Iowa Public Television is in the planning process for a nationwide initiative to create quality, in-depth agricultural education resources for our nation’s classrooms. The IPTV team will be creating a series of web-based curriculum resources related to topics and themes introduced within the nationally syndicated television program, Market to Market, produced by IPTV and reaching more than 70% of non-metro, farming-dependent counties nationwide.
By leveraging the timely and relevant content of the weekly Market to Market program, this project will build upon core subject content and emphasize the skills, knowledge and expertise today’s students must master to compete globally and become successful 21st century citizens. These resources will be freely available on the Market to Market website (iptv.org/mtom), through online education repositories like PBS LearningMedia (pbslearningmedia.org), and syndicated through content-sharing sites like YouTube.
The project will target students in grade 9-12 nationally, and will connect with learning outcomes in the subject areas of agriculture, science, math, social studies, language arts and others. The purpose of this survey is to identify curriculum needs, relevant student characteristics, and high-interest content connections to the themes covered in Market to Market programs. Thank you for taking a few minutes to share your insights.