|VC Content Provider List (269)
This database, sponsored by Polycom, contains information on content providers such as zoos and museums that offer IP (H.323) and ISDN (H.320) based videoconferencing. Berrien RESA has researched this information to the best of our knowledge. This page, when viewed online at www.VCcontentproviders.org, contains the most up-to-date information from our database.
|ACT Out Ensemble
Address: P.O. Box 441130; Indianapolis IN 46244-1130; USA
Contact: Sara Riemen; firstname.lastname@example.org; (317) 916-0568
ACT Out Ensemble provides quality theatrical programs on social, health and educational issues. This nationally recognized theatre company, based in Indiana, travels to high schools and colleges nationwide. To date, the Ensemble has performed for over 60,000 audience members across the country. All performances are interactive and involve an extensive audience feedback session.
|Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum
Address: 1300 S. Lake Shore Drive; Chicago IL 60605-2403; USA
Contact: Katie Peterson; email@example.com; 312-322-0333
The Education Department at the Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum is designing an entire menu of distance learning programs and opportunities to coincide with the opening of our new CyberSpace Gallery. CyberSpace is an interactive multimedia environment complete with Vision Stations for virtual reality experiences, a distance learning classroom with state-of-the-art videoconferencing equipment, and a computer classroom for interactive learning activities.
Address: 16643 NE 89th ST
; Redmond WA 98052; USA
Contact: Joyce Svitak; firstname.lastname@example.org; (206) 902-8755
With her down-to-earth charm and audacious wit, writer and literacy expert Adora Svitak embodies the benefits of creative learning. Adora has been teaching writing workshops since she published her first book at age seven. She has been featured on Oprah, CNN's Young People Who Rock, NBC Nightly News, and countless other programs. Adora's presentations feature live writing demonstrations, interactive activities, and storytelling. Her social studies workshops teach kids (and teachers) how to use writing as a creative learning tool across disciplines. Adora provides kids with a tangible and exciting example of where writing can take them.
|Adventure Science Center
Address: 800 Fort Negley Blvd; Nashville TN 37203; USA
Contact: Revon Wilcox; email@example.com; (615) 862-5177
Use video teleconferencing technology to join in the "edutainment" at Adventure Science Center, even if you can't come to visit. Schedule an Electronic Field Trip for a two-way audio/video link with our dynamic, experienced educators. Our staff will share educational and fun science experiments with your students, engaging them in active learning experiences.
|Adventures In Medicine & Science (AIMS) of Saint Louis University
Address: 3839 Lindell Blvd.; Saint Louis MO 63108; USA
Contact: Lisa Suggs; firstname.lastname@example.org; 314-977-7377
Adventures In Medicine & Science (AIMS) provides distance learning presentations originating from the Practical Anatomy and Surgical Education Laboratory on the campus of Saint Louis University. Utilizing human cadavers and specimens, AIMS programs utilize inquiry-based teaching methods to teach anatomy and science, and to increase the health literacy of participants. Students receive instruction that enhances their understanding about how their own bodies work with the goal of increasing their interest in medical careers and making healthy lifestyle decisions by explaining the outcomes of good nutrition and drug and alcohol abuse. AIMS also conducts hands-on interactive field trips designed to enhance any science curriculum.
|Alaska SeaLife Center
Address: 310 Railway Ave. * P.O. Box 1329; Seward AK 99664; USA
Contact: Laurie Stuart; email@example.com; (907) 224-7900
Visit Alaska, virtually! Using interactive two-way videoconferencing equipment, your students will expand their scientific experience via live, multi-media presentations. Using inquiry-based learning, each 55-minute sessions incorporates current research and rehabilitation programs happening here at the dynamic Alaska SeaLife Center.
Each session includes specific background information, pre-conference and post-conference activity ideas, and supplies for session activities.
Address: 3901 Delores Drive; Eagle River AK 99577; USA
Contact: Cindee Karns; firstname.lastname@example.org; (907) 622-3969
In Alaska global warming is very real. My family bought a house that’s extremely environmentally friendly. Using nature, it recycles the spring and gray water to reuse and even drink. We compost our waste, from kitchen scraps to toilet waste, by using worms. Check out our web site at: www.alaskanecoescape.com
|Albany Institute of History and Art
Address: 125 Washington Avenue; Albany NY 12210; USA
Contact: ; email@example.com; (518) 463-4478
The Albany Institute's Videoconference lessons are exciting real-time interactive programs. New York State certified teachers use objects, images and inquiry-based teaching methods to engage students in lessons that focus on art and history. Students are active participants in the lesson; they observe, analyze and express their ideas about objects and images presented.
Videoconference lessons are intended for individual classes or groups of 30 students or fewer. In addition to a main camera, a special “document camera” allows for close inspection of individual objects. Each lesson is approximately 60 minutes and was co-written with K-12 teachers, and corresponds with New York State and National Standards.
Address: 12845-102nd Avenue; Edmonton BC T5N 0M6; CAN
Contact: Booking Office; firstname.lastname@example.org; (780) 453-9131
The Royal Alberta Museum is proud to announce that in September 2008 it will begin offering the first of a series of school programs from its new Distance Learning Facility. It's a Small World aligns with Topic E of the Grade two Science curriculum, Small Flying and Crawling Animals, by focusing on the senses and secret weapons of some amazing animals. We illustrate these attributes using live exotic insect specimens, some great high definition video footage and, of course, live interaction with a highly entertaining and knowledgeable member of the Museum staff. Opportunities for student questions makes this program experience as educationally rewarding as a class visit to the Museum.
Address: 2nd Floor, Oxbridge Place
9820-106 Street; Edmonton BC T5K 2J6; CAN
Contact: ; ; 1-866-427-3582
It gives Alberta Parks great pleasure to announce that as of September 1, 2009 Educational Video Conferences (EDVC) will be offered.
We realize that not all teachers and schoolchildren can travel to our sites, so we offer what we feel is "The Next Best Thing To Being There"! Any school that is equipped for videoconferencing can enjoy educational programs from the comfort and convenience of their school.
However, what we really hope is that our educational video conferences inspire schoolchildren to travel to our sites with their teachers or parents where they can enjoy our sites firsthand.
|American Labor Museum/Botto House National Landmark
Address: 83 Norwood Street; Haledon NJ 7508; USA
Contact: Angelica Santomauro, Ed. D; email@example.com; 973-595-7953
Distance Learning Classes provide students with the opportunity to learn more about the history and contemporary issues of working people, workplaces and the labor movement with special attention to immigrants. Classes serve as a source of inspiration for students to become active members of their community, country and world.
|Amon Carter Museum of American Art
Address: 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd.; Fort Worth TX 76107-2695; USA
Contact: Nancy Strickland; firstname.lastname@example.org; (817 ) 989-5038
The Amon Carter Museum offers interactive distance learning sessions to schools throughout the United States. The lessons are exciting and engaging real-time interactions between schools and the museum's educators using inquiry-based teaching methods focusing on the museum's strong collection of American art. Each lesson corresponds with Texas and national standards. Students are asked to observe, analyze, and verbally express their ideas about images presented. Used in the classroom, program content enhances the curriculum and provides an introduction to the museum experience. Pre- and post-broadcast classroom activities accompany most programs.
|Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum
Address: 220 E Ann St.; Ann Arbor MI 48104; USA
Contact: Ann Hernandez; email@example.com; 734.995.5439
Experience LIVE, interactive Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum programs right in your classroom! Our dynamic, experienced educators use videoconferencing technology to share science demonstrations and activities with your students, engaging them in an active, hands-on learning experience. All programs address National Science Education Standards and align with the Michigan Curriculum Framework.
|ANU School of Music
Address: School of Music Building 100 The Australian National University; Canberra ACT 0200 ACT 0200; AUS
Contact: ; firstname.lastname@example.org; +61 2 6125 5700
|Aquarium of the Pacific
Address: 100 Aquarium Way; Long Beach CA 90802; USA
Contact: Sarah Swain; email@example.com; 562-951-3114
The Aquarium of the Pacific is a non-profit organization located in Long Beach, CA. Our mission is to instill a sense of wonder, respect and stewardship for the Pacific Ocean, its inhabitants and ecosystems by involving the community and the region in engaging, entertaining, educational and empowering exhibits and programs on the Pacific Ocean and the lives of its people.
|AT&T Park, Home of the San Francisco Giants
Address: 24 Willie Mays Plaza; San Francisco CA 94107; USA
Contact: Alexis Arbizu; firstname.lastname@example.org; (415) 972-1852
The San Francisco Giants is a Major League Baseball Team with a long and storied history. Their home, AT&T Park, has been called “baseball’s perfect address”. Since opening in 2000 the ballpark has become known as a landmark in a city of landmarks. It offers a unique and virtually unlimited array of creative options for education.
|ATHENA Excellence in Cities Education Action Zone
Address: ; Birmingham Birm ; GBR
Contact: Geoff Turrell; email@example.com; +44 121 464 5726
ATHENA is a very successful Excellence in Cities Education Action Zone based in Birmingham, England. The zone was established 4 years ago to improve the attainment of underperforming pupils attending a cluster of schools in this vibrant, multicultural, urban metropolis. The challenge for the zone was to re-engage pupils in the learning experience and in so doing, raise their attainment to meet national standards. From a starting point some 40% below national standards Zone schools now achieve an average performance rate in excess of national levels.
|Author Ben Mikaelsen
Address: 233 Quinn Creek Road; Bozeman MT 59715; USA
Contact: Connie Mikaelsen; firstname.lastname@example.org; 406-587-3068 or 1-800-587-3068
Author Ben Mikaelsen, has won the International Reading Association Award and the Western Writer's Golden Spur Award. In addition, his novels have won many state Reader's Choice awards. These novels include Rescue Josh McGuire, Sparrow Hawk Red, Stranded, Countdown, Petey, Touching Spirit Bear and Red Midnight.
|Author Dave Schwensen
Address: P.O. Box 318; Vermilion OH 44089; USA
Contact: Dave Schwensen; email@example.com;
Dave is the author of three books and has designed and instructs courses in communications and presentations skills for Cleveland State University, Youngstown State University and others. He's a former television talent coordinator and consultant in Hollywood and New York City. In addition to school and business training programs, Dave is a nationally recognized comedy coach. Yes, he really can be called the nutty professor!
|Author Janie Panagopoulos
Address: P.O. Box 704; Roscoe IL 61073-0704; USA
Contact: Janie Lynn Panagopuolos; Pandex@prodigy.net; 815-624-7783 or 815-978-5774
Award winning author/historian, Janie Lynn Panagopoulos has toured schools throughout the United States sharing her stories of history, research and writing, now, connect with Janie through IP Videoconferencing.
|Author Vicki Cobb
Address: 302 Pondside Drive; White Plains NY 10607; USA
Contact: Vicki Cobb; firstname.lastname@example.org; (914) 949-1104
Vicki Cobb is the author of more than 90 popular, award-winning science books for young people, including Science Experiments You Can Eat. With degrees from Barnard College and from Columbia Teachers College, Vicki Cobb enjoyed an early career as a science teacher. She now devotes all her time to writing and to speaking to teachers, children, and librarians all over the country. Vicki received a 2009 Pinnacle Honorable Mention 2009 for her videoconferencing program.
|Author: John Erickson
Address: 2914 South Harvard; Perryton TX 79070; USA
Contact: Gary Rinker; email@example.com; (806) 435-7611
John Erickson, a former cowboy and ranch manager, is gifted with a storyteller's knack for spinning a yarn. Through the eyes of Hank the Cowdog, a smelly, smart-aleck Head of Ranch Security, EricksonHank the Cowdog Author John Erickson gives readers a glimpse of daily life on a ranch in the West Texas Panhandle. This series of books and tapes is in school libraries across the country, has sold more than 6 million copies, is a Book-of-the-Month Club selection, and is the winner of the 1993 Audie for Outstanding Children's Series from the Audio Publisher's Association. Publishers Weekly calls Hank a "grassroots publishing phenomena," and USA Today says this is "the best family entertainment in years."
The road to stardom for Hank, however, wasn't all dog biscuits and gravy. Erickson graduated from the University of Texas in 1966 and studied for two years at Harvard Divinity School. He began to publish short stories in 1967 while working full-time as a cowboy, farmhand, and ranch manager in Texas and Oklahoma. Hank and his sidekick Drover are dogs Erickson worked with on the range. This mixture of true-life experience, fun, and adventure has gained Hank a loyal following of thousands of children and adults.
In 1982, however, Erickson was at his rope's end. "I was working out in the cold; there was 8 inches of snow on the ground," he says, "I had just gotten a couple of rejection slips from New York publishers, and I had a wife with two kids and another one on the way." So, with $2,000 in borrowed money, Erickson started his own publishing company, appropriately named Maverick Books.
|Author: Rooster Morris
Address: PO Box 269; Rockdale TX 76567; USA
Contact: Jody Logsdon; firstname.lastname@example.org; (800) 866-2685 or (512) 446-0644
Rooster Morris, cowboy turned children’s author, plays his fiddle, performs readings from his books, and motivates students to read and write for the FUN of it. A Smithsonian-recorded fiddle player and nationally-known performer, Rooster has shared his reading program with over 5 million children. Prompted by educators, Rooster developed a writing workshop which helps children get started writing when faced with a blank page and has defined ‘voice’ in a way that students can grasp it. His writing workshop has been adopted as a yearly event by many Texas elementary schools for inspiring students to write—especially those students who have never written before. There are two Axle Galench books published, the third is in the works, and Rooster is currently working on the 4th book, Axle Galench and the Dungeon’s Secret.
|Badlands National Park
Address: PO Box 6; Interior SD 57750; USA
Contact: Julie Johndreau; BADL_Education_Specialist@nps.gov; 605-433-5242
Bring a Park Ranger into your classroom with our interactive video conferences! Choose from a wide variety of topics that allow your students to explore the history of our country and the unique geology of our area. Lessons include instruction by teaching rangers, visual displays, multimedia demonstrations and student activities.
Topics include studies of the geology and biology of the area, as well as some history.
|Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre
Address: 100 Pachena Road; Bamfield BC ; CAN
Contact: Anne Stewart; email@example.com; 250 728 3301 x226
Experience a Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre (BMSC) lab from the comfort of your classroom! Live Labs take place in our laboratory studio meet your learning expectations and include pre- and post- conference material for your students. Live Dives take students underwater without leaving the classroom! Join SCUBA diving biologist-instructors for an engaging undersea experience in which students interact directly with divers to explore diverse subtidal environments. Let us help you meet your learning outcomes underwater!
In addition to our developed programs, we are also willing to work with teachers to develop programming specific for your needs.
|Bass Performance Hall
Address: 330 East Fourth Street, Suite 300; Fort Worth TX 76102; USA
Contact: Clint Dawley; firstname.lastname@example.org; (817) 212-4320
Here at Performing Arts Fort Worth, we offer the children of Fort Worth and surrounding communities, in grades 1st through 12th, the opportunity to embrace the joy of live performance in the celebrated Nancy Lee and Perry R. Bass Performance Hall.
Performing Arts Fort Worth's commitment is based on the belief that a broad range of classical performing arts are critical to education and that we are planting the seeds to cultivate our audiences and artists of tomorrow. Our goal is "every child, every grade, every year" for students from the Fort Worth community to attend programs at Bass Performance Hall. Students outside of Fort Worth are invited to attend via videoconferencing..."the next best thing" to actually being there!
|Battleship New Jersey
Address: 62 Battleship Place; Camden NJ 8103; USA
Contact: Michael Flynn; email@example.com; (856) 966-1652 ext. 222
"Firepower for Freedom"...A living window on the most important half-century in U.S. history...An educational adventure for students..
The Battleship New Jersey, our nation's most decorated battleship, is an 887-foot long, 45,000-ton living window on the most important half-century in U.S. history.
* Students of all ages will walk up the gangway and experience the Big J's size-nearly three football fields long. And they can: Take a look inside the ship's legendary 16-inch gun turrets.
* Visit the Bridge, Communications, Captain's and Admiral's Cabins, and Officer's Wardroom.
* Learn about the role the "Black Dragon" played in World War II, Korea, Vietnam, and the Persian Gulf.
* Climb up and down the companionways.
* Examine the lockers that had to hold all of a sailor's personal belongings.
* Check out the enlisted men's bunks.
Address: 711 St. Joseph Ave.; Berrien Springs MI 49103; USA
Contact: Josh Bridges; firstname.lastname@example.org; (269) 471-7725 x1101
The Berrien RESA Videoconferencing Network is a regional collaboration of school districts in Berrien, Cass, and Van Buren Counties. Programs are offered to benefit local districts. Many projects and programs are open to schools outside of our area. In addition, we offer distance learning demonstrations and an online course in using videoconferencing in the K-12 curriculum.
|Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum
Address: P.O. Box 12874; Austin TX 78711; USA
Contact: Kate Betz; education@TheStoryofTexas.com; (512) 936-4625
Experience the Story of Texas right in your classroom!
Distance learning at the Museum allows teachers and students across the State of Texas to explore history in exciting new ways through live, interactive, two-way video conferencing. Led by Dr. Source, Primary Investigator, our distance learning programs transform students into history detectives who conduct historical investigations using the richness of Texas history and the exhibits of the Museum.
These immersive, educational experiences are designed with pre- and post- viewing activities for students, a variety of teacher resources, and clear connections to the social studies TEKS.
|Boonshoft Museum of Discovery
Address: 2600 DeWeese Parkway; Dayton OH 45414; USA
Contact: Liz Landis; DistanceLearning@BoonshoftMuseum.org; (937) 275-7431 ext. 156
The Boonshoft Museum of Discovery and our sister sites Sunwatch Archaeological Park and Fort Ancient provide interactive science learning experiences which enrich the lives of children and adults, enhance the quality of life in our community, and promote a broad understanding of the world. The Boonshoft Museum houses an AZA accredited zoo, a family science center, over one million items in natural history and geology collections, and a planetarium.
|Born 2 Move
Address: 2420 Nicolet Dr; Green Bay WI 54311; USA
Contact: Marc Kotz; email@example.com; (920) 362-3451
Marc delights in venturing to other cultures and times through the means of dance, theater, music and educational exploration. His career has taken him around the world, delving into diverse cultures and artistic disciplines. He has performed in numerous dance and theater forms, collaborated on two dozen plays/musicals/operas and has choreographed and directed ten concert-length productions. Marc received a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Iowa as an Iowa Arts Fellow, has taught all ages from pre-school to the aged.
Address: P.O.Box 742; Santa Claus IN 47579; USA
Contact: Brad Tassell; firstname.lastname@example.org; (812) 660-0191
Author/Comedian Brad Tassell is the author of the award winning novel for teens and preteen on Bullying, Don't Feed the Bully. He presents for students, teachers, administrators, and is a comedian for Carnival Cruise lines.
|Bronx Zoo/Wildlife Conservation Society
Address: 2300 Southern Boulevard; Bronx NY 10460; USA
Contact: Ami Dobelle; DistanceLearning@wcs.org; (718) 741-1693
Take your students on a trip to the Zoo without setting foot outside your own classroom! Using two-way videoconferencing technology, the Bronx Zoo can bring engaging programs for K-12 students right into your own classroom—live! All Distance Learning Expeditions include several live animal "guests"—gorillas, alligators, owls and more. Programs are 45 minutes to an hour and all include extensive teacher support materials. These time-tested, teacher-endorsed programs are aligned with the National Science Education Standards and have received rave reviews from students and teachers alike.
|Brown vs Board of Education National Historic Site
Address: 1515 SE Monroe Street; Topeka KS 66612; USA
Contact: Education Specialist; BRVB_Education@nps.gov; (785) 354-4273
Brown vs. Board of Education National historic site offers educational opportunities for students of every grade level. Teachers can access regularly scheduled programs dealing with this landmark civil rights case. In addition to this, the Education Specialist at Brown vs Board is willing work with teachers to create a program specifically tailored to their curriculum! Check out their website at http://www.nps.gov/brvb/ to learn more about this provider.
