Teachers: Are YOU a Classroom Innovator?

Calling all Idaho teachers! Do you combine technology and fresh ideas in the classroom to create new ways of learning for your students?

Then enter the Idaho Digital Innovator Contest!

Idaho Public Television is dedicated to supporting teachers throughout the state and fostering collaboration between teachers. One way to do this is by highlighting teachers who are doing amazing things in their classrooms. Our Digital Innovator program recognizes teachers who are pushing the boundaries of teaching to better engage their students and enhance learning by integrating technology or digital media into their classrooms.

Each year we select one Idaho Digital Innovator and offer them opportunities to explore new teaching strategies and connect with other Idaho teachers. This year’s winner will be announced by May 17 and honored at our Educate and Celebrate event (June 20). This person will serve as Idaho Digital Innovator for the school year following the contest period.

The winner will also receive a free trip to the Northwest Council for Computer Education (NCCE) conference in Seattle (February 2020) as well as a classroom innovation kit (valued up to $1,000), a promotional spot to be run on air and social media, the opportunity to partner with Idaho Public Television on professional development trainings, and more!

If you’re a current K-12 educator who enjoys professional development and opportunities to share strategies, empower peers and inspire students, then enter the Idaho Digital Innovator Contest today! The deadline to enter is April 19.

Find the full contest description, application, and more information about the national PBS Digital Innovators initiative here.

IdahoPTV Hosts ‘Edcamp’ for Early Childhood Educators

Early childhood educators, picture this: a room filled with teachers just like you who love children but also understand the real-life challenges of educating them. Now imagine that in this room each of you has the opportunity to explore what you want to learn and to share your best ideas with each other.

That’s right: it’s time to re-imagine professional learning with an experience that is tailor made for you — PBS KIDS Edcamp.

Idaho Public Television is excited to announce that we are hosting an upcoming PBS KIDS Edcamp in the Boise area! Join us for a half day of fun, exploration and discovery with a network of other early childhood educators and caregivers from the local community.

At PBS KIDS Edcamp, you decide what’s important enough to discuss. You are the expert and the learner, and as a participant, a whole new community of friends — who have had work experiences just like yours — instantly becomes your personal network.

This professional learning event is FREE for all early childhood educators and caregivers who would like to attend. We will provide food and refreshments and the space and resources to help you explore and share ideas about the learning topics that are most important to you and your fellow educators.

As an added bonus we will be offering special door prizes and much more.

Date & Time: Saturday, April 6, from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Location: Idaho Public Television (1455 N Orchard St., Boise)

Cost: FREE

Click here to sign up for the PBS KIDS Edcamp

If you register to attend but realize later that you cannot make it, please cancel your reservation to make room for others to attend.

Music Specials Abound During Festival 2019

These are just a few of the musical performers featured in concert during Festival (March 1-17). View our online schedule at idahoptv.org for more music specials.

Peter, Paul and Mary at Newport 1963-65 (March 1 at 9 PM) features performances by the trio at the Newport Folk Festival. Their songs convey the joy and turbulence of that extraordinary era of change.

Celtic Woman: Ancient Land (March 2 at 9 PM) is a new concert filmed at Johnstown Castle in Wexford, Ireland. The performance features enchanting music from the group’s latest album, Ancient Land.

Quincy Jones Presents Sheléa (March 2 at 11 PM) showcases the vocalist, songwriter, pianist, arranger and producer Sheléa performing in a concert taped in Los Angeles.

Josh Groban is joined by guests Idina Menzel and Jennifer Nettles for a performance of songs from his latest album in Josh Groban Bridges: In Concert From Madison Square Garden (March 4 at 7 PM).

Thrill to the exquisite voice of the world’s best-selling soprano in Sarah Brightman: Hymn (March 4 at 10 PM), a concert filmed at the foot of the Bavarian Alps.

Woody Guthrie All-Star Tribute Concert 1970 (March 5 at 7 PM) celebrates the legacy of the American folk singer with a 1970 concert at the Hollywood Bowl featuring Arlo Guthrie, Joan Baez and others.

Dennis DeYoung and the Music of Styx (March 5 at 10 PM) features the songwriter and his six-piece band in a concert that includes Styx’s greatest hits.

Joni 75: A Birthday Celebration on Great Performances (March 7 at 9:30 PM) celebrates the sublime musical landscapes of human emotion evoked by the songs of legendary singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell.

Nat King Cole’s Greatest Songs (My Music) (March 8 at 9 PM) celebrates the centennial birthday of the timeless recording artist in a special featuring cherished standards and his greatest hits.

Join the pop culture icon for the final night of his 2017 United Kingdom arena tour in Donny Osmond: One Night Only! (March 9 at 5:30 PM), where he performs top hits and songs from his 60th album.

Great Performances presents a recent live U.K. broadcast version of The Sound of Music (March 9 at 7 PM), cinematically photographed on adjoining sound stages.

Jesse Cook: Beyond Borders (March 9 at 9:50 PM) is an immersive musical journey with the acoustic guitar virtuoso as he blends rumba and flamenco with elements of jazz and world music.

Buddy Holly: Rave On (March 10 at 2 PM) tells the story of Holly’s tragically short life and career through exclusive interviews with those closest to him and young artists inspired by him.

Michael Bublé: Tour Stop 148 on Great Performances (March 10 at 9 PM) offers viewers a front-row seat and backstage pass to Bublé’s visually thrilling and musically triumphant To Be Loved Tour

Paul Simon: The Concert in Hyde Park (March 11 at 9:30 PM) is a trip through the artist’s extensive songbook in a 2012 concert recorded in London’s Hyde Park.

