- Stakeholders and experts from a variety of viewpoints, biases, persuasiveness, and expertise
- Stakeholders and experts tackle the tough issues related to the water quality topic and describe their work with these issues through Web sites, videos, and interactive DVDs
- Stakeholders and experts interact with students via the Iowa Communications Network videoconferencing classrooms about careers and how they deal with the issues related to water quality
- Viewpoints from a variety of stakeholders, experts, and career professionals include commercial developer, nutrient management specialist, senator, wastewater treatment expert, farmer, geologist, water treatment expert, farm policy expert, farm policy activist, urban conservationist, and water superintendent
- A variety of primary and secondary sources of informational texts such as feature articles, editorials, interview transcripts, reference, public documents, and consumer documents help students explore how water is important to many different careers
IPTVs School to Careers Project
IPTV School to Careers is a career development project for 7-12th grade students, educators, and parents. If you are an Iowa educator, your students have access to video, Web, and interactive activities as they are introduced to career professionals, projects, and ideas that help them identify their interests and plan for the future. Over 200 Iowa career professionals are profiled on the Web site through video, photos, and text. Through discussion boards and interactive activities, students gain a realistic portrait of a variety of career pathways.
As students link from the Explore More: Water Quality Web site to explore career connections on the School to Careers Web site, they can discover which careers use water in obvious ways like firefighters, boat captains, and water park designers as well as others in less obvious ways such as a farmer or a geologist. They all care about water and water quality. Careers include field sales agronomist, crop production specialist, farmer, naturalist, fisheries biologist, geologist, groundskeeper, senior landscape architect, leak surveyor, lock master, and marine biologist.
Not only do some careers rely on water, they also rely on people having excellent reasoning skills, strong math, effective communication, and an awareness of science. Careers in water quality depend heavily on an educated work force.
Visit the School to Careers Web site at www.careers.iptv.org.