posted on November 1, 2011 at 12:00 AM
IPTV Raising Readers Learning Centers are located in the waiting area of a health facility. They consist of a cart of age-appropriate children's materials such as books, activity books, toys, puzzles and more. Sometimes they can include a television and DVD player which allows children and parents the opportunity to experience high quality children's programming aired by Iowa Public Television. IPTV Raising Readers Learning Centers provide...
posted on October 31, 2011 at 3:05 PM
Teaching American history can be a daunting task. Each year it seems you’re required to cover more events, but as a skilled educator, you know your students need to get more out of your class than just historical facts. How do you express to your students that history is more than just memorizing dates? How do you communicate the lives, ideas, choices, and consequences of historical figures? How do you help cultivate well-informed,...
posted on October 26, 2011 at 8:14 AM
Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) announced that Iowa Public Television has been awarded up to $93,800 from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) and PBS. The funding was awarded through the community implementation phase of CPB's new Ready To Learn initiative. Beginning this fall, twelve public television stations nationwide, including Iowa Public Television in Johnston, will implement new interactive content and educational games...
posted on October 24, 2011 at 12:39 PM
PBS KIDS has launched a site with tons of new apps for kids age two to eight with the goal of building upon and improving math skills.
The games revolve around well-known PBS KIDS characters, including Sid the Science Kid, Curious George, The Cat in the Hat, and the crew from The Electric Company. However, PBS KIDS Lab is not just an aggregate site. It is a cross platform destination where kids can access the games both at home and at school...
posted on October 24, 2011 at 10:09 AM
Indian Hills Community College provides services in the following counties: Monroe, Mahaska, Keokuk, Wapello, Jefferson, Lucas, Davis, Van Buren, and Appanoose. For more information about IHCC’s Adult Literacy classes call 641-683-5181 or log onto the website at www.indianhills.edu
Adult Basic Education (ABE) IHCC offers classes for adults who are interested in basic skill improvement including job-related and life coping skills,...
posted on October 10, 2011 at 10:15 AM
As an English teacher, it's easy to repeat yourself year after year. You may teach The Great Gatsby, because the novel is an integral piece of American literature that helps your students explore the ideas of the "American Dream" in ways that other pieces of literature cannot. When is it time to reinvigorate your curriculum with new resources, however? When should you exchange that same mimeographed handout from 30 years ago with other...
posted on October 4, 2011 at 2:41 PM
Over the summer, Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds held an education summit that sought ideas and strategies for what might be done to improve Iowa’s education system. According to the Department of Education’s report, Rising to Greatness: An Imperative for Improving Iowa’s Schools, that was released concurrently with the start of the education summit, Iowa has slipped in its standing as an educational...
posted on October 1, 2011 at 12:00 AM
What do you get when you mix kids, books, literacy activities and PBS characters together?
Family reading fun at the library!
IPTV and 45 libraries across Iowa have partnered together to host PBS KIDS Raising Readers Library Corners. These library corners give children and parents the opportunity to strengthen literacy skills through fun, engaging multimedia platforms.
Fun-filled activities from PBS KIDS Raising Readers television programs...
posted on September 30, 2011 at 10:26 AM
Explore the best practices for teaching global climate change to middle and high school students with these free, self-paced professional development modules for teachers. Each module includes STEM resources that will increase your knowledge of climate change concepts and can be used directly with students. Dive into the modules that interest you.
This professional development experience was funded by NASA's Global Climate Change Education...
posted on September 20, 2011 at 1:59 PM
Developed to accompany the Martha Speaks television series, the Reading Buddies program is a cross-age, innovative way for kindergarten and upper-level elementary students to increase their vocabulary, develop their self-esteem and social skills, and enhance their love of reading books.
It works by bringing younger and older students together to watch a Martha Speaks episode, read a related book, and complete an activity. Each session helps...
posted on September 13, 2011 at 9:59 AM
You are invited to participate in an exciting opportunity to help evaluate the effectiveness of a new online graduate course, “Global Climate Change Education for High School” (GCC Course), by serving as a Control Teacher.As an incentive, you will receive a $50 stipend for completing the evaluation instruments, and for completing a PBS TeacherLine online course in science, math, or technology for high school educators during the...
posted on September 10, 2011 at 12:00 AM
Southwestern Community College (SWCC) serves all or part of thirteen counties including Adair, Adams, Clarke, Decatur, Lucas, Madison, Montgomery, Page, Pottawattamie, Ringgold, Taylor, Union and Wayne. SWCC’s main campus is located in Creston with satellite campuses in Osceola and Red Oak. SWCC’s Adult Literacy classes are available throughout the counties we serve. Call 641-782-1497 or 1-800-247-4023, ext. 497 or log onto the...
posted on September 9, 2011 at 3:15 PM
How is education reform currently happening in Iowa?Over the summer, Governor Branstad invited teachers, administrators, and state leaders, to the Iowa Education Summit, a two day conference held with the purpose of opening up a dialogue about education reform in the state. Keynote speakers included U.S. Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan; New Jersey Governor, Chris Christie; and Standford University Professor, Linda Darling-Hammond; among...
posted on September 9, 2011 at 10:23 AM
Whether it is for a personal or career-oriented reason, Iowa Western’s Adult Literacy program can help. Iowa Western serves a seven county area, which includes the cities of Council Bluffs, Atlantic, Harlan, Missouri Valley, Shenandoah and Clarinda. Available services include GED preparation and testing, online GED instruction, basic skills instruction, college transition classes and English language instruction for students with limited...
posted on September 7, 2011 at 1:28 PM
We faced a number of challenges as we redesigned IPTV’s educational webpage. The greatest hurdle, however, was managing the sheer number of resources that are available for teachers. With over 15,000 videos in IPTV's library, we wanted the educationally relevant ones to be easy for teachers to find and use.
The educational videos are created as a supplement to your teaching, so it is not necessary to change your teaching practices to...