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K-12 Connections Event
Reading with a Firefighter
Subject Area:
    Careers/Vocational Education

Reading with a Career Professional Series:

K-12 Connections is once again offering a series of career-related ICN events called Reading with ... for students grades K-3. The series will include career professionals reading an age appropriate book about their career, sharing a short feature career videotape and answering student questions.

About This Event:

Join an Urbandale firefighter as he shares his career with students using a book, video, and showing some of the tools used on the job. He is able to address fire prevention, safety issues and tips with students during the session. There will be time for questions, so teachers and students are asked to come to the session prepared.

Important Dates:
October 6-12, 2013: National Fire Prevention Week

Following this ICN session, confirmed registrants receive the complimentary book Firebears The Rescue Team or alternate title.

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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.)

  • GOODBODIES (Grade Level: K-2)
  • MARTHA SPEAKS (Grade Level: PreK-2)
  • SID THE SCIENCE KID (Grade Level: PreK-2)

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
Offering Dates & Times: Registration Deadlines:
October 08, 2013
 Tuesday, 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM
Audience: Grades K-4
Friday, October 4, 2013
October 08, 2013
 Tuesday, 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
Audience: Grades K-4
Friday, October 4, 2013
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