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Make it Phenomenal! is a Course

Make it Phenomenal!

Ended Sep 22, 2022

Full course description

Course Begins:

July. 11, 2022


7/11 - 9/22


Three 90 min. webinars +
1-2 hours/week



Course Type:

Guided Workshop


Certificate upon Completion


Want to showcase user-generated content but not sure how to address editorial challenges? Looking for new strategies to grow your classroom/community partnerships? Wondering how you can use data to highlight the impact of locally-created educational resources but not sure where to start? This course is for you!

In 2018 Iowa PBS launched the user-generated website and service, Iowa Science Phenomena, and continues to grow this free, community-vetted online resource FOR K-12 science teachers, BY science teachers. During this hybrid course Iowa PBS Education staff will share experiences, lessons learned and allow participants to collaborate around topics including: work flows for moderating/scaling user-generated content; and strategies for building and sustaining robust community/classroom engagement; effectively telling your stories; and strategies for gathering and using project and program data. Bring your questions and ideas to share!

We want this to be an engaging and useful course for everyone! Below outlines the learning outcomes for all attendees.

  • Module #1: Partnership Building: Strategies for building and sustaining partnerships with local educators, statewide education agencies, outdoor/informal educators, higher education and beyond
  • Module #2: Research and Evaluation: Scalable workflows for vetting and moderating user-generated educational content
  • Module #3: Communication: Methods for conducting formal and informal research and evaluation
  • Module #4: User-Generated Content: Strategies for communicating impact to stakeholders, public, and potential partners/funders

Target Audience: All


Course Facilitators

Tiffany Morgan

Tiffany Morgan

Education Program Coordinator, Iowa PBS

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Tiffany Morgan serves as an education program coordinator and conducts research, design, production and implementation of locally-created educational media resources. In her 15 years at Iowa PBS, Tiffany has served as an instructional designer for distance learning courses, professional development initiatives as well as educational and general audience media productions. Tiffany holds a Bachelor of Science in History with a minor in Educational Technology, and a Master of Science in Curriculum and Instructional Technology, both from Iowa State University.

Cody Smith

Cody Smith

Media Integration Specialist, Iowa PBS

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Born and raised in Northeast Iowa, Cody loves the opportunity to support Iowa teachers and parents across the state as a Media Integration Specialist at Iowa PBS. In his role, Cody contributes to the education team by creating digital assets such as timelines, 3D objects, and videos, as well as utilizing his science and classroom background to ensure proper alignment of our created materials to state standards. Prior to his work at Iowa PBS, Cody spent 6 years as a middle school science and STEM teacher. Cody earned his Bachelor's degree in Earth Science Teaching from UNI and his Master's in Educational Technology at Dordt University.