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 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 13, 2013 at 12:00 AM
Iowa Public Televisions’ Ready for School Initiative will allow 300 participants in 25 Iowa communities to take the PBS TeacherLine online Raising Readers course, Preparing Preschoolers for Success for FREE over the course of the next year. IPTV is looking for care providers interested in this opportunity.
Participant selection criteria:
1. childcare provider
2. work with children ages 3-5
3. work in a formal or informal daycare setting (home or...
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 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...