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Fall Back into Digital Learning Day, Oct. 16th, 9:00am EST to 4:00pm EST

Join the CILC Pinnacle Education Collaborative (PEC) for a day of exciting educational programming. All programs are FREE! Every hour from 9:00am EST to 4:00pm EST CILC Content Providers will be providing 30 minutes of programming followed by 15 minutes of Q & A time from the audience. Look below and register for either one track or all. You can join us for one event or all events and drop in and out throughout the day. 

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  • Track One
  • 9:00 AM EST
    Content Provider: Brooklyn Academy of Music
    Program Name: Celebrate Senegal
    Grade Level:  K-12
    Description: Students become immersed in the culture of Senegal in this virtual dance workshop. Led by African dance teaching artists, the classes will focus on traditional Senegalese movement styles and indigenous songs, with live drumming accompaniment, to get students moving and singing. Participants also see a video of a dance piece performed by a professional company from Senegal
  • 10:00 AM EST
    Content Provider: Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum
    Program Name: Creatures of the Night
    Grade Level:  K-8
    Description: Come explore the mysteries of the night! Join our partners at Leslie Science and Nature Center to meet live animals that thrive when the lights go out. Explore up-close how certain animals adapt to hunt and explore in the dark, and help uncover the mysteries of creatures that rule the night.
  • 11:00 AM EST
    Content Provider: Royal Tyrrell Museum of Paleontology
    Program Name: Up Close & Palaeo Jr.
    Grade Level:  K-9
    Description: Up Close and Palaeo Jr. The Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology is Canada’s only Museum dedicated exclusively to the science of palaeontology. Situated in the Canadian badlands, the Museum houses one of largest displays of dinosaurs in the world. In this Distance Learning program, Up Close and Palaeo Jr., one of our experts will bring the science of palaeontology to life and answer your questions live. After an introduction to the science, a look at fossilization, a quick tour of the Museum, participants take over to ask their questions through the chat window. Animations, images, video clips, and real fossils will complement our responses.
  • 12:00 PM EST
    Content Provider: Pro Football Hall of Fame
    Program Name: The Story of Pro Football
    Grade Level:  4-8
    Description: Learn how the game of Professional Football has changed over time - using museum artifacts and stories that go along with them to illustrate just how much the game of football has changed.
  • 1:00 PM EST
    Content Provider: Ohio History Connection
    Program Name: Picture This: World War I on the Front Lines and the American Home Front
    Grade Level:  7-12
    Description: Learn more about World War I by doing what historians do—analyzing visual media! Students will learn how to examine and interpret visual materials produced during World War I, and will better understand the importance of visual culture as a primary source and a means of recording history.
  • 2:00 PM EST
    Content Provider: Mote Marine Laboratory
    Program Name: Sharks Alive!
    Grade Level:  3-Adult Learners
    Description: This lesson shows shark husbandry and traring and then looks at research technology. We end with a Q&A session.This lesson shows shark husbandry and training and then looks at research technology. We end with a Q&A session.
  • 3:00 PM EST
    Content Provider: Authors on Call/iNK Think Tank
    Program Name: Meet award-winning children's nonfiction authors
    Grade Level:  4-6
    Description: We are professors-at-large for children; we know content and we speak "child." Our mission is to bring the joy of learning to both teachers and students. Meet us informally and discover how we can enhance the curriclum you're required to teach. Discover the books and authors that fit into your mandated requirements.
  • 4:00 PM EST
    Content Provider: Fizzics Education
    Program Name: Talk with an Aussie
    Grade Level:  K-8
    Description: Australia, up and close! We'll discuss history, money, geography, culture, time zones, animals, food and more. This session will be driven by questions from students - have a think about some questions before you come along!
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  • Track Two
  • 9:00 AM EST
    Content Provider: Center for Puppetry Arts
    Program Name: Spiders
    Grade Level:  1-4
    Description: Students build a Spider Rod puppet while participating in learning activities about insects vs. spiders, web builders vs. hunters, the lifecycle, and general spider facts.
  • 10:00 AM EST
    Content Provider: Greenville Zoo
    Program Name: Animal Kingdom
    Grade Level:  3-5
    Description: Students will compare “invertebrates” to “vertebrates” with an emphasis on the five vertebrate classes in this fun and interactive program!
  • 11:00 AM EST
    Content Provider: Denver Museum of Nature & Science
    Program Name: Art Station: Titan
    Grade Level:  1-8
    Description: Your class is closer to Saturn than you think! Break out your art supplies and merge space science and scientific illustration in Art Station: Titan. Capture your own investigations of Titan, Saturn's largest moon, just as other great scientists have done through history. Supplies Required: 1 piece of paper (orange preferred) and 1 dark pencil (black suggested) and 1 light colored pencil (white suggested).
  • 12:00 PM EST
    Content Provider: McMillen Health
    Program Name: Don't Give Me Any Bull