Address: 225 Polar Bear Ave.; Unalakleet AK 99684; USA
Contact: Bill Bryson; ; 907-624-4311
The BSSD IditaProject is free, flexible mushing theme coverage for your classroom that gets richer each year! Schools and teachers can choose to view all broadcasts live or by archived video stream, participate in our online curriculum activities for students or view the broadcasts only.
|Buffalo Museum of Science
Address: 1020 Humboldt Parkway; Buffalo NY 14211; USA
Contact: ; email@example.com; 716.896.5200 x345
Distance learning is coming to your school! If you have videoconference capabilities, your class can participate in virtual fieldtrips to the Buffalo Museum of Science without even leaving your building. Students will be guided through 60 minutes of experiences and lessons taught by museum staff and facilitators. Informational Activity Packets that incorporate important learning objectives of the New York State Standards are included to prepare students and to enhance the experience. For a more hands-on encounter, Activity Boxes containing reproduction pieces, models, or other equipment relating to the topic are available for an additional fee.
Address: 300 Parkside Avenue; Buffalo NY 14214-1999; USA
Contact: Rebecca Balk; firstname.lastname@example.org; 716-995-6143
Distance Learning Programs:
Distance learning programs offer a unique opportunity for students in Western New York and throughout the country to see live interactive footage of exhibits, animals, and staff at the Buffalo Zoo without leaving their classrooms!
Distance Learning Program Information:
All programs are interactive, multimedia, and employ the use of live animals and live exhibit footage as needed. All programs are designed to help students fulfill the National and New York State Learning Standards. Pre and post program information and materials are provided (except Q & A) and are included in the program fee. Class size is limited to 25-30 students for maximum interactivity and program quality. The Buffalo Zoo’s distance learning equipment is capable of presenting at a speed of 384 kbps (ISDN) or less.
|Burritt on the Mountain: A Living Museum
Address: 3101 Burritt Drive; Huntsville AL 35801; USA
Contact: Joan Morehead; email@example.com; 256-512-0146
Share the joys of the Burritt Barnyard and don’t leave your classroom. Experience the sights and sounds of Burritt on the Mountain through our Distance Learning program. We can easily take the beauty and the history around the world live and in person. For more information call Joan Morehead at 256-512-0146.
|California State Parks
Address: 1416 9th Street; Sacramento CA 95814; USA
Contact: Heather McCummins; firstname.lastname@example.org; 916-240-1068
California State Parks PORTS program provides teachers and students with complete units of study and live videoconferences. The units include lessons to prepare your students for the videoconference, supporting materials, and links to further resources. Once you have decided which program you would like to participate in contact a program coordinator to schedule your live videoconference. If none of the units of study fit your particular curriculum needs, contact us and we can discuss the possibility of delivering a customized program for your class!
|Calvert Marine Museum
Address: PO Box 97
14200 Solomons Island Road South; Solomons MD 20688; USA
Contact: Melissa McCormick; email@example.com; (410) 326-2042 ext. 41
The museum offers Distance Learning programs designed to provide a virtual fieldtrip for schools that are too far away for an actual visit. Using internet based video conferencing technology, we are able to come right into your classroom in real time to provide a stimulating program. We collaborate with the Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration to book our distance learning programs. Please visit the CILC web site to book your program today: www.cilc.org. If you have questions, our Group Services Coordinator can assist you at 410-326-2042 ext. 41 or email.
|Camden Children's Garden
Address: 3 Riverside Drive; Camden NJ 8103; USA
Contact: Cate Rigoulot; firstname.lastname@example.org; 856-365-8733
Distance Learning lessons are provided using video conferencing technology equipment over either ISDN or IP networks to schools with reciprocal equipment. Lessons are available on a variety of topics ranging from butterflies, trees, soil and weather to genetics and tropical rainforests, and are designed for students K – 12. Teacher In-Services also are available. All of our lessons are aligned to the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards and the American Association for the Advancement of Science Benchmarks for Science Literacy. Costs range from $60.00 to $80.00 per lesson. Lessons run between 30 to 45 minutes in duration.
To see a brochure of what they offer click here:
|Canadian Museum of Nature
Address: PO Box 3443, Station D; Ottawa Ont K1P 6P4; CAN
Contact: ; email@example.com; 613.566.4700 or (toll-free in Canada and U.S.A.)1.
This provider is in a period of transition at the present time. They will be unable to do VC's until a later date.
Visit the Canadian Museum of Nature's research labs and collections facilities without leaving your school!
Meet and talk to our scientists or explore the treasures in our behind-the-scenes "vaults". Hear about fieldwork and research on a variety of topics such as biodiversity, climate change, marine ecology, invasive species, the DNA of plants, mineralogy, palaeontology, and more.
Upon booking, teachers will receive an information package, including a set of curriculum-linked classroom activities that will enable their students to prepare for participation in the videoconference.
|Canadian Space Agency
Address: 6767 Route de l'AŽroport; Longueuil Que J3Y 8Y9; CAN
Contact: ; firstname.lastname@example.org; (450) 926-4800
The Canadian Space Agency Distance Learning program brings to your class some of the top scientific minds in Canada to deliver curriculum-relevant learning opportunities from a uniquely Canadian space science perspective.
The CSA Distance Learning program offers science-based instructional workshops and activities, using primarily videoconferencing technology to K-12 students. These workshops can be tailored to specific grade levels and are in line with the Pan-Canadian Protocols for Science and Technology. The program aims to increase the scientific literacy of students to inspire them to pursue studies and careers in science and technology, while simultaneously bridging the digital divide between the scientific and education communities.
|Cape May County Park and Zoo
Address: 4 Moore Road, DN 801; Cape May Court House NJ 8210; USA
Contact: Barbara Agens; email@example.com; (609) 465-6832
Through our distance learning program, we can offer an interactive experience to your class and they don't even have to leave their seats! During this video conference we will introduce you to a few animals from our education collection and explain how they relate to the topic you have chosen. These programs are a great addition to your classroom experience and support New Jersey core curriculum content standards.
|Carnegie Museum of Natural History
Address: 4400 Forbes Avenue; Pittsburgh PA 15213; USA
Contact: Pat McShea; IDEA@CarnegieMNH.Org; (412) 622-3292
Interactive videoconferences between your location and the museum can introduce new topics, explore familiar topics at a deeper level, or even prepare groups for an upcoming trip. During these 45- to 60-minute programs, you can see, hear, and speak with museum staff in real time via a television monitor. The museum presenter is likewise able to see, hear, and speak with you. Each program listed below is visually rich with museum specimens. Exciting educational moments occur when close-up cameras are used to explore structures as familiar as a robin’s nest or as unusual as a tiger beetle’s compound eye.
All programs are aligned with state and national academic standards and may be modified to address your students’ specific questions, ongoing projects, related study units, and current events. Relevant pre-videoconference lesson materials are provided two weeks in advance of scheduled programs.
Single Session: $125, with discounts available for multiple programs
Meet the Scientist: $150
Programming is available for locations with IP- and ISDN-based videoconferencing systems. Recording of programs is prohibited.
Programs must be reserved two weeks in advance. Pre-videoconference lesson materials are available electronically. For reservations and updated program schedules, call 412.622.3292 or IDEA@carnegiemnh.org.
Address: 4827 Stanley Court; La Crosse WI 54601; USA
Contact: Carol Popelka; firstname.lastname@example.org; (608) 781-4961
Lifetime educator Carol Popelka has shared the "Whoop It Up" program about Whooping Cranes with hundreds of K-12 students and adults from Texas to Wisconsin. Her passion for environmental stewardship and the lively, out-of-their-seats student activities combine for a rich video learning experience.
|Center for Puppetry Arts
Address: 1404 Spring St.; Atlanta GA 30309; USA
Contact: Patty Petrey Dees; email@example.com; 404.881.5117
SIX TIMES TEACHER'S FAVORITE; 2012 TEACHER RECOMMENDED!
The Center for Puppetry Arts offers Distance Learning programs for PreK-12.LIVE, INTERACTIVE PUPPET SHOWS are now part of our offerings! In addition, hands-on puppet building workshops are conducted via videoconferencing and are tailored to specific classroom topics and curriculum. The arts are infused with science, social studies, language arts and other disciplines to create a dynamic, interactive virtual classroom for a virtual field trip experience. Programs complement national curriculum standards in language arts, social studies, science, math and other areas. The Center provides a comprehensive study guide and materials list for most programs.
|CESA 7 Interactive Learning Services
Address: UWGB IS 1040
2420 Nicolet Dr; Green Bay WI 54311; USA
Contact: Theresa Neuser; firstname.lastname@example.org; (920) 465-5216
One of the neatest things you can do in your classroom is to take an e-Field Trip or connect to other students around the world.
Your students will love being able to travel the world without missing a class, administrators will love that it costs less than renting a bus, you'll love the fact that "experts" are available on just about every subject you can imagine, and your students will love meeting and working with other students outside their own school building!
|Challenger Learning Center (Rochester, New York)
Address: 15 Linden Park; Rochester NY 14625; USA
Contact: peter robson/BUBL Project; email@example.com; (585) 473-7112
The Challenger Learning Center of Rochester, New York is a state-of-the-art learning facility. Our number one goal here at Challenger Learning Center is to inspire student interest in science and math. By questioning, measuring, hypothesizing, inferring, classifying, and interpreting, students apply the skills they’ve practiced in the classroom in an authentic assessment setting.
|Challenger Learning Center, Brownsburg
Address: 725 S Green St; Brownsburg IN 46112; USA
Contact: Lorrie Bryant; firstname.lastname@example.org; 1-317-852-1008 ext. 1218
The Brownsburg Challenger Learning Center is a learning laboratory where students experience simulated space missions. Integrating science, technology, engineering and math, the Challenger experience inspires curiosity, discovery, and the pursuit of lifelong learning. Brownsburg Challenger Learning Center offers interactive videoconferences to students across the nation. These programs, based on a variety of space themes, target students in grades K-8. A member of the Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration (CILC), BCLC is able to offer programming via IP connection. BCLC flight directors who are licensed teachers, facilitate these lively, timely, and educational events.
|Challenger Learning Center, Center for Educational Technologies
Address: 316 Washington Ave.; Wheeling WV 26003-6243; USA
Contact: Kathleen Frank; Kfrank@cet.edu; 304-243-2495
Advances in technology and connectivity allow our Wheeling CLC to offer new programs that bring Challenger missions into your classroom. These programs - called "e-Missions" -use the Internet or other distance learning technology to create a live link between the students and our flight directors at "Mission Control." Before each e-Mission, students complete studies, hands-on activities, and practice that opens doors into science and math discovery. On mission day, they form teams of "experts," examine real-time data, analyze it, and make their recommendations to Mission Control. Challenger's flight directors guide the students to a successful solution of each crisis situation.
|Challenger Learning Center, Paducah, Kentucky
Address: 4810 Alben Barkley Drive; Paducah KY 42002; USA
Contact: Margaret Anna Potter; email@example.com; (270) 534-3343
Conduct an exciting interactive mission without ever leaving the classroom! The Challenger Learning Center at Paducah offers an innovative program for digital learning which links providers within a national network to classrooms around the world. The program, dubbed the e-Mission, provides teachers with an all-inclusive package comprised of teacher professional development, curriculum aligned with state and national standards and a live "mission" via technology. This program was designed around best practice models and principles derived from the latest educational research. Our distance learning programs were developed by a team of authorities comprising subject matter experts, curriculum developers, teachers, evaluators, graphic artists, technicians and programmers.
|Challenger Learning Center-St. Louis
Address: 205 Brotherton Lane; Ferguson MO 63135; USA
Contact: Rebecca Morrison; firstname.lastname@example.org; (314) 692-1274
|Churchill Museum and Cabinet War Rooms
Address: Clive Steps King Charles Street; London Eng SW1A 2AQ; GBR
Contact: Jo Hunt; email@example.com; +44 (0)20 7760 0132
The Learning department of the Churchill Museum and Cabinet War Rooms offers videoconference sessions about the Second World War for schools. We are able to offer a variety of sessions which involve looking at genuine artefacts, posters and photographs. "A Case for Evacuation" for example gives pupils the opportunity to become a detective and explore the contents of an evacuee's suitcase. Another popular session is the "Civilian War Readiness Committee June 1939". Pupils prepare presentations and report back to central government with their suggestions for action to take, in response to the threat of war.
|Cincinnati Art Museum
Address: 953 Eden Park Drive; Cincinnati OH 45202; USA
Contact: Assistant for School-Based Learning; firstname.lastname@example.org; (513) 639-2974
Founded in 1881, the Cincinnati Art Museum is one of the country's oldest visual arts institutions, visitors sample 6,000 years of world art distinguished by its extremely high quality. In addition to the art of ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome, there are extensive galleries of Near and Far Eastern art,African art and extensive galleries of furniture, glass, ceramics, silver, costumes and folk art. The painting collection includes works by European old masters such as Titian, Van Dyck, Hals, Rubens and Gainsborough, as well as 20th-century works by Picasso, Braque, Modigliani, Mir— and Chagall. The American collection holds works by Copley, Cole, Harnett, Wyeth, Wood, Hopper, Diebenkorn and Rothko, as well as major artists from the 1970s and 1980s.
|Cleveland Botanical Garden
Address: 11030 East Boulevard; Cleveland OH 44106; USA
Contact: Geri E. Unger; email@example.com; 216-707-2817
At Cleveland Botanical Garden, teachers and their students will find an enthralling learning environment. The life sciences come alive as our thoughtfully planned exhibits and programs deepen the students' understanding of the natural world and of the impact humans have on the enviroment. The Eleanor Armstrong Smith Glasshouse, which opened in July 2003, is a world class conservatory in the heart of University Circle, Cleveland's cultural district. The Glasshouse provides a one-of-a-kind opportunity to study two of the world's most fragile ecosystems under one roof: the spiny desert of Madagascar and the cloud forest of Costa Rica. The 10 acres of outdoor gardens, including Hershey Children's Garden, provide a natural setting for children to explore the life sciences. We are especially excited about our BotaniCoolTM programs - educational units that use the Garden’s living collections and the natural world to engage students and their teachers in active, hands-on learning experiences.
|Cleveland Institute of Music
Address: 11021 East Boulevard; Cleveland OH 44106; USA
Contact: Adam Phillips; firstname.lastname@example.org; 216.368.0780
CIM offers many exciting distance learning programs for students of all ages and ability. Featured prominently are a number of activities designed for Pre-K through 12 schools. These programs are informative, fun and highly interactive.
CIM distance learning programs inspire students of all ages and disciplines to engage, think and create. CIM distance learning programs are supported in part by The Martha Holden Jennings Foundation and The Kulas Foundation. In addition to a full array of programs and courses in music, CIM offers a series of interdisciplinary units that address K-12 proficiency skills in science, language arts, and history.
|Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
Address: 3900 Wildlife Way; Cleveland OH 44109; USA
Contact: Cathy Ryan-Smith; email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org; (216) 661-6500 Ext. 4479 (DL Lab 3326)
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo in Cleveland, Ohio, brings education to life in their zoo adventures. Join zoo educators in programs where biofacts and/or live animals provide an up close experience, that will be both "enjoyable and educational." Special programs from Africa or Australia to Wolf facts or fairytales are long remembered after the videoconference!
|Cleveland Museum of Art
Address: 11150 East Boulevard; Cleveland OH 44106 -1797; USA
Contact: Dale Hilton; email@example.com; (216) 707-2491
Distance Learning at The Cleveland Museum of Art allows classes to connect with the CMA and enrich their studies of history, language arts, science, math and the visual arts through our collection of art and artifacts from around the world. Through live, interactive videoconferencing, students participate in conversations with museum educators that are two-way and fully interactive. Programs are designed for grades K-12 and are aligned with ODE academic standards. Learning packets with extension activities are supplied with most lessons.
|Cleveland Museum of Natural History
Address: 1 Wade Oval Drive; Cleveland OH 44106; USA
Contact: Lee Gambol; firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com; (216) 231-4600 ext. 3202
Infuse your classroom with a virtual learning adventure with our highly interactive science and health programs! Combining the educational forces of the Natural History Museum's world-renowned collections and the former HealthSpace Cleveland's popular health programs, these sessions are sure to keep your students focused and having fun.
Our Mission Statement: To inspire, through science and education, a passion for nature, the protection of natural diversity, the fostering of health, and leadership to a sustainable future.
|Clowes Memorial Hall
Address: 4602 Sunset Ave; Indianapolis IN 46208; USA
Contact: Donna Rund; firstname.lastname@example.org; (317) 940-8052 or (800) 732-0804
Made possible by the “magic” of fiber optics, Distance Learning (DL) utilizes teleconferencing technology to connect students in the classroom to artists and educators at Clowes Memorial Hall. Our mission is to help you, the educator, meet Indiana Academic Standards and curriculum goals through interactive sessions linking the arts with other subject areas. Take a look at some of the opportunities we can provide for your students and explore the performing arts in a way that energizes and enhances your curriculum!
|Columbia Gorge Discovery Center and Museum
Address: 5000 Discovery Drive; The Dalles OR 97058; USA
Contact: Steve Thompson; email@example.com; 541 296-8600 ext. 209
We are pleased to be able to offer two-way interactive video conference opportunities for education with the Polycom 7400, document camera and dual monitors. Our purpose is to enhance learning by connecting students with experts and information available at the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center and Museum. Teachers and their students will be able to collaborate with museum staff and other classrooms throughout the Northwest as they explore lesson topics.
|Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
Address: P.O. Box 400; Powell OH 43065; USA
Contact: Laura Frasher; firstname.lastname@example.org; 614-724-3609
Visit the Zoo without ever leaving your classroom! The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium broadcasts videoconferencing programs live from the Zoo, and incorporates a variety of hands-on activities into every class. Each teacher will receive a teacher packet upon scheduling a program. This packet will contain information and materials for each session.
Teacher demos and programs will be offered Monday through Thursday from August through June. We will not be available for programs in July.
Address: 3001 North Freeway; Fort Worth TX 76106; USA
Contact: Laurie Hogle; email@example.com; (817) 740-3625
The purpose of this Web site (www.Connect2Texas.net) is to promote programs offered by interactive video conferencing providers in the State of Texas. It is also intended to be used by schools and other entities to register for programs from one of our providers. Please let us know if we can help "steer" you in the right direction!
|Cook Children's Medical Center
Address: 801 7th Avenue; Fort Worth TX 76104; USA
Contact: Barry Boardman; firstname.lastname@example.org; (682) 885-4172
We are committed to providing up-to-date health care information via video conferencing to schools and organizations in our communities, in north Texas, and across the country.
|Cooperating School Districts: New Links to New Linking
Address: 1460 Craig Rd.; St. Louis MO 63146; USA
Contact: Rebecca Morrison; email@example.com; (314) 692-1274
In today's isolated school environment, educators need to push the boundaries of time and space to provide students with a rich blend of learning experiences. Cooperating School Districts' (CSD) New Links to New Learning program uses two-way video conferencing technology to create live, interactive educational opportunities that are flexible, user-friendly and motivational.
Address: 333 W. Broad St; Columbus OH 43215; USA
Contact: Interactive Videoconferencing; firstname.lastname@example.org; (614) 228-2674 ext. 0
COSI Columbus is among the country's most highly respected science centers. For over 40 years, COSI has empowered more than 15 million visitors by helping each to find their true learning potential. COSI distinguishes itself by creating programs and experiences that make science learning fun through hands-on discovery.
Connect to COSI Columbus to Explore Science and Discover Fun! Our videoconferences are designed to be learner-led and involve the whole class. All programs involving hands-on activities come with a kit of materials that has everything you need, including a teacher's guide that classroom teachers helped develop. Join us for live surgery, simple machines, weather, autopsy, or experts!
|Cranbrook Institute of Science
Address: 39221 Woodward Avenue; Bloomfield Hills MI 48303-0801; USA
Contact: Cameron Wood; email@example.com; 248-645-3210
Experience unique science programs presented by expert staff at Cranbrook Institute of Science. Interactive programs address national standards and align with Michigan Curriculum Frameworks.
|CSU Remote Telescope
Address: Charles Sturt University, Panorama Avenue; Bathurst NSW Australia NSW 2795; AUS
Contact: Dr. David McKinnon; firstname.lastname@example.org; (02) 63384235
|Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Address: 2301 Flora Street; Dallas TX 75201; USA
Contact: Kira Lowe; k.lowe@DalSym.com; (214) 871-4006
The Dallas Symphony Orchestra offers interactive performances by various ensembles featuring different instruments in the orchestra. Teachers can choose from brass, string, woodwind, or percussion ensembles. Each ensemble is comprised of world-famous musicians who introduce their instruments to the class, perform an engaging variety of repertoire, and interact directly with students. Programs correspond with Texas and national Fine Arts standards, and are tailored precisely to fit the needs and interests of each age group. During the presentation, students are asked to engage in focused listening, and verbally express their thoughts about the music they hear. Prior to the presentation, each school will receive a link to a PDF file of Music Fun Facts (in both English & Spanish). Music Fun Facts is an engaging resource book about the orchestra that prepares them to meet the musicians and their instruments, and provides instruction on how to build one’s own instruments at home.
|Denver Museum of Nature and Science
Address: 2001 Colorado Blvd. Box #2; Denver CO 80205; USA
Contact: Distance Learning; DistanceLearning@DMNS.org; (303) 370-6453
The Denver Museum of Nature & Science is the Rocky Mountain region’s leading resource for informal science education.
