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If you are interested in any of these programs, please feel free to contact lindamcdonald@katyisd.org

 

Feb. 11th, March 31st, May 4th, or May 19th, 2010                              9:00-9:45 a.m.                  11:00-11:45 a.m.       12:45-1:30 p.m.                2:00-2:45 p.m.

ASI: Animal Skulls Investigation

Description: This interactive presentation allows students the opportunity to investigate skulls of native Texas animals. Unique adaptive traits will be discussed and students will be asked to look for clues to determine the identity and feeding habits of our mystery specimens. WANT MORE? Check out our "Animal Adaptations" trunk, full of skulls, scat and tracks! It's available to educators on a 2-week loan, TEKS aligned, and AT NO CHARGE!

Presenter: Texas Wildlife Association

Cost: $55 per site

Audience: 3-6th Grades

Registration: Connect2Texas www.connect2texas.net. (All Region 4 participants must also complete and submit this form http://www.esc4.net/default.aspx?name=vcn.eventform. )

 

 

Feb. 12th, 2010                10:00 – 10:45 a.m.

Presidential Powers

Description: Article II, Section 2 of the Constitution defines the executive branch and specifically states the powers of the president. EXPLORE and EXAMINE documents from the National Archives at Fort Worth that illustrate these powers. EXTRAPOLATE information from primary sources including presidential appointments, pardons, and treaties. Documents from the administrations of Jefferson, Monroe, Polk, Grant, and Cleveland will be highlighted. (TEKS aligned, see registration information.)

Provider: National Archives of Fort Worth (NARA)

Cost: Free

Audience: 8-12th Grades

Registration: Connect2Texas www.connect2texas.net. (All Region 4 participants must also complete and submit this form http://www.esc4.net/default.aspx?name=vcn.eventform. )

 

 

Feb. 16th, 2010                10:00 – 11:00 a.m. or 1:00-2:00 pm

Freedom Suits, Slavery, and American Justice

What were “freedom suits” and how did they influence the lives of slaves and their owners? Go back in time to early 19th century St. Louis. Explore primary source court records. Hear the stories of slaves seeking freedom, their lawyers, and their owners. Open a window on history and explore what you see.

Presenter: HEC-TV Live!

Audience: 6th-12th Graders

Cost: FREE!

Registration: All Region 4 participants must follow the appropriate registration link below AND complete and submit this form http://www.esc4.net/default.aspx?name=vcn.eventform.

http://www.tetnplus.net/event_details.aspx?eventID=213   10:00-11:00 a.m.

http://www.tetnplus.net/event_details.aspx?eventID=214   1:00-2:00 p.m.

 

 

Feb. 16th, 2010                8:00-9:30 a.m.

Lying: Non Verbal Communications Lab

On Feb. 16, 2010 we are conducting a virtual non verbal communications lab video conference. We will have up to the first dozen high schools or middle schools connected  test a theory: Can you actually judge if a person is lying by their non verbal cues. We will also be exploring how much non verbal communication changes between cultures. Each participating school will teach a pre-lesson on non verbal communication. Lesson information will be provided by the presenters. Then on Feb.16 we will have a quick review of the previous lesson plus a great practical lab experience. Come join an academic lab experience that will be exciting as well fun for your students.

Presenter: Del Valle High School & Region 13 ESC

Audience: 6th-12th grade

Cost: FREE!

Registration: http://www.esc4.net/default.aspx?name=vcn.eventform.

 

 

Feb. 17th , 2010               10:30-11:30 or 12:00 -1:00

The Life of Buffalo Soldiers – featuring the legacy and history of the contributions by the African American Cavalry and Infantry Regiments. This event specifically focuses on the Texas 9th Calvary and 24th and 25th Infantry.

Presenter: Bush Library

Audience: Recommended for Texas History and American History classes, open to all grade levels.

Cost: FREE!

Registration*: See below. Participating districts must be members of the Region 4 Videoconferencing Network (VC4U.)

Unable to view at the scheduled time? This conference will be available for videostreaming over the Internet for 30 days after the event. If you would like to view the videostream only, please complete the registration form below and enter “recording only” in the Question 1 slot. The code and directions for viewing the stream will be sent to you as soon as it is available.

