Education at MPT

Thinkport is the gateway to MPT's curriculum-based educational resources, multimedia activities and online courses serving the needs of PreK-12 educators, students and families. Discover a variety of ways to support learning in core subject areas - including science, social studies, history, math, STEM, ELA and more.


Interactive Activities

Interactive ActivitiesAccess innovative resources to inspire student learning and transform teaching. MPT’s online activities blend the best of today’s educational technology with trusted curricular content to create purposeful learning experiences.


Special Collections

The Great American ReadThe Great American Read
Celebrate the joy of reading during The Great American Read, a television and online series that explores 100 cherished novels chosen the public. A wide variety of books that made the list have found their way into classrooms and summer reading programs. Extend learning around some of the greatest
novels of all time with interactive activities from PBS LearningMedia.

Teaching with primary sourcesTeaching with Primary Sources
Bring World history to life in your middle and high school classrooms through the exploration of themed primary source collections from the Library of Congress. MPT’s Teaching with Primary Sources Inquiry Kits makes historical research accessible, engaging and fun for students as they learn about everything from the earliest human societies and ancient civilizations to the economic, political, and environmental impact of globalization.

Exploring Vietnam War StoriesExploring Vietnam War Stories
Explore the Vietnam War in your classroom or at home through the lens of local veterans that experienced it first-hand. MPT’s interactive modules bring together authentic interviews, film footage and primary source documents to teach students about a war that divided public opinion.


Online Courses

Online CoursesThinkport offers rewarding professional development opportunities for K-12 teachers and child care providers in Maryland. The flexible, online format puts educators in charge of their learning, with the option of earning MSDE CPD credits, graduate credits, and clock hours.

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