Hi! First off I would like to introduce myself, Lizzy Berryman; I am the new Teacher Center Director here at NewsHour Extra (http://www.pbs.org/newshour/extra/
). I’m excited to start another year with you and continue to provide high quality teaching tools designed to make NewsHour content useful and relevant to high-school aged students.
We are currently looking to revamp our site and really build a teacher community. Would you like to help us shape our features and offer suggestions? Would you like to participate in a discussion about a particular topic or a specific challenge? Would you like to write lesson plans and get paid for your work? Let me know! We are looking for all of this and we want to work with you.
We are also very excited about our recent site redesign. We now have daily weekday video blogs (http://www.pbs.org/newshour/extra/video/blog/
) that comes complete with summary, selected quotes, warm up and discussion questions. We are continuing to update our text features on our site as well and have 2 new featured stories each week about current events, arts and culture, and of course the election. We welcome you and your students to check out our Student Voices resources and to add your own comments to the rising tide.
With our redesign, we are continuing to build our online teacher network, which is YOU. This is a teacher community that thrives on your thoughts, suggestions and comments.