Registration for 10:30 - 11:30 session

Registration for 12:00 - 1:00 session

 

 

Interactive Participation: Schools interested in begin interactive for this event must submit their questions no later than Feb. 10th via this link http://dl.esc6.net/. Interactive sites with questions chosen will be notified by February 15th. Below are some sites to help your students prepare for this conference. Also see the attached flyer.

http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/learning/community_outreach_programs/buffalo_soldiers/

http://www.buffalosoldiermuseum.com/

http://www.nps.gov/archive/foda/Fort_Davis_WEB_PAGE/HOME.htm

http://www.visitfortmckavett.com/index.aspx?page=9

http://www.visitfortlancaster.com/index.aspx?page=8

Feb. 17th, 2010                12:00-12:45 p.m.

Astrobiology, Bacteria, Minerals and Life on Other Worlds

Join astrobiologist Marilyn Vogel as she discusses her research concerning the mineralogy and organic chemistry of hypersaline ecosystems. As part of a group, she looks at how consortia of bacteria can influence mineral types, crystal forms and macroscopic deposits of salts in which the bacteria live. She also studies the organic chemistry of bacterial communities. Together the minerals and organic molecules can be preserved over geologic time or persist in conditions on other planets, such as Mars. Certain organic molecules and minerals are biosignatures that can help assess the possibility of life on other planets.

Presenter: NASA

Audience: 6th-12th grade

Cost: FREE!

Registration: http://www.tetnplus.net/event_Details_email.aspx?eventID=210  (All Region 4 participants must also complete and submit this form http://www.esc4.net/default.aspx?name=vcn.eventform. )

 

 

NEW EVENT:

Feb. 17th,  March 2nd, March 23rd, April 23rd,  or May 13th, 2010                   9:00-9:45 a.m.    11:00-11:45 a.m.       12:45-1:30 p.m.                2:00-2:45 p.m.

Texas Critters!

Description: From the raccoon they see in their neighborhood, the nine-banded armadillo, the official Small Mammal of Texas, to the red-eared slider they see in their local river or pond; your students will be intrigued while learning fun facts about these and other Texas critters. Students will learn the differences between mammals and reptiles, carnivores and herbivores, habitats and adaptations, all the while looking at interactive visuals. We will also discuss the human effect on animals; why and how we should maintain the animals’ environment. WANT MORE? Check out our "Texas Critters" trunk! It's available to educators on a 2-week loan, TEKS aligned, and AT NO CHARGE!

Host: Texas Wildlife Association

Cost: $55

Audience: 2nd-6th Grade

Registration: http://www.connect2texas.net and complete and submit this form http://www.esc4.net/default.aspx?name=vcn.eventform.

 

 

Feb. 19th, 2010                9:00-12:00 p.m. (CST)

The Crisis in Haiti: What Can YOU Do to Help?

NOTE: This event is open to all (including non-members) and does not require videoconferencing equipment to participate. Please verify with your district technology staff that they can stream this event for you prior to Feb. 19th.

Sponsored by: MAGPI (Mid-Atlantic Gigapop in Philadelphia for Internet2)

MAGPI is sponsoring an international videoconference and webcast to help raise awareness and financial support for victims of the Haiti earthquake. We're working to line up some phenomenal speakers, representatives from aid agencies, and student presentations/performances as part of this international event. We want you and your students to get involved! Here's how you can participate:

 

 

SHOW THE WEBSTREAM IN YOUR SCHOOL. Participate by tuning in LIVE to the webstream. We'll be posting webstream instructions at the beginning of February on the MAGPI website: http://www.magpi.net. During the webcast, collect change and donations at your school and donate to one of the aid organizations participating in the program. Or simply just tune in and be inspired by what others are doing - - and then create your own project.

 

 

LIVE BLOGGERS/TWEETERS: We're looking for schools to volunteer as live bloggers and tweeters for this event, covering the presentations and helping get word out to the world at large. Interested? Contact Heather Weisse Walsh at hweisse@magpi.net.

 

 

GET YOUR ORGANIZATION INVOLVED: We want your organization to get involved too - - the World Food Programme has already agreed to participate! If your organization is interested in speaking/presenting/participating, please email Heather at hweisse@magpi.net.

 

 

NEW EVENT:

February 24, 2010            1:00-1:50 p.m. (3rd-5th Grades) 2:00-2:50 p.m. (6th-8th Grades)

Explore the JOIDES Resolution…enroute to Antarctica!

