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National Teacher Training Institute
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After a dynamic workshop presented by National Trainer Chris Czjaka from WNET, New York City, New York, Faculty members from the University of Idaho and Boise State University left prepared to enter their classrooms and teach their students, pre-service teachers, strategies for effectively using video to explain, motivate, reinforce, and reach students' different learning styles. Here at IdahoPTV we feel it is critical to support and prepare teachers in the effective use of technology, both at the pre-service level and for veteran teachers and are proud to be one of only twenty-six public television stations selected to implement the National Teacher Training Institute.

The National Teacher Training Institute and IdahoPTV are proud to present the lesson plans developed by students from the University of Idaho and Boise State University. For the past five years, IdahoPTV has worked with University faculty to implement the National Teacher Training methodology within their education courses. Once education students have had hands-on training with the NTTI methodology, they are invited to submit a lesson plan to Idaho Public Television using the NTTI methodology.

2003 Lesson Plans

K-2   4-6        7-9       10-12

K-2 Lesson Plans

The Five Food Groups by Rainee Schafer
Children learn about the five food groups as well as the specific foods found in each of these groups with Caillou.

Skills Children Need to Read by Carrie Kinnaird
Using hands-on activities, parents and early childhood explore Early Literacy activities to promote reading.

4-6 Lesson Plans

A Recipe for Success by Roger Henderson
This is an interactive, media enhanced lesson that requires students to examine ratios and proportions. The primary goal is to develop connections between math and real-world situations. Through the use of video, students will explore a relevant application of ratios and proportions. Using the internet, students will apply this concept through guided practice and interactive feedback. Students will then make connections to other real-world examples by applying this knowledge to similar problems in other areas. This lesson incorporates mathematical skills, reading, and writing in an interdisciplinary format.

7-9 Lesson Plans

Where in the World Am I? by W. Rich McClain
With the help of video clips and online web resources students will create a travel brochure for the country of Japan. Students will research and gain knowledge of the history, culture, geography and political environment of the country. Research will culminate in the rendering of a travel brochure designed to entice people to travel abroad to Japan.

10-12 Lesson Plans

Environment as Art by Jeremy Stoller
This lesson takes the students through the proposal process involved with making environmental art by briefly studying the above artists via video and Web activities. Each student will create an idea for an environmental artwork for installation somewhere on school property. The student will develop and examine ideas through research, sketches, diagrams, drawings, and models. Finally, each student will compose a proposal package for their environmental artwork idea that is constructed of a written description of the artwork, including his/her intentions of expression, how the artwork engages the environment, and the research results, along with the sketches, diagrams, drawings, and models of his/her conceptualized artwork.

Ford's Revolution by David Reddick
The lesson will be used as a case study in economics. Students will learn about the effects of Ford's use of the assembly line, auto financing, and increased wages to make his fortune early in the 20th century. The depression of the late 1920's and 30's and competition prompted Ford to change the way he managed the company's resources, both human and capital. For a culminating activity students will complete a worksheet using the internet.

What is the Challenge? Manet by Katie Ellen Hutchinson
This is an end of lst Semester presentation project to teach advanced students to view their own work through the eyes of the critic, the masses, and the media. The purpose of art, especially contemporary art can be examined only through history, which is a fuzzy looking glass indeed. However, because of the publicity that has survived in public historical documents (i.e. newspapers, etc.), many of the artists of the last 200 yrs can be explored, as can the reactions and changes that came from their work. This is crucial in understanding the significance of contemporary work.

The Magical Ingredient: FAT by Shannon Kelly Smith
The American population is the most overweight nation in the world. What are the reasons causing us to become overweight? In this lesson students will explore healthy lifestyle choices. How to reduce the amount of fat in their own diets and looks at alternative ways of eating. Students will be exposed to the idea of introducing exercise into their lifestyle, not only for now but for their lifetime.

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