We’ve uploaded some short videos on/about interactive videoconferencing to our Facebook page. Take a moment to click on them and see what kind of learning opportunities you can bring into your K-12 classroom!
What kinds of programs would you like to see your school?
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
Saint Louis University’s Adventures in Medicine and Science was created so students could enrich their scientific learning. Videoconferences introduce students to human anatomy, stimulate awareness of good health practices, provide information about injury prevention and lead students to a better understanding of career choices in medicine. Experts guide students in the following topics over interactive v/c: You Are What You Eat: Teen Nutrition; Dental Health: Disease & Injury, Prevention and Treatment; Organ Transplant.
Programs can be scheduled upon request. Preferred days are Thursdays & Fridays:
* General Cadaver Demo – Students participate in an interactive cadaver demo.
* Forensic Autopsy Demonstration – Students participate in an interactive cadaver demo. The demo will discuss the basic procedure of a cadaver demo, during which the principles of objectivity, scientific method & evidence gathering will be outlined.
* General Sports Medicine Demonstration – Students participate in an interactive cadaver demo that will outline most of the common sports injuries of the shoulder, elbow, knee and ankle. Basic principles of injury management will also be discussed.
* Dissections: Pig Heart, Sheep Brain
Select from two starting times, 9:00 am or 10:15 am CT; elementary programs are 45 minutes, middle and high school programs are an hour; New Links members get a discounted rate | Non-members: $200 for virtual field trips; $225 for cadaver demos.
And…. congratulations…. AIMS was honored in the 2008-09 school year with a Pinnacle Award from the Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration for distance learning programs, finishing second in ratings from among 160 content providers. This award, presented annually, is based on teacher evaluations submitted through the CILC website and recognizes outstanding performance by a content provider.
The Tandberg Technology Tailgate, also known as the Tandberg Truck Show, will take place next week at Saint Louis University’s Practical Anatomy & Surgical Education Center (home of AIMS).
AIMS and CSD will join Tandberg on June 24 to discuss the latest 21st century learning tools: podcasting, K-12 videoconferencing, Moodle, and student collaboration. For more information on this free event, click here. The Tandberg Truck is making a one day stop in St. Louis as it makes its way to Washington DC for the 30th anniversary National Educational Computing Conference (NECC).
We have loaded up gear, refreshments and some of our education, videoconferencing and grant funding experts to bring you a tailgate experience like you have never seen!
Below is a brief agenda for each tailgate party site – most days will start at 9:30 am and wrap-up after lunch:
- Coffee & pastries
- Leveraging 21st Century Tools to Engage “Flat World” Learners – A discussion of all the hot topics around technology in the classroom – Moodle, podcasting, student collaboration and more!
- Finding money to fund your technology projects – Join the TANDBERG Grant Services Team as they discuss grant programs and stimulus funding opportunitites you should be aware of – including RUS-DLT, ILSL, E-Rate, CBJTG, E2T2 and a variety of Stimulus Funding opportunities! Also, you won’t want to miss the discussion around “matching funds” and how to leverage federal, state and foundation funds to maximize their benefit.
- TAILGATE TIME! Cookout and Technology Tailgate Party with food, fun, prizes – and the latest in videoconferencing technology!
The Tandberg Truck will in St. Louis on June 24 at Saint Louis University’s Practical Anatomy & Surgical Education Center at 3839 Lindell Blvd. You must RSVP to attend this event- click on the icon above to go to the reservation page. The truck will be in Springfield, Missouri, June 22.