A variety of exhibitions, programs, and activities help Museum visitors experience the natural wonders of Colorado, Earth, and the universe.
The Denver Museum of Nature & Science inspires curiosity and excites minds of all ages through scientific discovery and the presentation and preservation of the world’s unique treasures.
To create a community of critical thinkers who understand the lessons of the past and act as responsible stewards of the future.
|Discovery Center of Springfield
Address: 438 E. St. Louis; Springfield MO 65806; USA
Contact: Hayley Budd; email@example.com; 417-862-9910 x726
Video conferencing can take your class around the world and back in a day. Learn how you can bring science to your classroom by visiting top educational facilities worldwide. Click on the following links to learn about distance learning opportunities at the Discovery Center.
|Distance Learning Solutions Ltd.
Address: 6 Pear Tree Lane; Lafayette Hill PA 19444; USA
Contact: Yitzchak Schwartz, M.Ed; firstname.lastname@example.org; (610) 572-4050
We bring content from Israel for K-12 students from our studios in Jerusalem and from remote locations throughout Israel. Our primary focus is upon archaeology, history and culture.
In addition, we provide consulting services to empower schools to become independent interactive videoconferencing providers for their students.
|Downtown Aquarium Houston
Address: 410 Bagby St; Houston TX 77002; USA
Contact: Patricia Shoemaker; email@example.com; (713) 315-5106
No busses, not enough chaperones? No problem, we'll come to you! The Downtown Aquarium will provide lessons covering ocean, aquatic and other wild topics in your classroom via videoconferencing. We provide the standards aligned programs and the animal experts, you provide the students. Note: Some classroom programs involve live animals so anything…including lots of fun…can happen.
Address: 801 South 10th St.; Omaha NE 68108; USA
Contact: Mike Irwin; firstname.lastname@example.org; 402-444-5027
Beautiful architecture blends with memories of a time gone by at The Durham Museum.
Making its home in one of Omaha's most unique treasures, Union Station, The Durham Museum offers a fascinating look at the history of the region and offers a broad-range of traveling exhibits covering subjects ranging from history and culture, to science, industry and more.
Address: 404 Madison Street; Huntsville AL 35801; USA
Contact: Nicole Strickland; email@example.com; (256) 564-8122
The EarlyWorks Museum Complex is comprised of three separate but complementary museums located in Huntsville Alabama. Lessons and programming provided are correlated with national history and social studies standards and incorporate living history, hands on experiences, and discovery learning.
|East Central Ohio Educational Service Center
Address: 834 East High Avenue; New Philadelphia OH 44663; USA
Contact: Michele Carlisle; firstname.lastname@example.org; (330) 308-9939 ext. 8220
The ECOESC provides high-quality, standards-aligned, engaging and interactive video conferencing for K-12 classrooms. We also provide pre-and post conference activities that supplement our programs!
Address: PO Box 11031; Killeen TX 76547; USA
Contact: Catherine Mason or Deanna West; email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org; (254) 554-3683
Educake, Inc. is a non-profit organization established to produce, provide and transmit high quality cross curricular and cross cultural media in the arts, humanities, and history to interested individuals, groups and school classrooms. The target audience is students enrolled in both public and private school settings in grades pre-K through high school. Educake, Inc. currently works with KPLE-TV to provide, produce and broadcast interactive educational programming as an interactive internet, web-based system for videoconferencing all over the world for educational and instructional purposes.
|Education Solutions Global Network
Address: 2100 I-70 Drive Southwest; Columbia MO 65203; USA
Contact: Jeanie Rhoades; email@example.com; (573) 445-9920 ext. 418
ESGN, the Education Solutions Global Network, provides a range of video production and video distribution services. Programs offered include professional development, school board training, and unique educational student opportunities. For more information about ESGN, see the ESGN website (www.esgn.tv) or contact ESGN by email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
|FASNY Museum of Firefighting
Address: 117 Harry Howard Avenue; Hudson NY 12534; USA
Contact: MaryAnn Iaccino; email@example.com/; 518-822-1875
The FASNY Museum of Firefighting currently offers two distance learning programs to schools and community organizations. An overview of the programs follows below. If your school or organization has distance learning equipment (video conferencing capabilities) and would like to participate in a distance learning program with the Museum, please contact the Museum staff at 518-822-1875 or email us your request using the “contact us” form on this website.
|Fort Mifflin on the Delaware
Address: Fort Mifflin & Hog Island Roads; Philadelphia PA 19153; USA
Contact: ; firstname.lastname@example.org; (215) 685-4168
Fort Mifflin is the oldest fort in continuous operation. From 1774 to 1952 Fort Mifflin was used by the U.S. Army as an artillery platform and finally a weapons depot. In 1777 Fort Mifflin was the site of the largest bombardment that the North American continent has ever witnessed.
|Fort Worth Museum of Science and History
Address: 1600 Gendy; Fort Worth TX 76107; USA
Contact: Anne Herndon; email@example.com; (817) 255-9521
Now, you and your students can connect and interact LIVE with the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History's collections and team of experts without ever leaving your campus. Your students will explore science and mathematics with curators, staff and special guests through interactive videoconferencing.
|Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge
Address: 9601 Fossil Ridge Rd.; Fort Worth TX 76135; USA
Contact: Laura Veloz; Laura.Veloz@FortWorthgov.org; (817) 392-7410
"To enhance the quality of life by enrolling and educating our community in the preservation and protection of natural areas while standing as an example of these same principles and values in North Central Texas." Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge mission statement is the guiding principle that drives all facets of this 3,600 acre nature center and wildlife refuge. From our educational and recreational program offerings, to the location and routes of trails, to our choice of habitat restoration methods, we strive to introduce everyone to the natural history of the region.
|Fort Worth Zoo
Address: 1989 Colonial Parkway; Fort Worth TX 76110; USA
Contact: Ashlea Brooks; firstname.lastname@example.org; (817) 759-7208
Let your student’s imagination run wild with the Fort Worth Zoo! Did you know an African Lion’s roar can be heard up to 5 miles? Partnering with Connect2Texas, our animals can be heard and seen much further away! The Zoo’s mission is based on three principles: Conservation, Education, and Entertainment. We use a combination of live animals and animal biofacts to help your students hone their observation skills and inquiry methods as well as understand important biological concepts. Student will discover some of the world’s most amazing creatures from Africa to Texas, with lessons adapted to the TEKS and National Standards. We offer programs on a variety of topics, and if requested, can tailor a new program to meet your classroom’s needs.
Reservations: Please schedule distance learning classes at least two weeks in advance. Classes are limited to 30 students, without additional fees, and one to two school connections per session so that students have the instructor’s full attention.
|Frazier International History Museum
Address: 829 Main St.
; Louisville KY 40202; USA
Contact: Megan Schanie; email@example.com; (502) 753-1045
History comes alive at The Frazier International History Museum in Louisville, Kentucky in our 100,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art museum encompassing three floors. Here you can relive historical events that challenged our ancestors. Here you can meet heroes, generals, and famous leaders of America and the world whose military victories –- and defeats –- changed history. Join us for an unforgettable journey through 1,000 years of history covering two continents!
|Fresno Pacific University
Address: 1717 S. Chestnut; Fresno CA 93702; USA
Contact: Janet Adams; firstname.lastname@example.org; 559-453-3661
The Office of Continuing Education at Fresno Pacific University is located in Fresno, CA. We are offering highly interactive lessons for classrooms, home schools, and lifelong learners in CA, USA, and around the world to enhance instruction and learning. In cooperation with the FPU Advancement Media Production Team, the lessons will come to life with chromakey and video technology. Our programs and resources are aligned to the National Standards, California State Standards, and Common Core State Standards.
|George Bush Presidential Library
Address: 1000 George Bush Drive West; College Station TX 77845; USA
Contact: Dr. Shirley Hammond; email@example.com; (979)691-4013
The Winnick Family Foundation Education Program of the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum strives to inform and enrich learning. The Museum offers many different opportunities to learn in a fun and exciting way by catering to students of all ages.
The George Bush Presidential Library and Museum was recently named a finalist for an excellence in distance learning award from the Texas Distance Learning Association (TxDLA). The nomination said, "The Bush Library is unique among Presidential Libraries for providing K-12 distance learning programs that specifically foster the love of reading, civic literacy and understanding cultural diversity.
|George Eastman House
Address: 900 East Ave; Rochester NY 14607; USA
Contact: Roxana Aparicio Wolfe; firstname.lastname@example.org; (585) 271-3361 ext. 232
The Distance Learning Program at George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film draws from our collection of over 400,000 photographs from 1839 to present. We examine them as primary resources, historical documents, and cultural records- and how this powerful medium shapes our perceptions of events and our world.
|George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate
Address: Po Box 110; Mount Vernon VA 22121; USA
Contact: Becca Milfeld; email@example.com; 703-799-8627
Mount Vernon was the beloved home of George and Martha Washington from the time of their marriage in 1759 until General Washington's death in 1799. It is now the most popular historic estate in America. The Mount Vernon Education Dept. strives to educate about George Washington through student programs, professional development, and teaching materials.
|Global Education Motivators
Address: 9601 Germantown Ave.; Philadelphia PA 19118; USA
Contact: Sabrina Cusimano; firstname.lastname@example.org; (215) 248-1150
Throughout most of GEM's history there has been the use of modern communication technology to help students get a better understanding of their interdependent world. Recent advances in videoconferencing have taken GEM programming to a new level. GEM provides both IP and ISDN videoconferencing applications. Though GEM offers packaged videoconferencing programs, most of the programming done in schools is customized through brainstorming with teachers to fit the individual classroom situation.
Address: PO Box 446; Pinner Mid HA5 9AY UK; GBR
Contact: Mike Griffith; email@example.com; +44 (0)20 8866 6036
Former Deputy Head teacher, Mike Griffith, works with teachers to enhance teaching and learning in the classroom through videoconferencing. By providing CPD to teachers, Mike facilitates the integration of videoconferencing into the curriculum. In addition, Mike develops and delivers VC activities, and also supports providers from Museums, Galleries and Archives, and independent presenters, making high quality interactive experiences available to classrooms worldwide. Mike works towards developing and supporting sustainable international partnerships through his website, www.global-leap.com, which enables subscribing teachers to work collaboratively. The Global-Leap/ Videoconferencing in the Classroom project was initially funded by the DfES in the UK. Mike is an independent education consultant. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone +44 (0) 208 866 6036
|Global Nomads Group
Address: 381 Broadway, 4th floor; New York NY 10013; USA
Contact: Tonya Muro; email@example.com; 212 529 0377
Founded in 1998, the Global Nomads Group (GNG) is a non-profit organization dedicated to heightening children's understanding and appreciation for the world and its people. Using interactive technologies such as videoconferencing, GNG brings young people together face-to-face to meet across cultural and national boundaries to discuss their differences & similarities, and the world issues that affect them. To date, GNG participants have explored amazing places thousands of miles away, such as the ancient city of Petra in Jordan, or the Mayan ruins of Copan in Honduras, while meeting and speaking directly with the young people living in those locations. Our programs have delved into highly complex issues like the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, 9/11, or the war with Iraq, and encouraged youth, tomorrow's leaders, to begin seeing themselves as citizens of the world.
|Grand Canyon National Park
Address: P.O. Box 129; Grand Canyon AZ 86023; USA
Contact: Distance Learning Coordinator; Amala_Posey@nps.gov; 928-638-7931
This Provider will only be offering programs via Skype until next school year as they're equipment is being replaced.
Do you live hundreds or thousands of miles away from Grand Canyon and wish you could bring your class to Grand Canyon? Why not let Park Rangers bring Grand Canyon to your classroom?
The Environmental Education staff at Grand Canyon National Park has the capability to conduct interactive classroom visits over the Internet. We currently offer two one-hour distance learning programs and are working on the development of additional offerings
|Green Cross Australia
Address: PO Box 12117, George Street, Brisbane; QLD 4003 QLD ; AUS
Contact: Mara Bun; firstname.lastname@example.org; +61 (0)7 3003 0644
Green Cross Australia empowers people to respond to environmental change, in ways that embrace sustainability and community resilience. Our focus includes natural disasters such as bushfires, cyclones, floods and longer-term change such as rising sea levels and drought. We support practical action that inspires a values shift towards sustainability and resilience, working through social media and on the ground with young emergency volunteers, communities impacted by severe weather events, and primary school students providing award winning environmental education. Join us.
The Green Lane Diary is a curriculum linked education program designed by environmental educators to help
tens of thousands of 10-12 year olds across Australia become aware of the stresses our planet confronts and how
sustainable living can make a difference.
By working through topics from water, waste, energy and biodiversity, young people turn 10 weeks of discovery into a Green Scrapbook which can go into the draw to win terrific prizes!
Address: 150 Cleveland Park Drive; Greenville SC 29601; USA
Contact: Lynn Weisner; email@example.com; (864) 467-4850
The Greenville Zoo is a 14-acre facility featuring hundreds of wildlife from all over the world including giraffe, monkeys, giant tortoises and elephants. Join us on a wildlife adventure through the zoo’s beautifully landscaped acres filled with up close and personal views of its residents! Through engaging programs, educational events and animal exhibits, the Greenville Zoo provides a wonderfully wild experience for the entire family that will keep you coming back all year long!
|Hank Fincken: A National Theatre Company of One
Address: 6303 Evanston Avenue; Indianapolis IN 46220; USA
Contact: Hank Fincken; firstname.lastname@example.org; (317) 255-3566
A spell-binding wordsmith, Hank Fincken has the distinction of being named Master Artist by the Indiana Arts Commission and given the Achievement and Service Award by the Indiana Theatre Association. Mr. Fincken has written and produced 12 original plays, published 25 stories, and tours the country with 5 original one-man plays.
|Hartley Outdoor Education Center
Address: 12633 Beaver Road; St. Charles MI 48655; USA
Contact: Andrea Loshaw; email@example.com; 989-865-6295
|Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump
Address: Box 1977; Fort Macleod AB T0L 0Z0; CAN
Contact: James Martin; firstname.lastname@example.org; 1-403-553-2731
Video conference with a Blackfoot
guide in our Lodge. Each program
explores Native culture, adapted to
suit each grade and age group. The
programs complement our Travelling
Edukit. We use Tandberg Edge 95 HD.
Flat rate of $100 is charged.
Address: 3655 Olive St.; St Louis MO 63108; USA
Contact: Helen Headrick; email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org; 314-531-4455
HEC-TV is a leading producer of education, arts, and cultural television programming in the Midwest. Our HEC-TV Live! broadcasts into classrooms via videoconferencing, on the web, and on the HEC-TV cable television channel, connecting educational and arts groups with students in their classrooms.
|Helmshore Textile Museum
Address: Helmshore Mills Textile Museum
Holcombe Road; Helmshore Rossendale LAN BB4 4NP; GBR
Contact: Gill Brailey; email@example.com; (+44) 01706 226459
Nestling side by side in the stunning Rossendale Valley are two of Lancashire's original textile mills: Higher Mill and Whitaker's Mill which, together, are Helmshore Mills Textile Museum. We are upgrading the Museum buildings, displays, information and facilities, as part of an exciting project to Improve Access and Interpretation supported by generous grants from the Heritage Lottery Fund, The Friends of Helmshore Museum, and others. Cloth production, first wool, then followed by cotton, was Lancashire's main role through the eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries. The Museum will lead you on a journey to discover how raw wool and cotton was transformed into yarn. See the Revolution gallery telling the story of Lancashire's role in the industrial revolution. Watch the mighty waterwheel powering the stocks as they thump the wet woollen cloth. Discover famous inventors and international textile industry treasures including an Arkwright Water Frame from the 1780's. A changing programme of exhibitions , events and activities including demonstrations, talks, workshops and children's holiday activities, means that there is something to keep all the family entertained.
|Historic Cold Spring Village
Address: 720 Route 9 S; Cape May NJ 8204; USA
Contact: Jim Stephens; firstname.lastname@example.org; (609) 898-2300, ext 17
Historic Cold Spring Village is an open air living history museum on 22 acres of land. Authentically garbed Village craftspeople make history come alive as they demonstrate old crafts using traditional tools, methods and materials.
|Historic Landmarks Foundation of Indiana
Address: 340 West Michigan Street; Indianapolis IN 46202-3204; USA
Contact: Suzanne Stanis; email@example.com; (317) 639-4534 ext. 106
Historic Landmarks Foundation of Indiana is the largest statewide non-profit preservation organization in the United States. With 10 offices, two house museums, and over 30 staff located throughout Indiana we provide educational programming related to our architectural heritage, work to save endangered historic buildings, and provide technical assistance on restoration projects.
|Historic Washington State Park
Address: 103 Franklin Street; Washington AZ 71862; USA
Contact: Billy Nations; firstname.lastname@example.org; (870) 983-2860
Historic Washington, Arkansas, is a lovely, peaceful tree-shaded town and one of the most amazing historic places in Arkansas. Established on George Washington's birthday in 1824, the town of Historic Washington State Park is a National Historical Landmark and an Arkansas state park you'll want to visit.
|History South Australia
Address: ; ACT ; AUS
Contact: Alllison Russell; ARussell@History.sa.gov.au;
|Homestead National Monument of America
Address: 8523 W. State Highway 4; Beatrice NE 68310; USA
Contact: Tina Miller; ; 402-223-3514
he National Park Service promotes excellence in educational experiences at all NPS sites. A Distance Learning connection with Homestead National Monument of America provides a quality enrichment activity. Programs support state and national curriculum standards.
Explore the new Heritage Center interactive exhibits in a virtual tour. These exhibits share the story of the Homestead Act of1862 and its impacts on U.S. history. Topics include western expansion, homesteading history, the American Indian experience, improvements in agriculture and technology, homesteader daily living, Great Plains weather and the tallgrass prairie.
|Hoover Presidential Library
Address: 210 Parkside Dr; West Branch IA 52358; USA
Contact: Mary E. Evans; email@example.com; 319/643-6031
The Hoover Presidential Library-Museum is part of the National Archives and Records Adminstration located in West Branch, Iowa.
Address: 1513 Cambridge; Houston TX 77030; USA
Contact: Anita Frey; firstname.lastname@example.org; (713) 533-6500
Through the power of distance learning, allow the Houston Zoo to carry your students from the pristine prairies of the Gulf Coast of Texas to the flowing grasslands of Africa. We invite your class to connect with us as we use animal artifacts and live animals to teach interactive, standard-based lessons that allow you to travel around the globe without ever leaving your classroom.
|Hovenweep National Monument
Address: McElmo Route; Cortez CO 81321; USA
Contact: Todd Overbye; ; 970) 562-4282 (x14)
Attention Teachers: The Internet connection for the Distance Learning program is currently not working. Please check back periodically for updates of when programs will resume.
Please check the website for the most current update.
Located in southern Colorado and Utah, Hovenweep National Monument was established in 1923 to protect seven groups of ancient stone towers and cliff dwellings that were abandoned more than 700 years ago.
For thousands of years people have lived and built communities on plateaus and in canyons like those at Hovenweep National Monument.
In a live broadcast, a National Park Ranger will guide you and your students as you explore the mysteries that make Hovenweep a unique and intriguing place.
