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Developing Empathy Through Retold Fairy Tales

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In this lesson, students watch a video that explores how a Native American saying, “walk a mile in someone else’s moccasins,” relates to the practice of empathy. As a class and in small groups, students examine a well-known fairy tale, Cinderella, to try to “walk a mile” in the shoes of each character.

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edtalk: What Does Teaching Mean to You?

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In recognition of Teacher Appreciation Week, listen to some of the stories in this collection of edtalk videos featuring educators who share what teaching means to them, like Nadia Murray Goodman, a math teacher at Brooklyn School for Collaborative Studies. Goodman likens teaching to a stage performance that requires a great deal of stamina. 

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The Design Process: From Idea to Solution

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How can teachers help students to learn to think innovatively? This collection from NOVA is built around "design thinking" and is intended to help educators and learners explore the invention of real world, practical solutions to some of our most urgent problems. 

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WUCF previews the American Graduate film, The Homestretch

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WUCF TV presented a special preview of the film, The Homestretch Monday evening at the Orlando Public Library.

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NEW PBS KIDS SERIES READY JET GO! WILL PREMIERE ON WUCF IN WINTER 2016

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New Multiplatform Media Property Produced by Wind Dancer Films Encourages Kids to Explore Astronomy and Technology Concepts

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Educator Webinar on 4/16: Cultivate Creators through Coding and STEAM

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Join PBS LearningMedia for a free professional development session on how teachers are using coding and technology to introduce opportunities for creative expression across the curriculum to support learning outcomes.

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Local Superintendents Talk Graduation Rates on Metro Center Outlook

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WUCF's Metro Center Outlook hosted Orange County Superintendent Barbara Jenkins and Seminole County Superintendent Walt Griffin this morning. Both Superintendents joined us to talk about their districts' efforts to increase graduation rates. 

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"180 Days: Hartsville" Premieres on WUCF

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"180 Days: Hartsville" explores how one town is besting poverty to educate students.  Premiering on March 22 as part of WUCF's American Graduate project, a Public Media Initiative to improve high school graduation rates. 

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March is Women's History Month

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The Women's Movement Collection from Florida PBS LearningMedia provides resources to support teaching both waves of the women's movement. 

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New Episodes of Peg + Cat Start March 2nd on PBS KIDS

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Join Peg and Cat for a week of musical fun and new episodes starting Monday, March 2nd on PBS KIDS!

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