The Middle School Science Teacher’s Guide to the GPB Galaxy: Reinforcing Science Connections With Educational Resources and Instructional Approaches From PBS LearningMedia

Presented by Tracey Wiley
Thursday, June 9, 2022 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Join GPB’s education outreach team for a hands-on, exploratory overview of our comprehensive digital resources for middle school science, including PBS trusted collections like Nature and NOVA, and GPB interactive courses Chemistry Matters and Physics in Motion.

Chemistry Matters provides a thorough summary of the concepts of chemistry, grounded in the Georgia Standards of Excellence (GSE) for physical science, and supports STEM objectives by encouraging inquiry-based learning, problem solving, critical thinking, exploration, and discovery.

Physics in Motion uses engaging demonstrations, three-dimensional tasks, and practical applications to provide a thorough summary of the concepts of physics and help students build their knowledge through computational thinking and project-based learning. Each unit is divided into segments designed to reach all levels of learners.

Participants will also practice how to meaningfully engage students through PBS LearningMedia content paired with differentiated instructional strategies. Sponsored by GPB Education, PBS LearningMedia is a streaming service that provides teachers, parents, and students with free access to the best of public media through more than 100K educator-vetted, classroom-ready digital learning resources.

Target Audience: Middle School Life & Physical Science Educators

Schedule & Resource Focus:
(5 mins) Welcome
(80 mins) MS Life Science Resources via PBS LearningMedia
(10 mins) BREAK
(80 mins) MS Physical Science Resource via Chemistry Matters + Physics in Motion
(5 mins) Wrap Up

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Tracey Wiley serves as the manager for GPB’s statewide education outreach team and the dedicated specialist for north Georgia, building content and providing support and training for GPB Education’s array of free digital resources. Tracey has served as an educator for more than 25 years, teaching and consulting at various schools and organizations throughout metro Atlanta and beyond, including Georgia State University, the Dunwoody Nature Center, the Georgia Aquarium, and Zoo Atlanta. Tracey is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a bachelor’s degree in biology and concentration in photojournalism. She received her master’s degree in marine policy from the University of Delaware.