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The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) has several professional development courses for educators available for graduate credit throughout the school year! Take a class on a topic that interests you or step up on the pay scale from the comfort of your living room!
Our Instructional Television block feeds provide teachers and students with (free!) video resources that enhance and stimulate interest in the curriculum. Students experience cultures, places and ideas they might otherwise not have access to and teachers have access to high quality videos they can afford! Also available on overnight block feeds are professional development resources for continuing education and tele-courses that can be used as dual enrollment or simply, as an enhancement to your existing curriculum. Many of the ITV series have teacher guides and/or lesson plans available that complement or extend the series.
A Professional Development resource you can participate in from the comfort of your own home! MATHLINE is a professional development resource service of public television utilizing the power of telecommunications to provide quality resources and services to teachers of mathematics grades K-12 in Idaho and across the nation.
A unique professional development resource created for K-5 science teachers. Although the program concentrates on innovations in science teaching, elementary teachers find that SCIENCELINE benefits their teaching in most subject areas because the majority of techniques and skills can be applied across the curriculum.
BEST PRACTICES: TECHNOLOGY IN IDAHO CLASSROOMS
See what other teachers around the state are doing in their classrooms with technology! During the months of December 1997 and January 1998 a crew from Idaho Public Television toured the state interviewing and documenting ten teachers in their classrooms. These teachers were selected for "Best Practices" in the use of technology in their classrooms. The videos will be used to train other teachers who might be less familiar with these technology applications in the classroom.
IDAHO'S NATIONAL TEACHER TRAINING INSTITUTE
Video can be a powerful educational and motivational tool. However, a great deal of the medium's power lies not in itself but in how it is used. Video is not an end in itself but a means toward achieving thoughtfully selected learning goals and objectives. Effective instructional video is not television-to-student instruction but rather teacher-to-student instruction, with video as a vehicle for discovery. Using specific techniques, teachers can strategically use video to promote student interest and understanding by targeting video content and use to promote teachers' own unique instructional agenda.