    Grade Level:  2-3
    Description: Youth learn how to prevent bullying and protect themselves from becoming the target and how to be an active bystander. Fun, interactive activities help students learn about the choices they have regarding behaviors that can positively affect their environment.
  • 1:00 PM EST
    Content Provider: California Academy of Sciences
    Program Name: Spooktacular Skulls.
    Grade Level:  3-5
    Description: Although skulls cannot talk, they communicate a lot with their teeth and eye sockets. In the 45 minute program, your 3rd - 5th graders will be invited to become Science Detectives to solve the mysteries skulls communicate. Science Detectives will bite into our first mystery. What would have this animal skull eat? Then together we will solve a mystery that is looking at us straight in the face. Was this animal a predator or prey? Then we will practice our detective skills to solve what type of animals are 2 mystery skulls. Finally we will watch a live colony of flesh-eating beetles in action as they devour and clean flesh from bones.
  • 2:00 PM EST
    Content Provider: McMillen Health
    Program Name: BFF: Body Friendly Foods
    Grade Level:  2-3
    Description: Students are encouraged, through interactive activities, to fill their plates with healthy food as recommended by My Plate. The truth is revealed regarding how television media persuades students to eat junk food. A segment on exercise motivates kids to play one hour daily.
  • 3:00 PM EST
    Content Provider: Alaska SeaLife Center
    Program Name: Seabirds of Alaska!
    Grade Level:  K-4
    Description: Meet the puffins, guillemots, murres and seaducks at the Alaska SeaLife Center! We'll observe the birds' adaptations and discuss how they survive in Alaska's chilly ocean habitats.
  • 4:00 PM EST
    Content Provider: Kings County Office of Education
    Program Name: The Journey of Milk
    Grade Level:  K-5
    Description: Learn about the life of a dairy cow, the importance of proper nutrition and digestion, past and present milk processing methods and where the dairy products we have grown to love come from.
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  • Track Three
  • 9:00 AM EST
    Content Provider: HistoryConnects, Virginia Museum of History & Culture
    Program Name: Letters from a '49er!
    Grade Level:  4-8
    Description: In 1849, John Robertson Maben traveled to California in search of gold. In a series of thirteen letters, Maben describes his travels to his wife, Sarah. In this program, students will join Maben on his journey, interpreting his letters, tracing his travels on a nineteenth-century map, and examining the landscape.
  • 10:00 AM EST
    Content Provider: Maryland Historical Society
    Program Name: Tracing the Life of Frederick Douglass
    Grade Level:  Gr.4-6
    Description: This new Virtual Field Trip celebrates the 200th birthday of Frederick Douglass! This program narrates the story of Douglass’s life. Students will focus on analyzing primary source documents from Douglass and view photographs, timelines and other sources that explore the legacy he left behind.
  • 11:00 AM EST
    Content Provider: Roper Mountain Science Center
    Program Name: Jr. Astronauts
    Grade Level:  1-4
    Description: During this program students will join Roper Mountain Space Agency’s Junior Astronaut Team where they will learn about our Sun and how technology enhances our knowledge about the Earth, moon, planets, and stars. Students will learn about satellites, telescopes, and the International Space Station. This program is designed to get students excited about Space and the possibilities for the future.
  • 12:00 PM EST
    Content Provider: Dolphin Research Center
    Program Name: Dolphins 101
    Grade Level:  K-8
    Description: Dive into the world of dolphins with Diva for Dolphins 101! Participate in an interactive quiz show to see how much you know about dolphins and get to see common bottlenose dolphins like Diva and her friends up close!
  • 1:00 PM EST
    Content Provider: Royal Botanical Gardens
    Program Name: Squash Season
    Grade Level:  3-6
    Description: No matter where you are, your class can interact with educators and scientists at Royal Botanical Gardens, Canada, and explore topics like biodiversity, conservation, botany, plant ecology and the environment. Squash, pumpkins and gourds belong to a very large, very old family of plants that have been used by humans for a long time. We'll explore where this plant came from, different varieties and how humans have used this interesting plant. Don't forget to have your pumpkin handy! New Program and ideal for World Food Day!
  • 2:00 PM EST
    Content Provider: Amon Carter Museum of American Art
    Program Name: Canceled
    Grade Level:  Canceled
    Description: Canceled
  • 3:00 PM EST
    Content Provider: Inspired Classroom
    Program Name: Ghost Towns and Ghost Stories
    Grade Level:  3-8
    Description: Get ready for Halloween! Learn about the boom and bust of ghost towns out west during the late 1800's- early 1900's. This class will have a focus on creative writing and telling spooky ghost stories (as well as history!)
  • 4:00 PM EST
    Content Provider: Sea Turtle, Inc.
    Program Name: Trash Free- No Debris!
    Grade Level:  K-8
    Description: Dive underwater and learn the danger of marine debris to our ocean community and the importance of picking up trash to help keep our oceans clean. Program includes live visits from some of our sea turtle patients affected by marine debris in their ocean environment.





Contact Tami Moehring, CILC Content Provider Liaison, 507-215-3705.

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