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VIDEO CONFERENCE Classroom Integration Training TRAINING for use of video in the classroom This is the event to help you learn about video opportunities: ~ Learn how to make the most of video equipment and how to get involved. ~ Experience a virtual field trip and learn how to connect your classroom with experts and other classrooms around the world ~ Discover what other educators are doing with video Date: March 17, 2009 Location: The training would be at your school site where your video equipment is installed. The NESC will also connect at its office in Mountain Iron. Time: 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. To register: Visit online at www.nesc.k12.mn.us, select the Workshop Registration tab. Deadline to register is March 9, 2010 If you are unsure of how you can connect call the NESC Session One: Introduction to Video Conferencing This is an introduction to videoconferencing and is the place to start if you don’t know where else to go. Discover what other educators are doing with video conferencing and what resources are available . Learn ways to get you up and running, connecting with other teachers and content providers. Session Two: Videoconferencing Best Practices Learn the best practice for conducting videoconference events in your classroom. Including on camera considerations and etiquette tips to give your students. Learn about lighting, scenery and clothing that will enhance your experience especially for the presenter. Learn the Do’s and Don’ts of this collaborative platform. Session Three: Incorporating Virtual Field Trips In this session you will learn best practices for taking your classroom on a virtual field trip. Explore ways to integrate this experience into the curriculum and how to get connected with various content providers (organizations) all across the world. You will also practice the basic etiquette expected for video conference Session Four: Planning Classroom Collaborations This session explores the ways a classroom can interact with other classrooms across the world via videoconferencing. You will learn best practices in designing classroom collaborations and hear first‐hand experiences. Educators will learn the process of putting a collaboration together while learning strategies for successful implementation. Partici‐ pants are encouraged to come with their own ideas for collaborative projects, share those projects and get feedback from the presenters and other participants.