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It's Not Easy Being Green!

from Muskingum Valley Educational Service Center

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Do frogs have teeth? What do frogs eat? Where can amphibians live? This distance learning event looks at the life cycle of an amphibian and many characteristics of these slimy yet cool creatures. From egg to frog, many “froggy” aspects will be explored in this lesson. One of our most popular distance learning connections! This session is modified for the grade level attending.

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About This Program

Cost

By Request: $85.00


If you require special bridging to make this connection successful, each school is responsible for scheduling the bridge, and all associated fees with the connection.

There is a 30 student maximum on all MVESC connections.
It is the goal of the MVESC Distance Learning Program to maintain high quality student interaction with the presenters. Limiting the number of students per session will ensure successful connections.
a. All sessions will be charged a $85.00 instructional fee.
b. For sites that go over the student maximum, an additional $25.00 (overage fee) will be applied.
c. This fee will be applied on your invoice at the end of the month.
d. For extra students added to a connection, an additional $25.00 fee will apply. (e.g. 31- 60 students—Site charged $85.00 instructional fee plus $25 overage fee; 61-90 students--Site charged $85.00 instructional fee plus $50.00 overage fee.)

Length

Please allow 50-60 minutes


Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Minimum participants:

no minimum

Maximum participants:

30


Primary Disciplines

Language Arts/English, Sciences, Reading, Problem Solving


Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)



Booking Information

This program is available by request/on demand ONLY.

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

Muskingum Valley Educational Service Center
Distance Learning Connection and Cancellation Policy 2012-2013


The Muskingum Valley Educational Service Center (MVESC) understands the occasional need to reschedule programs due to changing schedules, inclement weather, or technical difficulties; however, MVESC commits resources to a program the moment a reservation is received and presenters are scheduled. Presenters must be paid for their preparation, time, and travel. Please note the Distance Learning Cancellation Policy below:
1. The school will:
• Have an audience for the time and date the district scheduled the session and coordinate with teachers, technicians, coordinators, treasurers, and other parties prior to submitting the request;
• MVESC asks that anyone making a reservation please check school calendars for holidays, professional development days, and testing dates to avoid potential conflicts.
2. Failure of a school to have the audience available for the scheduled session will result in a $30 charge for the session. Scheduled events must be cancelled at least 24 hours in advance of the session to avoid the $30 cancellation fee. This fee is nonreturnable and may not be applied toward a future session.
3. MVESC strongly recommends performing a test connection at least two days prior to the event. The school has the right to cancel any program the day of the test if a successful connection cannot be made. In such a case, MVESC will not charge the $30 cancellation fee. If technical reasons prevent a successful connection on the day of the session, the $30 fee also will be waived. The $30 fee applies to all MVESC sponsored programming.
4. If you should not establish a connection, you MUST contact the MVESC by phone at the time of the connection (740-452-4518 x1133, or x1171) to notify the instructor. The MVESC will not waive the $30 fee if we are not notified that there is a connection issue.
5. If the connection you have registered for has materials that are sent by mail, you must supply the MVESC with the mailing address of the classroom that will receive the instruction. Failure to supply the MVESC with the proper address will result in additional fees for materials and postage. (The school will be charged for each kit sent by mail and the associated extra postage).
6. Taping of sessions is prohibited.
7. There is a 30 student maximum on all MVESC connections.
It is the goal of the MVESC Distance Learning Program to maintain high quality student interaction with the presenters. Limiting the number of students per session will ensure successful connections.
a. All sessions will be charged an $85.00 instructional fee.
b. For sites that go over the student maximum, an additional $25.00 (overage fee) will be applied.
c. This fee will be applied on your invoice at the end of the month.
d. For extra students added to a connection, an additional $25.00 fee will apply. (e.g. 31- 60 students—Site charged $85.00 instructional fee plus $25 overage fee; 61-90 students--Site charged $85.00 instructional fee plus $50.00 overage fee.)
8. All MVESC distance learning programs will only be scheduled upon receipt of a signed purchase order. These may be mailed or faxed to Leslie Charles at MVESC (740-455-6702). If you regularly schedule programs with MVESC, please provide a number for us to reference when invoicing for sessions completed. Invoices will be sent at the end of each month, and payment is required in U.S. dollars within 30 days of receipt.
We want this connection to be an enjoyable and valuable experience for both you and your students. We appreciate your feedback! Please don’t hesitate to contact us with questions, positive comments, or constructive criticism. We look forward to working with your classrooms in the future!

About This Provider

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Muskingum Valley Educational Service Center

Zanesville, OH
United States

Student Connections
The MVESC offers numerous interactive student lessons. Student engagement is key! MVESC programming takes advantage of video streaming, live experimentation, electronic microscopes, and chromakey green screen technology to bring the learning experience alive for students. It is our mission to provide information, resources, and content to students through interactive video that would otherwise be inaccessible do to the limitations of time, money, and distance.

Professional Development
The MVESC Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment Department, including gifted services, is organized to support school districts in the areas of curriculum, instruction, assessment, professional development and educational resources. Please visit our professional development link for a complete current listing of the professional development video conference offerings that we provide throughout the year.