Description: Join us for a chance to talk to scientists and other crew members via interactive videoconferencing on the amazing 470 foot long ocean drilling research vessel JOIDES Resolution (JR). You will be able to see and talk to an international group of marine geologists and technicians LIVE while they are out at sea, learn what they are researching, and get a peek at the research vessel that has been so important to increasing our understanding of the seafloor, plate tectonics, and past climate change. (Also see attached flyer.)

Presenter: Scientists and Crew aboard the JOIDES

Audience: 3rd-8th grade (see times above)

Cost:  FREE

Interaction:  Most sites will be "view only"

Registration:  All Region 4 participants must complete and submit this form http://www.esc4.net/default.aspx?name=vcn.eventform AND complete the appropriate registration below.

Note: The scientists and crew are creating this event especially for Texas students. 1:00 p.m CST = 6:00 a.m. the following day for the ship!

Registration for 3rd-5th Grade - http://www.tetnplus.net/event_Details_email.aspx?eventID=222

Registration for 6th-8th Grade - http://www.tetnplus.net/event_Details_email.aspx?eventID=223

NEW EVENT:

February 25th  or May 25th ,  2010               9:00-9:45 a.m.  11:00-11:45 a.m.              12:45-1:30 p.m.                2:00-2:45 p.m.

BATS: Live on the BIG Screen!

Description: This interactive presentation allows students the opportunity to investigate the relationship between the anatomy and the ecology, including the dietary habits, of different species of bats. LIVE bats will be used during the program! (Aligned to TEKS, see registration site.)

Host: Texas Wildlife Association

Cost: $50 (view only) $55 (interactive, per site)

Audience: 2nd-6th Grade

Registration: http://www.connect2texas.net and complete and submit this form http://www.esc4.net/default.aspx?name=vcn.eventform.

 

 

NEW EVENT:

February 26th,  2010               10:00-10:50 a.m.

Internet Safety for Kids

Description: Join Kim Benefield from the Alliance for Children and Alex Lewis, Assistant U.S. Attorney of the Northern District of Texas, as they discuss NetSmartz and answer students questions. NetSmartz is an interactive, educational safety resource that teaches children and teens how to stay safe on the Internet. NetSmartz combines the newest technologies available and the most current information to create high-impact educational activities that are well received by even the most tech-savvy kids.

Host: TETN

Cost: Free

Audience: 6th-8th Grade students

Registration: http://www.tetnplus.net/event_Details_email.aspx?eventID=225 and complete and submit this form http://www.esc4.net/default.aspx?name=vcn.eventform.

Interaction: A few sites will be prechosen to be interactive.

Videostream: This event will be available for viewing through videostream (over the Internet) for 30 days after the event. Contact Region 4 for the viewing code. Districts may not record this program.

 

 

NEW EVENT:

March 1st, 2010               9:00-10:00 a.m.

Take Your Students to the Depths of the Pacific with Philippe Cousteau

Open up the world of learning with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to transport students under the sea with Philippe Cousteau, world-renowned environmentalist, Discovery Channel host, and grandson of the renowned explorer Jacques Cousteau! Presented live from the Seattle Aquarium, students in Grades K-2 will explore the coral reef animals and their adaptations, while 3rd-5th grade students will examine the interdependency of organisms in the ocean. Pre- and post- field trip curriculum, aligned to elementary science TEKS, will deepen and extend the students' understanding of the coral reef. All registered teachers will be entered for a chance to win an all-school "Discovery Day" assembly featuring Philippe Cousteau! (Also see attached flyer!)

Sponsored by Discovery Education, this event is brought to you by ESC Region XI and is FREE for schools that are members of their Education Service Center (ESC) regional videoconferencing network.

 

Host: ESC Region XI and Discovery Education

Cost: Free

Audience: K - 5th grade

Registration: We need individual teacher information to send the pre- and post- field trip curriculum packets and for them to be entered into the drawings for the prizes and contests.  Teachers register at

http://Links.DiscoveryEducation.com/TX

*Requesters: You can register up to 3 teachers per campus on one registration.  If there are more than 3 teachers on a campus, or you need to register another campus, please submit a separate registration. All Region 4 participants must also complete and submit this form http://www.esc4.net/default.aspx?name=vcn.eventform

Interaction: Most sites will be "view only." We are working on providing a means to submit questions electronically during the event from all participating sites.

