American Graduate Joins National Leaders at White House Summit on Next Generation High Schools

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Responding to President Obama’s call in this year’s State of the Union Address to reinvent American high schools to allow more students to seize opportunities in today’s economy, public media’s American Graduate initiative will participate today in Washington, D.C., in the first-ever White House Summit on Next Generation High Schools.

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Free Classroom Resources Available In New APP For Students

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PBS’ media-on-demand service also launches new tools and features to help teachers organize, create and share content this school year; offers annual Get Your Tech On initiative .

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Soledad O’Brien to Host “American Graduate Day 2015” on WUCF

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Day-long Multiplatform Event Celebrates the “Stories of Champions” -- Individuals and Organizations Committed to Improving Outcomes for Youth and Raising Graduation Rates

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Looking for Lincoln Throughout His Life

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In this interdisciplinary lesson plan, students gather different facts about Abraham Lincoln through hands-on activities.

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WUCF AND PBS LEARNINGMEDIA PARTNER TO BRING 100,000 DIGITAL RESOURCES TO EDUCATORS IN ORANGE COUNTY

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WUCF announces a partnership with Florida PBS LearningMedia and Orange County Public Schools to bring free, educational resources to teachers.

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The Art of Data Visualization

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Off Book takes a look at how the practice of data visualization has gained even more importance in this digital age. From scientific visualization to pop infographics, designers are increasingly tasked with incorporating data into the media experience. 

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Gifs + Videos = Zeega

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Zeega is a new platform for organizing media from around the Internet to create interactive stories about anything in the world. From crazy cats to remixed popular film clips, Zeega enables users to practice the craft of storytelling in a new, dynamic, digital way. 

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NewsHour's Rethinking College

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August 17-21 the PBS NewsHour will look at efforts on campuses across the country -- from the University of Texas - Austin to Valencia College in Orlando, Florida -- focused not just getting more low-income, first-generation students into college, but through college to a useful credential.

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PBS LEARNINGMEDIA AND THE SMITHSONIAN SCIENCE EDUCATION CENTER PARTNER TO RELEASE NEW EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES

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PBS LearningMedia and the Smithsonian Science Education Center announced a partnership to bring new digital resources to teachers and students.

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TED Talks Education: Teachers Need Real Feedback

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Until recently, many teachers only had one word of feedback a year: satisfactory. With no feedback and no coaching, it's difficult to improve professionally. Bill Gates suggests that even great teachers can get better with smart feedback, and lays out a program from his foundation to bring timely feedback to every classroom.

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The Graduates | Youth Action Guide

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This Youth Action Guide from Independent Lens is designed to inspire youth leaders to educate, collaborate, and co-create with their peers, their parents, and their communities. Together, they can help remove challenges faced by Latino students and explore organizing strategies that can make a difference. 

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The Homestretch: Discussion Guide

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Give students insight into issue of youth homelessness through the eyes of 3 Chicago teens. Then use this toolkit from "The Homestretch" to guide and empower young people to address the challenge of youth homelessness in Central Florida. 

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Cultivating Leadership Through Self-Acceptance and Forgiveness

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Youth often struggle with identity and discovering who they are. Resources from Florida PBS LearningMedia give students an opportunity to watch videos about self-acceptance and forgiveness and explore how these qualities relate to personal growth and leadership potential.

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The Secret Life of Scientists: Nate Ball

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What's the role of failure in invention process? Learn from Nate Ball, a Mechanical Engineer, as he explains explains the process behind his invention. 

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How to be an Inventor

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Are your students curious about how things work? Do they like to come up with new ways of doing things? Then they have what it takes to be an inventor! Start the process with this Martha Speaks activity.

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