Contact:
Leslie Charles
leslie.charles@mvesc.org
74045245181133

Program Details

Format

1.Vertebrate vs. Invertebrate
2.What is an amphibian?
3.Video streaming
4.Metamorphosis (life cycles)
5.Carnivore
6.Animal Adaptations (varies depending on grade level)
7.Interactive Wrap-Up Game “Froggywood Squares”

Objectives

As a result of this interactive lesson, students will:
-explore the life cycle of a frog
-identify characteristics of amphibians
-develop an understanding of metamorphosis

Standards Alignment

National Standards

Language Arts:
Grades K-12

NL.ENG.K-12.3 Evaluation Strategies
Students apply a wide range of strategies to comprehend, interpret, evaluate, and appreciate texts. They draw on their prior experience, their interactions with other readers and writers, their knowledge of word meaning and of other texts, their word identification strategies, and their understanding of textual features (e.g., sound-letter correspondence, sentence structure, context, graphics).

NL.ENG.K-12.4 Communication Skills
Students adjust their use of spoken, written, and visual language (e.g., conventions, style, vocabulary) to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences and for different purposes.

NL.ENG.K-12.5 Communication Strategies
Students employ a wide range of strategies as they write and use different writing process elements appropriately to communicate with different audiences for a variety of purposes.

NL.ENG.K-12.6 Applying Knowledge
Students apply knowledge of language structure, language conventions (e.g., spelling and punctuation), media techniques, figurative language, and genre to create, critique, and discuss print and nonprint texts.

NL.ENG.K-12.7 Evaluating Data
Students conduct research on issues and interests by generating ideas and questions, and by posing problems. They gather, evaluate, and synthesize data from a variety of sources (e.g., print and nonprint texts, artifacts, people) to communicate their discoveries in ways that suit their purpose and audience.

NL.ENG.K-12.8 Developing Research Skills
Students use a variety of technological and information resources (e.g., libraries, databases, computer networks, video) to gather and synthesize information and to create and communicate knowledge.

NL.ENG.K-12.12 Applying Language Skills
Students use spoken, written, and visual language to accomplish their own purposes (e.g., for learning, enjoyment, persuasion, and the exchange of information).

Science:
Grades K-4

NS.K-4.3 Life Science
Students should develop an understanding of:
•The characteristics of organisms
•Life cycles of organisms
•Organisms and environments

NS.K-4.5 Science and Technology
Students should develop:
•Understanding about science and technology



NS.K-4.7 History of Nature and Science
Students should develop and understanding of:
•Science as a human endeavor

Science
Grade 5-8


NS.5-8.3 Life Science
Students should develop an understanding of:
•Structure and function in living systems
•Reproduction and heredity
•Populations and ecosystems
•Diversity and adaptations of organisms

NS.5-8.5 Science and Technology
Students should develop:
•Understanding about science and technology

NS.5-8.7 History of Nature and Science
Students should develop understanding of:
•Science as a human endeavor
•Nature of science

Technology
Grades K-12


NT.K-12.1 Basic Operations and Concepts
Students demonstrate a sound understanding of the nature and operation of technology systems.

NT.K-12.2 Social, Ethical and Human Issues
•Students practice responsible use of technology systems, information, and software.
•Students develop positive attitudes toward technology uses that support lifelong learning, collaboration, personal pursuits, and productivity.

NT.K-12.3 Technology Productivity Tools
Students use productivity tools to collaborate in constructing technology-enhanced models, prepare publications, and produce other creative works.

NT.K-12.4 Technology Communication Tools
•Students use telecommunications to collaborate, publish, and interact with peers, experts, and other audiences.
•Students use a variety of media and formats to communicate information and ideas effectively to multiple audiences.




NT.K-12.5 Technology Research Tools•Students use technology to locate, evaluate and collect information from a variety of sources.
•Students use technology tools to process data and report results.


NT.K-12.6 Technology Problem-Solving and Decision-Making Tool
•Students use technology resources for solving problems and making informed decisions.
•Students employ technology in the development of strategies for solving problems in the real world.

State Standards

Ohio Educational Standards and Grade level Indicators:

Language Arts
Kindergarten:


Reading Process: Concepts of Print, Comprehension Strategies and Self-Monitoring Strategies Standard
5. Predict what will happen next, using pictures and content as a guide.
6. Compare information (e.g., recognize similarities) in texts using prior knowledge and experience.
7. Recall information from a story by sequencing pictures and events.
8. Answer literal questions to demonstrate comprehension of orally read grade-appropriate texts.
9. Monitor comprehension of orally read texts by asking and answering questions.

Communications: Oral and Visual Standard
1. Listen attentively to speakers, stories, poems and songs.
2. Connect what is heard with prior knowledge and experience.
3. Follow simple oral directions.
4. Speak clearly and understandably.
Science:
Life Sciences Standard

4. Investigate variations that exist among individuals of the same kind of plant or animal.
5. Investigate observable features of plants and animals that help them live in different kinds of places.