Registration Deadline: February 24, 5:00 p.m.

Recording: NO recording is allowed for this event!

 

 

March 1st, 2010               10:30-11:30 and 12:00 -1:00

Storytellers: The Family Poet

Presenter: Bush Library

Details will be forwarded as soon as they are available.

Cost: FREE!

Registration: *TBA

 

 

March 4th, 2010              10:00-11:00 a.m.

Frogs in Crisis

Description: Globally, there are more than 4200 species of frogs, with new species being discovered every year. The rapid decline or disappearance of numerous species of frogs has become a global crisis. Frogs, toads, salamanders, newts, and caecilians are going extinct. The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) estimates that at least one-third of known amphibian species are threatened with extinction, a rate higher than that for any birds or mammals. Major threats to amphibians include habitat loss or degradation and the rapidly dispersing infectious disease chytridiomycosis. Managed populations of amphibians may become the only conservation hope for many species faced with extinction. Join Adriana as we discuss the actions taken by scientists and conservation groups globally. Find out how your local Zoo or Aquarium is taking charge to help these endangered species

Presenter: Texas State Aquarium (Adriana)

Recommended Audience: 3rd-12th Grade

Cost: FREE!

Registration: http://www.esc4.net/default.aspx?name=vcn.eventform

 

 

NEW EVENT:

March 4th, 2010               10:00-10:45 a.m.                            

April 6th, 2010                   11:00-11:45 a.m. or 1:30-2:15 p.m.

April 14th, 2010                 11:00-11:45 a.m.

Life on the Prairie with Sarah Plain and Tall

Description: What are some clues that let us know that Sarah Plain and Tall takes place in Kansas in the early 1900’s? This video conference can easily be used as an extension to a literary study of this popular children’s book. Learn about what life on the prairie was like for those families who were the original homesteaders. We recommend the class is reading or has read the book Sarah, Plain and Tall before scheduling this program.

Provider: National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame

Cost: $100 per site

Audience: 1st- 7th Grade

Registration: http://www.connect2texas.net/  and complete and submit this form http://www.esc4.net/default.aspx?name=vcn.eventform.

Materials: Handouts will be mailed to teachers ahead of conference.

 

 

NEW SESSION ADDED:

March 5th, 2010             Time: 10:00-10:50 a.m. OR 11:00-11:50 a.m.

The Battle of the Alamo

Fourth grade classrooms throughout Texas are invited to participate in a special program marking the 174th anniversary of the Battle of The Alamo. This program is presented by Dr. Richard Bruce Winders, Historian and Curator of the Alamo; Museum Educator, Sherri Driscoll and Assistant Curator, Ernesto Rodriguez. This 50 minute presentation will bring the participants of this famous battle to life in your classroom! Students will better understand the roles that they played and the effects of this terrible defeat. The content aligns with the 4th grade Social Studies TEKS as outlined below. Social Studies 3A & 3E The student understands the causes and effects of the Texas Revolution, the Republic of Texas, and the annexation of Texas to the United States. The student is expected to: (A) analyze the causes, major events, and effects of the Texas Revolution, including the battles of the Alamo and San Jacinto; (E) identify leaders important to the founding of Texas as a republic and state, including Sam Houston, Mirabeau Lamar, and Anson Jones.

Presenter: Alamo Staff

Recommended Audience: 4th Grade

Activities and lesson plans will be provided to all registered participants.

Cost: FREE!

Registration: http://www.tetnplus.net/event_Details_email.aspx?eventID=217 and complete and submit this form http://www.esc4.net/default.aspx?name=vcn.eventform. **If you previously registered for the 10:00 session and would like to change to the 11:00 session, please contact Diane Edgar at the number below.

Interactivity: Interactive sites are being chosen based on those first registered and will be notified prior to the conference.

 

 

NEW EVENT:

March 30th,  2010                            9:00-9:45 a.m.                  10:00-10:45 a.m.              11:00-11:45 a.m.              

April 13th, 2010                                9:00-9:45 a.m.                  1:30-2:15 p.m.

Thanks to Molly Goodnight, the Bison Do Still Roam

Description: Join us as we celebrate the life of Molly Goodnight and the contribution she made to saving the bison from extinction. Our discussion will include the importance of the bison to the Plains Indians, reasons for the slaughter of these magnificent animals, and the steps that the Goodnights made to insure that the bison not become extinct. (TEKS aligned – see registration site.)

