Almetria Vaba

Almetria Vaba administers the California edition of PBS LearningMedia, a digital media service for educators from PBS and WGBH. Check it out at: ca.pbslearningmedia.org.

Six Resources for Teaching the Olympics

The 2016 Summer Olympic Games kicked off last week. To commemorate the  Olympic Games, here are PBS LearningMedia resources related to competitive sports and inspirational athletes. Are Olympic Competitors Geniuses? | Video | Arts | Grades 9-12 Everyone is obsessed with the Olympics right now, watching these geniuses push the boundaries of their field. The … Continue reading Six Resources for Teaching the Olympics →

Four Videos for Rocketing to the Moon

How do you get to the moon? From building a rover to crashing landing on the moon, these four videos will help you do your own moon walking. Find hundreds more videos illuminating moon expeditions in PBS LearningMedia. NASA Ames Rocket to the Moon NASA scientists in Mountain View built a spaceship that they deliberately … Continue reading Four Videos for Rocketing to the Moon →

Memorial Day Resources for Your Classroom

Memorial Day is an opportunity to reflect on the past by taking time out to honor those who have fallen in battle and to remember the long difficult wars that develop from the conflict of competing ideas and desires. Memorial Day also offers a rich backdrop for class exploration including discussions about the nature of … Continue reading Memorial Day Resources for Your Classroom →

Shaking Things Up: 10 Resources for Exploring Earthquakes

Does the anniversary of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake trigger a landslide of questions from your students about why earthquakes happen, what faults are, or if scientists can predict quakes?  Explore the science of earthquakes, from the Bay Area and beyond, with the following resources. Educator Guide: Exploring Earthquakes This robust guide is part of … Continue reading Shaking Things Up: 10 Resources for Exploring Earthquakes →

KQED at CUE National Conference in Palm Springs

  KQED is gearing up for CUE 2016 National in Palm Springs this month. Find us in the Exhibit Hall at booth 157 and check out our session and featured resources. CUE National Conference, the largest and oldest education technology conference in California, and among the largest in the United States is happening March 17-19, … Continue reading KQED at CUE National Conference in Palm Springs →

KQED at the California Council for Social Studies Conference

California Council for Social Studies  is committed to quality social studies education for all students at all grade levels. This year’s conference sessions and workshops will reflect the entire spectrum of social studies education designed to assist teachers in the elementary, middle and senior high school classrooms. The California Council for Social Studies Conference will … Continue reading KQED at the California Council for Social Studies Conference →

KQED Resources for Afterschool Learning at Bridging the Bay

KQED will facilitate an exploration of public media resources for afterschool learning at Bridging the Bay After School Conference on Saturday, January 30th in San Francisco. The Bridging the Bay Conference brings together over 700 after school professionals from seven Bay Area counties for a day of learning, networking, and collaboration. KQED Workshop Discovering Online … Continue reading KQED Resources for Afterschool Learning at Bridging the Bay →

Depth and Dimension with Five Black History Month Lessons

Add depth and dimension to your Black History Month lessons with an amazing collection of resources highlighting key events, movements, and traditions as well as notable leaders, poets, and musicians. These highlighted resources are a small sample of the quality content in PBS LearningMedia. Create an account to build interactive, personalized, media-rich learning experiences for … Continue reading Depth and Dimension with Five Black History Month Lessons →