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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
posted on February 24, 2014 at 12:00 AM
Family trees can be more than just a grid displaying who your relatives are. In this activity created by WETA and drawing on material from the PBS documentary series Latino Americans, students are challenged to reflect on their own family’s arrival to America and learn new facts about their cultural history. Inspired by clips from the documentary, students research and fill in as much information as possible on the names and...
posted on February 19, 2014 at 12:00 AM
Seeing women who have succeeded in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) helps inspire and motivate girls, especially when they can relate to these mentors as people with lives outside of their job. Twin Cities Public Television brings us the SciGirls, whose bold goal is to change how millions of girls think about STEM. Research shows that, for a variety of reasons, some girls begin to lose interest (and confidence in their...
posted on February 17, 2014 at 11:23 AM
Everyone’s favorite monkey and The Man with the Yellow Hat are here to help your students learn all about engineering, building and design! The Curious George STEM Collection is a great way to help young children understand science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) concepts, such as measuring, building and simple machines. This collection of lesson plans with Curious George videos offer hands-on investigations and exciting new...
posted on February 7, 2014 at 12:00 AM
The demands of the 21st century require a new way of approaching education policy and practice; a “whole child” approach to learning, teaching, and community engagement. What if policymakers made decisions about education policy by first asking: what works best for children? Answering that question pushes us to redefine what a successful learner is and how we measure success. For a 70-year period, when America cared little about the...
posted on February 5, 2014 at 3:52 PM
Adult Education and Literacy Programs at Des Moines Area Community College
The HiSET® (High School Equivalency Test) is an assessment of skills and knowledge comparable to those of a high school graduate and has replaced the GED® in the state of Iowa as the assessment tool used to award the High School Equivalency Diploma.
The HiSET® test is a series of five tests covering writing, science, math, literature and the arts, and...
posted on February 3, 2014 at 12:00 AM
Teach one of Jane Austen’s greatest novels, Sense and Sensibility with the help of PBS LearningMedia’s MASTERPIECE collection. Within 10 minutes of this adaptation, students learn a great deal about the plot, characters and the meaning of the novel. During the clip, family members share an elegant dinner and the dialogue helps to establish not only each character’s distinct personality, but also the mood, tone and trajectory...
posted on January 30, 2014 at 12:42 PM
February is Black History Month and we couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate than by enjoying the groundbreaking artistic and cultural contributions that came out of the Harlem Renaissance. Writers such as Counted Cullen and Langston Hughes, painters including Jacob Lawrence and Romare Bearden, and musicians and composers such as Duke Ellington and Bessie Smith, became widely known during this time as leaders of artistic innovation...
posted on January 29, 2014 at 3:33 PM
Are you as obsessed with the new seasons of Downton Abbey and Sherlock as we are? Then join PBS LearningMedia in unveiling aspects of London’s past which are now hidden underneath the city in Secrets of Underground London. From the ruins of a Roman amphitheater to human bones preserved under the foundation of the Museum of London, you will not believe your eyes! Uncover the past of one of the world’s most famous cities and share...
posted on January 29, 2014 at 3:12 PM
Apply to become a 2014 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovator by telling us how you are using digital media and technology to lead innovation in your school. Whether you are flipping your classroom or integrating tablets and mobile devices, we want to hear your story and share it with like-minded innovators. Submit an application and you could receive one year of FREE professional development, including virtual trainings, and an all-expense paid...
posted on January 24, 2014 at 12:00 AM
PBS LearningMedia is looking for 100 of America’s most innovative educators that use digital media/technology in the classroom to become one of the 2014 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators. Selected applicants will receive:
All-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C., for hands-on training at the 2014 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators Summit.
One year of free professional development opportunities including virtual trainings and...