Address: 1410 Rio Grande St.; Austin TX 78701; USA
Contact: Eric Lupfer; email@example.com; (512) 440-1991
Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), offers a number of exciting professional development programs for educators. Beginning in 2011, Humanities Texas will offer professional development sessions via Connect2Texas offering teachers the opportunity to explore topics at the heart of the state's social studies and language arts curricula with leading scholars.
|Independence Seaport Museum
Address: 211 S. Columbus Blvd & Walnut Street; Philadelphia PA 19106; USA
Contact: Michael Flynn; firstname.lastname@example.org; (215) 413-8649
Independence Seaport Museum focuses on engaging visitors with the rich past, present and future of the Delaware and Schuylkill rivers by building on vibrant collections, historical archives and engaging programming. ISM focuses on trade, commerce, shipping, immigration, ship building, military, fishing, recreation, transportation, science and technology.
Address: 1200 W. Washington St.; Indianapolis IN 46222; USA
Contact: Allison Young; email@example.com; 317-630-2029
Zoos have the power to carry us from the frozen fields of Antarctica to the deepest jungles of South America. With a Distance Learning program, your class can reach across the miles for an amazing learning experience. The Indianapolis Zoo invites you to connect with that power right in your own classroom.
An Interactive Experience Beyond the Exhibits
As one of the first zoos in the country to offer two-way interactive video adventures, the Indianapolis Zoo connects with students across Indiana, throughout the United States, and around the world. Students learn about the Earth, the environment, and the wonderful range of creatures that share it during each of these video adventures. We expand their classroom walls beyond their community.
|InkThinkTank-Authors on Call
Address: 302 Pondside Dr; White Plains NY 10607-1365; USA
Contact: Susan Schulman; firstname.lastname@example.org; 212-713-1633
iNK Think Tank's Authors on Call is an electrifying team of award-winning nonfiction children’s book authors. We do interactive video conferencing programs for students, based on our books. We collaborate with teachers to meet the Common Core standards of research, sifting, crafting, and creating content about the real world. The iNK programs are a brand-new idea for education; yet they're as age-old as eras when students flocked to learn from great masters. Now you can bring these masters to you via
We are experts in both content and the craft of writing. And if you want your students to think critically, it's helpful if you give them something to think critically about. We provide that in spades.
|Inner Asian & Uralic National Resource Center
Address: 324 Goodbody Hall 1011 East Third Street; Bloomington IN 47405; USA
Contact: Margaret (Maggie) Sullivan; email@example.com; (314) 952-4992
The Inner Asian & Uralic National Resource Center is a Title VI National Resource Center dedicated to raising awareness about its target area: namely the Turkic, Iranian, Mongolian, Uralic, and Tibetan cultural spheres. Some countries included are Turkey, Azerbaijan, Hungary, Uzbekistan, and Afghanistan.
Address: 107 South Easy St.; Missoula MT 59802; USA
Contact: Alli DePuy; firstname.lastname@example.org; (406) 830.3232
Inspired Classroom offers unique, engaging one hour national standard classes via interactive video education to grades K-12. Our professional, fun and educated instructors will lead your class on an amazing journey into bear hibernation, green energy conservation or to meet a field expert. Past experts include popular authors, bear biologists, international ambassadors and even a 15 year old junior iditarod racer! Inspired Classroom is dedicated to making the process of video conference education easy and fun. We offer test call services, tech support and will answer any questions you have in a timely manner. Check out our course catalog and special events for more information. Register for a class at www.CILC.org.
|Institute of Texan Cultures
Address: 801 East Durango Blvd.; San Antonio TX 78205-3296; USA
Contact: Carey Anne Eagan; email@example.com; (210) 458-2351
The Institute of Texan Cultures is located in downtown San Antonio on the UTSA HemisFair Park Campus, a short walk from the Alamo and the River Walk. The 182,000-square-foot complex features 65,000 square feet of interactive exhibits and displays that tell the stories of Texans.
The museum is a component of The University of Texas at San Antonio. It plays a role in the university’s community engagement initiatives by developing quality, accessible resources for educators and lifelong learners on topics of cultural heritage. It strives to develop a rich and vibrant culture in the arts and humanities that will expand the community’s awareness and appreciation of Texas through an engaging series of exhibits, programs, and special events.
The museum opened as the Texas State Exhibits Pavilion, which was built for the 1968 HemisFair celebration. Today, the institute fulfills its mandate as the state's center for multicultural education by investigating the ethnic and cultural history of the state and presenting the resulting information with a variety of offerings.
Address: Cr. 25 #70-16; Manizales, Caldas COL 170004; COL
Contact: Matt Pearce; firstname.lastname@example.org; 2152687212
InterLingo provides Spanish language courses and cultural content via Internet video conference from the Spanish Language Center in Colombia, South America. InterLingo can bring native speakers into classrooms on demand, as well as provide guest speakers and special cultural events from Latin America and Spain.
|International Studies In Schools
Address: 201 N Indiana; Bloomington IN 47408-4001; USA
Contact: Eli Konwest; email@example.com; (812) 856-1768
International Studies In Schools (ISIS) programming provides an alternative to the traditional classroom guest speaker. Since 1995, ISIS has been providing innovative video distance-learning programs which connect Indiana University (IU) international students, scholars, and specialists with K-12 schools and community groups in Indiana and other states. The ISIS coordinator works directly with the various world resource centers on campus to identify quality presenters and design program content based on curriculum standards under the guidance of the requesting teacher.
Programs include, but are not limited to, conversations with returned Peace Corps volunteers, international career days, daily life in (country of your choice), and exploratory language series.
ISIS offers different types of international programming:
Tailored Programs...addressing the specific requests of teachers or community leaders, such as "International Security Issues in the 21st Century" or "The Daily Life and Culture of South Korea."
Tailored Series...addressing the specific requests of teachers or community leaders, in which ISIS conducts multiple videoconference presentations over a number of days or months on a single topic as it pertains to different parts of the world and topical programs and series.
Orientations to ISIS and interactive programming....educating teachers and/or students of the uses and capacity of interactive video programs, in light of their particular needs, such as "How Can the Social Studies Curriculum Benefit from Interactive Video Technology" or "Interactive Video Technology Uses for Family Services."
|International Wolf Center
Address: 1396 Highway 169; Ely MN 55731; USA
Contact: Tara Johnson; firstname.lastname@example.org; 218-365-4695 ext. 33
The International Wolf Center advances the survival of wolf populations by teaching about wolves, their relationship to wild lands and the human role in their future. Distance Learning programs feature dynamic, interactive learning experiences and real-time viewing of our resident ambassador wolves running, playing, napping or tussling in their naturalized northern Minnesota habitat.
|Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Address: West 46th Street & 12th Avenue; New York NY 10036; USA
Contact: Kerry McLaughlin; email@example.com; (646) 381-5167
The mission of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is to honor our heroes, educate the public and inspire our youth. Housed on the aircraft carrier Intrepid, the museum is dedicated to promoting awareness and understanding of history, science and service through its collections, exhibitions and programming.
Address: Ballantine Hall 542 1020 E. Kirkwood Ave.; Bloomington IN 47405; USA
Contact: Brant Beyer; firstname.lastname@example.org; (812) 855-3280
WEST is an area studies center dedicated to providing resources and training opportunities on Western Europe and the European Union to K-12 educators, other universities, business leaders, government officials, and the general public.
|Jason Foundation- Suicide Prevention Programs
Address: 181 East Main Street
; Hendersonville TN 37075; USA
Contact: Linda Dunlap; email@example.com; (615) 264-2323 ext. 103
The Jason Foundation provides specialized training in the area of youth suicide prevention and awareness for educators. This program promotes awareness and prevention through detailed information and discussion. Information pertinent to the teacher-student relationship is explored as well as resources for the teacher to help a depressed or suicidal student.
|Jay Myers-CEO(ISI) Author of Keep Swinging
Address: 3860 Forest Hill-Irene Road Suite #100; Memphis TN 38125; USA
Contact: Jay Myers; firstname.lastname@example.org; (901) 866-1474 ext. 201
Jay Myers is the Founder/CEO of Interactive Solutions and author of "Keep Swinging" An Entrepreneurs Story of Overcoming Adversity and Achieving Small Business Success(www.keepswingingbook.com) ISI is a 14 year old Memphis based firm that specializes in the sales and support of audio visual,videoconferencing, distance learning and telemedicine systems.
Address: 16643 NE 89th St.; Redmond WA 98052; USA
Contact: John Svitak; email@example.com; (425) 882-1603
John Svitak is an experienced science and mathematics educator with experience in teaching and tutoring. He has a PhD in Physics, and a double major B.A. in Chemistry and Mathematics. John is a patient, active listener, creative teacher, and passionate about science and math. He hopes to help every student reach their full potential.
Address: Church Street; Lancaster Lan LA1 1YS; GBR
Contact: Anthea Dennett; Anthea.firstname.lastname@example.org; (+44) 01524 32808
Lancaster's oldest town house, dating from the 17th century. Originally home to witch hunter Thomas Covell. Displays a wealth of furniture, porcelain, silver and paintings. Stunning collection of Gillow furniture displayed in period rooms. Impressive recreation of an Edwardian schoolroom. Enchanting childhood collection of dolls, toys and games from the 18th century to the present day.
|Kigluait Educational Adventures
Address: P.O. Box 1027; Talkeetna AK 99676; USA
Contact: Christina Hum; email@example.com; (907) 733-4410
At Kigluait Educational Adventures we live the life that we share with you!
Our programs are based around sled dogs and the Alaskan lifestyle, in general. They are the subjects that get us up every morning, excited about what the day will bring!
We give you the chance to jump in and learn with us- in an academically meaningful/standards based manner through videoconferencing and web 2.0/social web techniques.
|Kings County Office of Education
Address: 1144 W. Lacey Blvd; Hanford CA 93230; USA
Contact: Trista Waymire; firstname.lastname@example.org; (559) 589-2515
Kings County Office of Education is committed to providing classrooms with professional development, technology, support, planning, and administrative services that help improve teacher and student awareness, understanding and knowledge through the use of interactive videoconferencing.
Agriculture is a major industry in California with approximately 88,000 farms and ranches. Through a combination of tradition and innovation, California has secured its status as the most productive agricultural state for more than 50 years. Centrally located in California, Kings County is comprised of 1,396 square miles and 88% of the acreage is devoted to agricultural uses. Kings County agriculture is ranked 11th in the state in 2007, producing $1.76 billion in revenue.
The highly interactive videoconferences are intended to create awareness, historical significance, and education of our agricultural economy using our state-of-the art studio. Enjoy images,video,the excellent style of instruction, and presenters that are engaging and knowledgeable of the content.
|Knife River Indian Villages
Address: ; ND ; USA
Contact: Craig Hansen, Education Specialist; email@example.com; 701.745.3300
The national park site contains visible remnants of historic and prehistoric American Indian villages representative of the Northern Great Plains. Last occupied by the Hidatsa and Mandan in 1845, the 1800-acre unit includes a visitor center, museum, film, bookstore, a full scale furnished earth lodge, several miles of hiking trails and a full range of education programs.
|Knowledge Career Development Network
Address: Keewatin Career Development Corporation Box 489
; Air Ronge Sas S0J 3G0; CAN
Contact: Brenda LaRocque-Hill; firstname.lastname@example.org; Toll Free: 1-866-966-5232
The Breaking Barriers programs aim to compliment and enhance students' education, better preparing them for active participation in the modern western Canadian economy. As well it will provide students with the opportunity to interact with inspirational individuals. The series allows for a wide number of motivational guests from community elders to astronauts. Most importantly students will learn more about leading corporations and careers as well as have the opportunity to interact with talented peers.
|LEARNnco (Andy Campbell)
Address: 65 St. Francis Avenue; Tiffin OH 44883; USA
Contact: Andy Campbell; email@example.com; 419-447-2927 ext. 156
These forty-minute sessions were developed using established National Science Standards as a framework for fun interaction! The programs are also correlated to the Ohio academic content standards. They present science concepts using hands on group explorations between the LEARNnco educator and your classroom. These learning modules complement classroom curriculums, and all sessions are personalized with the format adjusted according to the ages and ability levels of the participating sites.
|Lee Richardson Zoo
Address: 312 E. Finnup Drive; Garden City KS 67846; USA
Contact: Whitney Buchman; firstname.lastname@example.org; 620-276-1250
The Lee Richardson Zoo provides distance learning programs from our interactive television studio. Students of any age can connect for a one-on-one visit with our education staff and some of our special animal ambassadors. Choose one of our pre-planned program topics, or let us create a program to fit your interests. Programs can be adapted for most grade level. All programs include biofacts (skulls, pelts, bones, etc.), pictures, video clips, and 2-4 live animals.
|Liberty Science Center
Address: 222 Jersey City Blvd; Jersey City NJ 7305; USA
Contact: Hassana Harrison; EFT@lsc.org; 201-253-1382
Let Liberty Science Center's dynamic instructors become your partners in an exploration of exciting science concepts -- from the convenience of your own facility!
Electronic Field Trips (EFTs) are interactive lessons delivered directly to your students at school via videoconferencing. They are broadcast live from our exhibition floors or our new laboratory setting in the Jennifer A. Chalsty Center for Science Learning and Teaching. Our science educators will help your students explore a range of dynamic cross-curricular themes.
There are three different types of EFTs (Explore-A-Stories, E-Connections and E-Trails), and each comes with classroom curriculum alinged with the National Science Education Standards, New Jersey Core Curriculum Science Content Standards and New York Learning Standards for Math, Science and Technology.
|Library of Congress
Address: 101 Independence Ave, SE; Washington DC 20540; USA
Contact: Judy Graves; email@example.com; (202) 707-2562
The Library of Congress is the Nation's Library. With over 13 million books plus millions more multimedia non-book resources, it is the largest library in the world. Its web site contains digitized sound recordings, films, photographs, maps, and texts from its national and international collections, plus online search tools and educational resources. Videoconference staff development programs help educators to navigate, search, and use these primary sources. Some content-based programs for students are planned for the future.
|Life Science Education Center at Marian College
Address: 3200 Cold Spring Road; Indianapolis IN 46206; USA
Contact: Janice Slaughter; firstname.lastname@example.org; (317) 524-7701
We are Indiana's life science education center providing quality experiences that promote science learning for students, educators, and the general public. Life Science Education Center provides participants with lively demonstrations, experiments, and hands-on life science discovery based on Indiana State Education and National Science Education standards.
Address: Australia; NSW ; AUS
Contact: Literature Live Bookings; email@example.com;
Learn about writing and illustration from some of your favourite Australian authors/illustrators, using your school's video conferenceing equipment.
Virtual Excursions offer value for money, with industry experts offering a fresh, innovative approach to the curriculum, with hands-on exercises and follow-up activities
Even remote schools now have access to regular author/illustrator school visits.
|Lorain County Metro Parks
Address: 12882 Diagonal Road; LaGrange OH 44050; USA
Contact: Leslie McNutt; firstname.lastname@example.org; (440) 949-5200
Through the media of Distance Learning via video conferencing, your class can interact with a Lorain County Metro Parks Naturalist who will provide a unique learning experience through a variety of images, video clips, sounds, artifacts, manipulatives, games, and hands-on activities!
|Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Address: 5905 Wilshire Boulevard; Los Angeles CA 90036; USA
Contact: Antoniette M. Guglielmo; email@example.com; 323-932-5877
LACMA offers teachers and students the opportunity to experience and explore the museum's collection of over 100,000 works of art through live, interactive videoconferencing. Classes incorporate images, activities, and inquiry-based teaching methods to engage students in lessons that focus on art and history. Most programs can be adapted for any grade or interest level including elementary, middle and high school students, educators, and community groups. Programs are aligned with the National and California content standards.
|Louisville Science Center
Address: 727 West Main Street; Louisville KY 40202-2681; USA
Contact: Ashley Dittmeier; firstname.lastname@example.org; (800) 591-2203 ext. 6575
The Louisville Science Center encourages people of all ages to enjoy science, mathematics, and technology in a stimulating and engaging environment. Our distance learning programs are connected to the National Standards. We offer distance learning, guided visits, live labs, demonstrations and much more. Content is available for Grades 4 - 12.
|Lower East Side Tenement Museum
Address: 91 Orchard St; New York NY 10002; USA
Contact: Sarah Litvin; email@example.com or Slitvin@tenement.org; (212) 431-0233 ext. 232
The heart of the Lower East Side Tenement Museum is its landmark tenement building, home to nearly 7,000 immigrants from more than 20 nations between 1863 and 1935. Anchored in a neighborhood that has long been home to thousands of poor and working class people, the Tenement Museum is dedicated to using the history of its site as a tool for addressing issues that are still pressing today, including the role of immigration in American life.
|Manhattan School of Music
Address: 120 Claremont Avenue; New York NY 10027; USA
Contact: Gabe Gordon; firstname.lastname@example.org; (917) 493-4488
In 1996, Manhattan School of Music instituted an innovative distance learning program Ñ the first of its kind at a major conservatory Ñ devoted to exploring the use of videoconference technology for music performance and education. Such uses include private lessons, master classes, informances, educational outreach, composer colloquiums, professional development sessions, and educational exchanges among schools both nationally and internationally. Regular videoconference lessons are available to students enrolled in the Pinchas Zukerman Performance Program. The Recording & Distance Learning Department oversees development, production, and adminstration of the School's distance learning program and provides audio and technical support for these events.
Address: 11759 Groat Road; Edmonton AB T5M 3K6; CAN
Contact: Marty Chan; email@example.com; (780) 422 8232
Raised in Morinville--a small town north of Edmonton, Alberta--Marty Chan is a playwright, radio writer, television story editor, and young adult author. Much to the chagrin of his mother, he doesn't include engineer on his resume. He attended a year of the Engineering Program at the University of Alberta, but received the Dean's Vacation (a quaint way of saying "don't let the door hit you in the butt on your way out").
After a year, Marty returned to the U of A and graduated in 1989 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree (English Major/Drama Minor). He fell into improv comedy when he joined Edmonton Theatresports, but his paralyzing stage fright resulted in "penguin arm" acting, forcing him to abandon performing and take up writing.
His signature play, Mom, Dad, I'm Living with a White Girl, has been produced across Canada, published three times, and broadcast as a radio drama. The stage play won an Elizabeth Sterling Haynes Award for Best New Work and the Adams Chinese Theatre Award at Harvard University. In October 2004, the play had a successful Off Broadway run in New York.
Marty was a regular contributor to CBC Radio Edmonton from 1994 to 2000. His weekly commentary series, The Dim Sum Diaries, recounted his misadventures as the only Chinese kid in a small prairie town. These weekly commentaries were adapted into a half-hour television program (The Orange Seed Myth) which won a Gold Medal for Best Television Pilot at the Charleston World Film and Television Festival, and earned Marty a Gemini nomination for best writing in a children's program.
In 2004, Thistledown Press launched Marty's first young adult novel, The Mystery of the Frozen Brains, which has become a hit with young readers across Canada. Resource Links magazine rated listed it as one of the BEST BOOKS OF 2004 for grades 3 to 6.
Marty was the first playwright in residence at the Citadel Theatre. He also served as Chair of the Edmonton Arts Council and taught playwriting at the U of A. He received an Arts Achievement Award and a Performance Award from the City of Edmonton. He also earned a Horizon Award from the University for his contributions to theatre. However, his mother still wishes he stayed in Engineering.
Currently, Marty resides in Edmonton with his wife Michelle and their two cats, Buddy and Max.
Address: HC 75, Box 1337-VC; Fort Davis TX 79734; USA
Contact: Marc Wetzel; firstname.lastname@example.org; (432) 426-3672
"Live...From McDonald Observatory!" is an interactive
science learning experience that takes you and your students on a virtual field trip to the University of Texas McDonald Observatory, in the remote Davis Mountains of West Texas.
The University of Texas McDonald Observatory is a world-class astronomical research facility established in 1932, and is the destination for thousands of astronomers, educators, students, families, and science enthusiasts
|McMillen Center for Health Education
Address: 600 Jim Kelley Boulevard; Fort Wayne IN 46816; USA
Contact: Paula Crouch; email@example.com; (888) 240-7268
The McMillen Center provides health education to nearly 40,000 youth a year. Our professional health educators are experts in the health education field and are prepared to answer any questions your students can think of! Create excitement and encourage youth to make healthy lifestyle choices when you participate in one of our programs. When you partner with the McMillen Center, we provide up-to-date, engaging and fun-filled programs that were developed to align with the National Health Education Standards and the Indiana Academic Standards for Health Education. Our programs add to, and reinforce, your lesson plans. Schedule 4 programs in one day and receive the 5th free!
|McWane Science Center
Address: 200 19th Street North; Birmingham AL 35203; USA
Contact: Kathy Fournier; firstname.lastname@example.org; (205) 714-8414
McWane Science Center is a unique, hands-on science center whose mission is to change live through science and wonder. We are a non-profit organization that strives to create programs that parents and teachers value and kids love. McWane Science Center provides teachers and students with the tools needed to make science concepts come to life. Implemented at developmentally appropriate levels, we utilize experiential education to spark not just an interest but a desire to learn about science.
