posted on October 28, 2013 at 2:46 PM
Select IPTV staff have returned to Johnston from Atlanta, GA after attending the 2013 NETA Conference. NETA is the National Educational Telecommunications Association that allows staff members to network with others and learn about current practices and resources. IPTV staff were privileged to listen to guest speakers who shared their positive experiences using those resources that public television can provide and look forward to sharing those experiences and resources with our viewers and educators. See the links below to browse some interactive resources to get you started....
posted on October 14, 2013 at 10:50 AM
Iowa Public Television continues to make stops around the state of Iowa, connecting with educators along the way. IPTV has enlightened educators as they learn about free resources that are captivating, current, and aligned to rigorous standards. In the last few weeks, IPTV has attended and presented at conferences such as the Iowa Technology and Education Connection, Green Hills AEA 21st Century Learners’ Conference, STEM Active Learning Conference, Social Studies Conference, Midwest Environmental Education Conference, and STEM Teacher Educators Conference. IPTV also provides pre-service teachers with the tools and resources they need to be successful in their classrooms as they student teach, and has done so recently at Upper Iowa University, Graceland University and Grandview...
posted on September 16, 2013 at 3:33 PM
Virtual Pre-K is a hands-on learning resource developed for preschool teachers, parents and their children. Created by an award-winning team of Chicago Public School teachers, Virtual Pre-K demonstrates concepts and skills taught in a preschool classroom and offers ways for parents to extend them at home and out in the community.
The virtual in Virtual Pre-K signifies that, with the right support, learning for a young child can...
posted on September 16, 2013 at 10:32 AM
Iowa Public Television is launching a new Ready for School initiative with the goal of working with Iowa communities’ efforts to strengthen the math and literacy skills of children ages 2-8. This work is focused on serving children from low-income families. Ready for School communities identified are: Belmond, Burlington, Chariton, Clinton, Columbus Community, Davenport, Denison, Des Moines (2), Eagle Grove, Fort Dodge, Hampton, Hawarden, Keokuk, Leon, Marshalltown, Mason City, Muscatine, Oelwein, Osceola, Ottumwa, Red Oak, Shenandoah, Sioux City and West...
posted on September 13, 2013 at 11:18 AM
Looking for a good way to connect your child to learning activities? Look no further than your local library!
IPTV and 25 libraries across Iowa are partnering together to host Ready for School Library Corners which will be placed during the 2013-2014 year. These library corners give children the opportunity to strengthen math and literacy skills through fun, engaging multimedia platforms.
Building on their love of favorite characters from PBS KIDS television programs such...
posted on September 13, 2013 at 7:11 AM
You can turn anytime into learning time for a child, even those few minutes when you are on the go or waiting for an appointment. That’s the idea behind IPTV’s Ready for School Learning Centers, which are often located in the waiting area of a health facility.
Learning Centers consist of a book cart or shelf of age-appropriate children's materials such as books, activity books, toys, puzzles and more. They can include a television which allows children and parents the opportunity to experience high quality children's programming aired by Iowa Public Television. IPTV Ready for School Learning Centers provide resources which encourage families to spend time together reading books, watching quality children's programs, and learning about additional ways to have fun together while waiting for their...
posted on July 18, 2013 at 12:52 PM
Numbers and Counting
Numbers are everywhere you look. Point out numbers you see in signs, on buses and trains and in stores. Have your child count cars, people or items on your grocery list. Compare groups of things that you see. "Are there more babies or grownups waiting for the bus?" "Are there more apples or bananas in the fruit stand?"
Look for shapes when you're out and about. Make it a game! Play "I Spy" with shapes you spot on your way around your community. A wheel is a circle, a building is a rectangle, a floor tile is a square, a rooftop is a...