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STEM Teacher Video Challenge

Back to school giving you lots of great STEM teaching ideas? Turn them into videos! Your efforts could win you an iPad®!* 
Hey all you awesome teachers out there! We know that back to school time can get the creative juices flowing. Do you have a great STEM teaching idea? Turn it into a video! We're inviting you to take part in the Google/WGBH Education STEM TEACHER VIDEO CHALLENGE!
The STEM TEACHER VIDEO CHALLENGE is a video challenge seeking creative STEM teaching solutions in the form of short videos for classroom or teacher use. The Massachusetts revised STE standards are an adaptation of the Next Generation Science Standards, and adopting the standards can require innovative teaching methods. Digital media is a great way to make STEM topics comes alive. WGBH Education wants to celebrate those educators with vision and creativity, through the STEM TEACHER VIDEO CHALLENGE!

To enter simply submit a 3-5 minute video showcasing a STEM concept or teaching method. What creative ways have YOU found to teach new standards or to shed new light on a topic? How many times have you asked your students to think outside the box? Now it's YOUR turn! 
Once you have created your video, upload it to YouTube, then email the link to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at WGBH with "STEM Video Challenge" in the subject line. You can even tweet your entry. Simply follow @WGBH_Edu on Twitter and use the hashtag #STEMVidChallenge. 
And now for the important stuff - Prizes! 
  • *iPad or document camera for winners (up to 3 will be selected) 
  • Google Play app card for ALL entries
  • Winning videos may also be featured on PBS LearningMedia
The challenge, sponsored by Google and WGBH Education, runs through February 1, 2015. Not a STEM educator? Please forward this email to a colleague or staff member. 

We hope you send in a video entry! How do you stand out as a STEM educator? Show us what you've got!

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with PBS LearningMedia!

Get to know the artists, entrepreneurs, and everyday people living in the U.S. who trace their roots to Spain, South and Central America with a great new collection of resources from PBL LearningMedia! Bring their unique customers and stories of arrival to life with the featured collections below.

SNEAK PEEK: Hundreds of Spanish language resources are coming to PBS LearningMedia next week! Be among the first to check them out with this exclusive sneak peek.



What are th stories of U.S. Latinos and how do theey inform the broader American narrative? Learn more with real-life stories and primary texts.
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¡Pruébalo! Develop your Spanish language skills using this collection of videos and interactive games from Oh Noah!
See the collection!
In a few days, PBS Learning Media will be rolling out hundreds of resources in Spanish that cover a wide rage of subjects and grades.
Get a sneak peek!

News Release - Manufacturing Skills Act

Senators Coons, Ayotte Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Boost Manufacturing Training

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U.S. Senators Chris Coons (D-Del.) and Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) introduced bipartisan legislation Thursday to help cities and states build 21st century manufacturing training programs. The Manufacturing Skills Act would create an annual $100 million competitive grant to support initiatives that strengthen the manufacturing workforce and address regional skills challenges.

“Manufacturing plays a critical role in building communities and strengthening the middle class,” Senator Coons said. “Our country regained more than half a million manufacturing jobs in the last three years, but our training programs still haven’t evolved to meet growing demand for high-skilled workers. We need to do a better job of training our workers for the manufacturing jobs of the 21st century, and that’s exactly what this bipartisan bill will do. By helping cities and states craft effective, relevant workforce training programs, we can strengthen communities and ensure American manufacturing is primed for growth in the decades to come.”

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