Tag Archives: CILC

Aim for SLU’s Videoconferences

Saint Louis University’s AIMS program- that’s Adventures in Medicine and Science– provides distance learning presentations through a state-of-the-art high definition videoconferencing system. The AIMS Virtual Anatomy Classroom provides hands-on interactive field trips designed to enhance any science curriculum.

AIMS was recently honored for the third consecutive school year with a Pinnacle Award from the Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration for distance learning programs. This award, presented annually, is based on teacher evaluations submitted through the CILC website and recognizes outstanding performance by a content provider.

There is a limit of 3 classes (90 students) to allow for ample opportunity for discussion and questions during videoconferences, which cost $250 each.

Ray Vollmer (above) presents on several topics, including:
• Anatomy of the Eye/Pig Eye Dissection
• Anatomy of the Human Brain/Sheep Brain Dissection
• Anatomy of the Human Heart /Pig Heart Dissection
• Mr. Bones
• Teen Nutrition
• Health General Cadaver Demonstrations
• Forensic Autopsy Cadaver Demonstrations
• Sports Medicine Cadaver Demonstrations

New Videoconferences Reflect Current Events

The following new videoconferences are listed on Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration (CILC). I thought I would share them, given what’s been on the news lately:

In the News: Disaster in the Gulf – by Amon Carter Museum

Guest scientists from the Botanic Research Institute of Texas and the Fort Worth Wildlife Center will join the Amon Carter Museum educator in connecting art and science while learning the ecological importance of our world’s wetlands and the short-and long-range…
Availability: By Request ONLY | Audience: Education: Grade(s): 3-8

The Arab-Israeli Conflict: “On Location” (Part Two of Five-Part Series) – by Distance Learning Solutions LLC
Your students will go “on location” to a Kibbutz on the border of the Gaza Strip to meet with teachers from the local school district. These teachers will describe life on a kibbutz in general, and one along the Gaza border in particular. As these communities…
Availability: By Request ONLY | Audience: Education: Grade(s): 6-12

The Arab-Israeli Conflict: “Overview” (Part One of Five-Part Series) – by Distance Learning Solutions LLC
Direct from Israel, this first part of our five-part series focuses upon the historical underpinnings of the conflict, from biblical times to the present day, with an emphasis on events of the past century. Students will learn of the variety of approaches…
Availability: By Request ONLY | Audience: Education: Grade(s): 6-12

The Arab-Israeli Conflict: “Peace Now” (Part Three of Five-Part Series) – by Distance Learning Solutions LLC
“Peace Now” is an Israeli non-governmental organization with the agenda of “swaying popular opinion and convincing the Israeli government of the need and possibility for achieving a just peace and a historic conciliation with the Palestinian people and neighbors…
Availability: By Request ONLY | Audience: Education: Grade(s): 6-12

New ‘Career’ Videoconferences Up on CILC

Here are some new videoconference programs up on www.cilc.org that focus on careers- all are set dates and times in March. If you click on the program name, you’ll be taken to a flyer that describes the program in more detail, including dates, times, and what age group it is appropriate for- New Links to New Learning members, if you are interested in any programs below, contact CSD.

Career Spotlight: Manager – Digital Media/Communications – by Pro Football Hall of Fame
Come learn about the unique career of Digital Media/Communications Manager Pete Fierle at the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He will be our featured speaker Wednesday March 3, 2010 at 9:00 AM and again at 11:00 AM.

Career Spotlight: VP of Merchandise Sales/Licensing – by Pro Football Hall of Fame
Come learn about the unique career of Steve Strawbridge, vice president of merchandise sales/licensing at the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He will be our featured speaker Thursday March 11, 2010 at 9:00 AM and again at 11:00 AM.

Exploring Your Career Potential – by SOITA
Exploring Your Career Potential is offered on Monday, March 15 at 1:00 EST and is part of a series of Let’s Talk Careers videoconferences offered by SOITA. During the videoconference, students will have the opportunity to ask questions directly to the expert.

Careers in Speech Therapy – by SOITA
Exploring Careers in Speech Therapy is offered on Thursday, March 25 at 1:00 EST and is part of a series of Let’s Talk Careers videoconferences offered by SOITA. During the videoconference, students will have the opportunity to ask questions directly to the expert.

New Links on CILC & TWICE

new links logoMany of New Links to New Learning‘s 2009-2010 videoconferences are up on www.cilc.org and www.twice.cc. (Search under Cooperating School Districts). Here’s a recap of what has been posted/updated (so far).