Address: c/o St. Clair County RESA
499 Range Road
P.O. Box 1500; Marysville MI 48040; USA
Contact: Sue Rutkofske; email@example.com; (810) 364-8990 ext. 420
Megaconference Jr. is a project designed to give students in elementary and secondary schools around the world the opportunity to communicate, collaborate and contribute to each other's learning in real time, using advanced multi-point video conferencing technology. Presenters will design and conduct videoconference-based presentation and activities focused on both academic and cultural issues. Participants will be able to address questions to presenters and to collaborate with geographically diverse peers in collaborative learning activities, thus building international cultural awareness. The conference addresses local and national curriculum standards in multiple subject areas. It will also help students and teachers develop the capacity to effectively utilize high-speed networks, videoconferencing and other emerging technologies to enhance learning experiences.
|Michigan State University Museum
Address: West Circle Drive; East Lansing MI 48824-1045; USA
Contact: Julie Fick; firstname.lastname@example.org; (517) 353-3882
The Virtual Outreach Program at the Michigan State University Museum offers exciting virtual field trips for your students. These programs allow teachers to provide fun and meaningful learning experiences without the expense, permission forms, and geographic limitations of ordinary field trips. Using videoconferencing technology, museum experts and objects come to you in the classroom or conference room. Students, teachers, and museum staff can all see and hear each other via the video and voice connections. Everything happens in real time, so it's almost like being there! MSU Museum's field trips are conducted by professionals recognized in their disciplines and experienced in presenting content to students with a range of educational needs. We will contact you prior to your program to discuss any specific interests and prior knowledge your students have. We provide field trips in the science and social studies curriculum areas. Our trips have been designed around the Michigan Curriculum Standards, so they are easy to incorporate into existing lesson plans. Programs may be arranged for any grade level. If you are located in the East Lansing area, we can also act as a host site for your conferences with other institutions. Please explore our options currently available for your students. We welcome your questions and inquiries.
|Microsoft Partners in Learning
Address: ; MI ; USA
Contact: Sean Tierney; email@example.com;
|Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts
Address: 1048 Washington Street; Cape May NJ 8204; USA
Contact: Robert Heinly; firstname.lastname@example.org; 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 Ext. 134
All of MAC's classroom programs are available as interactive distance learning programs. Through video conferencing, we can introduce your students to the Victorian lifestyle, give them a video tour through the Cape May Lighthouse or discuss an on-going exhibit at the Carriage House Gallery.
Students can visit with a variety of living history characters or participate in a spirited debate. During the programs, Museum Educators use artifacts, reproductions, photographs and vintage illustrations to bring to life a unique era in American history.
Distance Learning programs can be scheduled almost daily in January, February and March. Availability is limited at other times of the year. Evening programs can be arranged.
Teacher resource kits with classroom activities are available for most programs. Please call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278, extension 134, to request a kit.
|Milwaukee Public Museum
Address: 800 West Wells Street; Milwaukee WI 53233; USA
Contact: Gaye-Lynn Clyde; email@example.com; (414) 278-6146
The nearly 125 years of research, collections, exhibit and educational resources of the Milwaukee Public Museum are not limited to the physical constructs of the building itself. Through interactive videoconferencing, a resource-laden website and well-trained professional education staff, the Milwaukee Public Museum can come right to your classroom. Explore natural and cultural history in an exciting videoconference format with the Passport Distance Learning Series. Mix live interaction between students and Museum educators with a detailed, content-rich curriculum that can't be found in textbooks. Students can see artifacts and collections unavailable to the public and ask questions during real-time learning sessions. Point-to-Point programs are available on-demand with a minimum of two weeks notice for scheduling.
|Minnesota Historical Society
Address: 345 Kellogg Blvd. West; St. Paul MN 55102; USA
Contact: Tami Moehring; firstname.lastname@example.org; (651) 259-3423
Experience one-of-a-kind, hands-on, high energy museum programs without ever leaving your classroom! Our museum educators use interactive video conferencing technology to engage your students with stories of the past.
We deliver programs to students all over the world! Any location with video conferencing equipment can connect to a live program from the Minnesota Historical Society.
Participating Schools Receive:
A LIVELY 45 MINUTE LESSON
A hands-on way to learn about history! A museum educator will lead your students in an in-depth, two-way conversation about history topics. Participants will examine and analyze the real stuff of history: objects, photographs, documents and more. Presentation length is 45 minutes, but can be adjusted to meet your needs. All programs are based in national and state academic standards. Call 651-259-3423 for a free teacher demo.
Address: 13000 Zoo Boulevard; Apple Valley MN 55124; USA
Contact: Galen Sjostrom; email@example.com; 952-431-9522
Founded in 1978, the Minnesota Zoo exists to connect people, animals, and the natural world. Our education programs engage audiences at the Zoo, throughout the region, and around world by introducing them to a wide range of wild creatures while our conservation programs protect endangered species and preserve critical ecosystems.
|Minuteman Missile National Historic Site
Address: 21280 SD Hwy. 240; Philip SD 57567; USA
Contact: Chris Wilkinson; Chris_Wilkinson@nps.gov; (605)-433-5552
Here you will find remnants of the Cold War, including an underground launch control center and a missile silo. Minuteman missiles held the power to destroy civilization. Yet the same destructive force acted as a deterrent which kept the peace for three decades. At Minuteman Missile it is possible to revisit the Cold War and learn how nuclear war came to haunt the world.
Our programs focus on Modern American History, Cold War History, American
Foreign Policy, Military History, The Space Race
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A distance learning connection with Minuteman Missile NHS will provide
an enhanced teaching activity. Interactive ranger programs right to your
• Activities will support State and National curriculum standards.
• Launch Control Facility Delta-01 and Launch Facility Delta-09 offer a
unique window into the “top-secret facilities” which protected the
United States during the Cold War
• Access to the first and so far only Cold War structures protected by
the National Park Service as a National Historic Site
• Educational activities suited to the needs of each classroom
|Mote Marine Laboratory
Address: 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway; Sarasota FL 34236; USA
Contact: Kasey Gaylord; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; 941-388-4441 ext. 263
SeaTrek brings high-energy, multimedia science programming right into the classroom using videoconferencing and Internet technology. Our programs feature real scientists working in the field with interviews showing how their interests led them to their careers. Each program is supported by a free, down loadable, companion curriculum, aligned with National and Sunshine State Science Education Standards. We deliver our science videoconferences to students all over the world. Any school that has a videoconference system can connect with us to receive programs.
|Mount Washington Observatory
Address: 2779 White Mountain Highway/PO Box 2310; North Conway NH 03860; USA
Contact: Michelle Cruz; firstname.lastname@example.org; (800) 706-0432 ext 225
Through interactive videoconferencing, your class will go live to the summit of Mount Washington and learn about climate and weather from the people who know it best: the hardy men and women living and working in the Observatory's legendary summit weather station. They'll share their first-hand knowledge and experience in an exciting, interactive format.
|Multi-Educational Cross Cultural Arts Association (MECCA)
Address: 907 Moss Circle; Killeen TX 76542; USA
Contact: Daniel Kott; email@example.com; (254) 526-9464
Multi-Educational Cross Cultural Arts Association (MECCA) is a nonprofit educational organization that teaches international music & dance to adults and children. We provide ethnic/cultural/patriotic music and dance groups for civic, schools, churches, and club programs events. MECCA produces international music and dance programs and instructional materials throughout the year and throughout Central Texas.
|Museum of Contemporary Art Australia
Address: 140 George Street, The Rocks,; Sydney , NSW 2000, Australia NSW ; AUS
Contact: Melinda Garcia; firstname.lastname@example.org; + 61 2 9245 2454
The MCA is Australia’s Museum of Contemporary Art, dedicated to exhibiting, collecting and interpreting the work of today’s artists from across Australia and around the world. With a continually changing program of exhibitions and stimulating events there’s always something new and inspiring to see.
|Museum of Science and Industry
Address: 57h Street and Lake Shore Drive; Chicago IL 60637-2093; USA
Contact: April Chancellor; email@example.com; 773.947.3129
The Museum's mission today is to inspire the inventive genius in everyone. Why inspire? Because inspire means to stimulate a person to creativity, to fill or instill someone with feeling, to animate or put life into something. Inspiration is a catalyst that helps people find the wonder, the creativity, and the sparkÉthe genius within themselves. We can only guess how many youngsters decided to become biologists or doctors, geneticists or chemists or rocket scientists, right here.
|Muskingum Valley Educational Service Center
Address: 205 North 7th Street; Zanesville OH 43701; USA
Contact: Leslie Charles; firstname.lastname@example.org; 740.452.4518 ext 133
It is the mission of the Muskingum Valley Educational Service Center to make Connections to Create services that Contribute to learning (Connect, Create, and Contribute).
|NASA Digital Learning Network
Address: NASA Langley Research Center
Office of Education MS400; Hampton VA 23681; USA
Contact: Caryn Long; email@example.com; (757)-864-5032
NASA's Digital Learning Network (DLN) is about connecting with the next generation of Explorers. The DLN assists in the fulfillment of NASA's demanding mission, '"to inspire the next generation of explorers," by sharing the knowledge and expertise of NASA scientists, engineers, and researchers with students in today's classrooms. Through the DLN, learners at all levels have the opportunity to interact directly with NASA experts, often from their workplace, to gain a new appreciation for the importance of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education.
|National Archives UK
Address: Kew, Richmond; Surrey, TW9 4DU Sur ; GBR
Contact: Philip Stanley-Berridge; firstname.lastname@example.org; 020 8392 5330, extension 2020
For schools that may find it difficult to get to The National Archives in person, videoconference offers the perfect solution. If you have videoconference equipment and an ISDN line, your students will be able to enjoy a virtual workshop with us. Whichever workshop you choose to do, your students will get to consult expert staff here and make use of original historical documents, or have them brought back to life by costumed actors in sessions specially developed for videoconference. Workshops usually last for one hour and can usually be timed to suit your lesson. Most of our workshops are free of charge: all we ask is that you dial us up and meet the cost of the call. There may be an additional charge for some special events.
Most of our videoconference workshops are advertised and booked via Global Leap’s website, a central source of information for videoconference in schools. If none of these dates suit you and you would like to arrange your own workshop, you are welcome to contact us and we will try to arrange something for you, subject to availability.
|National Baseball Hall of Fame
Address: 25 Main Street P.O. Box 590; Cooperstown NY 13326; USA
Contact: Katie Morris; email@example.com; 607.547.0347
Baseball Hall of Fame
The next best thing to visiting the Hall of Fame is participating in a videoconference. The EBBETS Field Trip Series (Electronically Bringing Baseball Education To Students) transports the wonders of Cooperstown to your very own classroom. Choose any of our 10 thematic units and participate in a live, interactive lesson with a Museum educator. Learning objectives and artifacts abound in this hour long visit to one of America's premier education destinations...choose any of our 13 thematic units...
|National Coal Mining Museum
Address: Caphouse Colliery , New Road; Overton WAKE WF4 4RH; GBR
Contact: Tim Boundy; firstname.lastname@example.org; 01924 848806
The latest development in the Museum’s education programme is videoconferencing. For pupils who are too far away to visit the Museum, or for teachers wishing to consolidate learning following a visit, a videoconference workshop is an exciting and interactive way for pupils to access the Museum’s resources and learn about coal mining. All videoconference sessions are FREE.
To take part in a videoconference, your school will need to be registered with JANET Videoconferencing service, which bridges the call on our behalf. To find out more about this please go to http://www.jvcs.ja.net/cgi-bin/vcng/welcome.cgi
|National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame
Address: 1720 Gendy Street; Fort Worth TX 76107; USA
Contact: Cindi Collins; email@example.com; (817) 509-8697
The National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame is the only museum in the world dedicated to honoring women of the American West who have displayed extraordinary courage and pioneer spirit in their trail blazing efforts. Since it was established in 1975, the Museum has become an invaluable educational resource nationally known for its exhibits, research library, rare photography collection, and the honorees in its Hall of Fame.
|National Library of New Zealand
Address: PO Box 1467; Wellington, New Zealand 6140; NZ
Contact: ; firstname.lastname@example.org; +64 4 470 4580
|National Museum of Australia
Address: GPO Box 1901 CANBERRA ACT; CANBERRA ACT ACT 2601; AUS
Contact: Angela Casey; email@example.com; (02) 6208 5201
The National Museum of Australia (NMA) is a social history museum, exploring the land, nation and people of Australia. The Museum focuses on Indigenous histories and cultures, histories of European settlement and the interaction of Australians with the environment. We celebrate the stories of ordinary and extraordinary Australians, and provide a dynamic forum for discussion and reflection.
The education section is keen to support the work of teachers in Australia and overseas. We offer a range of programs that address Australian history and the Australian curricula, civics and citizenship, Australian Indigenous history and culture, the environment and history and museum studies.
|National Portrait Gallery
Address: St Martin's Place; London Eng WC2H OHE; GBR
Contact: ; firstname.lastname@example.org; 020 7312 2437
Our videoconferences are always discussions between your pupils and our gallery educators, not straight presentations.
|Natural History Museum in London
Address: Cromwell Road; London Eng SW7 5BD; GBR
Contact: Sarah Hone; email@example.com; +44 (0)20 7942 6052
Schools can now meet some of the interesting characters from history that wander our galleries, as part of our pilot videoconferencing scheme. Students will come face to face with actors playing the role of key science figures of the past or representing key scientific ideas. It will be a chance for them to quiz the experts and an exciting, interactive way to learn.
Workshops are on limited Wednesday mornings during term time for Key Stages 1 to 3. Key Stage 1 can meet Circadian Sam to help sort out which animals should be asleep and which should be awake, by looking at their features. Key Stage 2 will meet Mary Anning, the pioneering nineteenth-century fossil hunter to find out about her life and the importance of her scientific discoveries. Hans Sloane explains to Key Stage 3 students the reasons he amassed one of the greatest collections of plants, animals, antiquities, coins and many other objects of his time.
|Neil Armstrong Air and Space Museum
Address: 1982 Velma Avenue; Columbus OH 43211; USA
Contact: ; firstname.lastname@example.org; 614-297-2300
Named in honor of Neil Armstrong, first man to set foot on the moon, this museum in Wapakoneta chronicles Ohio's contributions to the history of space flight. Among the items on display are a F5D Sky Lancer, the Gemini VIII spacecraft, Apollo 11 artifacts and a moon rock. In the museum's Astro-theater, multimedia presentations of the sights and sounds of space unfold against a starry background.
|New Jersey Academy for Aquatic Sciences
Address: 1 Riverside Drive; Camden NJ 8103; USA
Contact: Sharon Morrell; email@example.com; (856)365-0352 ext. 7025
The New Jersey State Aquarium is now offering exciting electronic field trips via 2 way videoconferencing technology! Our 30 minute programs are aligned with New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards and National Science Benchmarks.
Schedule the program of your choice and download your free companion curriculum guide, full of materials and activities that will enhance your student's learning experience!
|New Jersey Vietnam Veterans' Memorial and The Vietnam Era Educational Center
Address: P.O. Box 648; Holmdel NJ 7733; USA
Contact: Katie Henry; firstname.lastname@example.org; 732-335-0033 ext. 104
Desktop VC through Skype (Videoconference equipment is currently being updated)
Created by legislation in 1986, the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans' Memorial Committee was charged with determining the design and location as well as raising the funds needed to construct the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans' Memorial. The New Jersey Vietnam Veterans' Memorial is an open-air structure made up of 366 polished black granite panels - one for each day of the year. Engraved on each of these panels are the names of the 1,560 New Jerseyans killed or reported missing on that date. Hien Nguyen, who fled war-torn South Vietnam in 1975, designed the Memorial. At the center, a red oak, the official state tree, shades a grouping of three bronze statues sculpted by artist Thomas Jay Warren. The oversized statues represent the men who died, those who came home and the women who served beside them. The Memorial was dedicated on May 7, 1995.
The Vietnam Era Educational Center, dedicated in 1998, is the first educational center in the country devoted solely to gaining an understanding of the war in Southeast Asia and the political strife in America. It enables visitors to attain a greater understanding of the myriad of forces that produced the conflict abroad and the dissension at home. Located adjacent to the NJ Vietnam Veterans' Memorial, it provides both learning materials and exhibits to help visitors understand the significance of the Memorial, the reality of the conflict, and the social, political and cultural complexities of the war years. Guided tours are provided to school groups and other groups, all led by Vietnam Veteran volunteers. In addition, a full calendar of lectures, film presentations and teacher programs offers the general public an opportunity to learn more about this unique time in our nation's history.
|New York Hall of Science
Address: 47-01 111th Street; Queens NY 11368; USA
Contact: Chris Lawrence; email@example.com; (718) 699-0005 ext. 319
Visit and interact with the New York Hall of Science from your classroom using the latest video conferencing technology. The Virtual Visit will link your class with Explainers at the Hall, providing a rich, interactive science learning experience. A Virtual Visit Program consists of a 45-minute exploration of selected areas of the Hall's exhibits, demonstrations and activities illustrating science concepts. Materials and instructions for a follow-up Make-it & Take-it activity are provided.
|New York State Historical Association and the Farmers' Museum
Address: 5798 State HWY 80; Cooperstown NY 13326; USA
Contact: Sarah Loveland; firstname.lastname@example.org; (607) 547-1414
The New York State Historical Association is committed to engaging and connecting a broad public audience to New York State’s unique cultural heritage through exhibitions, extensive library collections, statewide educational programs, and publications that provoke, delight, and inspire.
Utilizing the collections of the Fenimore Art Museum and The Farmers' Museum and the New York State Historical Associations Research Library, our Distance Learning Programs bring the art, history, and culture of New York State and Early American History to life.
|North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
Address: 11 W. Jones St.; Raleigh NC 27601; USA
Contact: MT Fore; email@example.com; (919) 707-9906
Want to visit the Museum without a long bus trip? Experience a live, interactive Museum “field trip” over the internet. This hour-long program will be adapted to each grade level.
Your students will interact with a Museum educator and actively participate throughout the program as they work with instructional materials and natural history specimens from the Museum, which are sent to your site prior to the session.
Programs are free to North Carolina Schools, with the exception of the return shipping on teaching materials used in the class. Out of state schools pay a $65 fee per program and return shipping charges on materials.
Schools must have some form of videoconferencing equipment to participate. A test with your site is required prior to scheduling. Download, complete, and email your registration form (PDF, right-click to save file to your computer) to M.T. Fore, coordinator of student outreach and distance learning, at 919-707-9906 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
|North Carolina State Museum of History
Address: 4650 Mail Service Center; Raleigh, NC 27699-4650; USA
Contact: Jerry Taylor; email@example.com; 919-807-7972
We invite your students to take a Virtual Field Trip to the North Carolina Museum of History via two-way videoconferencing. These interesting and interactive programs allow students to experience history firsthand. Your students will see, hear, and talk with an expert at the museum, examine reproduction artifacts, and participate in group activities. All classes meet specific goals of the North Carolina
Standard Course of Study Curriculum, and are appropriate for grades 3-5. Pre- and post-program classroom activities are provided. These materials and other information are available on our website. Click on "Virtual Field Trips." Currently we offer the following one-hour virtual field trips for elementary schools. The classes include: "American Indians in North
Carolina"; "Behind the Scenes at the Museum: Who Works Here?"; four
different "History Mystery" classes; "Moccasins to Motorcars"; and
Gallery Cart Classes, which explore actual exhibits at the museum.
|Northern Michigan University
Address: 1401 Presque Isle Ave; Marquette MI 49855; USA
Contact: Max Graves; firstname.lastname@example.org; (906) 227-2912 or 2913
Northern Michigan University, located in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, is a comprehensive academic community set in the middle of one million beautiful acres. Drawing upon student, faculty, community, and local public broadcasting resources, our K-12 interactive video programs strive to address specific Michigan curriculum standards while providing engaging content through a fully interactive medium. Some programs may have a fixed schedule, while others try to accommodate classroom needs. We do our best to reduce expenses, with most of our programs available at no cost to schools.
