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,...
posted on August 28, 2013 at 10:16 AM
PEG + CAT is a new preschool series that follows the adorable, spirited Peg and her sidekick Cat as they embark on adventures, solve problems and learn foundational math concepts and skills. PEG + CAT arrives to PBS KIDS this fall and follows these best friends as they find themselves in the middle of a messy, funny challenge. As obstacles test their problem-solving skills, they improvise, brainstorm, make mistakes, and never give up. As...
posted on August 28, 2013 at 9:50 AM
NOVA has released its newest interactive lab: The Cloud Lab. The Cloud Lab gives a hands-on approach at studying meteorology, including reconstructing your own storm! At http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/labs/lab/cloud/ you can explore Cloud Typing, Clouds up Close, Clouds and Weather, and Clouds and Climate.
NOVA provides this great resource with outstanding images and photography for educators and those interested in clouds and meteorology....
posted on July 31, 2013 at 11:22 AM
The goal of Iowa Public Television's Ready for School initiative is to work 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. IPTV provides access to high-quality educational media resources to families, care providers and educators as well as training to support the effective use of those resources.
This initiative uses a...
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?"
Shapes Look for shapes when you're out and about. Make it a game! Play "I Spy" with shapes you spot...
posted on July 8, 2013 at 1:09 PM
You may have heard staff from Iowa Public Television rant and rave about PBS LearningMedia. You may already use Teachers' Domain. Chances are that if you are on our site, then you already know what Teachers' Domain is and likely use it. That's great! You might have heard that Teachers' Domain is transitioning into PBS LearningMedia. If you use either of these services, then the following information is important to you!
What's happening with...
posted on July 8, 2013 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 47 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 June 26, 2013 at 2:19 PM
This summer, use PBS LearningMedia’s “interactives” to experiment, manipulate, and investigate! With over 30,000 free videos, interactive games, audio clips, essays, and lesson plans, PBS LearningMedia helps you to keep learning alive all season long. Invite your students to explore velocity, temperature, fish adaptations, and climate with this collection of featured games:
Cooking with Sugar, Grades 5-8
posted on June 13, 2013 at 2:30 PM
Summer is the perfect time to invest in yourself and tone your teaching muscles! PBS TeacherLine, the premier provider of online professional development courses for K-12 educators, offers a full schedule of more than 80 online courses that span a range of subject areas, grade levels and time commitments. Their newest 3-hour self-paced learning courses give you the training you want in an even more flexible format.
posted on June 4, 2013 at 1:19 PM
The Teaching Channel is an exciting series that highlights some of the best teaching practices that include topics such as: new teacher experience, bullying, Common Core State Standards, digital literacy, and the arts. This series is hosted by Sarah Brown Wessling who was the National Teacher of the Year for 2010. These one-hour episodes air weekly and are connected to a variety of resources that extend beyond the intriguing show itself.
posted on April 9, 2013 at 12:00 AM
Bullying affects many adolescents and teens on a daily basis, and can go unnoticed by other students, teachers, and parents. Unfortunately, recent bullying statistics show that bullying is on the rise among young adults, teens and children. The rise in these bullying statistics is likely due to a form of bullying seen in recent years called cyberbullying. Cyberbullying involves using technology, like cell phones and social media, to bully or...
posted on March 21, 2013 at 11:45 AM
NOVA Labs is a new digital platform where "citizen scientists" can actively participate in the scientific process. From predicting solar storms and designing renewable energy systems to tracking cloud movements and learning cybersecurity strategies, NOVA Labs participants can take part in real-world investigations by visualizing, analyzing, and sharing the same data that scientists use.
Each Lab is unique, and focuses on a different area of...
posted on February 15, 2013 at 2:59 PM
Iowa Public Television has received a grant to produce a new series of online education resources for our nation’s classrooms. The IPTV team will be creating a series of Web-based curriculum resources related to topics and themes introduced within the nationally syndicated television program, Market to Market, produced by IPTV and reaching more than 70% of non-metro, farming-dependent counties in the United States.
By leveraging the...
posted on January 30, 2013 at 12:00 AM
February marks the beginning of Black History month: a time to celebrate the extraordinary African Americans upon whose shoulders an entire people were lifted. It’s also a chance to remember the considerable hardships these pioneers endured in pursuit of equality. This month and beyond, we encourage you to spend some time with your students celebrating the countless contributions of African Americans.
IPTV has hundreds of resources...
posted on January 17, 2013 at 12:00 AM
Iowa Public Television is looking for middle school science teachers interested in a free online course. Through a grant from the Environmental Protection Agency, 85 Iowa Middle School Science Teachers have the opportunity to take the course, Global Climate Change Education. The PBS TeacherLine "Global Climate Change Education for Middle School" online course will begin February 27. This is a 6 week (3 credit) online course that...