Professional Development Provider Programs

Mental Health in Children: Superheroes & Princesses- The Effects of Media on Gender Identity Music, TV, Internet, video games, and movies spend billions of dollars to grab the attention of young people. In the meantime, these forms of media send powerful messages about what it means to be cool, attractive, and even male or female.
Availability: Published Date(s) and Time(s) ONLY
Audience: Education: Teacher, Paraprofessional, Media Specialist/Librarian, Administrator

Mental Health in Children: You Did What?: Sexting, Cyberbullying & Other High Risk Online Behavior Online isn’t just an entity, it’s the place to be (and be seen) for young people. This presentation will discuss current trends in online behavior and what educators and parents can do to help young people be more pro-active online.
Availability: Published Date(s) and Time(s) ONLY
Audience: Education: Teacher, Paraprofessional, Media Specialist/Librarian, Administrator

Student Programs

Author Visit with Stefan Merrill Block New Links to New Learning, in partnership with the St. Louis County Library, is excited to announce an upcoming videoconference with international bestselling author Stefan Merrill Block.
Availability: Published Date(s) and Time(s) ONLY
Audience: Education: Grade(s): 11, 12

Inside a Poet’s Mind: Author Visit with Amy E. Sklansky Amy E. Sklansky gives students a peek inside the mind of a published poet. Sharing poems from her own books, Amy discusses the various places a poet finds inspiration.
Availability: By Request/On Demand AND Published Date(s) and Time(s)
Audience: Education: Grade(s): 2, 3, 4, 5

Story Hour with Author Patricia McKissack: Stitchin’ and Pullin’: A Gee’s Bend Quilt Award winning author Patricia McKissack will conduct three, 60 minute story-hour sessions during the fall of 2009, including reading from Stitchin’ and Pullin’: A Gee’s Bend Quilt.
Availability: Published Date(s) and Time(s) ONLY
Audience: Education: Grade(s): 4, 5, 6

Author Visit with Patricia McKissack: Creative Writing – Science Fiction World renowned children’s author, Patricia McKissack, teaches students how to write. During hands-on and highly interactive sessions, students discuss plot, themes, character development and more when writing Science Fiction.
Availability: Published Date(s) and Time(s) ONLY
Audience: Education: Grade(s): 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Author Visit with Patricia McKissack: Winter Holidays Around the World World renowned children’s author, Patricia McKissack, teaches students how to write. During hands-on and highly interactive sessions, students discuss plot, themes, character development and more. She will post to her blog and answer students questions.
Availability: Published Date(s) and Time(s) ONLY
Audience: Education: Grade(s): 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Cooking a Book with Author Amy E. Sklansky Author Amy E. Sklansky will put on a chef’s hat & coat to “cook” a book. Into her cooking pot go inspiration, drafts, revisions, pencil sketches, and more as she explains how an author’s idea becomes a published book.
Availability: By Request/On Demand AND Published Date(s) and Time(s)
Audience: Education: Kindergarten, Grade(s): 1, 2, 3

Dregs: A Discussion on Peer Pressure with Author Barri L. Bumgarner This distance learning connection deals with issues ranging from the impact cliques have on students and how writing can play a role in dealing with bullying/teasing/peer pressure.
Availability: Published Date(s) and Time(s) ONLY
Audience: Education: Grade(s): 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Parent

Author Visit with Barri Bumgarner In this videoconference with students, Ms. Bumgarner introduces herself and gives a brief biographical background including how she came to be a writer. Then, she begins discussing each of her books, most specifically Dregs, then opens the floor to the students.
Availability: Published Date(s) and Time(s) ONLY
Audience: Education: Grade(s): 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 12+, Public Library: Library Patrons

CILC’s Professional Development Marketplace

Many of you know that Center  for Interactive Learning and Collaboration (www.CILC.org) is a great place to find videoconference programming for students. Did you know that you can find staff development videoconferences, webinars and streams there, too? CILC’s Professional Development Marketplace is a great resource! You’ll find several selections there, including some offered by New Links to New Learning:

Staff Development: Learn Flash from Author/Computer Illustrator Bill Dallas Lewis – by Cooperating School Districts New Links to New Learning
Educators, learn Flash, a fun in-service from the dynamic Bill Dallas Lewis!
Availability: By Request ONLY
Audience: Education: Professional Development Director, Gifted and Talented Coordinator, Title One Coordinator, Principal, Teacher, Paraprofessional, Public Library: Library Staff

Mental Health in Children: Superheroes & Princesses- The Effects of Media on Gender Identity – by Cooperating School Districts New Links to New Learning
Music, TV, Internet, video games, and movies spend billions of dollars to grab the attention of young people. In the meantime, these forms of media send powerful messages about what it means to be cool, attractive, and even male or female.
Availability: Published Date(s) and Time(s) ONLY
Audience: Education: Teacher, Paraprofessional, Media Specialist/Librarian, Administrator

Mental Health in Children: You Did What?: Sexting, Cyberbullying & Other High Risk Online Behavior – by Cooperating School Districts New Links to New Learning
Online isn’t just an entity, it’s the place to be (and be seen) for young people. This presentation will discuss current trends in online behavior and what educators and parents can do to help young people be more pro-active online.
Availability: Published Date(s) and Time(s) ONLY
Audience: Education: Teacher, Paraprofessional, Media Specialist/Librarian, Administrator

Staff Dev: Customized Visit & Dynamic Writing Instruction with Nonfiction Author Carolyn Lesser – by Cooperating School Districts New Links to New Learning
This program is offered to give the most flexibility to planners & educators. Embedded in this videoconference option is total control over the content, the number of presentations, the issues & concerns most important to your district or school…
Availability: By Request ONLY
Audience: Education: Professional Development Director, Gifted and Talented Coordinator, Title One Coordinator, Principal, Teacher, Paraprofessional, Public Library: Library Staff