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Beware the Ides of March, but Not these Videoconferences

Given today is the Ides of March, it seems fitting we post about videoconference opportunities on ancient Rome. Take a look on what’s up on CILC.org:

Daily Life in Ancient Rome: What was it like to live in ancient Rome? Discover the answer as you participate in an interactive gallery presentation led by docents in Penn Museum’s Roman Gallery. View and discuss artifacts that illustrate various aspects of daily life for the Romans. Examine childhood toys and learn about the educational system, see examples of portraiture and personal adornment, discover the variety of materials used to make domestic utensils, and understand the significance of the Emperor’s imprint on coins and public monuments.
Gods and Heroes of Greece and Rome: Learn why Herakles, Athena, and Dionysus populate the CMA galleries in sculpture, coins, vases and a sarcophagus.
Mythology: For centuries, Greco-Roman mythology has shaped Western civilization. The effects of which resonate down through history, impacting even our vocabulary. The words echo, narcissist and odyssey all share mythological origins. Come; explore these fascinating stories of epic love, heroic sacrifice, triumph and tragedy. In this lesson we will discover mythology through art! PLEASE NOTE: Due to the nature of this material, images containing nudity will be shown during this lesson.
Rome- Culture and Conquest: The students will be exposed to about a thousand years of Roman history and accomplishments in the form of slides and film clips and commentary from the instructor. they will also be making all the decisions as Engineers, Mappers, Quartermasters and Strategists in the Roman Legion to which they are assigned. After they make their plans and suggestions, we talk about and view what really happened. This is a program that makes history lives and involves students in the learning process.

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

Bring Author Carolyn Lesser Into Your Classroom this School Year

Author Carolyn Lesser returns for the 2011-2012 school year as a content provider for New Links! Here’s what she is offering this year ~

Three-Part Interactive Videoconferences Sessions which include Teacher Professional Development:

•  Writing Nonfiction Prose or Poetry
•  Writing Nature Prose or Poetry
•  Multi-genre Nonfiction Writing

Each session will be full of inspiration, enthusiasm, and positive feedback! Carolyn will engage students with enthusiasm for her nonfiction process. For three-part writing series, the cost breakdown is as follows: Nonmembers pay $650 for three videoconferences | New Links members pay $600 for three videoconferences.

Carolyn also offers a Custom-designed writing videoconference for educators and/or student. This interactive videoconference is offered to give the most flexibility to planners & educators. Embedded in this program is total control over the content, number of presentations, and the issues/concerns most important to your district or schools. Collaborative planning between educators and the author is one of the riches of this custom design as it brings support & professional development to educators regarding nonfiction writing. Cost to be negotiated with author.

All programs are available upon date request, but preferred connection times include: Teacher sessions at 4 pm CT | Student sessions at either 9 am or 11 am CT.

Carolyn is the author of books including Great Crystal Bear, a lyrical natural science book that follows the polar bear through all seasons and reveals his wisdom and resilience in a stark and beautiful Arctic environment (illustrated by Bill Noonan) and Spots: Counting Creatures from Sky to Sea, a natural science book about spotted creatures and the ten biomes they inhabit. It’s an early counting book with a glossary to spark the imagination of older readers (illustrated by Laura Regan).

Questions? Email Rebecca Morrison.

Fall GNG VC Registration Starts in August

Global Nomads Group’s [GNG] mission is to foster dialogue and understanding among the world’s youth. By doing so GNG, serves as a vehicle for awareness, bridges the boundaries of cultural misconception and instills in our audience a heightened appreciation and comprehension of the world in which we live.

GNG’s PULSE program registration begins Monday, August 22nd! PULSE Programs are virtual, town hall meetings designed to give students a forum to deliberate some of the most challenging issues of our time. 2-Part PULSE programs meet over a period of two days, one hour per session. Multi-Part PULSE programs meet over several periods of time for one hour per session. Check out their upcoming programs:


9/11: 10 Years Later
In this program, students will reflect upon the impact of 9/11 in light of the “Arab Spring” and discuss how current events will shape our future.


Pillars of Islam
Engage in frank discussion about perceived (mis)conceptions about Islam and learn about the pillars of the faith.

The Arab Spring
This multi-part program will explore both the causes and consequences of those events through country-specific case studies and first-hand perspectives of people who experienced them on the ground.  This program will run once a week for 5-6 weeks.


Today’s Native Americans
By getting to know different members of this vastly diverse community, students will learn about today’s Native Americans and how their lives, perspectives, identities, and dreams define the modern Native American experience.


Cotton: The Global Fabric of Our Lives
As demand continues to outstrip supply, how will the international production, exchange, and uses of cotton affect both the international relations of our countries and us as individual consumers?

An Author Going the Distance!

The 2010-2011 school year wraps up author Amy E. Sklansky’s third year as a content provider for CSD’s award-winning New Links program. Amy’s videoconferences are for elementary students and include themes of poetry and science. She’s “traveled” all across the country, connecting to classrooms for her author visits. Today is connected with students for Inside a Poet’s Mind. To read more about her offerings, click here. Thanks, Amy, for another great year of distance learning programs!