Podcasts Offering Insight into Global Cultures and Events
PrimarySource has created What Teachers Need to Know, a podcast series for educators who teach global cultures or world events in their classroom. In every compact episode, the podcast offers vital insight for understanding world cultures and current events so that teachers can facilitate deeper learning about the world with their students. Teachers will meet subject-matter experts and explore online resources that can help make a complex and dynamic world accessible for K–12 classrooms. The first podcast in the series, What Teachers Need to Know: The Middle East, offers insight for understanding the modern Middle East and North Africa. Episodes such as “Underneath the Veil” and “Syria, Explained” explore a range of cultural and political issues. “Media Literacy & the Middle East” discusses the importance of thinking critically about news, information, and stories related to the Middle East and highlights five activities teachers can do to promote media literacy in their classrooms.
The Walters Art Museum in Maryland offers freeIntegrating the Arts activities that are ideal for visual arts teachers who want to integrate the arts into other disciplines or for non-arts teachers who want to venture into the world of art.
Penn State World Campus offers a world of possibilities—online. Earn a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction and choose from five areas of emphasis: STEM Education; Elementary Education; Children’s Literature; Curriculum and Supervision; and Theory and Practice in English, Social Studies, and World Languages. Learn from the same faculty who teach on campus and apply your new knowledge immediately in your classroom. The programs are asynchronous so you can study on your own time, from any location. Advance your knowledge and gain a well-respected credential from Penn State’s College of Education—ranked consistently in the top 10, according to U.S. News & World Report.