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IPTV at United Way of Siouxland's Event

posted on June 30, 2014 at 1:07 PM

IPTV at United Way of Siouxland's Event

The 2nd United Way of Siouxland Active Kid’s Day was held at Cook Park in Sioux City on Friday, June 20, 2014.  Almost 600 children from Kindergarten to grade 5 were present for the celebration.  Participating summer programs included Stella Sanford CDC, Beyond the Bell’s Unity, Spalding Park and Liberty programs, Mary Elizabeth Child Care Center, Mary J Treglia Community House, Girls, Inc. and Boys Club.  IPTV made it possible for each child to take home a book and summer reading activities following the...

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Posted on June 30, 2014 at 1:07 PM Comments

Experience History from the Inside Out with PBS LearningMedia's Past/Present

posted on June 26, 2014 at 11:30 AM

Experience History from the Inside Out with PBS LearningMedia's Past/Present

Now that summer is here, it’s time to get gaming! The time: May 1906. The place: The mythical town of Eureka Falls. Reach into a piece of American history with PBS LearningMedia’s Read More

Posted on June 26, 2014 at 11:30 AM Comments

This Memorial Day, Instill an Appreciation for Service

posted on May 26, 2014 at 12:00 AM

This Memorial Day, Instill an Appreciation for Service

Memorial Day is so much more than just a day to honor those who have served our country. We are grateful every day for the bravery and loyalty they have shown in the face of danger. Use this week as an opportunity to share with your students personal stories of service that will inspire them for years to come and truly engrave in their minds what it means to serve.

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Posted on May 26, 2014 at 12:00 AM Comments

Registration is Open Through May for the Iowa Public Television Teacher Training Institute

posted on May 19, 2014 at 12:00 AM

Registration is Open Through May for the Iowa Public Television Teacher Training Institute

Iowa Public Television invites you to register for the Iowa Public Television Teacher Training Institute which will be held June 13, 2014.  IPTVTTI will offer networking and professional development opportunities for educators from around the state.  Master Teachers, highly qualified educators who have been selected by IPTV, will present model lessons that are cross curricular and STEM based.  The opportunity to learn about IPTV and PBS resources, as well as how to submit your own qualifying lesson to IPTV for a stipend, will be offered in June at the Johnston Middle School located at...

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Posted on May 19, 2014 at 12:00 AM Comments

This Earth Day, Ask the Tough Questions About America's Food System

posted on April 21, 2014 at 2:57 PM

This Earth Day, Ask the Tough Questions About America's Food System

Consider the environmental impacts of America's current food system. In the 21st century global food economy, why are most foods traveling an average of 1,500 miles from farm to plate? Why does it take twenty calories of fossil fuel energy to produce two calories of food energy today, whereas 100 years ago, it took only one calorie of fossil fuel energy to produce the same amount of food energy?

The complexities of our food system and its impact on the environment are at the forefront of a national debate. Use this PBS LearningMedia Read More

Posted on April 21, 2014 at 2:57 PM Comments

Dr. Norman E. Borlaug's Legacy Provides Students with Educational Resources and Opportunities

posted on April 17, 2014 at 8:32 AM

 Dr. Norman E. Borlaug's Legacy Provides Students with Educational Resources and Opportunities

On March 25, 2014, the State of Iowa celebrated a milestone with the official unveiling of the Dr. Norman E. Borlaug statue in National Statuary Hall at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. Appropriately, the date would have been Dr. Borlaug's 100th birthday and is also National Agriculture Day.

Dr. Borlaug of Cresco, Iowa, is known as the "Father of The Green Revolution" and his development of miracle wheat is credited with saving an estimated billion people around the world from hunger and starvation. He is the only American to receive the Nobel Peace Prize, the Congressional Gold Medal, the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the National Medal of...

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Posted on April 17, 2014 at 8:32 AM Comments

Iowa's Own Makes it as a Digital Innovator

posted on April 9, 2014 at 10:22 AM

Iowa's Own Makes it as a Digital Innovator

Leslie Pralle Keehn is a currently technology integration consultant for Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency out of Blairsburg, Iowa, and previously taught 6-12 grade Social Studies and computer. She became passionate about using technology very early in her social studies classroom after receiving a grant to buy a Nintendo Wii for her classroom. She is passionate about gamification, blended learning, global connections, and student creation and collaboration beyond the classroom...

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Posted on April 9, 2014 at 10:22 AM Comments

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