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Agency for Instructional Technology

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Works: 1,326 works in 1,888 publications in 1 language and 19,425 library holdings
Genres: Educational films  Internet videos  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Nonfiction films  Documentary films  Periodicals  Short films  Filmed interviews  Historical 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 569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Classroom discipline by Ollie E Gibbs( Visual )

8 editions published between 1991 and 2005 in English and held by 403 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
Multiple intelligences : other styles of learning by Thomas Armstrong( Visual )

7 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in English and held by 375 WorldCat member 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
Intelligence, creativity, and thinking styles( Visual )

8 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in English and held by 368 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 334 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
The Seeds of a new era( Visual )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 309 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
Singapore : industrialization and migration( Visual )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 292 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 )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 288 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
India : population and resources( Visual )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 284 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 )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 282 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 281 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 278 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 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The program addresses these questions about Kenya: What peoples and cultures make up Kenya today? What attracted Europeans to Kenya and how did colonialism affect Kenya? How important is Kenya's natural wildlife to the country's economy? How does the Kenyan environment impact lifestyles and cultures?
World War II : world at war( Visual )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 277 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
Effective instructional strategies( Visual )

7 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in English and held by 277 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
The Progressive era by Kelly Shafsky( Visual )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at various reform movements in the United States from 1900-1917 during the administrations of presidents Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and Woodrow Wilson
The Roaring twenties( Visual )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 272 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
World War I : war in Europe( Visual )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 272 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
World War I : on the home front by Judi Dench( Visual )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While the doughboys were fighting the war "over there," Americans at home were busy supporting it. This program looks at the domestic issues facing the United States during its involvement in World War I. Included are discussions of the changing industrial workforce, the growth of the women's suffrage movement, African-American migration to the North and the racial tensions that followed, erosion of American civil liberties during the war, Wilson's idealistic Fourteen Points, and the punitive Treaty of Versailles. Correlates to standards from the National Council for the Social Studies. A viewable/printable instructor's guide is available online. (29 minutes)
High Expectations( Visual )

4 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in English and held by 269 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
 
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