Our Changing Planet

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Register for this one-hour professional learning virtual event!

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Teachers, we hope you’ll join us for our latest Virtual Professional Learning Series, Our Planet. In this three part series, we’ll use PBS’s recently broadcast show, Life from Above, as the basis for exploring new ways to teach students about our planet. In the show, cameras in space tell stories of life on our planet from a brand-new perspective, revealing its incredible movements, colors, patterns and just how fast it’s changing. We’ll use these learnings to help students think about what needs to be done to preserve the planet, and how they might reshape the future.

This series will air in advance of Earth Day, with expert guests to answer your questions and PBS Digital Innovator All-Stars to supply plenty of lesson ideas for you to road-test and use this month and throughout the rest of the year.

In the second episode of our three-part virtual professional learning series, Our Planet, we will consider our changing planet--what needs to be done to sustain human life here, and what’s needed to prepare to live elsewhere. We’re thrilled to be able to introduce educators to Astronaut Abby (Abigail Harrison), an aspiring astronaut and STEAM education advocate who uses social media to encourage young women to go into science and engineering, and who shares her dreams of exploring Mars.

Hosted by PBS Digital Innovator All-Stars Aaron Maurer, Sharon Clark and Sebastian Byers, the episode will help educators plan lessons for their classroom using Life From Above and other resources to help their students think about sustainable living here on this planet (farming, smarter cars, green planning) and to plan for the possibility of an “earth independent” life. PBS will provide a certificate of attendance for each one hour virtual professional learning event.

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Episode 3: Our Future Planet

March 31 @7pm ET

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