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LPB is creating a new arts series using puppets for Grades K-5.  We need you to complete this short survey.  All who complete a survey will be entered into a special prize pack drawing to be held on May 24th, so don't wait!  Winner will be contacted by email.

U.S. Army’s March2Success Website Offers STEM Course Work

U.S. Army’s March2Success Website Offers STEM Course Work

The Army’s March2Success, is a free, self-paced online course designed to help students achieve their educational and career goals. March2Success is easy-to-use and designed to offer a deep dive in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) and showcase a variety of applications and career options.

The program is a public service provided by the Army, and schools and teachers recommending March2Success are under no obligation. The Army doesn’t track or collect information from participants about themselves or school affiliation. The privacy of the program’s participants is respected. STEM prep includes:

  • Social Sciences: More than 1,000 practice questions covering macroeconomics, microeconomics, financial accounting and personal finance
  • Nursing: Entrance exam practice test which includes PAX-RN, PSB Registered Nursing School Aptitude Examination (RN), Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) and PSB Health Occupations Aptitude Examination
  • Technology: More than 1,000 practice questions covering information systems and computer applications, introduction to computing, management information systems and technical writing
  • Pre-Engineering: More than 700 practice questions covering pre-calculus, calculus and physics
  • Math: More than 1,000 practice questions covering algebra, data analysis and probability, geometry, numbers and operations, trigonometry, pre-calculus, statistics and business math
Sesame Street In Communities Presents The “ABC’s of Racial Literacy”

Because it’s more important than ever for families to talk about—and find ways to stand up against—racism, Sesame Workshop is releasing new resources to help providers and families have these crucial conversations. The “ABC’s of Racial Literacy” is part of Coming Together, Sesame Workshop’s ongoing commitment to racial justice.

Visit our new Racial Justice topic page on SSIC.org/Racial-Justice for the first wave of resources, designed to help all families celebrate their own unique identities, while also providing age-appropriate language and strategies to answer sometimes-tough questions around race and racism. On this page you’ll find new videos, printables, articles, and more activities. You’ll also meet two new Black Muppets, 5-year-old Wes and his father, Elijah!

To continue the conversation as part of Coming Together, SesameWorkshop.org/ComingTogether will feature new content promoting racial justice. Together with children and families, you can read, listen, play, learn, and act!

 Discovery Education May Resources To Help You Explore New Content
As you prepare for summer learning, we’ve got some exciting things planned! Look for new resources designed to accelerate learning and timely content to engage students in summer adventures.

Explore the pages in this Studio Slideshow to learn about all the great resources, product enhancements, and events happening in May! Navigate by clicking the Next and Previous buttons.

Join us May 11 at 3 PM CST for a special Sneak Peek of the innovative enhancements coming in July. See how we're giving educators even more ways to engage students with new quiz tools, activity-building workflows, enhanced integrations and more. Register Today!

 Free Tools For Early Childhood Educators from PBS SoCal

Free Webinars and Tools for Early Learning Educators 

Integrating media and technology can be a challenge, especially for distance learning.  We are committed to providing early childhood educators with resources and strategies to support families and students with new educational opportunities for at-home learning. Join us every week to develop the skills necessary to select, use, and integrate technology for learning.

 Explore These Summer Learning Collections From PBS LearningMedia

Summer Camp : Fill each day with possibilities

Whether you're looking for music and dance activities, science experiments, family-friendly adventures, or learning about animals (plus more!), you will find media and activity resources in the Camp PBS LearningMedia collection. We’ve gathered fun, exploratory resources for you to use as you plan summer fun. This collection of resources leverages fun, educational activities to include in your daily schedule, as well as resources to help seed ideas for introducing topics to your campers. Happy exploring!

Summer Learning

Keep the spirit of curiosity alive this summer and explore all the ways learning exists in everyday activities. Find resources that encourage students in grades 6-12 to spend the summer asking questions, spinning stories, and exploring all the ways that learning can be fun.

The Great American Read

The Great American Read is an eight-part series that explores and celebrates the power of reading, told through the lens of America’s 100 best-loved novels (as chosen in a national survey). It investigates how and why writers create their fictional worlds, how we as readers are affected by these stories, and what these 100 different books have to say about our diverse nation and our shared human experience

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!

LDMA -  Explore a wide variety of museum exhibits from around Louisiana!

The LDMA is enjoying a virtual Day at the Museum this month in honor of International Museum Day on May 18th!  Through the years, LPB has visited exhibits on a wide variety of topics at both large and small museums around Louisiana. Explore exhibits of both local and international art, local history, ancient artifacts, and natural history.

 May Programming Highlights

Extra Life: A Short History of Living Longer 4-Part Series Tuesday, May 11 at 7:00 pm -- This series uncovers the little-known story of the innovations in science and medicine that doubled the human lifespan in less than a century and celebrates the unsung heroes of public health who believed change was possible and acted on it. The first episode looks at vaccines and the role they play in our growing ability to prevent the spread of illness. Travel through the remarkable history of vaccines and learn how new ones are developed when never-before-seen diseases like COVID-19 emerge.

Life at the Water Hole 4-Part Series Wednesday, May 19 at 7:00 pm -- Explore the daily drama as African wildlife flock to a manmade waterhole rigged with cameras. Dr. M. Sanjayan and his team uncover the complex dynamic of this bustling oasis where elephants, lions, leopards and more meet and compete for water.

Nova: Hindenburg: The New Evidence Wednesday May 19 at 8:00 pm -- Never-before-seen amateur footage of the Hindenburg crash has surfaced, showing the airship’s final seconds from a fresh angle and in unrivaled clarity. Taking clues from the footage and other sources, NOVA leads a fresh investigation that might finally reveal the answer to what caused the infamous crash. 

Louisiana Public Square: Louisiana’s Early Learners Wednesday, May 26 at 7:00 pm -- In some Louisiana parishes, more than 90% of children enter kindergarten unprepared to learn. Statewide, the figure is close to 50%.  Louisiana’s Early Literacy Commission says $15 million annually is needed to solve the problem. Currently, $2 million has been approved for 12 pilot projects in urban and rural districts. New Orleans has put funding for early education in its budget. Go to www.lpb.org/publicsquare to learn more about both upcoming and past programs.

National Memorial Day Concert 2021 Sunday, May 30 at 7:00 pm --Tune in to the 32nd annual broadcast of America's national night of remembrance, honoring the military service of all our men and women in uniform, their families, and those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.