In close relationship with the Marquette/Alger RESA, NMU AVS offers videoconferencing and bridging services to the Gwinn, Marquette, Negaunee, Ishpeming, Munising, Superior Central,Burt Township, and the NICE school districts.
Address: 24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive; Dana Point CA 92629; USA
Contact: Jonathan Witt; email@example.com; (949) 496-2274 ext. 211
Ocean Institute of Dana Point, California, helps kids discover the ever-shifting marine environment. Videoconferencing enables students to enhance their education with a number of programs. "Safari into the Intertidal Zone" has students explore the Dana Point Marine Life Refuge while the quot;Mysterious Whale" explores the relationship between whales and humans. "Careers in Marine Science" explores the tools and techniques used by marine biologists while working in the field as well as their educational background. Programs are available at any grade level.
|Ocean of Know
Address: Apt 7 US 60 Morrow Ave.; Scarsdale NY 10583; USA
Contact: Daniel McVeigh; firstname.lastname@example.org; 845-797-0968
Ocean of Know is a not for profit 501(c)3 corporation founded in 1989. It was driven by a vision of how true integration of technology could transform the experience of education for everyone. The cornerstone of Ocean of Know is Young McDonald's Farm (YMF), a tele-robotic aquaponics farm located at the Rutgers University Research Greenhouse in New Jersey also partnered with Teachers College Columbia University. Students can connect with the YMF via videoconferencing link, no matter where they are. YMF is the learning incubator for both teachers and students in our programs. It is the place where they learn to put technology to work for them, to achieve their own goals, satisfy their curiosity, and in the process learn math, science, programming, strengthen their literacy skills---seamlessly.
|Ohio Historical Society
Address: 800 E. 17th Ave; Columbus OH 43211; USA
Contact: Matt Schullek; email@example.com; 1.800.640.7679
The mission of the Ohio Historical Society is to help people connect with the past in order to understand the present and create a better future. As a part of that effort, our award winning distance learning programming provides an interactive, informative, and engaging experience that differs from the typical classroom activity by bringing history to life while reinforcing the importance of past events with real life experiences.
Explore a variety of cross-disciplinary programming in our three themed styles.
· Interact with first person characters from the past in our Back In Time series.
· Get the facts from a professional in our Ask the Expert series.
· Test your knowledge of social studies in our So You Know... game show series.
Discover for yourself why schools, libraries, community centers, and assisted living facilities across the country and continent connect to the past through a catalog of over 20 programs presented by the Ohio Historical Society.
|Oiada International Inc
Address: 191 Central Avenue; Newark NJ 07103; USA
Contact: Darryl Batts; firstname.lastname@example.org; office: (973) 732-3188
O’ia-da International Inc is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization. Since 1997, Oiada has been dedicated to providing educational programs and services that empower students to become global citizens.
O’ia-da’s latest project is the Akoma Ntoso Cultural Centers (ANCC). The ANCC is currently connecting students in the U.S. and Africa by utilizing our 21st century telepresence educational centers. The primary goal of the ANCC is to increase student test scores, decrease drop-out rates and to reduce the achievement gap of schools. We utilize state of the art videoconferencing technology to connect students with students in Africa. Through “LIVE” face to face educational and cultural exchanges, students become excited about learning. Our telepresence centers bring the classroom to life for the students while at the same time serving to increase their language arts, writing, public speaking, presentation, research, foreign language and critical thinking skills.
We are an invaluable resource to teachers who are interested in accelerated learning methods, promoting global and experiential learning. We empower students to take charge of their educational experiences, and assist in their preparation for college and the work force.
|Old Woman Creek National Estuarine Research Reserve
Address: 2514 Cleveland Road East
; Huron OH 44839-9724; USA
Contact: Phoebe Van Zoest; email@example.com; 419-433-4601
Old Woman Creek National Estuarine is managed by the Ohio Division of Wildlife. The reserve is part of a statewide system of nature preserves established in 1970 to ensure protection of Ohio's vanishing natural heritage. Preserves protect such natural features as bogs, marshes, forests, prairies, geological formations, endangered species habitats, and the plants and animals living in these unique areas. Old Woman Creek is but one of several reserves nationwide funded through the National Estuarine Reserve Research Program. This program was established by Congress to help states preserve some of the few remaining natural estuaries in the United States. The program is designed to make 50 percent matching grants available to coastal states for acquisition, development, and initial operation of estuarine areas to be set aside to serve as natural field laboratories. The national program is administered by the National Ocean Service, Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management, an agency of the National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration of the Department of Commerce.
|Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo
Address: 3701 S 10th Street; Omaha NE 68107; USA
Contact: Education Department; firstname.lastname@example.org; (402) 738-6903
Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo has four primary objectives: conservation, research, recreation, and education. In promoting these objectives on a local, regional, national, and global scale, the Zoo provides exciting experiences that simultaneously enhance our visitors' real world knowledge of conservation and the natural world.
|Ontario Science Center
Address: 770 Don Mills Road; Toronto Ont M3C 1T3; CAN
Contact: Allan Busch; email@example.com; 416-696-3192
Bring an Ontario Science Centre biotechnology experience into your classroom via video conferencing. Students work as forensic scientists to examine biological evidence and analyze DNA "fingerprints". Students learn about current biotechnology techniques as they investigate and solve a fictitious crime.
Address: ; ACT ; AUS
Contact: Marijana Jevremov; Marijana.Jevremov@opera-australia.org.au;
|Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
Address: 1945 SE Water Avenue; Portland OR 97214; USA
Contact: David Perry; firstname.lastname@example.org; (503) 797-4585
Founded in 1944 and one of the nation's top ten science museums, the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry is a world-class tourist attraction and educational resource that puts the "WOW!in science for the kid in each of us.."In addition to enjoying one of the featured exhibits at temporary display at OMSI, you can touch a tornado, uncover a fossil, surf the internet, enter the world of virtual reality, experience an earthquake, or simply experiment on your own in one of our many hands-on labs. OMSI also offers a variety of camps and classes as well as the largest outreach program in the nation.
|Paley Center for Media (Formerly The Museum of Television and Radio, NY)
Address: 25 West 52 Street; New York NY 10019; USA
Contact: Nicole Kempskie; email@example.com; (212) 621-6661
Videoconferencing with the Paley Center for Media (Formerly The Museum of Television & Radio), allows you and your students, access to the Center's archive of over 140,000 television and radio programs. These television and radio programs act as a window to the past and present, illuminating significant events in our nation's history and culture. The collection begins with the earliest recorded days of television and radio and runs to the present. Programs are available to the public at the Center's locations in New York and Los Angeles and to classrooms throughout the country and via the Education Department's videoconferencing program.
|Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum
Address: 2503 4th Avenue; Canyon TX 79015; USA
Contact: Elaina Cunningham; firstname.lastname@example.org; (806) 651-2258
When the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum (PPHM) opened its doors in 1933, it was a 12,500 square foot building. Since that time the museum has become the largest history museum in Texas with more than 285,000 square feet.
On the campus of what is now West Texas A&M University, the Museum has more than two million artifacts, ranging from the Comanche Chief Quanah Parker's eagle feather headdress to collections of historic New Mexico and Texas art.
The role of the Society remains the same today as it was in 1921. As Miss Anderson so eloquently expressed her dream, "It is the sacred duty of ours to collect the record of life here and hand this on to the children of the future ... and we believe in the future our people will point with pride to their museum and the historical society."
|Partnership for Environmental Education & Rural Health (PEER)
Address: Dept of VIBS Texas A&M University, 4458 TAMU PEER; College Station TX 77843-4458; USA
Contact: Michele Ward; email@example.com; (979) 845-8339
The Partnership for Environmental Education & Rural Health (PEER) program at Texas A&M University would like to bring scientists, veterinarians, veterinary students, and veterinary technicians into your classroom to help you teach! The Partnership for Environmental Education and Rural Health (PEER) offers teacher professional development, presentations from people in science-related careers, and curriculum development including a teacher requested resource service. Presenters will bring the most current science topics to your classroom to motivate your students to learn and inform them about career opportunities in science. From basic sciences like geology and biology, to veterinary procedures, virtual tours, and cutting edge state-of-the-art research, we offer a variety of programs to get students fired-up about science. We want to help teachers answer those age-old questions: “Why do we have to learn this?” and “Who actually uses this stuff?” Let our presenters show your students the world of science.
|Peninsula Fine Arts Center
Address: 101 Museum Drive; Newport News VA 23606; USA
Contact: Janet Rash; firstname.lastname@example.org; 757-596-8175 ext.205
ARTreach: Experience Mali - is an exciting distance-learning initiative designed to enhance Standards of Learning-based education. These 50-minute programs on the West African country of Mali include storytelling and dance demonstrations, a visual arts workshop and a presentation by a collector and scholar on Malian art.
Address: 3260 South Street; Philadelphia PA 19104; USA
Contact: Julia McMeans; email@example.com; 215-898-4066
The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, through its research, collections, exhibitions, and educational programming, advances understanding of the world's cultural heritage. Penn Museum’s galleries feature materials from Egypt, Mesopotamia, the Bible Lands, Mesoamerica, Asia and the Mediterranean, and the native peoples of the Americas, Africa and Polynesia.
Address: 400 Pennsbury Memorial Road; Morrisville PA 19067; USA
Contact: Diane Nadler; firstname.lastname@example.org; 215 946-0400
Pennsbury Manor is the 17th century reconstructed home of William Penn, founder of Pennsylvania. Programs offered are A Tour of Pennsbury Manor and The Voyage of the Submission.
|Perot Museum of Nature and Science
Address: 2201 North Field Street; Dallas TX 75202; USA
Contact: Lucy Hale; email@example.com; (214) 428-5555 ext. 1435
“Inspiring minds through nature and science” – it’s the Museum of Nature & Science mission statement and our commitment to children and educators. Now that inspiration can come directly to you and your students! MNS offers hands-on, interactive science programming on topics from dinosaurs to DNA and oceans to outer space that inspire creative thinking and promote problem-solving skills. All of the programs we offer connect with Texas state standards (TEKS) and provide exciting lessons to get students interested in science. Our virtual programs will bring the museum’s vast resources – including our collections and guest speakers - into any classroom. Connect and interact live with Museum educators, scientists, expert staff members and special guests. Now your kids get the straight answers to questions like what happened to the dinosaurs? Why are there only eight planets in the solar system when there used to be nine? Or why doesn’t water catch on fire?
|Philadelphia Museum of Art
Address: PO Box 7646; Philadelphia PA 19101-7646; USA
Contact: Lynda O'Leary; firstname.lastname@example.org; (215) 684-7399
The distance learning initiative of the Philadelphia Museum of Art uses videoconferencing technology to enable virtual tours of the Museum's collections and special exhibitions. Our thoughtful, customized lessons provide real-time interactions with the Museum's staff, allowing students and teachers to explore the fascinating world of art without ever leaving their classrooms. Over twenty topics offered.
|Polycom Special Events
Address: 4750 Willow Road; Pleasanton CA 94588; USA
Contact: Elaine Shuck; email@example.com; 1 925 924 6000
The most comprehensive portfolio of integrated, standards-based, end-to-end solutions for all class sizes and networks. As an educator, you are challenged daily to achieve increased educational equity, comply with standards, and improve student performance. There is also the task of managing instructor shortages, while keeping up with a constant stream of professional development, certification programs, and required training courses. With these challenges and others, video conferencing is increasingly a standard part of your educational tool set. But providing the best video conferencing equipment alone is not sufficient. That's why Polycom works with educators to create the most comprehensive portfolio of integrated, standards-based, end-to-end solutions for all class sizes and networks. Those solutions provide exclusive access to global content, educational applications, public funding, and Polycom training. That's why more educators entrust Polycom for their video conferencing needs than all of our competitors combined. And why we remain the leader in driving new technology, standards, and programs to improve audio, video, and content sharing.
|Potter Park Zoological Society
Address: 1301 South Pennsylvania Avenue; Lansing MI 48912; USA
Contact: Dennis Laidler; firstname.lastname@example.org; 517-342-2713
Can't get to the zoo? Now the zoo can come to your classroom via the Internet.
Now you can experience the wonderful world of wildlife at the zoo without leaving your school! Whether you are down the street or across the country, we can be in your classroom via videoconferencing. These live distance-learning programs are inquiry-based presentations that feature lots of up-close animal viewing, extensive use of biofacts, interactive discussions with presenters, hands-on activities for your students, and pre-and post-visit activity suggestions.
The learning is equivalent to onsite experiences!
In one of the first studies of its kind, the Potter Park Zoological Society's distance learning program was evaluated in a research study conducted by a MSU graduate student. The results of the study showed that the learning from virtual field trips was statistically the same as learning from onsite visits.
We will customize a presentation to meet the needs of you and your students.
We currently have four different themed presentations and are in the process of developing more. We will be glad to work with you to create an experience that will maximize your students' learning.
|PRISM Professional Resources in Science and Mathematics
Address: Montclair State University
PRISM - Blanton Hall 1st Floor; Montclair NJ 7043; USA
Contact: Dot Stradfordd; email@example.com; 973-655-7753
PRISM is a professional development center for K20 teaching of science and mathematics at Montclair State University.
|Pro Football Hall of Fame
Address: 2121 George Halas Dr. NW
; Canton OH 44708; USA
Contact: Jerry Csaki; firstname.lastname@example.org; Phone: (330) 456-8207 ext. 148
The Pro Football Hall of Fame offers award-winning videoconferencing programs. The use of videoconferencing technology allows students from across the globe to connect with the Hall of Fame to learn more about pro football's rich history. Like the Pro Football Hall of Fame's field trips, these programs are aligned with national standards of education. The Hall of Fame's videoconferencing program has received international recognition as a Pinnacle Award winner through the Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration (CILC) and an honorable mention honors winner from Berrien Regional Education Service Agency (RESA).
Several NFL teams coordinate with the Pro Football Hall of Fame to make the Hall of Fame's videoconferencing programs available to schools in their area.
For more information, please contact our Educational Programs Staff at 330-456-8207 or email EducationalPrograms@ProFootballHOF.com.
|Questacon- Australia's National Science and Technology Centre
Address: PO Box 5322; Kingston ACT 2604 Australia ACT ; AUS
Contact: Natalie Sullivan; NSullivan@questacon.edu.au; +612 6270 2869
Questacon is Australia's National Science and Technology Centre located in our nations capital, Canberra, ACT.
We are launching three separate "Christmas related" sessions - 1 December, 2009.
* AUSTRALIAN WILDLIFE/NATURE: "AUSTRALIAN CREATURES"
* CLIMATE "Hot vs Cold (USA Winter/Australian Summer)"
* MATHEMATICS/PHYSICS "Christmas themed maths and physics activities"
|Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania
Address: Route 741 East; Strasburg PA 17579; USA
Contact: Patrick Morrison; email@example.com; (717) 687-8628 x3025
The Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania's distance-learning programs are conducted with state-of-the-art video-conferencing equipment and both IP and ISDN technology. We use a combination of scale models, digital and still photographs and other visual aids to address specific topics related to railroading. Currently, four programs are available. Others are under development.
|Reef HQ Aquarium
Address: 2-68 Flinders Street; Townsville QLD 4810; AUS
Contact: Julie Spencer; firstname.lastname@example.org; 61 7 4750 0800
Wherever you are in the world, experience the Reef with Reef Videoconferencing. During this underwater fact-finding mission, your classroom will be transported to the Coral Reef and Predator exhibits at Reef HQ in Townsville, Australia. State-of-the-art technology unlocks unique teaching and learning experiences, including information delivered live by a scuba diver. Reef Video conferences are supported by comprehensive teaching materials, and educate students about a range of marine issues. Videoconferencing is a tool that allows users to see and hear the person they are communicating with. It is exciting, stimulating, easy to use and a great way to involve students in learning about the Great Barrier Reef. Reef Video conferences are very different from other multimedia resources, such as video recordings or television presentations, because they are interactive. Reef Videoconferencing can be facilitated nationally and internationally.
|Remington Carriage Museum
Address: 623 Main Street Box 1649; Cardston AB T0K 0K0; CAN
Contact: Robert Mein; email@example.com; 403 653 5139
The Remington Carriage Museum is a located in Cardston Alberta Canada. It is an Alberta Government run museum dedicated to preserving, protecting and promoting the stories of horse-drawn carriages and horse culture.
We are the largest museum of our kind in the world. We have over 275 vehicles from the horse-drawn era a working restoration shop and a carriage ride program.
Through Video Conferencing we hope to share the great stories of the past and this world-class museum.
|Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum
Address: 1100 Rock and Roll Boulevard; Cleveland OH 44114; USA
Contact: John Goehrke; firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com; (216) 515-1202
For the past several years, On the Road, the award-winning distance learning program at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, has touched classrooms all across the country and around the world, expanding the horizons of hundreds of young people.
On the Road uses videoconferencing technology to offer a unique educational experience to students in grades 4-12. The classes are developed and conducted by the Education Department staff and include exclusive interview clips with key figures in the history of popular music, behind-the-scenes commentary with Museum curators, audio and video clips of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees, and more. The demand for this program continues to grow, so be sure to reserve your spot today!
|Roper Mountain Science Center
Address: 402 Roper Mountain Road; Greenville SC 29615; USA
Contact: Kathie Fox; firstname.lastname@example.org; (864) 355-8930
Do you want your students to experience a Tropical Rain Forest and see an amazing ecosystem as well as some of the Incredible Invertebrates that inhabit it? Perhaps you’d like them to witness a live demo of physical science using everyday objects, dry ice and liquid nitrogen as they learn about liquids, solids or gases? Or maybe you would like to take them back to the 1840’s on a trip along the Oregon Trail? Using your video conferencing equipment, we can make that a reality for your classes.
Our Electronic Field Trips (EFTs), which fit into a 45 minute class period, can take you to a whole new world while never leaving the building. No buses, no permission slips, no chaperones, and no lunch reservations: we come to you in your own classroom. Any information you need beforehand (vocabulary, graphic organizers, maps, classroom layout, division of students) is provided by our website as are all the materials that you will need to print before the day of our connection.
Address: 11630 Havenner Road; Fairfax Station VA 22039; USA
Contact: Rosalyn Schanzer; email@example.com; (571) 748-4923
I am the award winning author and illustrator of nonfiction books about the greatest adventurers, scientists, and movers and shakers in history. My interactive shows introduce grades K-8 to the unknown inventions of Ben Franklin, Charles Darwin's amazing discoveries, the reason Pocahontas was bald, the daring escapades of George Washington and Lewis and Clark, and much more!
Address: School District of Clayton, #2 Mark Twain Circle; Clayton MT 63105; USA
Contact: Tim Gore; firstname.lastname@example.org; (314) 773-6934
RoundTrips is student-centered distance learning developed by classroom teachers for use by classroom teachers. Through RoundTrips' unique portable satellite transmitter and video studio, expand your classroom beyond its four walls and textbooks. Go places that bring your curriculum to life in new and powerful ways through live, interactive programs from any location.
|Royal Botanical Gardens (Canada)
Address: 680 Plains Road West; Burlington Ont L7T 4H4; CAN
Contact: Karin Davidson-Taylor; email@example.com; 905-527-1158 x249
Royal Botanical Gardens is a living museum which serves local, regional and global communities while developing and promoting public understanding of the relationship between the plant world, humanity and the rest of nature.
|Royal Tyrrell Museum of Paleontology
Address: PO Box 7500; Drumheller AB T0J 0Y0; CAN
Contact: Deanne Zariski; firstname.lastname@example.org; 1-403-823-7707
The Royal Tyrrell Museum is dedicated to celebrating the history and spectacular diversity of life on Earth - from the tiniest grains of pollen to the mightiest dinosaur. Housing over 120,000 individual specimens the Museum is internationally renowned for its palaeontological research, collections of extraordinary educational and scientific value, and dynamic galleries. Through award winning in-house programs and innovative Distance Learning programs from the ATCO Tyrrell Learning Centre these collections come to life, inspiring the young at heart with creative, fun, and educational activities.
|Rutgers Camden Center for the Arts
Address: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey Third & Pearl Streets; Camden NJ 08102-1403; USA
Contact: Lynda Hitchman; email@example.com; 856-225-6202
D'ARTS delivers live, interactive classes directly to K-12 schools through videoconference technology. Like RCCA's established on-site programs, D'ARTS combines dynamic, responsive teaching with high quality content conveyed in a cross-curricular context. Classes are offered in two general categories: Visual Arts in Diverse Curricular Contexts teaches in, through, and about the broad range of visual arts. Sources for Drama teaches various aspects of theatre.
|Saint Louis Zoo
Address: One Government Drive; St. Louis MO 63110; USA
Contact: Kimberly Hoormann; firstname.lastname@example.org; (314) 781-0900 ext. 4754
The Saint Louis Zoo was voted #1 Zoo in America by a Zagat's and Parents' Magazine survey. Our mission is to conserve animals and their habitats through animal management, research, recreation, and educational programs that encourage the support and enrich the experience of the public.
