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5 ways to Explore the Outdoors with Elinor Wonders Why - Watch, teach, and explore the outdoors with ELINOR WONDERS WHY. These hands-on activities allow parents and teachers to plan safe science explorations for curious kids!

Tools for Anti-Racist Teaching - Discover tools to deepen your understanding, turn knowledge into action, and create immediate, positive change in the fight against anti-Black racism in education.

Focusing on Young Learners - How will you validate and encourage conversations about race and differences with your young learners? Reflect and learn with resources that will bring important lessons to your classroom.

Register for a PBS LearningMedia Informational Webinar on our LPB Learning@Home website!  Sign up today and learn how easy it is to search for quality lessons and fun activities that families and children enjoy while learning!  If you do not have a PBS LearningMedia accountsign up now!

Sesame Street In Communities  Presents  Brave, Strong, Resilient  Interactive Training

The most important factor in building resilience is the presence of caring adults. This interactive, digital training experience is designed to help PreK-K educators teach kids strategies for building resilience. Through a series of lessons, which include group activities, videos, and printables, children learn to express their feelings and solve problems. Resources are also available to help families practice these resiliency skills at home. 

Explore a series of daily lessons for 8 weeks. You’ll find interactive, multimedia resources including, audio of call-and-response chants, video clips with prompts, slide shows and animations demonstrating group activities and crafts, printable pages to copy and distribute. Get the English and Spanish Guide HERE!

 Discovery Education Features 3 Things Teachers And Leaders Do To Personalize Learning

 Personalized learning is a three-part process:
• Instructional planning that promotes deeper student learning
• Understanding of each student’s learning needs and interests
• Provisioning of appropriate learning experiences that match each student’s unique learning profile.  Continue reading the Discovery Education article HERE!

PBS Presents POV Watch Club -  Books and Bubbly

PBS LearningMedia POV Watch Club presents Books + Bubbly, a book club for educators who love both. This book club is for educators seeking community and professional growth all while enjoying conversation and cocktail starters.

Multi-session membership will include the following:

  • a copy of the core text* of the season,
  • a monthly supplementary reading list,
  • a recipe for the drink of the month, and
  • one hour of conversation on the topic of the month, in a safe and lively space.

Get your tickets here for the July 11, 2021, Virtual Club Meeting

CYBER.ORG Summer 2021 Summer Course Updates

The curricula team at CYBER.ORG has been busy updating and creating content for teachers. Read more to find out about all the new things coming your way!

Cybersecurity Bootcamp : July 5 — 9 (Virtual Event) This bootcamp is a weeklong event that prepares teachers to teach CYBER.ORG’s updated High School Cybersecurity course.  Participants will meet each morning to learn new cybersecurity content (including the June 2021 updates which include new lessons and activities) and run through a class from the student’s perspective. 

Cyber Society Workshop  : July 12 — 16  Free virtual workshop for Louisiana High School teachers. Cyber Society is a course that focuses on research analysis, critical thinking, teamwork, and written and verbal communication skills. Problem-solve your way through simulated cyber scenarios, both plugged and unplugged, as you cover cybersecurity concepts and the basics of becoming a good digital citizen.

Cybersecurity Fundamentals  : July 20 — 21 (Virtual Event)  In this session participants can expect to be led through beginning Cybersecurity lessons that are rigorous, relevant, and aligned with the TEKS for the Foundations of Cybersecurity course.  Participants will gain access to the free Cybersecurity curricula by Cyber.org and given temporary access to the EPIC Cyber Range so they may practice the hands-on components of Cybersecurity attacks.  During the workshop, teachers will have the opportunity to practice cyber defense skills in a AFA CyberPatriot environment as well as their cyber offense skills in a Capture the Flag practice gymnasium!

LDMA - : Explore The Stories Of Past Olympians From Louisiana

As we eagerly await the start of the Summer Olympics in Tokyo (July 23 – August 8, 2021), the LDMA is highlighting the stories of past Louisiana Olympians in July.  Explore the stories of Louisiana athletes and coaches who have competed for Team USA and made us cheer!

 July Programming Highlights

A Capitol Fourth 2021-Sunday, July 4 at 7PM --Happy Birthday to America! This 41st edition of America's Independence Day celebration features performances by top stars from pop, country, R&B, classical and Broadway, capped off with patriotic classics and a spectacular fireworks display over the Washington DC skyline. Encores at 8:30PM.  

Kevin Belton’s Cookin’ Louisiana NEW - Louisiana Spotlight Series Saturday, July 10 at 2:00PM -- Chef Kevin Belton is ready to hit the culinary trail in this new cooking series. In this tasty tour of the Pelican State's best flavors and dishes, Kevin explores the rich and multi-faceted foodways of Louisiana. The series features 26 half-hour episodes packed with delicious food and unique insight on how these dishes became essential components of the Louisiana palate.

Young Heroes 2021 LPB SPOTLIGHT Friday, July 16 at 8:30pm  -- For 26 years, LPB has been proud to shine the spotlight on our state’s exceptional young people. In this LPB Production, you’ll learn more about each of these outstanding Young Heroes!

Jackson Cantrell of Mandeville – 12th grader at Mandeville High School

Kathryn “Lexie” Davis of Hammond – 12th grader at Ponchatoula High School

Ivory Gipson of Baton Rouge – 12th grader at Northeast High School

Elliott Gomes of New Orleans – 9th grader at Benjamin Franklin High School

Hannah Lewis of DeRidder – 12th grader at Louisiana School for Math, Science, and The Arts

Michael Vizena of Elizabeth – 10th grader at Elizabeth High School

Classic Albums: Queen – A Night at the Opera Friday, July 23 at 10PM -- Explore the story behind the album that made the band a global rock phenomenon in 1975. One of the most expensive and creative LPs of the time, its mix of hard rock, pop, opera, music hall camp and more propelled Queen into rock and roll history.