CILC sent out new videoconferences listed on their website, www.cilc.org, and programs include two from some of our favorite content providers, Center for Puppetry Arts in Atlanta, GA, and The Discovery Center in Springfield, MO. Also listed are some collaboration requests. To read more about it, visit www.cilc.org.
Content Provider Programs
Cowboy Close-Up by Amon Carter Museum
Gather ’round the camp fire and experience the story of the American cowboy through the eyes and words of an historical reenactor. See and hear from cowboys around an authentic chuck wagon and learn about the cowboy lifestyle during the late nineteenth…
Availability: By Request/On Demand ONLY | Audience: Grade(s): 1-8
Stories and the American West by Amon Carter Museum
Use art to enliven narrative writing instruction. This v/c focuses on the use of art as a stimulus point for students to create their own stories about the American West. Teachers receive a CD of images & creative writing activities.
Availability: By Request/On Demand ONLY | Audience: Grade(s): 3-7
Mexico by Center for Puppetry Arts
Students learn about the history and culture of Mexico and its people through the art of the mask. Learning activities center around the story of the flag of Mexico & ancient Aztec culture, ancient pictographs of indigenous animals of the New World…
Availability: By Request/On Demand ONLY | Audience: Grade(s): 4-12
My Amazing Body by Discovery Center of Springfield
In this interactive program, we’ll touch on bones, brains, muscles and more as young learners explore human anatomy and healthy habits.
Availability: By Request/On Demand ONLY | Audience: Pre-K, K-2
United States Colored Troops of the Civil War by Fort Mifflin on the Delaware
The 3rd Regiment Infantry United States Colored Troops Civil War Re-enacting group will be on hand to provide living history for this one-day only event. Friday, April 3, 2009 from 9 am to 4 pm (EST)
Audience: Grade(s): 3-12
Icy Science by Fort Worth Museum of Science and History
Looking for a “chilling” experience using one of the world’s most unusual substances that will support your student’s process skill development? Then freeze some water, grab some salt and get ready for hands-on explorations that emphasize observation…
Availability: By Request/On Demand ONLY | Audience: Grade(s): 2-8
PIQ: Test Your Palaeo Intelligence by Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology
Think your students have what it takes? Test their knowledge of dinosaurs and palaeontology as they are lead through a series of five interactive games and challenges in their efforts to escape a deadly volcano.
Availability: By Request/On Demand ONLY | Audience: K-3
Up Close and Palaeo Jr. by Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology
How big was the biggest dinosaur? Did trilobites live during the Age of Dinosaurs? Get answers to questions as one of our science educators tackles your students’ toughest palaeontological ponderings.
Availability: By Request/On Demand ONLY | Audience: K-9
Higher Education technology Upgrades
We are recently looking to upgrade our ITV room in our Downtown GR location. I am looking for “if I only knew” answers before upgrading. For example, we currently use ceiling microphones which I do not feel work properly. Also, HD is taking hold.
Status: Seeking Partners | Audience: Business/Community: Business Member, Community Member, Government Agency
5th Grade Time to Connect
A CURRENT EVENTS ACTIVITY FOR GRADE 5, using http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/snapshot/. Teachers will go to the archive to plan the article to be used for the following week. Students will receive a copy of the Student Handout.
Status: Seeking Partners | Audience: Grade(s): 5
German and English or German and German Collaboration
Seeking an English teacher in a German-speaking country who would like his/her class to interact with a German class in the US (Indianapolis, IN). Webcam, live interaction might be possible. All types of collaboration (email, blog, etc.) considered.
Status: Seeking Partners | Audience: Grade(s): 9-12
To participate in any of these videoconferences, look them up on CILC and sign-up with the appropriate content provider!