Provider: National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame

Cost: $100 per site

Audience: 4th and 7th Grade

Registration: http://www.connect2texas.net/  and complete and submit this form http://www.esc4.net/default.aspx?name=vcn.eventform.

Materials: Handouts will be mailed to teachers ahead of conference.

 

 

NEW EVENT:

April 1st ,  2010                  9:00-9:45 a.m.                  10:00-10:45 a.m.              11:00-11:45 a.m.

April 15th, 2010                 9:00-9:45 a.m.

Home on the Range: Charles Goodnight and the Invention of the Chuck Wagon

Description: Charles Goodnight wanted to drive 2000 cattle from the panhandle of Texas to Denver. This was going to take men who would need to be fed. He came up with the idea of a mobile kitchen which became the center of life for the cowboys on the trail. Learn more about the life of Charles Goodnight, his invention of the chuck wagon, and the lives of cowboys on a cattle drive. (Aligned to TEKS – see registration site.)

Provider: National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame

Cost: $100 per site

Audience: 4th and 7th Grade

Registration: http://www.connect2texas.net/  and complete and submit this form http://www.esc4.net/default.aspx?name=vcn.eventform.

Materials: Handouts will be mailed to teachers ahead of conference.

 

 

May 13th, 2010                10:30-11:30 and 12:00-1:00

Storytellers: El Vaquero

Presenter: Bush Library

Details will be forwarded as soon as they are available.

Cost: FREE!

Registration: *TBA

 

 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES

 

 

NEW EVENT:

Professional Development for School Nurses – Diabetes Management Plans

Date and Time: February 23, 2010  4:00-4:45 p.m.

Presenter: Cook Children’s Medical Center

Description: Diabetes is one of the most common chronic diseases of childhood. It can cause blood sugar levels to be too high or too low, both of which affect the student’s ability to learn. Diabetes is a disease that must be managed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 day s a year. Given the vigilant nature of diabetes management and the need for children with diabetes be educated in a medically safe environment, a set of guidelines/instructions originated by the child’s healthcare team is essential. Join Michelle McMillan, RN, CDE and other school nurses as we explore the definition of and discuss the information needed in a diabetes management plan. In addition, information will also be shared about the individualized healthcare plans that should be created by the school and the necessity of a 504 plan for students with diabetes.

Cost: Free

Registration: Connect2Texas www.connect2texas.net. (All Region 4 participants must also complete and submit this form http://www.esc4.net/default.aspx?name=vcn.eventform. )

 

 

Professional Development for School Nurses: Childhood Cancer

Date(s) and Time(s): March 11th, and April 20th. All sessions will be held from 4:00-5:30 p.m.

Presenter: Cook Children’s Medical Center

Description: In the United States in 2007, approximately 10,400 children under age 15 were diagnosed with cancer. Although childhood cancer is still relatively rare, about 1,545 children will die from the disease making it the leading cause of death by disease among U.S. children 1 to 14 years of age (1). Join Sophia Castro, RN, BSN, CPON and Janice Hennon, RN, BSN, CPON, CPN for a 1.5 hour program designed to give school nurses an understanding of the most common types of cancer in children and the treatment of these cancers. This program will also identify the issues that affect school attendance for children and adolescents who are being treated for cancer, as well as provide methods to prepare a student’s classmates for their school re-entry.

Cook Children’s Medical Center is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Texas Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This activity provides 1.5 contact hours. You must attend the activity in its entirety and complete and return the evaluation tool.

Cost: FREE!

Registration: Connect2Texas www.connect2texas.net. (All Region 4 participants must also complete and submit this form http://www.esc4.net/default.aspx?name=vcn.eventform. )

 

 

Virtual Classroom Teacher Exchange

Date(s) and Time(s): TBD

Presenter: Region 13 ESC

We are looking for excellent teachers who would like to teacher their favorite lesson to a school in another country. This will be the model we are looking at for a virtual teacher exchange program. If you would like to be involved in the most highly innovative video conference ever created and you really want to change the way we look at education- then you are the person we are looking for! We are going to bring the world to schools all around our planet to make those schools world class schools.

Cost: FREE!

Registration: Contact Carol Teitelman at carol.teitelman@esc13.txed.net or 512-919-5444

 

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