Teachers, content experts, and curriculum writers developed lesson plans
that fit into language arts, math, science, and social studies classrooms.
There are over thirty lesson plans for you to download.
We have put together a list of Web links to help you make the most of
your time in the classroom. Need some background information? Need a
source for maps? Use this list.
The Producer Handbook, Teacher Guide, and newsletter are available online
as PDF files. Instructions are included for downloading the documents.
Earth Trails Productions, your students' employer, has a Web site for
its Assistant Producers. Find out what online resources are available
to your students.
Our staff is available for staff development anywhere within Iowa. Sign
up for a workshop. Visit us at a conference. Use us as a classroom resource.
Using video-conferencing, classrooms can take advantage of some interesting
Iowa Communications Network (ICN) sessions. Signing up is easy.
Have your students done a great job with their Earth Trails assignments?
Reward their efforts with official Earth Trails Productions certification.
IPTV offers teachers help through our educational services. The educational
services staff, many of whom are former classroom teachers, are available
to answer questions, conduct in-services, and visit classrooms.
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Planning to use Earth Trails: Mississippi River in your classroom? This
valuable resource is now available free of charge to Iowa educators.
We are offering this resource free of charge through your schools and
AEAs. Use the following instructions to obtain a copy for use in your
Problem-based learning, inquiry-based learning, interdisciplinary instruction,
and technology integration are cornerstones to Iowa Public Television
multimedia resources. Browse the list, check out some links, pick up
a new strategy or find out that you are using a strategy effectively!