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Agency for Instructional Technology

Works: 1,331 works in 1,757 publications in 1 language and 12,772 library holdings
Genres: History  Periodicals  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Juvenile works  Documentary films 
Classifications: PN1997, 371.3078
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Publications by Agency for Instructional Technology
Most widely held works by Agency for Instructional Technology
Technos quarterly for education & technology ( file )
in English and held by 370 libraries worldwide
Classroom discipline by Richard L Curwin( visu )
7 editions published between 1991 and 2005 in English and held by 295 libraries worldwide
A common error made by new teachers is attempting to impose authority on a classroom rather than encouraging students to manage themselves. In this program, acclaimed presenter Dr. Richard Curwin and noted educator and school psychologist Dr. Allen Mendler argue that students can develop internal controls and self-responsibility when teachers alter their traditionally adversarial classroom role. Drs. Curwin and Mendler are also cofounders of Discipline Associates and coauthors of Discipline with Dignity, Taking Charge in the Classroom, and The Discipline Book: A Complete Guide to School and Classroom Management
Intelligence, creativity, and thinking styles ( visu )
8 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in English and held by 255 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
Respecting diversity in the classroom ( visu )
4 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 206 libraries worldwide
A professional development program designed to help educators address the issue of multicultural education, with strategies to help develop multicultural curricula as well as help integrate multicultural education into an existing curriculum
China food for a billion plus ( visu )
9 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 205 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
Singapore industrialization and migration ( visu )
6 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 191 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
Russia rebuilding a nation ( visu )
7 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 180 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
Managing the disruptive classroom strategies for educators ( visu )
4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 178 libraries worldwide
A workshop designed for teachers at all levels of instruction. Presents Robert E. Wubbolding teaching the classroom management techniques developed by William Glasser, president of the Institute for Reality Therapy in Los Angeles, California
Kenya national identity and unity ( visu )
5 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 166 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 ( visu )
9 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in English and held by 146 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
Harriet's magic hats firefighter ( visu )
11 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 143 libraries worldwide
Through the adventures made possible by Aunt Harriet's curious collection of hats, her four nieces are able to meet adults and learn about their professions. The programs from the Agency for Instructional Technology, help 5-11 year old children understand the activities, responsibilities and roles of adults in the community
Costa Rica ecotourism and economic development ( visu )
6 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 143 libraries worldwide
Home to more biodiversity than either Europe or North America, Costa Rica has shown the world how to benefit from the environment without destroying it. This program treks across the Central American nation with a spotlight on ecotourism and how it fits into Costa Rica's overall economy. Visits to a banana farm, a coffee plantation, the Monteverde Cloud Forest, and the Tortugero National Park demonstrate a healthy give-and-take relationship between human society and the land
Learning essential skills ( visu )
4 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and held by 142 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 [sic] 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"--Container label
United Arab Emirates oil and water resources ( visu )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 141 libraries worldwide
The UAE's oil is plentiful and readily consumed by an energy-thirsty world; meanwhile, the nation struggles with its own thirst for water. This program documents the history of the wealthy Arab nation and how it deals with water scarcity and an abundance of petroleum. Detailed discussions of the oil drilling and seawater desalinization processes, conversations with young UAE citizens, and a stroll through a souk, or public market, vividly illustrate cultural and economic aspects of this Persian Gulf country
Investing ( visu )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 141 libraries worldwide
A 10-year high school reunion provides an chance to investigate opportunity cost, supply and demand's effect on wages, investing in human capital, and the costs and benefits of career decisions. In another segment, two workers, thinking hard about their futures, learn about incentives for investing in human capital and the economic risks involved, why people change jobs, and factors that enhance job mobility. Galloping competition in the manufacturing sector sets the stage for discussing productivity, investments in robotic technology, automation and the loss of jobs, and the role of government in training displaced workers. Correlates to National Economics Standards. A 152-page teacher's guide is included. (68 minutes)
Multiple intelligences other styles of learning by David G Lazear( visu )
4 editions published between 1993 and 2000 in English and held by 140 libraries worldwide
David Lazear, director and founder of New Dimensions in Learning, discusses how traditional emphasis on teaching subjects that use verbal/linguistic and logical/mathematical learning methods creates difficulty for students weak in those areas. He stresses that learning should also involve the other "intelligences:" visual/spatial, musical/rhythmic, body/kinesthetic, intrapersonal, and interpersonal
India population and resources ( Computer File )
4 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 139 libraries worldwide
Dramatic changes over the past 20 years have created a tech-savvy Indian middle class. This program details the economic strength of the "new" India, its ongoing problems of unemployment and poverty, and how these issues are linked to overpopulation. Outlining the country's 5,000-year history, the video focuses on the southern city of Bangalore, also known as the Silicon Valley of India, and the daily influx of rural job-seekers it faces. Conversations with women in prominent high-tech positions emphasize changing attitudes toward gender roles
The Progressive era ( visu )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 134 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
The Roaring twenties ( visu )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 132 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
Multiple intelligences other styles of learning ( visu )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 128 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
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