25 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the GPB headquarters in Atlanta. Refreshments will be provided.  Click for more information and to register! 
Explore the rich history and campus of UGA

We are happy to announce that the University of Georgia (UGA) virtual field trip has launched! Students across the state of Georgia can now tour UGA and explore the rich history of the first state-chartered institution without leaving the classroom. The University of Georgia virtual field trip is available on the web or iPad and affords an in-depth look at both the creation of the university and its founder, Abraham Baldwin. It also provides information about the school's past struggles with social issues such as race and gender discrimination. 
New courses start August 17, Get 15% off with code "SUNNYDAYS"

PBS TeacherLine is the premier, award-winning research and standards-based resource for PreK-12 online professional development! PBS TeacherLine offers more than 80 facilitated courses that include graduate credits, and more than 40 self-paced courses, just right for anytime learning. GPB is your partner for local course support, along with SCETV in South Carolina and UNC-TV in North Carolina, together known as TeacherLine Southeast. Teachers have many course options from which to choose, including reading,  science, math, technology, social studies, and instructional strategies. New facilitated courses start August 17. Enroll by August 19 with promo-code "SUNNYDAYS" to save 15%!
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