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CILC and the VT LNV Content Bank

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The following videos from 2nd grader teacher Meghan Turcot will give you a great overview of what the CILC videoconferencing experiencing is like:


Q: Can you share some examples of how you've used the Learning Network of Vermont with your 2nd graders?



Q: How did you use the CILC site to find the events you featured in your classroom?



Q: What's involved with setting up a videoconference for your students?



Q: Do you have any tips for teachers who are trying videoconferencing with their young students for the first time?



Content Dollar Bank (Free Virtual Field Trips!)

To facilitate schools in accessing learning opportunities via video conferencing, the Learning Network of Vermont banks funds with the Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration (CILC).  These funds are accessible to schools either on or neighbored to the LNV system, and allows them to access fee-based content from a variety of providers, including NASA, Smithsonian Museums, Baseball Hall of Fame, Library of Congress, Mote Marine Laboratory, Manhattan School of Music, Cincinnati Art Museum and many more.  Schools are awarded an alottment of programs to to use during a specific timeframe, any unused funds are then redistributed across the LNV sites for use. THIS IS A "USE IT OR LOSE IT" DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM!! 


Educational contacts for the LNV cameras -- as per information provided by schools to the VT Dept of Education -- are notified of the credit allotments.  The CILC allocations are typically made 3 times a year (in Sept for use by late Dec, in Jan for use by mid April, and in late April for use by end of June).


What kinds of virtual field trips does CILC have to offer?

To find out, click on the above link, then click on the "Content Provider Programs" button on the CILC home page. You can then search by key word (ex: "Civil War" or "Human Body) to find programs for your classroom. You can also see the front page of this wiki to get an idea about the upcoming virtual field trips that Vermont teachers have signed up for.


I've found a virtual field trip...how do I sign up for it?

Click here for a guide on how to book programs so that they are charged to the LNV Content Dollar Bank.



One important thing to keep in mind when scheduling a virtual field trip is TIME ZONES!! Remember that some of the content providers might be in another time zone. Here is a handy time zone chart to help you figure out what time it is where (thanks, Dave Davidson!).



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