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K-12 Connections Event
Stories & More: Environment
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Stories & More ICN sessions are interactive, educational and fun! During the session we read stories, watch short videos, sing songs, discuss and do activities. Participating in ICN sessions is a great way to get children excited about technology as well as our various topics. Content is geared toward Prek-1st grade audiences.

ICN Sessions are offered by Iptv and the ICN at NO COST to participants. You will also receive a supplementary book to keep in your classroom, library, or center.

APRIL: Environment

Great Environment books that may be used in session:

  • Our Class is Going Green
  • Over in the Garden by Jennifer Ward
  • The Tiny Seed, Eric Carle
  • The Lorax, by Dr. Seuss
  • The Earth and I by Frank Asch
  • Recycle Every Day! by Nancy Elizabeth Wallace
  • Materials Needed for this session:

  • One piece of paper
  • Crayons or Markers
  • Following this ICN session, confirmed registrants receive the complimentary book A Tree for All Seasons and Diary of a Worm or alternate title.

    Stories & More sessions are offered each month on a Thursday. Each day there will be two opportunities to participate, 9:30-10:15 AM and 12:30-1:15 PM. Click on the titles below for more information and to register for other Stories & More ICN sessions.

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    Classroom Resources:

    The following related programs are available on IPTV's broadcast or from the AEAs: (Check the K-12 Classroom Television ( Web site for broadcast dates and times.)

    • BACKYARD SAFARI: (Grade Level: PreK-2)
    • SID THE SCIENCE KID (Grade Level: PreK-2)
    • DRAGONFLY TV (Grade Level: 2-5)

    Only twelve interactive sites are scheduled for each session. Videotaping is NOT available.

    Sessions are provided at no cost by Iowa Public Television in collaboration with the Iowa Communications Network to PK-12 students and the adults working with or on behalf of PK-12 students in Iowa.

    Sign up for the K-12 Connections eNewsletter to receive timely information regarding ICN sessions like this one.

    Contact Person:
    Abby Brown

    (800) 532-1290 or (515) 242-4181: (515)242-3100
    Offering Dates & Times: Registration Deadlines:
    April 17, 2014
     Thursday, 9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
    Audience: Grades PK-1
    Friday, April 11, 2014
    April 17, 2014
     Thursday, 12:30 PM - 12:15 PM
    Audience: Grades PK-1
    Friday, April 11, 2014
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