posted on January 6, 2014 at 12:11 PM
Iowa Public Television is celebrating 45 years of service to Iowans and educators. IPTV would like to see how you, as an educator, use IPTV and PBS resources to engage students and enhance their learning. Send a photograph and caption showing how IPTV and PBS helps you be a more effective teacher and have a chance at being featured by IPTV on our social media pages, as well as in print and electronic newsletters. Send entries to Angela Hiatt, the Educational Outreach Specialist at
posted on January 2, 2014 at 1:58 PM
This 2014 get ahead of the game! Tackle your professional development credits by taking a PBS TeacherLine course and learn the skills you need to lead a winning class! PBS TeacherLine offers an assortment of online development courses trusted by thousands of PreK-12 educators from 15 to 45-hour facilitated courses to 3-hour self-paced courses you can take on your own time.
posted on January 2, 2014 at 12:00 AM
As we approach the New Year, now is a great time for you to catch up with FREE professional development resources that address many of the digital trends in the classroom. If you are a teacher or homeschooler who wants to use more technology with your students, but don’t know where to start, then PBS LearningMedia has the answer for you in this easy to digest recorded webinar all about integrating tablets, smart phones, laptops and whiteboards into curriculum. Join K-12 tech expert Leslie Fisher as she explores how to successfully integrate mobile technology into the classroom. Learn about top applications, practical tips and solutions for overcoming barriers along the way. Click
posted on December 26, 2013 at 8:31 AM
Celebrate the New Year with PBS LearningMedia & The Electric Company by exploring words that end with a silent -e- and learn how a silent -e- changes a short vowel sound into a long vowel sound. Fulfill that New Year’s resolution of being more active and entertain your students at the same time while rocking out with the silent -e- music video and teaching them four crucial areas of literacy: decoding, vocabulary, comprehension of connected text and motivation. Who knew learning could be so much...
posted on December 23, 2013 at 12:00 AM
Check out this PBS LearningMedia collection of resources from Thirteen/WNET designed to engage students in financial awareness, economic empowerment and personal responsibility. The 25 resources that comprise the collection conceptually illustrate lessons regarding savings, investment, creditworthiness, entrepreneurship, and commerce.
posted on December 16, 2013 at 12:00 AM
Looking for a FREE and informative professional development resource that can help you better engage with students in the 21st Century? Learn how to ignite students' curiosity and ingenuity with this collection of PBS LearningMedia resources from the documentary Digital Media: New Learners of the 21st Century, produced by Twin Cities Public Television. Explore how exceptional instructors are increasingly using digital media and interactive practices and help your students become civically engaged, allow them to collaborate with peers worldwide and empower them to direct their own learning. Click
posted on December 10, 2013 at 9:38 AM
The New Year is just around the corner and with it comes new AMERICAN EXPERIENCE films premiering in January and February. Continuing its 25th anniversary season, new episodes kick off on January 7th with The Poisoner's Handbook—an in-depth look at how New York’s first medical examiner transformed forensic chemistry, followed by 1964 on January 14th—an exploration of a year that defined an era (Beatlemania, the passage of the Civil Rights Act, the birth of the Women’s Movement and the transfer of the presidency to...