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Overnight Learning Block
Every morning from 1:00 a.m/midnight until 6:00/5:00 a.m., our overnight learning block provides teachers and students with (free!) video resources that enhance and stimulate interest in the curriculum. Students experience cultures, places and ideas that they might not otherwise have access to, and teachers have access to high quality videos they can afford! Also available on overnight programming are professional development resources for continuing education and telecourses that can be used as dual enrollment or simply as an enhancement to your existing curriculum. Many of the series selected for the learning block have teacher's guides and/or lesson plans available that complement and extend the series.

Idaho's National Teacher Training Institute
Video can be a powerful educational and motivational tool. However, a gret 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 throughtfully 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 using it to promote teachers' own unique instructional agenda. These lesson plans were developed as a means to effectively use video in the classroom and as a way to integrate multimedia resources into classroom curricula.

Find lesson plans, web links, and television/video resources organized by subject and grade level, or by keyword search. The PBS mega-website for teachers provides correlation to national standards, and an up-to-date guide to new PBS programs appropriate for K-12 learners and teachers.

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