posted on November 7, 2013 at 12:33 PM
Power of the Pen: PBS Kids Writing Contest!
Check out the PBS Kids writing contest and enter your students to write and illustrate their own stories. You can read stories by other students and have students use the story creation tool to write new stories! Support materials include a comprehensive Writing Guide and handouts that teach students the elements of story writing. Click
posted on November 1, 2013 at 9:16 AM
Adult Learning Spotlight—Kirkwood Community College
Kirkwood Community College offers Adult Education and Literacy programming to students in the Kirkwood Service Area. No student in the Kirkwood Service area is more than thirty minutes away from Adult Education opportunities.
Beginning January 2, 2014, Iowa will begin to offer the HiSET® assessment for high school equivalency, replacing the GED® as the test-based option to earn a high-school diploma. All students who have not completed and passed the GED® by December 13, 2013 will be required to start over with the HiSET® assessment. Kirkwood Community College offers HiSET® preparation at each of its learning centers. Interested students will need to attend an orientation session, at which time an instructor will work with the student to determine an individualized plan for earning an Iowa High School Equivalency...
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 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...