Our videoconferencing classes will take you and your students on virtual tours of our most popular exhibits and then teach your students about animal habitats and adaptations. Older students will also learn about our conservation programs going on here at the Zoo and around the world.
|San Diego Zoo
Address: P.O. Box 120551; San Diego CA 92101; USA
Contact: Kathy Myers; ; 619-557-3963
San Diego Zoo is located on Zoo Drive in Balboa Park, north of downtown San Diego. Its collection of animals, as well as its plant collection of over 6,500 species, is acknowledged as one of the finest in the world. Visit the zoo via a live interactive videoconference session! Programs for all ages and grades are available.
|Schuylkill County Intermediate Unit 29
Address: 17 Maple Avenue; MarLin PA 17951; USA
Contact: Charles Sacavage; email@example.com; 570-682-3753
Charles M. Sacavage, Adjunct Professor of History for Alvernia College, Reading, PA and award winning distance educator will bring these historical characters and eras to your classroom. Dressed in period costumes and using replica equipment, he brings these people to life for students, combining entertainment and education. Mr. Sacavage can also be contacted for on-site presentations. Subject matter can be tailored for elementary, middle, or high school audiences. He has also given these programs for colleges and Elderhostels. Mr. Sacavage can be contacted at: Phone: (570) 682-3753
Cell Phone: (570) 640-8833 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Alternate: email@example.com
Programs are designed for a 45 to 60 minute sequence, but multi day programs can be arranged for more detailed study of the topic.
|Seacoast Science Center
Address: 570 Ocean Boulevard; Rye NH 03870-2104; USA
Contact: Perrin Cothran Chick; firstname.lastname@example.org; 603.436.8043 ext. 17
Beginning in May 2007, the Seacoast Science Center will be capable taking you and your students on multimedia video-conferenced "virtual field trips". If your school or facility has video conferencing capacity you can partici-pate in interactive programs delivered LIVE from the Center. You can choose a stand-alone interactive educa-tional unit or valuable pre- or post-field trip activity to make the most of a visit to the Center. Contact us now to learn more about how our Interactive Learning Studio (ILS) will not only engage students in an all-new way, but also provide a "window" to explore oceans all around the world.
|Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza
Address: 411 Elm Street; Dallas TX 75202; USA
Contact: Andrea Simmons; email@example.com; (214) 747-6660 x5520
The mission of The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza is reinforced through school programs, teacher workshops, gallery guides, online assets and other unique educational resources. Our education efforts advance the Museum's commitment to outreach, engagement and learning by a diverse public, and fulfill a responsibility to empower students, teachers and other audiences to understand how and why the past is still relevant.
Address: ; WY 82801; USA
Contact: Scott Mecca; firstname.lastname@example.org; 307 630-7337
SkyTitan is an educational content provider that offers innovative, online educational resources to schools, homeschoolers, and life-long learners. Many of our resources were developed out of collaborations between universities, professional institutions, and scientists. Our materials integrate Science, Math, English, and Technology, and are designed around educational standards and objectives. Our resources include guided tours of the night sky, labs and activities to support existing curriculum, complete astronomy courses, and research opportunities.
|Smithsonian American Art Museum
Address: 8th & G Sts., N.W.; Washington DC 20001; USA
Contact: Rebecca Fulcher; AmericanArtEducation@si.edu; (202) 633-8537
Visit the Smithsonian American Art Museum without leaving your school!
Artful Connections - free videoconference field trips in real time - are available for students from first grade through high school. Museum videoconference presenters guide your class on tours of the Smithsonian's extensive holdings of American art studying language, history, and culture at the same time. Artful Connections have already been successful with teachers and students across the country--from the Garden State to the Golden State!
|Smithsonian Environmental Research Center
Address: 647 Contees Wharf Road; Edgewater MD 21037; USA
Contact: Mark Haddon; email@example.com; 443-482-2218
SERC's distance learning programs, all supported by teacher-developed curriculum, bring Smithsonian science into classrooms and homes across the country. By participating in videoconferences or Electronic Field Trips, you get to go behind the scenes of the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center where conventional visitors seldom get to go.
SERC offers two types of distance learning: Videoconferences: One-on-one connections between a school and SERC during which time students interact with SERC education and research staff. Videoconferences are typically between 30 and 60 minutes long and can be scheduled all year round and Electronic Field Trips: Live, interactive, satellite broadcasts that can be viewed simultaneously by millions of students nationwide.
|Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
Address: Independence Ave.@ 6th St. P. O. Box 37012 SW; Washington DC 20013-7012; USA
Contact: LeRoy London; firstname.lastname@example.org; (202) 633-2569
The Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum maintains the largest collection of historic air and spacecraft in the world. It is also a vital center for research into the history, science, and technology of aviation and space flight, as well as planetary science and terrestrial geology and geophysics.
|South Central Kansas Education Service Center -Clearwater
Address: PO Box 160 13939 Diagonal Road; Clearwater KS 67026; USA
Contact: Debbie Ives; email@example.com; (620) 584-3300 ext. 115
South Central Kansas Educational Service Center (SCKESC) provides exceptional services to enhance educational opportunities and student achievement. SCKESC adds value to school districts with interactive video conferencing opportunities including classes and enrichment programs.
|Southwestern Ohio Instructional Technology Association (SOITA)
Address: 150 East Sixth Street; Franklin, OH 45005; USA
Contact: Andy Anderson; firstname.lastname@example.org; (937) 746-6333 ext. 120
SOITA provides a variety of services to our member school districts in southwestern Ohio and southeastern Indiana. Many private schools, parochial schools, and universities are also members. We are governed by a Board of Trustees made up of area administrators.
Our mission at SOITA is to provide area educators instructional technology services that will assist them in optimizing student learning and achievement.
|Space Center Houston
Address: 1601 NASA Road 1; Houston TX 77058; USA
Contact: Angela Case; email@example.com; (281) 244-2149
Space Center Houston now offers state of the art distance learning for you and your students! Space Center Houston has taken electronic learning to a new level with hands-on, active sessions from multiple locations on the museum floor. Learn about spacesuits in front of actual suits that have orbited the Earth and even gone to the Moon. Experience rocketry amongst the real thing – actual flown Mercury, Gemini and Apollo capsules. Space Center Houston offers several, interactive options for each grade level. Excite the minds of your students – experience intelligent fun and use SPACE to help you reach your curriculum goals! Each of the distance learning modules is aligned with the national standards and designed to be easily implemented into your classroom. Make the adventure even more interactive by downloading the activities ahead of time – that way your students can be prepared to interact with us for an amazing space adventure.
|Stark County Park District
Address: 5712 12th St; Canton OH 44708; USA
Contact: Amanda Perry; firstname.lastname@example.org; 330-409-8994
Since its creation in 1967, the mission of the Stark County Park District has been to acquire, preserve, and develop natural areas for passive recreation, conservation, education and outdoor nature appreciation. More than 6,000 acres of parkland at 11 sites, as well as 25 miles of Ohio & Erie Canalway Towpath Trail are managed by Stark Parks.
|State Historical Society of North Dakota
Address: ; Bismarck ND ; USA
Contact: Erik Holland, Curator of Education; email@example.com; 701.328.2792
Located in Bismarck, ND, the State Historical Society has a wealth of resources available for students to learn about the history of North Dakota, its people and culture.
$25/class per 50-minute program
|Storyteller's Drum, Inc
Address: 4961 Seville Dr; Indianapolis IN 46228; USA
Contact: Khabir Shareef; Storytellersdrum@att.net; (317) 399-6120
Storyteller's Drum, Inc.(SDI) is a performing arts and education entity. SDI is dedicated to educating in an engaging and interactive manner. SDI uses the oral tradition as the primary medium often accompanied by music & singing; Theatre, first-person interpretation & storytelling are main ingredients of a GDI interactive presentation
|Te Papa Museum
Address: Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa PO Box 467, Cable Street,; Wellington 6011, New Zealand ; NZ
Contact: ; firstname.lastname@example.org; +64 (0)4 381 7000
Engage your students with an interactive, stimulating, and lively video conference. We offer a range of video conferences that provide students with access to our collections, subject experts, and exhibitions.
On this page new and exciting video conference topics will be listed.
There is no charge for these video conferences.
If you are new to video conferencing we are happy to guide you through the process. Contact us today to discuss your requirements.
We require two weeks minimum notice prior to booking.
Address: 201 Broad Street, Suite 200; Chatanooga TN ; USA
Contact: Bray McDonald; email@example.com; (423) 785-4093
We offer distance learning sessions that feature animals! All distance learning sessions feature an Aquarium educator interacting with your class and answering questions about the topic. The animals are featured on camera and our programs cater to specific grade levels. Educators give background information and multimedia visuals for the animal and its species while encouraging questions from students. You can also use the distance learning sessions as a supplement to your lesson plan. We are willing to discuss particular needs for your group.
|Texas State Aquarium
Address: 2710 N. Shoreline Blvd; Corpus Christi TX 78402; USA
Contact: Adriana Reza; firstname.lastname@example.org; (361) 654-1450
The Texas State Aquarium will connect people with nature and inspire conservation of the Gulf of Mexico. Take a trip to the ocean and never leave your classroom! Explore underwater worlds and learn about amazing marine life! Programs are offered according to grade level and feature interactive opportunities.
|Texas Wildlife Association
Address: 2800 NE Loop 410, Suite 105; San Antonio TX 78218; USA
Contact: Kassi Scheffer; email@example.com; (210) 826-2904
Plug in to the possibilities with TWA’s Critter Connections Distance Learning Programs!
Distance Learning offers students the chance to learn more about native Texas wildlife while enhancing general science concepts through interactive discussions and activities! Programs focus on unique animal traits and adaptations, predator-prey relationships, and general wildlife ecology. Pre and Post-program companion lesson plans, activities, or Discovery Trunks are available.
The Texas Wildlife Association is a statewide membership-driven organization that offers a variety of educational programs geared toward making Texas more tangible for students. TWA is absolutely dedicated to educating Texas youth about the conservation, management and enhancement of wildlife and wildlife habitat on private land to ensure the conservation of our cherished natural resources and outdoor heritage for future generations.
|The Bathysphere Underwater Biological Laboratory
Address: 15 Linden Park; Rochester NY 14625; USA
Contact: Peter Robson; firstname.lastname@example.org; (585) 473-7112
The BUBL Project is a virtual underwater biological laboratory where students gain an understanding of the impacts of the Great Lakes, with the primary focus on Lake Ontario. The BUBL Project is a service of Monroe #1 BOCES. BOCES is a cooperative learning service for area schools in Rochester, New York.
|The Beacon Museum, Whitehaven
Address: West Strand Whitehaven; Cumbria Cum CA28 7LY; GBR
Contact: Sue Palmer; email@example.com; 01946 592302
The Museum is housed within the Beacon and the Resource Centre. The Beacon has been a fully registered museum since 1997 and this status was re-confirmed a few months ago. The Museum Registration Scheme was launched in the 1980s by what was then the Museum and Galleries Commission, with the aim of setting minimum standards for museums nationally. Since then, the scheme has been taken over by Resource, (The Council for Museums, Archives and Libraries) which has responsibility for maintaining the standard as part of its core roles of developing capacity and promoting innovation and change. Currently, the Registration scheme is being revised and museums will be expected to provide not just a minimum standard of collection care, but also to think more fundamentally about issues of access in all its forms and its visitors' needs.
|The Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site
Address: 1230 N. Delaware Street; Indianapolis IN 46202; USA
Contact: David Pleiss; firstname.lastname@example.org; (317) 631-2717
The home of President Benjamin Harrison, our country's 23rd U.S. President (1889-1893) and Indiana's only President, figured prominently in Harrison's campaign for the Presidency and provides insight into his family's life and history. The three-level "historic landmark" is beautifully furnished with many of Harrison's paintings, furniture, and political artifacts.
Address: 160, Chemin Tour-de-l'Isle; Ste-Hélène Island Montréal Que H3C 4G8; CAN
Contact: Rene Brunet; email@example.com; 514-496-8282, 1-866-487-8282 (toll free)
Our program offers free educational activities adapted to the needs and interests of high school students and educators across Canada. These activities link the worlds of science and technology, and explore environmental themes such as air, water, climate change, responsible consumption and biodiversity.
The Government of Canada is committed to encouraging linguistic duality among all Canadians. Its goal is to support the cultural vitality of communities by emphasizing the value of increased knowledge of both the English and French languages. In line with this approach, Environment Canada's Biosphère subscribes to government objectives of improving access to services for official-language minority communities, notably young people.
|The Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts
Address: 528 Hennepin Ave #303; Minneapolis MN 55403; USA
Contact: Laura Bohne; firstname.lastname@example.org; (612) 465-0220
About The Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts Using IP videoconferencing technologies, The Cowles Center brings artists into classrooms throughout Minnesota, creating two-way interactive, real-time teaching environments. The Cowles Center also prides itself on the flexibility of its programs, allowing teachers to plan sessions that are engaging and reach specific curricular objectives. Programming is scheduled when it is convenient for the participating school and does not have the high costs associated with conventional artistic residencies. In fact, these sessions are FREE OF COST to Minnesota participants! In a limited number of cases we can even provide your school with the needed technology if you do not already have it.
|The Edgerton Explorit Center
Address: 2008 16th Street; Aurora NE 68818; USA
Contact: Chad Johnson; email@example.com; (402) 694 – 4032
The Edgerton Explorit Center’s video-conference capabilities include IP, JPEG and iChat. Our system
can also serve as a bridge so that JPEG schools can conference with NASA over IP and much more.
For more technical information please contact Chad Johnson at chad@edgerton .org or call (877)694–4032. The possibilities are endless!
|The Gemini Observatory
Address: 670 N. A'ohoku Place; Hilo HI 96720; USA
Contact: Peter Michaud; firstname.lastname@example.org; (808) 974-2500
The Gemini Observatory offers this innovative educational program designed to share live science with educational audiences using the Internet2 (I2) educational/research network.
|The Grace Museum
Address: 102 Cypress Street; Abilene TX 79601; USA
Contact: Kathryn Mitchell; email@example.com; (325) 673-4587
Distance Learning at The Grace Museum involves launching a real-time, interactive experience for teachers and students of all ages. Teachers who register for the tour will be able to download a resource packet full of pre- and post- activities for their class. The programs is TEKS and TAKS aligned, and is based on national teaching standards as well.
|The Heritage Museum & Cultural Center at the Priscilla U. Byrns Center
Address: 601 Main Street; St. Joseph MI 49085; USA
Contact: Caitlyn Perry Dial; firstname.lastname@example.org; (269) 983-1191
The Priscilla U. Byrns Center serves as home to the The Heritage Museum and Cultural Center and offers a state-of-the-art setting for your trip to the past. The new center, which opened in 1997, houses exhibit halls, artifact and archival collections, a research library and elegant banquet facilities.
|The Holocaust Centre
Address: Laxton; Newark Nott NG22 0PA; GBR
Contact: Lawrie Boarer; email@example.com; +44 (0) 1623 836627
Video Conferencing (VC) at the Holocaust Centre is supported by History Speaks, a newly released Online Holocaust Survivors Archive.
The Holocaust Centre offers the chance to hear a Survivor's story first hand. This is usually acompanied by a PowerPoint presentation and followed by a questions and answers session. Survivors of other Genocides are also available from Darfur and Rwanda.
|The Holocaust Memorial and Education Center of Nassau County
Address: 100 Crescent Beach Road; Glen Cove NY 11542; USA
Contact: Louis Papa; firstname.lastname@example.org; (516) 571-8040
The Holocaust Memorial and Educational Center of Nassau County has as its primary purpose to provide an educational focus to teach about tolerance and prejudice reduction using the Holocaust as the primary vehicle. The Center serves approximately 35,000 people per year the majority of whom are students in junior and senior high school in Nassau, Suffolk, Brooklyn and Queens Counties. Now through videoconferencing we reach throughout the United States. Additionally, many adult groups visit the Center. Special programs are scheduled during the year which include authors speaking about their work, films, and art and special exhibits. Most significant is the fact that students visit the Center to tour the exhibits, learn the chronology of the Holocaust and hear the personal testimony of a survivor and/or liberator. Each presentation stresses the importance of the students understanding this event so they will practice tolerance and help reduce prejudice.
|The Licking Area Computer Association
Address: 195 Union St. Suite C-2; Newark OH 43055; USA
Contact: Marilyn Roder; email@example.com; 330.308.9939 x8251
LACA, the Licking Area Computer Association, is one of 23 Information Technology Centers (ITCs) in the state of Ohio that make up the Ohio Education Computer Network (OECN ). LACA is a non-profit organization, owned and governed by the schools it serves. LACA has been involved with providing high quality video service for 10 years and works closely with trained educators to provide content.
|The Mariners' Museum
Address: 100 Museum Drive; Newport News VA 23606; USA
Contact: Anne Marie Millar; firstname.lastname@example.org; (757) 591-7748 or (800) 581-7245
You'll find one of the largest international maritime history museums filled to the crow's nest with prized artifacts that celebrate the spirit of seafaring adventure. Explore over 60,000 square feet of gallery space with rare figureheads, handcrafted ship models, Civil War ironclad USS Monitor artifacts, paintings, small craft from around the world, and much more. The Museum is set on a 550-acre woodland park with the five-mile Noland Trail around tranquil Lake Maury. Take a Museum backpack to explore the plant and animal life, enjoy a picnic, or climb on wooden playships. If your class can't travel to The Mariners' Museum, the Museum can travel to your classroom through two-way interactive video streaming.
|The National Archives at Fort Worth
Address: 2600 W. 7th Street, Suite 162; Fort Worth TX 76107; USA
Contact: Jenny Sweeney; email@example.com; (817) 831-5917
The National Archives at Fort Worth conducts Distance Learning/Video Conferencing Programs for K-12 students and educators. Through interactive videoconferencing, students and educators are able to visit the National Archives at Fort Worth without leaving their classroom! Our historical records date from the 1800s to the late 1900s, and include letters, photographs, maps, architectural drawings, and other documents received from over 100 Federal agencies and courts in Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas.
|The National Library of Wales
Address: Rhiw Penglais; Aberystwyth Wal SY23 3BU; GBR
Contact: Owen Llywelyn; firstname.lastname@example.org; 01970 632528
Discovering new paths of learning in a library is enjoyable. You can follow your interests and become inspired to explore even more, so that you can learn more or understand better. Many sources are available to help you – books, documents, maps, photographs, pictures, sound and film and internet. The National Library can offer you all of these. Our collection presently holds approximately five million books, sixty thousand works of art, forty thousand manuscripts, more than a million maps and charts, over 200,000 hours of video, over 3 million feet of film, 150 hours of sound recordings, thousands of records and CDs. The collection also inlcudes items such as Newspapers, Periodicals, Posters, Archives, Parish Records, Censuses, Postcards, Admiralty Charts, Electronic Publications and Architectural Plans. We can research the Library's collection, prepare presentations, and deliver these to your pupils through videoconferencing.
|The National Space Centre UK
Address: Exploration Drive; Leicester Eng LE4 5NS; GBR
Contact: Chris Darby; email@example.com; +44 (0)116 261 0261
Welcome to the National Space Centre - a visitor attraction, educational facility and a research establishment dedicated to space.
With a vast array of interactive challenges, audio-visual presentations and hundreds of artefacts charting mankind's desire to reach beyond the Earth, the National Space Centre is unlike any other attraction in the UK.
