NEW! MUSEUM-SCHOOL CONNECTIONS – Visit the National Museum of African Art without leaving your classroom!
Real-time Video Conference Programs are FREE – We’re meeting students across the country from Alaska to New York. To learn more or to schedule a tour, visit the Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration (CILC) and click on “Content Provider Programs.” Find us under National Museum of African Art! Or e-mail Vanessa Jones for further information.[divider]Tips for a Successful Videoconference
- Check with your school technology coordinator to ensure your school has compatible videoconferencing equipment.
- At least four weeks before your preferred date, fill out the schedule form on-line with the Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration. All request forms will be routed directly to Vanessa Jones, and she will contact you to confirm the time/date and set up a test call. You will be able to discuss customizing the content of the program to your classroom needs.
- Exchange IP addresses and phone numbers for test call and day of program.
- Complete a successful test call at the agreed time.
- At least two weeks prior to your program date, identify a space where all your students will be able to sit comfortably within your camera’s view, see a projected PowerPoint, and hear the video-conference presenter.
- Review pre-visit materials sent to you with your students.
- Encourage students to write down questions for the presenter elicited by the pre-visit activities and/or classroom content. Student interaction always welcome!
[quote]”It always helps the students learn when they have a different voice teaching them. The interactivity of this program (African Cosmos: Stellar Arts) kept them totally attentive … The program corresponded perfectly with what our 6th grade is studying. I was so happy to find this program and the fact that it was free made it possible to happen. Thank you so much for such a wonderful, valuable program!”[/quote] Pennwood Middle School, Pennsylvania