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1 Engaging MN Students with Real Time Learning Experiences Using Internet2 Marla Davenport K20 Initiative Connect and engage K-12s, museums, libraries, science and cultural centers, aquariums, community colleges, etc. K-20 Advisory Committee provides national leadership 38 Sponsored Education Group Participants MN Sponsored Education Group Participants International Connections University of Minnesota is Internet2 Member MN SEGP includes: ALL K-12 schools in MN - public and private State and private colleges and universities Public libraries and informal education institutions All participants pay a fee for permission to use the network K-12 fee payment by TIES and Regional Telecom Clusters Growth Connected organizations: , , ,864* WHY??? Visualization, Innovation & Creativity Build 21st Century Skills -Students will live and work in a highly networked world. 1

2 International Collaborations Internet2 Examples bring the world to your students Language: real-world contexts for second language practice Exchange: promote cultural empathy, understanding and exchange Language & Culture Exchange Preparation: encounters help prepare students for a global society Megaconference Jr. Access to Experts Class-to-Class Collaborations Create your own I2 adventure anytime, anywhere Flexibility can be tailored to exact curricular needs. Make complex concepts accessible: Students can explore complex concepts with experts. Beyond theory: Experts provide real world connections for theory. Virtual Surgery Authentic Learning interactions can be very powerful. Virtual Reading Group Engagement - especially engaging for visual and auditory learners. Voice of Authority: Students hear directly from the experts Lenni Basso/Group Motion Collaboration Content Providers Descent into the Underworld Digital Library Sources travel virtually Budget Field Trips: Allows students to travel to other areas at minimum or no cost. Immersion: Videoconferencing can bring live events into the classroom and immerse students in the experience. Curriculum Supplements: Virtual field trips or distance learning events are great project based learning activities. bigger, better, real-time High-Quality: High performance networks allow for better media quality. Fast!: Material can be downloaded quickly. Real Time: Learning objects can be manipulated in real time. Easy Access: Digital libraries are easily accessible. Differentiated Instruction: Distance learning supports individual learning opportunities. National Science Digital Library Research Channel WGBH Teacher Domain 2

3 Remote Instrumentation manipulation across any distance Real Instruments: manipulate advanced scientific instruments in real time. Promotes Inquiry: real world exposure and real world contexts for inquiry-based learning. Simulation reinforcing theory inside the classroom Immersion: Simulation tools provide immersive experiences for students. Engagement: Technology coupled with real-world contexts engages students. Remote Cameras Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Lehigh University s Electron Microscope Operation Montserrat Acadia University s MusicPath Immersive Segmentation An Exercise in Hard Choices Facilitating K-12 videoconferencing: Develop Content: Work with educators to co-develop content Where we ve been. Content Partnerships: Work with local organizations to facilitate the creation of new content or adaptation of existing content Professional Development: Offer both formal and informal development opportunities Vary Content: Discipline, age groups, program/project duration, use of other collaborative technologies, etc. MN K-12 joins the SEGP 2002 Initial meeting with Myron Lowe, U of M Northern Lights GigaPoP TIES signed AUP, connected to GigaPoP Attended Internet2 Fall Meeting Joined Internet2 K-20 Advisory Meeting Joined with MN Telecom Regional Directors Presented at conferences, regional meetings Participated in national projects MegaConference Jr. Vanderbilt University professional development for teachers Jason Project Rhode Island career shadowing MN Projects TVbyGirls Internet2 Listserv Interest Grows as Access Improves Governor s China Visit series MegaConference Jr. VJ s and Presentations International partnership - Cambridge Isanti Electronic Field Trips - Marine Mote, NASA Wolf Center Programming MN Internet2 Day Career Shadowing Live surgeries. Autopsies Moorhead area interviews Participation in MAGPI programs School to school projects (St. Paul & Stillwater) World language study - Robbinsdale Veteran s Day Discussion with soldiers in Iraq LCTN Global warming discussion - MN. VA. TX, AK Webinars, conferences, district presentations MN MegaConference Jr. - May 1 Classroom to classroom collaborations MN Internet2 User Group (MUG) Teacher professional development series 3

4 MN Partners: TVbyGirls Mentoring and more Virtual Surgery Job shadowing with high schools and ALCs What is TVbyGirls? TIES Partners: A non-profit organization of female journalists and filmmakers that mentor girls on looking at the media with a critical eye. Rhode Island Hospital, RINET, 12 Rhode Island Schools and 2 Minnesota schools Minnesota Governor s Trade Mission to China Megaconference Jr. International Presentations Videoconference Series Chinese Dance Chinese History, Culture and Arts Emerging Medicine Conversation with the Governor Nine collaborative teams representing their country or state for 13 hours on one day. Slovenia, Minnesota, Canada, Indiana, Kentucky, Hawaii, North Dakota, China and Ohio. My VJ experience improved my resume which landed me my first job Jason, age International Wolf Center Ely, Minnesota 22 MN Internet2 Day Video Interactive Programs: Wolf Tales Wolf Ecology Wolf Pup101 wolf cam Build awareness in all regions of the state Overview of resources available Integration and collaboration ideas 150 educators at 9 sites

5 MN Megaconference Jr Day 649 people at 44 sites Build awareness among classroom teachers Let the teachers and students try it out Presentation Archive on InforMNs.k12.mn.us Where we re heading 25 MN K-12 SEGP Future 2009 Proposal for statewide professional development and programming Increase number of schools connected by training trainers to help teachers integrate the technology Includes both public and non-public schools Simplify the process for identifying classrooms for collaborators Bring MN cultural centers into the Internet2 community Support and increase the virtual statewide sharing network for our evangelists - the MN Internet2 Users Group Professional Development series for teachers about videoconference resources Entrepreneurial Week Series with MN Best Prep Accessibility Issues Quality will depend on slowest access connectivity (State Net, WAN, LAN) Wide variety of videoconferencing solutions (individual web cams to large scale units) Videoconferencing and firewalls require some set-up Connectivity to Internet2 depends on state network infrastructure 28 Current Opportunities Questions? MegaConference Jr. - Year 6 Ice Stories: Dispatches from Polar Scientists Up. Speak Out. Lend a Hand! Inner World Discovery Gr New Sounds with the Opera Company of Philadelphia Global Passport to Clean Water Project Princeton Plasma Physics Lab Science and the Cinema Career Explorations Flat Stanley Project Writing Workshop with Kathryn Ayres 100th Day of School Celebration Alex s Virtual Lemonade Stand Project Animal Quest International Math Game Challenge Learning with the Academy of Natural Science Mystery Quest International United Nations World Food Program Educational Game MegaDeaf Conference 1927 Japanese Friendship Doll Project And many more. Thank you! Link to Internet2 Project site:

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