Our facilities bring together many strands of the National Curriculum at each of the Key Stages including science, ICT, maths, literacy, history, geography and citizenship. As well as the centre's galleries we offer a wide range of educational programmes and resources including the Challenger Learning Centre, workshops and our acclaimed Space Theatre shows. To supplement your visit we have a range of trails to guide you around the galleries and on-line support materials.
And if you cannot come to us we come to you… our Outreach programme includes workshops and the StarDome - an inflatable planetarium.
Of course, we wouldn’t expect you to book without taking a look for yourself. Throughout the year we hold open evenings and INSET days that are free to teachers. If you can’t make those then give our Bookings Team a ring and arrange to look over the centre in your own time.
Could this be the voyage of discovery your class has been waiting for? The only limit to your learning is your imagination…
Scouts and Brownies are also invited to join us for spectacular space activities and bespoke days catering for individual badges.
|The National WWII Museum
Address: 945 Magazine St.; New Orleans LA 70130; USA
Contact: Chrissy Gregg; firstname.lastname@example.org; (504) 528-1944, ext. 351
The National WWII Museum offers the interactive, fast-paced “Virtual Field Trips” that are videoconferenced LIVE into classrooms across the country. Guided by a museum educator, students analyze maps, photographs, artifacts, posters, speeches, and songs as they explore the chronologies, strategies, motivations, and outcomes behind these fascinating chapters of WWII history.
|The Newark Museum
Address: 49 Washington Street; Newark NJ ; USA
Contact: Kevin Heller; email@example.com; (973) 596-6558
Distance Learning Electronic Field Trips @ The Newark Museum Live From The Newark Museum's Galleries! Distance Learning programs engage your students in interactive explorations of The Newark Museum's collections without leaving your school! Through television monitors, cameras and wired transmission, a Museum educator conducts a live broadcast from the Museum's galleries. Programs are designed to strengthen students' critical and reflective thinking skills, and presentations include cross-curricular activities combining language arts, social studies and visual arts. New for the 2003-2004 school year are science gallery and laboratory distance learning programs. Each Distance Learning Program is custom designed to match your curriculum needs. Programs are 45 minutes to one hour long, depending on your class schedule. Plan to hook up 15 minutes prior to program start time to test the equipment.
|The Old Jail Art Center
Address: 201 South 2nd Street; Albany TX 76430; USA
Contact: Erin Whitmore; firstname.lastname@example.org; (325) 762-2269
The Old Jail Art Center is pleased to offer classes via distance learning.
Students can go on a guided virtual tour of the museum, create art projects with a museum educator, or participate in an Art to Go class tailored to suit the classroom curriculum. The museum provides all of the necessary supplies and materials. All materials will be shipped in advance via FedEx. Some materials may have to be returned after the class. Fees vary per class.
Reservations: Please schedule distance learning classes at least two weeks in advance. Classes are limited to 30 students, without additional fees, and one school connection so that the students have the instructor’s full attention.
|The Sheffield Museum of Rural Life
Address: 1139 Settlers Rd. Sheffield; Sheffield Ont L0R 1Z0; CAN
Contact: Marty Pullin; email@example.com; 519-620-3162
To preserve, study, and display the heritage of a rural community - Sheffield, Ontario, Canada, from the recent past to the pioneers, and beyond to the medieval and ancient roots of rural culture.
To record as much as possible of our rural traditions in the face of today's increasingly all-encompassing urbanization.
|The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Address: 1071 Fifth Ave. (at 89th Street); New York NY 10128-0173; USA
Contact: Sharon Vatskey; firstname.lastname@example.org; 212-423-3510
The Guggenheim Museum is admired as much for its architecture as its art—the building was designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright. The bright white exterior and glass-domed interior combine to give the museum a modern, clean feel. Renovation work, undertaken in the early 1990s, added a 10-story tower. The permanent collection includes works by Vasily Kandinsky, Pablo Picasso among many others.
|The Story Peddlers
Address: 1423 Bay Street; Elkhart IN 46514; USA
Contact: Bob & Kathie Myers; Bob@storypeddlers.com; (574) 206-8661
The Story Peddlers are a husband and wife team whose backgrounds are as diverse as the stories they tell. Bob was an electronic engineer and computer specialist while Kathie was a children's librarian with a master's degree in library science. Drawing on their love of good books, they interest children in reading. Using vocal characterization, participation, and props, they offer true multimedia performances. Since 1985, they have taught storytelling at Indiana University at South Bend, created and conducted workshops, and performed for children and adults throughout the Midwest. Contact Bob or Kathie Myers, 574-206-8661(email@example.com)
|The Toledo Zoo
Address: PO Box 4010 2700 Broadway Street; Toledo OH 43613; USA
Contact: Linda Calcamuggio/Trish Barone; firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com; (419) 385-5721 ext. 2044/ext. 2082
The Toledo Zoo uses cutting-edge technology to bring interactive videoconference learning to classrooms with compatible equipment. Single or mufti-point connections offer the benefits and convenience of a "virtual field trip" to a variety of exhibit sites. Students expand their knowledge by meeting live animals, exploring exhibits, participating in learning activities with the Zoo's education personnel, talking with Zoo keepers, and interacting with their peers at other locations. Curricula have been designed for Animal Classification, Food Chains/Webs, The Rain forest and African Grasslands or, with advance notice, we will design programs to fit your classroom needs.
Address: 55 S. 1st Street; Newark OH 43058; USA
Contact: Jason Hillyer; JasonHillyer@attheworks.org; (740) 349-9277 ext. 242
The Works is an interactive learning center where people of all ages can have fun and be inspired by the history, technology and artistic accomplishments of the communities we serve.
|Touch The Sky Ltd (England)
Address: Burfree House, Teville Road,; Worthing OH BN111AZ; USA
Contact: Lucienne Sharpe; firstname.lastname@example.org; 01903211059
Touch the Sky offers learning and good practice through Video Conferencing Technology.
Lucienne Sharpe offers lessons for all ages from England. Her expertise is in the following Diciplines :
Lessons and Accreditation in Communication.
These can be for Managers and Professionals as well as students.
ie How to improve your Presentation skills for Professionals.
How to do debate.
Lessons on the History of England partcularly Shakespeare and the Kings and Queens of England
ie. Queen Elizabeth the First.
Lucienne offers "Poetry and beautuful writings from England."
The true stories behind Historic Films such as "The Kings Speech ","The Titancic."
Music: Masterclasses with the Manhattan School of Music.
Lucienne Sharpe is an Alumni from the famous St Martins Central in London and therefore offers a unique insight into the Fashion of the sixties with "The History of the Fashion"
I would like to offer more classes on how to draw especially History of Costume and explore theatrical costumes with students.
She also offers:
Music and Drama with those who have Autism and are Home Bound for schooling.
Lucienne has worked with children who have Autsim for many years and was named exemplary Teacher .
Lessons from the curriculum for those who are home bound.
How to create stories and poetry
How to draw using pencils and chalks
How to communicate through Art.
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Lucienne Sharpe has been offering content to America from England through videoconferencing for several years.
Her content typically focuses on Shakespeare and other historical figures. When asked to offer sessions to senior adults related to beautiful poetry from English poets, she began to realize that the magic and beauty of words can inspire and that this technology can be the means to impart and increase well- being.
About one of her programmes on beautiful poetry from England to seniors>>
The next amazing experience came from connecting with Sandy Kreisman from University Circle Cleveland. When they spoke about how to deliver this program, they decided to focus on the up-coming Royal Wedding.
“What seemed to happen,” says Lucienne, “was that the poetry created its own magic and delighted people to act, speak and be happy. It was not simply me reading aloud. The group was reading aloud immediately and speaking about the poems with great enthusiasm and style. We were even able to act out certain roles, such as the Poem called” The Listeners” by Walter de la Mare. The poem by Elizabeth Barrett Browning surely must have brought back memories. To hear how she met Robert Browning and eloped all added to the flavor. There was a lot of discussion from both sides of the Atlantic about the history of England in those days. It was really nice to see.”
Lucienne says, “I had no idea what a wonderful evening we would share together reading poetry and living every minute of the romance that was being told in these words from such famous writers.. I was unprepared for the wonderful reaction and, even though I have worked through this technology for over 5 years, I had not been expecting an audience with such passion! The seniors have such a wealth of knowledge; the beautiful words as well as the music opened doors that had been closed for a long time. Incorporating acting and role play created incredible interaction from both sides of the Atlantic and added a bit of magic to the sessions. It was hard to believe we were separated by different countries.”
This is what Sandy says about the evening, "Lucienne planned a special poetry program with English love poetry and stories evoking romanticism in our residents on the occasion of the royal wedding. Her delivery of the poems was exquisite and our residents enjoyed both listening, reading and discussing these familiar and new poems in her program. Even though she was an ocean away, her manner was so inviting we felt like we were sitting in her living room with a cup of tea."
|Tullie House Museum
Address: Castle Street
Carlisle; Cumbria Cum CA3 8TP; GBR
Contact: Julie Wooding; email@example.com; +44 (0)1524 592800
Tullie House has an active education section offering resources within the museum as well as outreach. We do hands-on lessons, workshops and resources for visiting school groups, reminiscent work using objects, museum loans, work with students, community projects, and much more.
|Two Way Interactive Connections in Education (TWICE)
Address: ; MI ; USA
Contact: Arnie Comer; firstname.lastname@example.org;
TWICE promotes and supports collaborative connections using two way interactive video for the benefit of Michigan students.
|U.S. House of Representatives
Address: United States House of Representatives; Washington DC 20515; USA
Contact: House Recording Studio; ; Contact your Representative
United States House of Representatives in Washington, D.C., began with its first Congress on March 4, 1789. Not until recently did Congress have the ability to use email and videoconferencing to communicate with constituents. Teachers can videoconference to the House of Representatives by contacting their Representatives FIRST then the Videoconference Director for the House of Representatives. Schools incur all costs of a videoconference session.
|U.S. National Archives and Records Administration
Address: 8601 Adelphi Road; College Park DC 20408; USA
Contact: David Rosenbaum; email@example.com; 202-357-5077
You are invited to introduce your staff and students to the power of primary sources through an electronic workshop from the National Archives and Records Administration! Please Note: Due to limited staff resources, requests for professional development sessions will be given priority over requests for student groups. Our workshops are interactive and document-based, available for groups of up to 30 students in grades 5 - 12, designed to last 1 hour, and can be scheduled on weekdays between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. (EST or EDT), and made possible through ISDN or IP-based videoconferencing systems. Your school or sponsoring organization will initiate and fund the call to the National Archives. There are no other charges for the event.
Address: United States Senate; Washington DC 20510; USA
Contact: Torgunn Eckroad; firstname.lastname@example.org; 1-866-272-6272 or 1-86-NARA-NARA
United States Senate in Washington, D.C., houses two Senators from each state. It is located at the "east end of the National Mall between Constitution and Independence Avenues. Through the power of videoconferencing it is possible to visit your Senators for a unique "Capitol experience." Arrangements must be made ahead of time by contacting the office of the Senator FIRST; then the videoconference center. The school must incur costs of the videoconference.
|University Circle Interactive, Cleveland
Address: 10831 Magnolia Drive; Cleveland OH 44106; USA
Contact: Sandy Kreisman; email@example.com; (216) 707-5021
To advance the educational and community outreach missions of University Circle institutions by fostering collaboration and expanded access through distance learning and other communication technologies. The Consortium initiative is a partnership between WVIZ/PBS and University Circle Incorporated to develop quality educational content for distance learning.
Address: 10808 Braewick Drive; Carmel IN 46033; USA
Contact: Valerie Marsh; firstname.lastname@example.org; (317) 441-0158
Empowering Children to Write and Tell Stories. Are your students reluctant writers or readers? Involve your students in writing/telling stories with easy, hands-on methods. Valerie is a Storyteller/Teacher/Author of 13 storytelling books. Valerie tells tales for all ages in unique ways:"Paper-Cutting" (fold and cut), "Mystery-Fold" (draw and fold), "Story Puzzles" (create tangram figures), Sign Language, Food Puppets, Heroes & Heroines. Workshops and/or performances for students, teachers. Stories involve audience participation. Valerie will send you an 'author visit' information and email you regarding your particular learning abjectives for your class.
Author of 13 storytelling books, writing teacher, storyteller. Tales for all ages told in unique ways:"Paper-Cutting" (fold and cut), "Mystery-Fold" (draw and fold), "Story Puzzles" (create tangram figures), Sign Language, Food Puppets, Heoes & Heroines. Workshops and/or performances for students, teachers. Stories involve audience participation.
|Vanderbilt Virtual School
Address: 2007 Terrace Place; Nashville TN 37203; USA
Contact: Chandra Allison; email@example.com; (615) 322-6511
Vanderbilt University Virtual School develops programs to integrate technologies in teaching and learning, builds virtual learning communities, and focuses on the use of videoconferencing to enhance K-12 curriculum and teacher professional development. Working in collaboration with K-12 schools, universities, informal educators, and the community, the Virtual School matches curriculum needs with national educational standards and links K-12 classrooms to resources beyond their four walls via real-time, interactive videoconferencing using H.323 IP and Internet 2 technology. Collaborative projects include literature, author/book talks, art, music, modern explorers, science, social studies, democracy, Holocaust studies, mental health, nutrition, space, Black History Month studies, humanities, history, Women's studies, special education, career exploration, character education, community interests, health/physical education, performing arts, problem solving, life skills, technology, Race for the Presidency, cultural awareness, and hot topics. Vanderbilt Virtual School encourages schools to make the best use of videoconferencing technology to enhance learning by connecting students and teachers to experts, by assisting schools in planning videoconferences with other sites, and establishing collaborations with other schools.
Connect with us on Facebook at The Virtual School @ Vanderbilt University
|Vanita Braver, M.D.
Address: PO Box 4005; Warren NJ 7059; USA
Contact: Vanita Braver; firstname.lastname@example.org; 908-647-0800
Vanita Braver, MD
Author, Speaker, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist
Vanita Braver, MD ("Dr. Vanita) is a renowned Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, motivational Speaker and best-selling author of Madison's Patriotic Project and Madison and the Two Wheeler, in the children's picture book series, "Teach Your Children Well" for children ages 4 to 8 years. Pinky Promise and Party Princess were the first and second books in Dr. Braver's well received book series. These engaging books feature 6-year-old Madison and friends; Courage the Lion, Wisdom the Owl, Hope the Bluebird, and Honesty the Bear.
Additionally, Dr. Vanita is a freelance writer on numerous topics related to children's emotional and physical well-being, family lifestyle issues and parenting. Dr. Braver has been frequently quoted as a parenting expert, author and Psychiatrist in various print media and national radio outlets over the years including Parents and Child Magazine, Lifetime Radio as well as The Wall Street Journal.
Vanita Braver, MD has been featured as a keynote speaker at national conferences as well as a frequent lecturer at hospitals, schools, libraries, and community centers.
Dr. Vanita Braver graduated with a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Chemistry from Douglass College of Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey. She received her Medical Degree from The University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey's Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in Piscataway, NJ in 1991. She completed her Psychiatric training at Cornell University's New York-Presbyterian Hospital in New York City. Currently, she is the Psychiatric Medical Director of Bonnie Brae, a residential treatment center for troubled youth in Liberty Corner, NJ. Moreover, Dr. Braver is a double-boarded Physician on the medical staff of Atlantic Health System's Morristown Memorial Hospital in Morristown, NJ.
Vanita Braver, MD resides in Somerset County, NJ with her husband and three children and their puppy, Oreo. For further information on Dr. Braver and her books, please visit her website at www.drvanitabraver.com.
|Victorian Space Science Education Centre
Address: VSSEC @ Strathmore Secondary College 400 Pascoe Vale Road, Strathmore; Melbourne VIC 3041; AUS
Contact: Vicky Scicluna; email@example.com; +61 3 9379 3456
The Victorian Space Science Education Centre (VSSEC) is one of six Specialist Science Centres in Melbourne, Australia. VSSEC applies the latest research-based strategies for effective science teaching and learning to develop curriculum-based programs for students and teachers using the context of space.
VSSEC is known for it's simulated mission programs, including a Mission to Mars and a Mission to the Orbiting Space Laboratory. Now students and teachers can access VSSEC's space science and engineering programs through video conferencing.
|Virginia Historical Society
Address: 428 N. Boulevard; Richmond VA 23221; USA
Contact: Evan Liddiard; firstname.lastname@example.org; 804-342-9689
The Virginia Historical Society is located in Richmond, Virginia and was founded in 1831. our mission is to connect people to America’s past through the unparalleled story of Virginia. By collecting, preserving, and interpreting the Commonwealth’s history, we link past with present and inspire future generations.
|Virtual Living History
Address: 37 North Buffalo Street, PO Box 62; Springville NY 14141; USA
Contact: Joseph Karb; Jkarb2@gmail.com; 716-983-4285
Our virtual field trips were developed with the goal of making the best use of the web in the classroom. These annotated trips take students to some of the best web sites on each trip subject. We have a Trailhead (Intro) and Teacher's Resource that set the stage for most of our trips. Virtual Living History field trips format makes learning fun, and makes using the Internet in the classroom simple, efficient and focused.
|Virtual Researcher on Call (VROC)
Address: 700 York St; London Ont N5W 2S8; CAN
Contact: Carol Waun; email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.; 519 433 6668
The Virtual Researcher On Call (VROC) Project, a Canadian educational initiative of Partners in Research (PIR), is designed to provide classroom content to Canadian students by linking with top Canadian researcher scientist’s and their trainees. The nature of the link is a videoconferencing experience through which students will directly participate in a live and interactive discussion with researchers. VROC will provide a unique opportunity for Canadian students in grades 9 through 12, in their classroom setting to interact, in both official languages, with researchers in the scientific community utilizing advanced videoconferencing technology. The VROC Project has initially received funding by the Province of Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges, & Universities to initiate the project in Ontario. The goal is to use the Ontario model and expand it to a Canada-wide experience once adequate funding is secured.
|Ward Melville Heritage Organization
Address: 111 Main Street; Stony Brook NY 11790; USA
Contact: Deborah Boudreau; email@example.com; (631) 751-2244
The Ward Melville Heritage Organization is proud to offer state-of-the-art technology by featuring videoconferencing programs in Coastal Ecology, History and Literacy. Through this latest technology, WMHO focuses on the national educational commitment of "No Child Left Behind" by reaching out to children across the globe regardless of academic, geographical, or socio-economic limitations. All programs are in aligned to National and New York State Learning Standards and can be tailored to appropriate age levels. All programs are taught by qualified instructors and are BOCES Arts-In-Education and Outdoor Education approved.
|Western Reserve Historical Society
Address: 10825 East Boulevard; Cleveland OH 44106; USA
Contact: Apryl Rashid; firstname.lastname@example.org; 216-721-5722 ext. 251
Western Reserve Historical Society is a private, nonprofit educational institution that preserves and uses its collections, historic sites, and museums to inspire people to explore the history and culture of Northeast Ohio and place that regional experience within the larger context of state, national, and global history.
History... we take it personally!
Address: 7111 Bosque Blvd Suite 203; Waco TX 76710; USA
Contact: Roxanne Glaser; email@example.com; 800-424-9887
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Address: Dove Cottage; Grasmere Gra LA22 9SH; GBR
Contact: Catherine Kay; firstname.lastname@example.org; 015394 35544
Dove Cottage was home to the Romantic poet William Wordsworth (1770-1850) and his family for 8½ years (1799-1808). Here Wordsworth wrote many of his most famous poems. There are many ideas associated with ‘Romantic’ poetry, but one of the most important for Wordsworth was to show the link between human experience and the natural world.
Wordsworth loved and drew inspiration from this landscape of the Lake District, his home. Today we hope that the importance of place has been retained: that interacting with Wordsworth’s work, in the place it was created, allows the freshness of the original inspiration to live.
Address: 1375 Euclid Avenue; Cleveland OH 44115; USA
Contact: John Ramicone; email@example.com; (216) 916-6360
|Zoar Community Association
Address: 250 Main St., PO Box 621; Zoar OH 44697; USA
Contact: Marilyn Roder; firstname.lastname@example.org; 330-308-9939 ext. 251
Our distance learning programming is an "Electronic Window" thru which the students can look "back" in history. This program covers coming to America, the early years in the village, and the dairy production of cheese and butter. We connect our related industries and buildings in the presentation touching on the use of the Ohio & Erie canal. Forty-four documents will be used along with various 3-D items.