Grade 1:
Language Arts


Reading Process: Concepts of Print, Comprehension Strategies and Self-Monitoring Strategies Standard


4. Make predictions while reading, and support these predictions with information from the text or prior experience.
5. Compare information (e.g., recognize similarities) in texts with prior knowledge and experience.
6. Recall the important ideas in fictional and non-fictional texts.
7. Create and use graphic organizers such as Venn diagrams or webs, with teacher assistance, to demonstrate comprehension.
8. Answer literal, simple inferential and evaluative questions to demonstrate comprehension of grade-appropriate print texts, electronic and visual media.

Communications: Oral and Visual Standard
1. Use active listening skills, such as making eye contact or asking questions.
2. Compare what is heard with prior knowledge and experience.
3. Follow simple oral directions.
4. Speak clearly and understandably.
5. Deliver brief informational presentations that:
a. demonstrate an understanding of the topic;
b. include and sort relevant information and details to develop topic;
c. organize information with a clear beginning and ending; and
d. express opinions.
6. Deliver brief informal descriptive presentations recalling an event or personal experience that convey relevant information and descriptive details.
Science:
Earth and Space Sciences Standard

2. Explain that the supply of many resources is limited, but the supply can be extended through careful use, decreased use, reusing and/or recycling.
Life Sciences Standard
5. Recognize that seasonal changes can influence the health, survival or activities of organisms.
Science and Technology Standard
3. Identify some materials that can be saved for community recycling projects (e.g., newspapers, glass and aluminum).
Grade 2:
Language Arts:


Reading Process: Concepts of Print, Comprehension Strategies and Self-Monitoring Strategies Standard

2. Predict content, events and outcomes from illustrations and prior experience, and support those predictions with examples from the text or background knowledge.
3. Compare and contrast information in texts with prior knowledge and experience.
4. Summarize text by recalling main ideas and some supporting details.
5. Create and use graphic organizers such as Venn diagrams and webs to demonstrate comprehension.
6. Answer literal, inferential and evaluative questions to demonstrate comprehension of grade-appropriate print texts, electronic and visual media.
Communications: Oral and Visual Standard
1. Use active listening strategies such as asking for clarification and explanation.
2. Compare what is heard with prior knowledge and experience.
3. Identify the main idea of oral presentations and visual media.
4. Follow two and three-step oral directions.
Science:
Life Sciences Standard

6. Investigate the different structures of plants and animals that help them live in different environments (e.g., lungs, gills, leaves and roots).
7. Compare the habitats of many different kinds of Ohio plants and animals and some of the ways animals depend on plants and each other.
8. Compare the activities of Ohio's common animals (e.g., squirrels, chipmunks, deer, butterflies, bees, ants, bats and frogs) during the different seasons by describing changes in their behaviors and body covering.



Science and Technology Standard
3. Identify some materials that can be saved for community recycling projects (e.g., newspapers, glass and aluminum).

Grade 3:
Language Arts:

Reading Process: Concepts of Print, Comprehension Strategies and Self-Monitoring Strategies Standard

3. Compare and contrast information between texts and across subject areas.
4. Summarize texts, sequencing information accurately and include main ideas and details as appropriate.
5. Make inferences regarding events and possible outcomes from information in text.
6. Create and use graphic organizers such as Venn diagrams and webs to demonstrate comprehension.
7. Answer literal, inferential and evaluative questions to demonstrate comprehension of grade-appropriate print texts, electronic and visual media.
Communications: Oral and Visual Standard
1. Ask questions for clarification and explanation, and respond to others’ ideas.
2. Identify the main idea, supporting details and purpose of oral presentations and visual media.

Science:
Life Sciences Standard

1. Compare the life cycles of different animals including birth to adulthood, reproduction and death (e.g., egg-tadpole-frog, egg-caterpillar-chrysalis-butterfly).
2. Relate animal structures to their specific survival functions (e.g., obtaining food, escaping or hiding from enemies).
3. Classify animals according to their characteristics (e.g., body coverings and body structure).
6. Describe how changes in an organism's habitat are sometimes beneficial and sometimes harmful


Grade 4:
Language Arts:


Reading Process: Concepts of Print, Comprehension Strategies and Self-Monitoring Strategies Standard
1. Establish and adjust purposes for reading including to find out, to understand, to interpret, to enjoy and to solve problems.
2. Predict and support predictions using an awareness of new vocabulary, text structures and familiar plot patterns.
3. Compare and contrast information on a single topic or theme across different text and non-text resources.
4. Summarize important information in texts to demonstrate comprehension.
5. Make inferences or draw conclusions about what has been read, and support those conclusions with textual evidence.
6. Select, create and use graphic organizers to interpret textual information.
7. Answer literal, inferential and evaluative questions to demonstrate comprehension of grade-appropriate print texts, electronic and visual media.

Communications: Oral and Visual Standard
1. Demonstrate active listening strategies (e.g., asking focused questions, responding to cues, making visual contact).
2. Recall the main idea, including relevant supporting details, and identify the purpose of presentations and visual media.
Science:
Life Sciences Standard

1. Compare the life cycles of different plants including germination, maturity, reproduction and death.
5. Describe how organisms interact with one another in various ways (e.g., many plants depend on animals for carrying pollen or dispersing seeds).