Chat & Learn: Back to School

September 13, 2016
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Welcome

Join KLRN for this month’s Chat & Learn as we feature some of our favorite PBS LearningMedia activities, games, lesson plans, and videos that you can use to spark conversation and keep learning at the forefront in your classroom all year long. We’ll also spotlight PBS LearningMedia’s newest online hangout—the Teacher’s Lounge.

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SPOTLIGHT EDUCATION | Preview | PBS

Head back to school with PBS this fall with a week of programs featuring the toughest challenges and brightest ideas in education today. Starts Monday, September 12 on PBS.

A Subprime Education | Trailer | FRONTLINE

FRONTLINE investigates allegations of fraud and predatory behavior in the troubled for-profit college industry, and the collapse of Corinthian Colleges. Subscribe on YouTube: bit.ly/1BycsJW Coming to FRONTLINE Sept. 13, 2016, as part of PBS's SPOTLIGHT EDUCATION initiative: to.pbs.org/2brSWYJ Twitter: twitter.com/frontlinepbs Facebook: www.facebook.com/frontline Google+: plus.google.com/+frontline/posts FRONTLINE is streaming more than 200 documentaries online, for free, here: to.pbs.org/hxRvQP FRONTLINE is made possible by PBS and CPB. Major support is provided by The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. Additional support is provided by the Park Foundation, the John and Helen Glessner Family Trust, the Wyncote Foundation and Jon and Jo Ann Hagler on behalf of the Jon L. Hagler Foundation.

TED TALKS | Education Revolution | Sal Khan: Mastery-Based Learning | PBS

In this excerpt from TED Talks: Education Revolution, educator Sal Khan examines what he calls "mastery-based learning," which attempts to address ways in which students have traditionally become disengaged in the classroom. This new approach, he argues, emphasizes perseverance and is much more practical to do than in the past. Premiering Tuesday, September 13, 2016. Check local listings: www.pbs.org/program/ted-talks/

School of the Future Preview | NOVA

How can the science of learning help us rethink the future of education for all children? Airing September 14, 2016 at 9 pm on PBS NOVA Facebook: www.facebook.com/NOVAonline NOVA Twitter: twitter.com/novapbs

Time for School 2003 - 2016 Preview

Time for School: 2003 - 2016 puts a human face on an underreported global crisis, by spotlighting the 12-year journey of five extraordinary children in five countries as they struggle to get a basic education.

Welcome to PBS LearningMedia

PBS loves teachers. That's why we created PBS LearningMedia​, PBS' official destination for K-12 classrooms with over 100K standards-aligned FREE digital resources for teachers. Learn how to use the site in this welcome video, then create your account at pbslearningmedia.org.

George Washington | 60-Second Presidents | PBS

We cannot tell a lie! Here's everything you need to know about our first president, George Washington, in just 60 seconds. Explore the full Presidents collection on PBS LearningMedia: to.pbs.org/presidentslm or on YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/60secondpresidents?sub_confirmation=1 60-Second Presidents is a collaboration between PBS LearningMedia and PBS Digital Studios, and is produced by Kornhaber Brown.

How Does A Canyon Become Grand?

And a very Grand Canyon it is… Subscribe: bit.ly/iotbs_sub Twitter: @jtotheizzoe @okaytobesmart ↓ More info and sources below ↓ How do you make a Grand Canyon? Thanks to Mike from PBS Idea Channel and Jamin from PBS Game/Show for hanging out at the Grand Canyon with me! www.youtube.com/user/pbsideachannel www.youtube.com/user/pbsgameshow Special thanks to Raymond Schillinger for great camera work! I was in Arizona recently for Phoenix Comic-Con, and had the amazing pleasure of seeing one of Earth's greatest natural wonders… the Grand Canyon. More than a mile deep, and several miles across, it just defies belief. But I couldn't help but think, the Colorado River down at the bottom isn't that big. How did it cut a canyon so massive? How old is the Grand Canyon? Here's its story www.nps.gov/grca/learn/nature/geologicformations.htm Have an idea for an episode or an amazing science question you want answered? Leave a comment or check us out at the links below! Follow on Twitter: twitter.com/okaytobesmart twitter.com/jtotheizzoe Follow on Tumblr: www.itsokaytobesmart.com Follow on Instagram: instagram.com/jtotheizzoe ----------------- It's Okay To Be Smart is written and hosted by Joe Hanson, Ph.DFollow me on Twitter: @jtotheizzoe Email me: itsokaytobesmart AT gmail DOT com Facebook: www.facebook.com/itsokaytobesmart Google+ plus.google.com/+itsokaytobesmart For more awesome science, check out: www.itsokaytobesmart.com Produced by PBS Digital Studios: www.youtube.com/user/pbsdigitalstudios Joe Hanson - Creator/Host/Writer… and camera for this one! Joe Nicolosi - Director Amanda Fox - Producer, Spotzen IncKate Eads - Producer Andrew Matthews - Editing/Motion Graphics/Animation Theme music: "Ouroboros" by Kevin MacLeod Other music via APM Stock images from Shutterstock, stock footage from Videoblocks ----------------- Last week's video: Why Are The Bees Dying? youtu.be/rKQNx0av7eY?list=PLsmqeqKj7M-pINcPqJd8d1eRKlqm6QVjA More videos: Why Does February Have 28 Days? www.youtube.com/watch?v=AgKaHTh-_Gs Why Vaccines Work www.youtube.com/watch?v=3aNhzLUL2ys Why Are Some People Left-Handed? www.youtube.com/watch?v=NPvMUpcxPSA Where Does the Smell of Rain Come From? www.youtube.com/watch?v=lGcE5x8s0B8

