Teacher Training Institute
Bringing Teachers, Television and Technology
States, districts, and individual schools are increasingly
making media and technology a priority in the classroom. The National
Teacher Training Institute (NTTI) is one of public television's efforts
to help teachers harness the power of technology and
use it as a tool to help teach more effectively.
NTTI brings teachers, television and technology together
in a train-the-trainer model for integrating video and other technologies
into core lesson plans. The methodologies taught
in this local implementation of a national model have been shown
to significantly increase student understanding and retention and Idaho
educators have embraced this methodology with open arms!
This year, Idaho Public Television in cooperation with the University
of Idaho, Boise
State University, and Lewis-Clark
State College introduced this methodology to pre-service educators.
These future teachers will be prepared to enter the classroom with specific
strategies and techniques to utilize video and other media that will enhance
teaching and learning. We feel it is important to invest in our future
educators as well as our veteran teachers. Educating today and in the
future, Idaho Public Television
supports our teachers and their classrooms.
A NTTI survey of more than 1,100 elementary, middle and secondary
school students around the country conducted by Thirteen/WNET
and designed and analyzed by the Teachers
College at Columbia University confirms that students learn more and
retain more when teachers use television as an interactive component of
their lessons. Key findings of the study include:
- Students are more engaged - 85 percent of
teachers find that students are more engaged when television is used
as a hands-on teaching tool.
- Students Learn and Retain More - 90 percent
say that their students learn more, and 89 percent say they retain more,
with instructional television.
- Teaching Improves - 80 percent of teachers
report that the Institute's hands-on, interactive techniques improve
their ability to teach science.
- Teachers Train Teachers - 94 percent of teachers
say they passed along verbal information about the Institute. 70 percent
provided hands-on training to other teachers.
Are Saying about NTTI ...
one of the most outstanding classes I've taken in a long time."
Jean Morrison, Bliss School District
"It was wonderful to walk
away with so many usable resources."
Lake Hazel Middle School, Meridian
stimulating, well-prepared speakers and presenters."
Challis High School
"I was very
impressed. My students will benefit greatly from my training."
Pam Eck, Frontier
you to know how valuable I felt this workshop was for all of us who
attended. We learned many exciting new techniques which can enhance
our teaching and help us implement the emerging technologies."
The National Teacher
possible through the
generous support of