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Welcome Friends of NBC Learn!

We hope you had a relaxing summer!  Over the last few months, we have been working hard at NBC Learn to get ready for the start of the 2016-2017 school year, by creating timely, engaging, relevant content, and by ensuring that our site is easy to use for both educators and students. In this edition you will find an updated tour of the NBC Learn website featuring NBC News Education Correspondent Rehema Ellis, a recap of #TheMoreYouNBCLearn Virtual Conference, and updated Decision 2016 presidential election coverage to share with your students. 

Best wishes,

The NBC Learn Team

Decision 2016

With only 75 days left until the presidential election, our Decision 2016 collection is being updated every day of the week, Monday through Friday.  As you begin to discuss the election with your students, you will find hundreds of engaging videos on the latest speeches, debates, political ads, public opinion polls, the electoral process, and much more.  Click on “The Campaign Trail” folder at the top of the section to follow NBC News reporting from the field, or explore “The Candidates,” “The Issues,” “The Calendar” and “The Process” that will help determine the 45th President of the United States on Tuesday, November 8th.

Parent Toolkit

We know the new school year is hectic for teachers and students, but it can also be nerve-wracking for parents. The NBC News Parent Toolkit, supported by Pearson, has everything parents need to know to support their kids this year – and this week it’s all about middle school. We’re featuring new advice on the Parent Toolkit blog every day and on our Facebook page. From helping students deal with frenemies to understanding their developing brains and how they use social media, the Parent Toolkit experts have advice for all parents of tweens. Read the blogs, watch the videos, and like them on Facebook for updates this week and throughout the year. It’s a great resource to share with parents during back to school nights and parent-teacher conferences. The Parent Toolkit is also available in Spanish here

Video Tour

If you’re looking for a way to catch-up on all the innovative technical features of NBC Learn’s website and patented CueCard media player, check out the new NBC Learn tour video. We’ve spent most of the summer creating this in-depth, 18 minute guided tour, featuring NBC News Education Correspondent Rehema Ellis. The NBC Learn tour is also a great resource to share with colleagues and other educators to introduce them to all that NBC Learn has to offer.

Current Events Thought Starters

This past spring we introduced a new feature: Current Event Thought Starters, designed to highlight some of the best stories of the past month and provide questions to provoke critical thinking and meaningful discussions among your students. We return to this feature with highlights of technology and health news from throughout the summer. 

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Subscriber Spotlights

Thanks to everyone who joined us for #TheMoreYouNBCLearn Virtual Conference! Our two-day event included sessions on specific content areas, how to use NBC Learn in various learning management systems, and two amazing keynote speakers: Dr. Michele Borba, a globally-recognized educational psychologist, and Shawna Thomas, the senior producer of “Meet the Press.” If you missed the conference, please feel free to contact us to set up a live webinar customized to your needs.

How are you using NBC Learn as a teaching and learning resource? E-mail us at newsletter@nbclearn.com with examples of NBC Learn videos that especially engaged your students or summaries of your lessons.  We may feature you in a future K-12 or Higher Ed Subscriber Spotlight!

Want to read more Subscriber Spotlights? On the Home page of NBC Learn K-12 or NBC Learn Higher Ed, look under the heading NBC Learn in the Classroom.

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