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This Fall, CILC's Community of Learning Continues!

 

Join other learners from around the world for live, interactive programs from September to December.  See the programming schedule below.

  • Programs are held every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday at 1:00 PM EST.
  • Register for your preferred session(s), connect through CISCO WebEx and get ready to enjoy quality programming from within your classroom or the comfort of your own home!
  • Programs are FREE with registration.

Thank you to our partnering Content Providers who continue to provide impressive and informative programming for students of all ages through CILC's Community of Learning.



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Check our YouTube Channel for recordings of the programs you missed.




 


"We have thoroughly enjoyed every session! We’ve attended multiple times every week for the past month and we could not be more grateful to you for making such a diverse offering available." — Teacher —

 

A big thank you to our sponsors for supporting CILC's Fall 2020 Community of Learning

Upcoming Community of Learning Programs

Performance Masks: Storytelling in South Asia

by Penn Museum

In South Asia cultural performances with dancers wearing masks are very popular. Typically, these brightly colored masks are made from wood. The masks and the dance performances are part of important rituals. Learn more about meaning of masks in the countries of South Asia with University of Pennsylvania teaching artist, Krishnapriya, who will lead visitors through the making process using recycled materials.

For All ages


Tuesday, December 1, 2020

1:00 pm ET

45 minutes

Spy School 101

by International Spy Museum

Explore the shadow-world of espionage through the stories, artifacts, and tradecraft that only the Spy Museum can uncover! Students will learn about the secret world of spying and engage in interactive activities that will answer the question: Could you be a spy?

For 4th Grade & Up


Wednesday, December 2, 2020

1 pm ET

45 minutes

Las Posadas, an Hispanic Mexican Christmas Holiday with Stories, Songs, and Signs!

by Author Valerie Marsh

Your students will love learning and retelling the story of Las Posadas, the important Mexican holiday that is celebrated in the United States, Mexico, Latin American, Cuba, and other Hispanic countries! Discover the special stories, foods, parades, fireworks, pinatas, and traditions! Draw, sign and sing! Fun and easy! Students will need crayons or markers and paper.

For All ages


Thursday, December 3, 2020

1 pm ET

45 minutes

Art Station: Titan

by Denver Museum of Nature & Science

Take your students on a scientific adventure right in your own classroom. Virtual Science Academy offers award-winning, two-way interactive experiences that bring the best of the Museum directly to you. No lesson plan? No problem! Your students will put their minds, curiosities, and imaginations to work as they engage live with Museum educators.

For All Ages


Friday, December 4, 2020

1 pm ET

45 minutes

Spending Time with Mrs. Claus

by Muskingum Valley ESC

Do you need a holiday themed lesson that will address the standards in your classroom? The interactive video conference…Spending Time with Mrs. Claus will address those needs and keep your students talking for days to come. This is one of our most popular December lessons! Students will learn to count to 10 in sign language, and learn a variety of holiday vocabulary. This holiday lesson stresses kindness and giving of yourself throughout the entire year. A lesson not to miss! Spaces are limited and are scheduled on a first come first serve basis!

For PS-1st grade


Friday, December 4, 2020

2 pm ET

45 minutes

Snowflakes Action Science

by Author Valerie Marsh

Make your own snowflake for our story and then do Push/Pull/Gravity/Incline.

For K to 3


Monday, December 7, 2020

1 pm ET

45 minutes

Myths in Painting: Greek Vases

by Penn Museum

Investigate a series of painted vessels to uncover stories about mythical gods and creatures from ancient Greece. Through interactive conversation with a museum educator you will explore the poses, symbols, materials, and artistic techniques used by makers to learn more about how ancient Greeks interacted with the world. Think about how you would tell a story in a single image by using your newly trained eye to match Greek myth to correct pottery piece.

For All ages


Tuesday, December 8, 2020

1:00 pm ET

45 minutes

Cultural Diversity: Diversity in the Dugout

by National Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum

Recongnize that diversity of baseball makes the game stronger

For 4th Grade & Up


Wednesday, December 9, 2020

1 pm ET

45 minutes

Frostology

by Michigan Science Center

Dash through the snow without catching a cold in our wintertime science exploration program. Watch amazing dry ice and liquid nitrogen demonstrations while investigating the effects of temperature on solids, liquids, and gases!

For All Ages


Thursday, December 10, 2020

1 pm ET

45 minutes

Preserving the Past

by Penn Museum

What roles do scientists play in preserving the past? Investigate the science behind deterioration and preservation by walking through the real conservation treatment of an ancient Egyptian funerary object in the Penn Museum collection. Discover the incredible work of our conservators by taking a close look at the process and tools to learn how the Museum cares and learns from our artifacts.

For All Ages


Friday, December 11, 2020

1 pm ET

45 minutes

Nature of Holiday Traditions

by Royal Botanical Gardens

When you think of this time of year, what smells, tastes and colours come to mind? Pine, gingerbread, mulled cider, green, and red? Join Karin to discover how certain plants have been used to celebrate our winter holidays for over 2,000 years within different cultures. Bring your clementine and whole cloves to do a quick craft (optional).

For All Ages


Friday, December 11, 2020

2 pm ET

45 minutes

Anything Can Be A Puppet

by Banyan Global Learning

Puppets speak an archetypal language of art and music. Anything can be a puppet and we will learn how to give our very own puppet their voice by learning how our puppet breathes, focuses, thinks and moves.

For K to 3


Monday, December 14, 2020

1 pm ET

45 minutes

Mosaic Making

by Penn Museum

A mosaic is a picture or pattern produced by arranging together small colored pieces. People have been making mosaics for thousands of years. Join museum educators as we explore the history of this art form and then learn how to make our own ancient Roman-style mosaic at home!

For All ages


Tuesday, December 15, 2020

1:00 pm ET

45 minutes

Women's History: Dirt on Their Skirts

by National Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum

Discuss of female baseball players have changed gender stereogype

For 4th Grade & Up


Wednesday, December 16, 2020

1 pm ET

45 minutes

Pioneer Christmas with Charles Ingalls

by Sheffield Museum

Students and teachers will learn first-hand from Charles Ingalls about pioneer Christmas traditions. Charles will discuss Christmas in pioneer times in comparison to modern times, and he will tell an exciting Christmas story from his own life. He will also use his fiddle to lead the students in singing some Christmas songs, and will teach them some pioneer dancing with live fiddle music.

For All Ages


Thursday, December 17, 2020

1 pm ET

45 minutes

Be a Detective

by The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza

Conduct an investigation and learn forensic science techniques you can do with items around your house.

For All Ages


Friday, December 18, 2020

1 pm ET

45 minutes

Baking Recipes: Meaning and Making

by Penn Museum

What do we know about kitchens and cooking in the past? What common kitchen tools have ancient roots? Families have been cooking and baking together throughout history. Follow along with an educator to identify the important parts of a recipe using examples from artifacts in our global collection. Learn to write an ancient word with Cuneiform symbols then use it as a design on your holiday cookies!

For All ages


Tuesday, December 22, 2020

1 pm ET

45 minutes

In Spring 2020, CILC launched the Community of Learning in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, as a resource for interactive learning for families and learners of all ages.

The videos below capture testimonials, reactions from some who have enjoyed the programming so far.