Professional Development

Explore More Topics
  Genetic Engineering

  The Future of Energy
  Working Landscapes
  Water Quality

Explore More Tools for Teachers
  Project Information
  Teaching Strategies 
  Professional Development
  Classroom Downloads
  Teacher Help

Other IPTV K-12 Resources
  K-12 Classroom TV Catalog
  K-12 Connections ICN events
  School to Careers
  IPTV Educational News

Professional Development
Are you interested in using the Explore More series, but aren't sure where to begin? Our teacher consultants offer Explore More workshops and conference presentations to help you link standards, inquiry, and the project content to your science, language arts, social studies, and math classroom.

Explore More 2004 Summer Workshops for Iowa Teachers

Course Title
Inquiry and Iowa Issues in your Classroom with IPTV’s Explore More Project

Teachers: Grades 6-12 science, language arts, social studies, math; Technology/Computer Teachers; Media Specialists; Technology Directors

Course Description: Join other innovative teachers in your area to connect inquiry and local issues to your curriculum using IPTV's award-winning multimedia project, Explore More. Get your students thinking critically about timely issues such as genetic engineering, the future of energy, sustaining the Loess Hills, and water quality. Investigate Web sites, interactive DVDs, ICN events, and other technology resources and how they relate to your curriculum.

In this course, you will learn about inquiry and problem-based instructional models, then share ideas, strategies and plans to integrate real world issues to the areas of science, social studies, language arts and math using compelling technology resources. Working by yourself or in a group, you will design a plan to integrate Explore More content and technology resources into your existing curriculum.  In short, you will leave classroom-ready. This course has inspired and excited Iowa teachers from science, math, agriculture, TAG/ELP, social studies, technology, home school and more.

All participants will receive a FREE complete classroom set of interactive DVDs, videos, and curriculum resources.

This workshop, aligned with Iowa Teaching Standards, is available for relicensure/professional development and graduate credit. For more information, contact your AEA.

Explore More Workshops: Summer 2004
Keystone AEA1 Elkader June 28 & 29
AEA267 Marshalltown June 15 & 16
AEA267 Clear Lake July 1 & 2
Prairie Lakes AEA8 (800-669-2325) Pocahontas July 12 &13
Mississippi Bend AEA9 Bettendorf July 29 & 30
Grant Wood AEA10 Cedar Rapids July 29 & 30
Heartland AEA11 Johnston June 10 & 11
Western Hills AEA12 (800-352-9040) Sioux City July 6 & 7
Green Valley AEA14 Red Oak July 13 & 14
Green Valley AEA14 Mt Ayr July 15 & 16
Southern Prairie AEA 15 Ottumwa August 9 & 10

Registration for this event is closed. Please check back or contact us for information about future events.