Thursday, September 27, 2012


ASSET Robotics Workshop

KAET- Eight Educational Outreach is pleased to announce the ASSET – Robotics STEM Workshop for Educators. The workshops will take place on two dates this month. One workshop will be held on October 13th and one will be held on October 20th at the Downtown ASU Campus in the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism building.

The workshops are so popular, each one filled within a month of publishing registration details.

Both educators and students will gain from the Robotics Workshops. The educators will participate in professional development during the event, as well as challenge their students to engage in math and science. The goal is to have educators go back to their schools and begin a Robotics Club. To help the teachers kick this off, any team that participates in the workshops will be given one Lego NXT Mindstorms Robotics kit; a $270 value.

Introducing PBS LearningMedia!

Looking for more quality educational content online? Then, look into our new website, PBS LearningMedia. It features outstanding educational content, organized into a library of media content. The library includes thousands of resources on a variety of subjects, including English and Social Studies. The library includes professional development resources, as well as best-in-class resources. PBS LearningMedia was made possible due to the collaboration of public media producers and partners. It was designed to engage both teachers and learners.
Highlights of PBS LearningMedia include that it is cost–effective. In addition, the resources are research-based and curriculum-targeted. Videos are designed to meet state and national standards.
PBS LearningMedia features three levels of engagement. The three service options are Basic, Custom and API. Basic is free and offers thousands of high-quality, digital resources. The Custom option includes more enhanced features, such as reports and analytics dashboard and a teacher-managed student access. Finally, the API version offers organizations flexibility to embed content into the existing digital portal. With the API version, the PBS LearningMedia works with the local team to integrate school-specific needs.
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Thursday, September 13, 2012

Teaching Channel Presents Synopsis

Teaching Channel Presents shows real-life experiences of teachers. The episodes cover a variety of topics and are targeted to grade levels K-12. The episodes highlight lessons teachers have learned both in and out of the classroom. Examples of topics include: the Common Core State Standards and Bullying. The episodes include videos from the Teaching Channel’s Website (
The co-host of the show is Sarah Brown Wessling, 2010 Teacher of the Year and the Teacher Laureate. Each segment is one-hour in length and the episodes are presented as magazine style ( Supporting ideas can be found on the Teaching Channel website (
The program is designed for both teachers and parents. The show presents best practices and is a professional development tool. In addition to being informative, it is designed to be entertaining. The program celebrates teachers and their accomplishments.
            The program receives funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.
            Upcoming episodes include The New Teacher Experience.