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NTTI Teacher Projects

In the spring of 2004, NTTI offered two full-days of professional development workshops for New York City-area educators focused on utilizing digital photography and the award-winning PBS series NATURE in the classroom.

After participating in a series of NTTI methodology workshops, which highlighted strategies for creating media-enhanced lesson plans, participants received hands-on instruction on the use and operation of Canon digital camcorders. Following the workshops, NTTI loaned participating schools camcorders for the remainder of the school year.

Participating teachers created and taught media-rich, ecology-based lesson plans to their students, and developed digital film projects in their classes. To view samples of the digital films created by NTTI participants and their students, be sure to watch the videos below.
NTTI thanks the national sponsors of NATURE for supporting the digital projects.NATURE  is made possible by:
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Nature Evolution

Nancy Miller
Montville Township HS

Check out a hands-on lab experience with crystal growth from two very different processes.(New)
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Cindy Jackson
Browning School

Using video and Internet resources throughout the lesson, students gain a clearer understanding of evolution. (New)
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Dogs Waves

Robert Berwick
New Canaan Country School

Students research various breeds of dogs, and interview neighbors about their own dogs' special qualities. (New) Lesson Plan
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Chris Catanese
Trevor Day School

Students view video, research Web sites and generate their own waves demonstrating how surfers use science to predict when the surf's up. (New) Lesson Plan
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Dive Animals

Dory Marcus
Summit Middle School

In a simulated news interview, a student illustrates and educates his viewers on the mysteries of deep sea hydrothermal vents called "black smokers."(New)
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Cindy Jackson
Browning School

Take a look at a lesson that explores the behavioral and molecular similarities between humans and animals. (New)
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Jungle Medicine Deep Freeze

Dory Marcus
Summit Middle School

Students research jungle medicine, and present the issues in a simulated news interview. Lesson Plan
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Nancy Miller
Montville Township HS

Students practice sampling methods, analyze the samples, and draw conclusions about the environment. Lesson Plan
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Snakes Bloody Suckers

Robert Redmon
Newton High School

In this class-created video project, students share what they have learned about snakes in various, fun formats. Lesson Plan
Snakes
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Robert Berwick
New Canaan Country School

Middle school students prepare a case and put the chipo bug--a Bloody Sucker--on trial. What will the verdict be? Lesson Plan
Blood Sucker
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