Professional development

On-Demand Webinar: Connect Your Students to the World With Our ‘Lesson of the Day’

In this webinar, The Learning Network walks you through how to use our daily lesson plans from home and in the classroom.

Do you want to bring current issues and events to your students?

Have you noticed news stories that might spur engaging discussions or inspire student projects?

Do you want to connect your curriculum with what’s going on in the world today?

If so, you’re not alone, and The Learning Network is here to help. Every school day we offer a fresh “Lesson of the Day” based on the most interesting, important and student-friendly news that The New York Times has published that week.

Our lessons pull from all sections of The Times, so they can be on an array of topics like front-page news, fashion, food, football and even Fortnite. Each lesson includes an engaging warm-up activity, questions for students to discuss or write about, and activities that allow them to apply what they’ve learned in creative and challenging ways.

Whether you’re a history teacher who wants to discuss how textbooks from California and Texas reflect deep partisan divides, an economics teacher looking at the ramifications of the coronavirus pandemic, or a biology teacher who wants students to see how deep sea fish adapt to their environments, we have a lesson for you.

In this free webinar, The Learning Network will walk you through the components of our Lesson of the Day feature and show you how you can use it to:

  • reinforce or bolster your curriculum content;

  • give students authentic opportunities to practice key literacy or subject-area skills; and

  • connect your students to the world.

You’ll also have an opportunity to explore our growing Lesson of the Day library and select one or more lessons that you can use with your students right away.

Resource List: In this PDF you can find links to all the resources we discuss in this webinar.

Original Webinar: You can watch the original, unedited webinar here and download a professional development certificate at the end. The webinar is free, but registration is required.