Wednesday, January 21, 2009

PBS Teachers and Classroom 2.0 Webinar Series Kicks Off

PBS Teachers® and Classroom 2.0 are partnering on a series of free monthly webinars designed to help preK-12 educators learn new ways to integrate online instructional resources in the classroom and engage students in curriculum lessons. The webinar series features leading education experts, authors, and PBS producers who will discuss timely and relevant curriculum-related topics, and share their knowledge and ideas on using digital media to create rich learning experiences for students

Our first event will be "Changing Views of History, Changing Views of Race" with speaker Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr.  Dr. Gates will discuss how Americans’ understanding of President Lincoln and African American history and culture continues to evolve, and ways to approach this topic with students. Dr. Gates is the host of the documentary “Looking for Lincoln,” which premieres in February. The program addresses the controversies surrounding Lincoln about race, equality, religion, politics, and depression by carefully interpreting the evidence from those who knew him and those who study him today.

To join the event and get the link to the Elluminate meeting room, go to http://www.classroom20.com/events/pbs-cr-20-webinar.  All our events are "beginner-friendly," and there are instructions on this page for getting set up to attend.  For those outside of the U.S. there is a link to a specific time-conversion page in my comments.  

Elluminate is helping to sponsor this event by providing the meeting space.   For more information on them and their "three for free" web-conferencing solution (VRoom) please visit www.Elluminate.com.
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