posted on September 14, 2014 at 12:54 PM
Math Adventures: A Math Engagement Program is based on the Iowa Core Standards for Kindergarten. The goal of the program is to help Kindergarteners improve their math skills. Studies have shown that early math skills are consistently associated with higher academic performance in later grades. To do this, participants will use content from PBS KIDS LAB,
posted on August 26, 2014 at 1:35 PM
The video game industry is now bigger than Hollywood, with hundreds of millions of dollars spent developing these interactive experiences. But there are also small-scale developers working in the indie game realm, creating unique and experimental video games.
Working “indie” is all about small teams working on artistic visions and the freedom to explore creative ideas. Many are drawn to indie video game-making because there isn’t a lot of money at stake, which gives them the flexibility to try new...
posted on August 20, 2014 at 7:47 AM
What does innovation look like, and how can one generate innovative ideas and strategies – right in the classroom? The collection, called “The Design Process: From Idea to Solution” is produced by NOVA Education. It helps educators and learners explore the process by which innovators seek to make the world a better place through the invention of practical solutions to some of the world’s most pressing...
posted on August 12, 2014 at 9:57 AM
Have you heard? PBS LearningMedia is getting an update! Educators will continue to have access to the same fantastic FREE digital media content, but on August 15, the website will debut an all-new look and feel -- just in time for the new school year!
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posted on July 21, 2014 at 12:00 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...
posted on July 21, 2014 at 12:00 AM
Looking for a good way to connect your child to learning activities? Look no further than your local library!
IPTV and 35 libraries across Iowa are partnering together to host Ready for School Library Corners which will be placed during the 2014-2015 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 July 11, 2014 at 2:54 PM
Iowa Public Television will expand school readiness projects in Burlington, Denison and Sioux City with support from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) and PBS. IPTV is one of 21 public television stations across the country to receive funding as part of the CPB-PBS Ready To Learn (RTL) Initiative. Major goals for IPTV’s efforts include changing summertime focus to purposeful activities that foster skills such as reading and math, using PBS KIDS learning resources to help ensure that all children are school ready, and converting afterschool time to an opportunity to motivate and engage...