In the Great Performances special Tony Bennett & Diana Krall: Love Is Here to Stay (March 12 at 8:30 PM), the duo honors the legacy of George and Ira Gershwin’s Great American Songbook.

Filmed on the first anniversary of his death, Leonard Cohen – Tower of Song (March 13 at 8:30 PM) celebrates the poetic songwriter with performances by k.d. lang, Sting, Elvis Costello, Damien Rice and others.

Jeff Lynne’s ELO Live at Hyde Park (March 13 at 10 PM), recorded in 2014 at BBC Radio 2’s Festival in a Day, captures the band’s first festival headlining performance in nearly 30 years

Folk Legends: Isn’t This a Time! (March 15 at 9 PM) is a historic 2003 Carnegie Hall gathering of artists who defined folk music, including Peter, Paul and Mary; Arlo Guthrie; Pete Seeger; and The Weavers.

Sinatra in Concert at Royal Festival Hall (March 16 at 4 PM) is a 1970 performance in London introduced by Princess Grace of Monaco. The set list includes the classic songs “Pennies From Heaven” and “My Way.”

Engelbert Humperdinck in Hawaii (My Music) (March 16 at 5:30 PM) celebrates the King of Romance as he croons classic hits and love songs from his 50-year career in a concert recorded in Honolulu.

Celebrate St. Patrick (March 17 at 5:30 PM) as choirs from across Ireland join composer John Anderson and his Voices of Ireland in and around St. Patrick’s Cathedral and the ancient city of Armagh.

Great Performances presents Andrea Bocelli @ 60 (March 17 at 8:45 PM), featuring pop songs and arias staged at Italy’s Arena di Verona. Bocelli’s 60th birthday is celebrated at a party in Porto Venere.

Stream Your Favorite PBS Programs Anytime, Anywhere

Broadcast TV is great, but it’s not for everyone. That’s why you can now watch your favorite recently aired PBS programs on your computer, tablet, smartphone, or other streaming device through our video portal or the PBS Video app!

Our On Demand video portal lets you stream PBS shows from your computer for a limited time after they air. Just visit the portal, search for your favorites and find previews, clips and full episodes.

Does being tethered to a computer still cramp your style? Then download the free PBS Video app to your phone, tablet or streaming device and access PBS programs on the go!

Episodes are available to view FREE for a limited time. But binge-watchers, don’t despair! Become an IdahoPTV Passport member and get extended access to complete seasons of your PBS favorites. Members even get access to exclusive Passport-only series like Jamestown and Frankie Drake Mysteries.

Find more information about becoming an IdahoPTV Passport member here.

Support IdahoPTV When You Shop at Fred Meyer, Amazon

Idaho Public Television is proud to partner with companies that give to nonprofits like ours. You can help support quality programming on IdahoPTV when you shop at Fred Meyer and Amazon.

Fred Meyer Community Rewards: By linking your Fred Meyer Rewards account online to Idaho Public Television’s nonprofit number SN886, you will earn IdahoPTV a donation every time you shop while also earning your Rewards points.

Amazon Smile: Enter through smile.amazon.com and select Idaho Public Television as your nonprofit of choice for Amazon to donate 0.5% of your purchase to IdahoPTV at no extra cost to you.

Thank you for supporting Idaho Public Television through your purchases!

‘Idaho Reports’ Special Coverage of Inauguration and State of the State

On Friday, Jan. 4, Idaho Reports provides live coverage of the inauguration of Governor Brad Little and other government officials. Idaho Reports Special: Inauguration 2019 airs live from the steps of the Idaho Capitol at noon Mountain/11 AM Pacific.

On Monday, Jan. 7, Governor Little shares his vision for Idaho, along with his proposed budget for the new year, with the Legislature and the state’s citizens. Idaho Reports Special: Governor Little’s State of the State and Budget Address 2019 airs live at 1 PM Mountain/noon Pacific and repeats at 8 PM.

The State of the State and Budget address will also air as an unmoderated live feed on our CREATE channel and stream live online at the Idaho in Session website, where it will be archived for viewing on demand.

See ‘Victoria’ on the Big Screen Before Season 3 Begins!

We’re excited to bring our viewers another season of the acclaimed Masterpiece historical drama Victoria!

Before the third season begins airing on January 13, we invite you to join us for a free preview of the Season 3 premiere episode at one of these screening events in theaters around Idaho:

This is your chance to see the first episode of Victoria Season 3 on the big screen before it airs on Idaho Public Television! The preview screenings are FREE but seating is limited, so please register in advance. We hope to see you there!

About Victoria Season 3

The year is 1848, and revolution is breaking out across Europe. In Britain, one woman stands between order and chaos: Queen Victoria. Jenna Coleman returns as the young but fearless monarch facing a crisis that threatens to end her reign.

As Season 3 gets underway, Victoria is pregnant with her sixth child. But she has much else on her mind, chiefly the Revolutions of 1848, when the downtrodden throughout Europe begin agitating for the overthrow of aristocratic rule.

In England, this discontent leads to Chartism, a set of demands for universal male suffrage, the secret ballot, equal representation for voters and other reforms that were considered radical by leading political figures during Victoria’s reign. As with many crusades, passions are aroused on both sides — sometimes violently.

Passion is also an issue in the bedroom at Buckingham Palace, where Victoria is reluctant to risk more pregnancies. Parents now of six, Victoria and Albert find themselves at odds about their offspring, especially the troubled Bertie, the role of the monarchy, and increasingly with each other.