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Agency for Instructional Technology

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Works: 1,319 works in 1,882 publications in 1 language and 19,285 library holdings
Genres: Educational films  Internet videos  History  Nonfiction films  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Documentary films  Periodicals  Short films  Filmed interviews  Instructional films 
Classifications: PN1997, 973.91
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Most widely held works by Agency for Instructional Technology
Technos : quarterly for education & technology( )

in English and held by 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Classroom discipline by Ollie E Gibbs( Visual )

8 editions published between 1991 and 2005 in English and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard Curwin and Allen Mendler discuss classroom discipline, pointing out that children whose psychological and emotional needs are not met at school are very likely to become discipline problems
Multiple intelligences : other styles of learning by David G Lazear( Visual )

7 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in English and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historically, student progress has been gauged by success in subjects that tap the verbal/linguistic and logical/mathematical talents of students, inevitably leading to the disenfranchisement of learners weak in these areas. In this program, David Lazear, author of Seven Ways of Knowing and Seven Ways of Teaching and founder of New Dimensions of Learning, contends that educators must ensure the success of all students by teaching for the five nontraditional intelligences as well: visual/spatial, musical/rhythmic, body/kinesthetic, intrapersonal, and interpersonal
Intelligence, creativity, and thinking styles( Visual )

8 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in English and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How do multiple intelligences and different thinking styles relate to traditional IQ scores? What role should teacher creativity and the family play in shaping student intelligence? In this interview by Phillip Harris, of Phi Delta Kappa, Robert Sternberg-IBM Professor of Psychology and Education at Yale University-answers questions about the IQ-based "single trait notion of intelligence"; the application and implementation of his triarchic theory of intelligence; and the implications of school reform on the future of public education
China : food for a billion plus( Visual )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Despite its huge population and expanding industrial economy, most of China's inhabitants are farmers. This program journeys to Hong Kong, Guangzhou, and Beijing, exploring the relationship between Chinese agriculture and the urban centers of the country. Featuring visits to large-scale and family-operated farms, a walk along the Great Wall, and an interview with the U.S. embassy's agricultural attache, the program illuminates China's efforts to improve crop yields, food distribution, and environmental conditions
Performance assessment : moving beyond the standardized test by Kay Burke( Visual )

7 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In an age of multicultural classrooms and new understandings about multiple intelligences, what role should standardized tests play? And what direction should performance assessment take in tomorrow's schools? In this timeless program, Dr. Art Costa-Professor Emeritus at California State University, Former President of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, and a leading proponent of the explicit teaching of thinking-addresses the urgent need to create viable alternatives to standardized tests that can measure creativity, problem-solving, and cooperation
Singapore : industrialization and migration( Visual )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A hub of trade for centuries, Singapore is now an economic powerhouse. This program explores factors that have enabled Singapore to thrive, including its location, its high-tech labor force, and its wide variety of cultural groups and nationalities. Interviews with the deputy manager of the nation's port, conversations with citizens from a spectrum of ethnic backgrounds, and colorful displays of traditional Malay dance and dress reflect Singapore's balance of indigenous and immigrant influences
The Seeds of a new era( Visual )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shedding light on today's biotech revolution, this intro-level program examines the controversies surrounding genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, specifically in agriculture. The program explains the process of modification using crown gall disease and Agrobacterium tumefaciens as models to demonstrate how genetic engineering works in plants. Marker genes, DNA constructs, promoters, ligase, restriction enzymes, and the real-world agricultural applications of transgenic plants are analyzed. The film clearly shows that, regarding the long-term use of GMOs and their products, farms are both working laboratories and ethical battlegrounds
United Arab Emirates : oil and water resources( Visual )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two American teenagers visit the United Arab Emirates and find out about the country by talking to local people and representatives of business. They learn that the U.A.E. is oil rich, but, has a serious lack of water. Includes maps, facts and statistics
India : population and resources( Visual )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In these programs we explore a number of diverse countries and experience how poeple of other cultures deal with global issues in their daily lives. Issues covered include: changing borders, emerging economies, the global environment, political landscapes, population explosions, global trade, the power of nature, natural resources, the movement of people, and cultural conflict. Learn how India's large population and economic development interact
Costa Rica : ecotourism and economic development( Visual )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A student team treks across Costa Rica with a spotlight on ecotourism and how it fits into the country's overall economy. Through their explorations and meetings with local experts the video answers questions on Costa Rica about the impact of ecotourism, the rainforests, and major exports of Costa Rica. Visits to a banana farm, a coffee plantation, the Monteverde Cloud Forest, and the Tortugero National Park demonstrate a give-and-take relationship between human society and the land
Russia : rebuilding a nation( Visual )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although rich in oil, gas, lumber, and many other natural resources, Russia is experiencing difficulty building a free-market economy. From the heart of Moscow and nearby areas, this program investigates major challenges that Russian companies face following the breakup of the Soviet Union. Interviews with resource managers and business leaders-along with spectacular views of the Kremlin, Red Square, and historic churches-shed light on the growing pains of a seemingly young nation
Learning essential skills( Visual )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Working together, administrators, principals, and teachers can give priority to the essential skills children must develop in order to succeed. This program presents the value of a no-nonsense approach to teaching. By maximizing learning time, by structuring curriculums so that mastery of academic content is required to proceed, and by quickly providing extra assistance for students having difficulty, the processes of both teaching and learning can be greatly enhanced
Kenya : national identity and unity( Visual )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Great Rift Valley to the shores of the Indian Ocean, Kenya contains extraordinary diversity in culture, landscape, and wildlife. This program surveys the history of the country, its difficult transition out of colonial rule, and its wide variety of ethnic groups and languages. Visits to a Nairobi high school, a Masai village, and two wildlife conservation areas underscore the challenges modern Kenya faces in economic progress and environmental protection
Effective instructional strategies( Visual )

