WPS K-12 Video Conferencing Opportunities
Wahoo Public Schools owns three distance learning video conferencing carts (one in each school), in addition to a distance learning lab. These resources open the door to thousands of 21st Century opportunities to teachers to enhance their instruction by providing live programming offered by world-wide colleges, universities, museums, state/federal governmental departments, zoos, hospitals, businesses, etc.
Some of the programming is free, and some will charge a fee. The National Archives in Washington D.C. and the Durham Museum in Omaha, for instance, offer free programming for students. The Museum of Science and Industry will allow an anatomy/physiology class to view a LIVE, narrated open heart surgery for a fee of $240. The sky's the limit!
The following is an online database you should consult to browse what's available:
CILC (Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration)
(Create a user name and password for free. Once logged on, click on the "Content Provider Programs" icon and then search by a topic you wish to explore. Please click HERE to view a list of content providers on the CILC database.)
Does it look intimidating? Yes. But trust me--if you can dial a phone, you can use this equipment! Please contact Mr. Privett if you have any questions about these exciting opportunities!