All About Halloween

Halloween hasn't always been about candy and costumes. Take a look back at the historical traditions about spirits that are the basis for this holiday. Have we peaked your interest? For more FREE resources like this, register at www.pbslearningmedia.org.

Sharks & Shorelines Earth A New Wild

Narrated by Omri Rose

Jenny Slate - Follow Through - Comic Cam (The Electric Company)

Don't rush your reading! Jenny Slate explains the importance of taking your time and following through. For more clips and games go to: www.pbskidsgo.org/electriccompany Watch The Electric Company on PBS KIDS GO!

Introduction: Crash Course U.S. Government and Politics

In which Craig Benzine introduces a brand new Crash Course about U.S. Government and Politics! This course will provide you with an overview of how the government of the United States is supposed to function, and we'll get into how it actually does function. The two aren't always the same thing. We'll be learning about the branches of government, politics, elections, political parties, pizza parties, and much, much more! Produced in collaboration with PBS Digital Studios: youtube.com/pbsdigitalstudios Support is provided by Voqal: www.voqal.org Want to find Crash Course elsewhere on the internet? Facebook - www.facebook.com/YouTubeCrashCourse Twitter - www.twitter.com/TheCrashCourse Tumblr - thecrashcourse.tumblr.com Instagram - instagram.com/thecrashcourse Support CrashCourse on Subbable: subbable.com/crashcourse

Sesame Street: "Super Grover 2.0" with Jay Sean

Musician Jay Sean sings about Super Grover 2.0 as part of Sesame Street's 42nd season. If you're watching videos with your preschooler and would like to do so in a safe, child-friendly environment, please join us at www.sesamestreet.org Sesame Street is a production of Sesame Workshop, a nonprofit educational organization which also produces Pinky Dinky Doo, The Electric Company, and other programs for children around the world.

THE CONTENDERS - 16 for '16 | Episode 1: Shirley Chisholm | PBS

See how being a straight talker in a presidential race had damaging political consequences. Tuesday, September 13 at 8/7c. Learn more: pbs.org/the-contenders | #ContendersPBS Subscribe to the PBS channel for more clips: www.youtube.com/user/PBS/ Enjoy full episodes of your favorite PBS programs at pbs.org/video. Like PBS on Facebook: www.facebook.com/pbs/ Follow PBS on Twitter: twitter.com/PBS Follow PBS on Instagram: www.instagram.com/PBS Official website: www.pbs.org/ Get PBS merchandise: www.shoppbs.org/home/index.jsp See how being a straight talker in a presidential race had damaging consequences for both the first black, female Democratic candidate, the “unbought and unbossed” Shirley Chisholm, and Republican John McCain, a war hero dubbed a “maverick.”

Farmworkers Strike

From Episode Five of LATINO AMERICANS, Prejudice and Pride, Caesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta lead the farmworkers strike and march from Delano to Sacramento.

PBS LearningMedia | Quiz Maker Tutorial

Use our handy Quiz Maker tool to quickly and easily create an assessment for your students using mulitiple choice, fill in the blank, or short answer questions.

KLRN Generic Q&A Video OVEE

55min 2sec

Moderator

  • KLRN

    The mission of KLRN is to enrich the lives of people throughout South Central Texas through the power of communication—providing quality programs and services that advance education, art and culture, and community.

Panelists

  • Lisa McGrath

    Lisa McGrath is the Director of School Services at KLRN Public Television. She's taught at the elementary, secondary, and university levels, and has found her home at the station, where she implements projects that enhance both teaching and learning. Outside the office, her passion is pets--as evidenced by her furry brood of dogs and cats.

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