7 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A one-size-fits all approach to education will not promote academic success in today's culture. This program explores the value of grouping students flexibly according to their changing needs, accelerating instruction for slower learners, and customizing methods of teaching. The challenges of implementing such strategies, including increased demand for supplies, equipment, and technical assistance and additional teacher training, are discussed as well"--Container label
World War II : world at war( Visual )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Starting with Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, this program follows the United States through its mobilization for war and into battle in North Africa, Europe, and the Pacific. It also explains the dramatic domestic changes that total war made necessary-from rationing and recycling, to war bonds and government economic controls, to new roles for women in society-and the dawning of the Atomic Age, with its perilous implications for the postwar world. Correlates to standards from the National Council for the Social Studies
The Progressive era by Kelly Shafsky( Visual )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the presidencies of Teddy Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and Woodrow Wilson, America was witness to so many political, corporate, and social reforms that the period came to be known as the Progressive Era. This program provides an excellent overview of the times, underscoring the importance of women's suffrage, the Square Deal, the temperance movement, and other signal initiatives. In addition, many of the era's movers and shakers are spotlighted, including Upton Sinclair, Eugene Debs, Jane Addams, Jacob Riis, Ida Tarbell, and "Battling Bob" LaFollette. Correlates to standards from the National Council for the Social Studies
World War I : war in Europe( Visual )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program illustrates the events of World War I as it was waged in the conflict's primary theater of operations, Europe. Topics include the root causes of the war and the military alliances that ignited it; the introduction of modern weaponry such as machine guns, poison gas, fighter planes, and U-boats; America's decisive involvement, including the participation of women and African-Americans; U.S. economic policies; and public support for the war effort. Correlates to standards from the National Council for the Social Studies
High Expectations( Visual )

4 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Demonstrates how teachers may motivate students, particularly disadvantaged ones, to achieve by setting high expectations and standards, providing a supportive and safe learning environment, and exposing them to stimulating and enriched approaches to learning. Includes examples of schools around the nation and interviews with teachers who have been successful
The Roaring twenties( Visual )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Best known for its flappers, gangsters, and jazz, the Roaring Twenties was also an era of social tensions and political change. This program is a time capsule of a boisterous era that began with a surge of hope and ended on the verge of the Great Depression. Topics include the presidencies of Warren G. Harding and Calvin Coolidge, the post-World War I "return to normalcy," the economic boom and the affordable Model T, the Red Scare, Garveyism, the Scopes trial, Prohibition, and the unique pop culture of the decade. Correlates to standards from the National Council for the Social Studies
 
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