What is TEAMS Distance
TEAMS Distance Learning (TEAMS) received its initial funding in 1990 by the U.S. Department of Education's Star Schools grants, to provide live, direct student instruction and ongoing professional development for teachers via satellite broadcasts throughout the United States. In addition to its original satellite delivery, TEAMS programs are telecast on a number of Public Broadcasting Stations (PBS) around the country.
Created to deliver K-8 mathematics and science instruction, TEAMS has grown over the years to include K-8 instructional programs in language arts/reading, science, history/social science and technology. Due to advances and increased access of technology in the classroom, TEAMS has evolved into delivering its K-8 programs as videotape modules. Modules include use of extensive teacher supported materials accessible via the Web. TEAMS modules can be purchased/licensed by schools, districts, regions, PBS and Instructional Television (ITV) agencies. Additionally, schools and districts can now purchase TEAMS programs via streamed media over the Internet through a subscription service from Discovery Education (formally AIMS Media/Digital Curriculum.)
In 1994, TEAMS created one of the first instructional Websites (http://teams.lacoe.edu) on the World Wide Web, to provide online support to students and teachers for its programs, as well as other K-12 links to assist teachers and students. Today, the website has transitioned into TEAMS Educational Resources, a place where teachers, students, administrators and parents can find free links to educational resources that have been researched, reviewed and evaluated by and for educators. TEAMS Educational Resources continues to provide support for the TEAMS video programs with its Electronic Classrooms: http://teams.lacoe.edu/documentation/classrooms/classrooms.html
To purchase videotape modules or to license programs for broadcast,
To access TEAMS programs via Internet streamed video, you need to subscribe
TEAMS Distance Learning has a network of Project IMPACT Star Schools Partners and other major participants across the United States. If you are located in one of the following areas, click on the state for more contact information.
The curriculum areas of the TEAMS programs are: Reading (Grades K-3), English/Language Arts (Grades 4-7), History Social Science (Grades 4-7), Mathematics (Grades 1-8), Primary Science (Grades 2-3), Science (Grades 4-7).
Read the individual program descriptions to find out more about the TEAMS programs:
Click on the links below to preview short video clip examples of TEAMS programs. You will need QuickTime to view these video clips. Also, Discovery Education delivers TEAMS videos in either Windows Media or Quicktime formats.