posted on March 4, 2014 at 2:16 PM
Iowa Public Television invites you to apply for a position as a Master Teacher for Iowa Public Television’s Teacher Training Institute (IPTVTTI), which will be held June 13, 2014.
At the core of IPTVTTI is a “teacher training teachers” model. As such, Master Teachers will work with trainers from Iowa Public Television and partnering organizations to develop lessons and workshop materials in accordance with the IPTVTTI model. As a Master Teacher you will attend two or three trainings, create an original lesson plan, and present at the June institute.
You will be trained in how to create and present a IPTVTTI lesson. In addition, you will be expected to be familiar with strategies to integrate science, technology, engineering, and math into cross-curricular areas and share these strategies with others. You should also be familiar with various educational technologies and be able to train others to use technology in their own classrooms. Examples of instructional technologies are MovieMaker, PowerPoint, use of a FlexCam, SmartBoard, online video streaming resources, Web-based resources, etc.
Master Teachers are the key component to the success of the IPTVTTI. Therefore the institute’s success relies on the experience and expertise of educators such as you. In return for completing all of the Master Teacher requirements, you will receive invaluable professional experience and statewide recognition, as well as a stipend of $950. Please read through the selection criteria for Master Teachers and the Master Teacher application. To apply, complete the application and enclose it with your resume, statement of support from your administrator, and a letter of recommendation. The application packet must be mailed, emailed, or faxed to Iowa Public Television by March 24, 2014. Notifications of acceptance will be emailed no later than April 1. The initial training workshop will be held in April. Additional meetings will be scheduled once the Master Teachers are selected. Registration for this event will begin in...
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posted on March 3, 2014 at 3:50 PM
Did you know that March is National Nutrition Month? Join us in taking a pledge this month (and every month!) to help motivate students to lead healthier lifestyles with Move It!, an original, award-winning children's program and part of WSKG Public Media’s “Working on Wellness” initiative. This health and wellness series focuses on keeping families active, nutritional education and self-awareness by offering tips and resources all about physical activity, label reading, Geocaching, sugary drinks and bullying. Children will watch professional athletes and Move It! cast members dissect how much sugar goes into certain beverages and what all of those elements on labels really mean for the body. Parents will be pleasantly surprised to see their children excited and knowledgeable about reading packaging labels at the grocery store, inspiring their family to make healthier choices. This resource collection is fun for the whole family and will get everyone moving and making good on those New Year’s resolutions from just a few months ago! This resource is for students in grades 2-6.
posted on March 3, 2014 at 1:45 PM
Iowa Public Television (IPTV) and the Iowa Communications Network (ICN) are looking forward to working together via PBS LearningMedia to support enhanced educational opportunities for educators and students in Iowa. PBS LearningMedia has over 35,000 digital resources available for educational use. This effort builds on the ICN’s dedication to education that the ICN has demonstrated by providing high-speed Internet and data to schools where the Network is connected. Likewise the effort builds on IPTV’s reputation as a producer and distributor of highly trusted and high quality educational content. PBS LearningMedia is a free, on-demand service for educators that provides easy access to classroom-ready learning resources based on multiplatform educational media developed by IPTV and other PBS stations.
As technology has evolved the ICN is transitioning its involvement with K-12 Connections to supporting online curriculum opportunities (PBS LearningMedia) via the partnership with IPTV. IPTV knows that educators in Iowa want local content! IPTV already has an expansive library of local resources; with the support of the ICN, IPTV will be able to upload content to PBS LearningMedia, making it readily available to educators and students inside and outside of the classroom. In addition IPTV is now able to offer increased educational outreach at school sites and in classrooms to help educators learn about, explore, and effectively use PBS LearningMedia.
For additional PBS LearningMedia information contact: Angela Hiatt (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Abby Brown (email@example.com); IPTV Educational Services. For additional information about the ICN visit www.icn.iowa.gov.
posted on February 26, 2014 at 12:00 AM
Did you know that genealogy can help your students build an emotional connection not only to their past, but to our nation’s history? Take your classroom on a revealing journey back in time with this collection of resources from the PBS program Genealogy Roadshow. Resources include an introduction to genealogical research from two prominent genealogists, clips from the show demonstrating how personal stories connect to larger events in history (such as slavery and the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln), and brief historical introductions to key people, places, and events in U.S. and world history. Who knew that genealogy could reveal so much? This resource is intended for grades 6-13+.