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TeacherLine: Innovative Online Professional Development

Explore PBS TeacherLine’s new site and learn more about this innovative program, which provides online professional development for teachers through facilitated modules that meet state and local standards, along with supportive and collaborative learning communities and exemplary internet-based resources.

Kids In Need Teacher Grants

Elementary / Middle / High School

Kids In Need Teacher Grants provide K-12 educators with funding to provide innovative learning opportunities for their students. The SHOPA Kids In Need Foundation helps to engage students in the learning process by supporting our most creative and important educational resource — our nation's teachers. Retail sponsors and designated education credit unions make the grant applications available at their outlets during the back-to-school season.

Adult Learning

PBS LiteracyLink

PBS LiteracyLink is a public broadcasting initiative that links underserved and hard-to-reach adults and their teachers to exciting new learning tools. LiteracyLink uses public television and the internet to reach learners and teachers whenever they are.

Web-based instruction for ESL learners and teachers is also in development.

GED on TV

GED on TV is your information source for adult education on Indiana public television stations.

GED Connection

Tue & Thu, 11am

GED Connection is a dynamic multimedia instructional package that prepares learners for the new GED exam and for the world beyond. It creatively combines video, workbooks and the internet. The series uses and engaging documentary-style approach to instruction, with many real-life examples of how people use the skills and knowledge tested on the GED at work and in their homes and communities. GED Connection combines interviews with experts, learners, poets and scientists with documentary footage and informational graphics. The series is informative and exciting, even for curious, non-GED viewers.

Upcoming Programs

Education Issues

Digital Media: New Learners of the 21st Century

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High School
Sunday, Febuary 13 at 10:30pm

Examines how mobile devices and digital media practices can empower young people to direct their own learning. Featuring leading experts, thinkers and practitioners in the field, DIGITAL MEDIA is a startling preview of a 21st century education revolution.

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Science & Technology

The Cat In The Hat Knows A Lot About That!

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Elementary School
Weekdays at 7am

Voiced by award-winning actor Martin Short, Dr. Seuss's The Cat in the Hat guides friends Sally and Nick -- with a little help from the Fish, Thing 1 and Thing 2 -- on fun-filled adventures where they make natural-science discoveries, from how bees make honey to why owls sleep during the day.

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Social Studies

Need to Know

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High School
Fridays at 8:30pm

Need to Know is a cross-media news and public affairs magazine that culls stories from the best of the week's online reporting, culminating in a one-hour on-air broadcast every Friday night on PBS. Alison Stewart and Jon Meacham co-anchor.

PBS NewsHour

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Middle School / High School
Weeknights at 7pm

For 30 years, millions of Americans and citizens of the world have turned to MacNeil/Lehrer Productions for the solid, reliable reporting that has made PBS NewsHour one of the most trusted news programs in television.

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Site of the Week

PBS TeacherLine

PBS TeacherLine's high quality, standards-based graduate-level courses offer teachers the professional development opportunities they need in an accessible online format that makes learning fun, flexible and collaborative. You can earn graduate credit, PDPs, or CEUs while gaining strategies and resources to bring directly to your classroom.

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