TEL Digital Tools From PBS For Educators


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a poster presentation for the International Online Conference 2010:

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TEL Digital Tools From PBS For Educators

  1. 1. Digital Tools from PBS for Educators<br />Kimberly Flack, M.A.<br />Assoc. Gen. Mgr – Educational Outreach<br />
  2. 2. A preview…<br />click the screen to launch a 30 second series introduction<br />
  3. 3. More about<br />WGBH, Boston PBS, has produced This Emotional Life to be a broadcast and new media resource to support communities online and face to face worldwide.<br />Find resources related to brain development, post traumatic stress, autism, infant attachment, and more. Incorporate Emotional Intelligence into your teaching. Explore what This Emotional Life has to offer you as an educator, as well as your students and their families.<br />
  4. 4. There is a myriad of topics related to emotional health and well-being contained within the video segments, as well as on the online resources. Take a look at what you find when “Wordle” analyzes the text from the TEL Viewers’ Guide:<br />
  5. 5. Topics covered<br />click the screen to launch & explore the resources organized by topic<br />
  6. 6. Pursuing Emotional Health & Happiness<br />“Human emotions are like a roller coaster. In the course of our lives, we experience highs and lows, good days and bad. For many, the harder days can be very long, and for some, they seem endless. Others, meanwhile, are able to find strength and even thrive in the face of fear and adversity.” <br />
  7. 7. Pursuing Emotional Health & Happiness<br />“ How can we all lead more emotionally healthy and fulfilling lives? What is the secret – and is there a secret – to happiness? What is the science behind our smiles? On a daily basis, our ability to navigate our lives and relationships with others – family, friends, co-workers, and lovers – is a masterpiece of human choreography that requires attention and care. And as scientists now know, social relationships – more than any other factor – are the key to our emotional well-being.” <br />
  8. 8. Perspectives offered<br />click the screen to launch & explore the resources organized by perspective<br />
  9. 9. Early Attachment & Parenting Connections<br /><ul><li>How would you characterize the “parenting style” used by your parents or caregivers?
  10. 10. What are some of the specific things you do as a parent/caregiver to ensure attachment with your child?</li></ul>Click for more…<br />
  11. 11. Grief & Loss<br />Think about the grief you’ve experienced in your life:<br /><ul><li>What are some of the ways people were helpful – through both words and actions? What was not helpful? What did you need that your family and friends could not provide?
  12. 12. What are some ways you think you can help a person experiencing grief and/or loss?</li></ul>Click for more…<br />
  13. 13. Depression…<br />is a mental illness, not a choice – its complicated condition that affects a person’s mood, ability to perform work or other functions, and physical health.<br />Many well-known actors and writers in the series talk about their battles with depression and other emotional issues. What impact – if any – does it have on you when you hear about famous people struggling with depression, addiction, or other emotional problems?<br />Click for more…<br />
  14. 14. Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)…<br />After experiencing a traumatic event, it is natural to feel distress and upsetting feelings. <br />Have you ever experienced a traumatic event that lead to anxiety, fear, depression, or sleeplessness?<br />Click for more…<br />
  15. 15. Find more resources…<br />click the screen to launch & learn about local and national resource organizations and 24 hour crisis help<br />
  16. 16. The Keys to Emotional Well-being:<br />RESILIENCE: hope & optimism, creativity, ability to solve problems, a moral compass, and a life mission & purpose<br />
  17. 17. The Keys to Emotional Well-being:<br />LIVING A MEANINGFUL LIFE: healthy attachments, positive thinking & emotions, living in the present moment, being creatively engaged, forgiveness, & resilience.<br />
  18. 18. Experts & Personal Stories<br />click the screen to launch & deeper into subjects through blogs, personal stories, and expert perspectives<br />
  19. 19. Get involved & Make Connections<br />Take this opportunity to identify others in your community who may share an interest in a particular topic addressed in the series<br />
  20. 20. Further Thoughts & Feedback…<br />Please feel free to email me ( and share your thoughts and feedback about this poster session.<br />Thank you!<br />