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Agency for Instructional Technology

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Works: 1,415 works in 1,874 publications in 1 language and 18,608 library holdings
Genres: Internet videos  Educational films  History  Periodicals  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Nonfiction films  Short films  Filmed interviews  Television programs  Educational television programs 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PN1997, 371.3078
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Most widely held works by Agency for Instructional Technology
Technos : quarterly for education & technology( )

in English and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Multiple intelligences : other styles of learning by David G Lazear( Visual )

7 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in English and held by 364 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 355 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
Singapore : industrialization and migration( Visual )

7 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 299 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
United Arab Emirates : oil and water resources( Visual )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member 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
China : food for a billion plus( Visual )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 262 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
India : population and resources( Visual )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member 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
Costa Rica : ecotourism and economic development( Visual )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member 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
World War II : world at war( Visual )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 251 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
World War I : war in Europe( Visual )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 246 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
The Seeds of a new era( Visual )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 246 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
The Progressive era( Visual )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 246 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
The Roaring twenties( Visual )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 245 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
High Expectations( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

If faculty expectations are low, student achievement can never be high. This program documents the powerful impact of high expectations on student mastery of basic and higher-level skills. The supportive effect of a positive school culture, the use of monitoring as a medium to communicate a school's insistence on academic excellence, and a dedication on the part of educators to develop challenging instruction are emphasized
Performance assessment : moving beyond the standardized test( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 244 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
Learning essential skills( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 243 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
Classroom discipline( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member 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
Investing( Visual )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member 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
Logical reasoning( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This video describes how to recognize and apply inductive and deductive reasoning. Dramatized segments and computer animations involve determining a crime suspect's guilt or innocence based on clues from a series of convenience store robberies; finding a strategy for winning a game played with coins; and matching students to the sports or musical instruments they play as a part of a puzzle
Area and volume( Visual )

4 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This video describes how to calculate the area of rectangles and other shapes-both geometrical and irregular-and how to determine the volume of a rectangular solid. Dramatized segments and computer animations focus on calculating lawn dimensions at a sod farm; creatively redesigning a cereal box while retaining the original volume; and using the Pythagorean Theorem to work out the coverage area for a kitchen floor being tiled diagonally
 
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controlled identityAgency for Instructional Television

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AIT (Agency for Instructional Technology)

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