posted on March 12, 2014 at 8:32 AM
Iowa Valley Community College District’s Adult Education and Literacy program is dedicated to enriching the lives of people who are living in our communities. We believe, as leaders and educators, it is our job to prepare adult students to analyze situations and communicate effectively so they are able to successfully live in our global society.
Iowa Valley Community College District has Adult Education and Literacy programs located throughout our region. We offer High School Equivalency Diploma instruction and final testing, English as a Second Language classes, and job enhancement and training programs for a variety of careers. Our instructors understand the importance of gaining the skills necessary to earn a self-sustaining wage. Class hours may vary depending on the site, but classes are located in the Marshalltown, Grinnell, Tama, and Iowa Falls communities.
Our Adult Education and Literacy Instructors work directly with students to provide individualized instruction to meet the needs of every student and to make sure our students achieve the very best education or job placement. So, if you are looking to return to college and need to brush up on your math or writing skills, if you need to get your high school equivalency diploma, or if you want to learn the English language, give IVCCD a call; we are here to help you achieve your goals!
Education is the key to get from where you are to where you want to be! If you have questions or would like to know more about the services and programs offered at IVCCD please call 641-754-1348 or visit our website at: http://www.iavalley.edu/
posted on March 10, 2014 at 3:26 PM
Have you ever seen a rat inside of a snake’s body and wondered how in the world it is ultimately digested? We can guarantee that your students have probably seen this image and thought it was so cool! Are there certain things that we as humans put into our bodies that take as much effort to transform into energy? This fascinating video excerpt from NOVA scienceNOW addresses these questions and more about the potential energy contained in food. Correspondent and New York Times Technology Columnist David Pogue explores how a rat is digested by a snake and how food fuels the body, while scientist Stephen Secor demonstrates how to measure the amount of energy stored in a food using a bomb calorimeter. Portions of a dehydrated cupcake and rat are burned in a special tank to reveal which contains more calories: the cupcake or the rat? You and your class won’t believe the answer! This fascinating resource is for grades 6-12.
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.