CILC's Community of Learning

Join other learners from around the world for live, interactive programs for 2022. 

  • Programs are held most weekdays at 1:00 PM EST.  See the programming schedule below.

  • 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! Participants will need to download the Webex App or use browser extension to participate in the event.

  • 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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I am an elementary teacher from Brazil. I signed up today to see how this would work and see if I could use this in my classes. This is great!  The instructor is great, the cameras (with different angles) are helpful, and the Webex platform was easy to install. Just wanted to say I love it!

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

Upcoming Community of Learning Programs

Weather Wow! Up in the Air

by UCAR Center for Science Education

Did you know a typical cumulonimbus cloud can weigh 105.8 MILLION pounds?! How does it stay up in the sky?! Explore how the sun affects our Earth’s weather with an interactive experiment comparing hot and cold air. Transform your students into science sleuths and cloud detectives as we explore this mystery together and learn how air behaves when it changes temperature.

For K-3

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

1:00pm EST

45 minutes

Dance Around The World

by Children's Museum of Atlanta

Exploring distinct cultures through art, music and dance can be so much fun. Join us as we jump on an imaginary jet and fly to faraway places as we explore Dance Around the World!

For K-2

Monday, August 15, 2022

1:00pm EST

45 minutes

Animal Art at the South Carolina Aquarium

by South Carolina Aquarium

Get out your art supplies! Spend a virtual field trip with an turtle from the South Carolina Aquarium and watch as they create a painting as you create alongside them! Learn all about their adaptations and how the Aquarium uses enrichment to keep their resident animals happy and healthy.

For K-6

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

1:00pm EST

45 minutes

Cultural Traditions

by Ohio History Connection

Discover traditions from around the globe! Your students will learn how different cultures use days of celebration to come together as a community. You will hear from people that celebrate Eid, Carnaval, Juneteenth and Diwali, and you will learn about these traditions and their origins.

For K-3

Monday, August 22, 2022

1:00pm EST

45 minutes

Awesome Africa

by Chattanooga Zoo

Join our educators on a safari in downtown Chattanooga, TN to meet giraffes, chimpanzees, and more! We will learn about their adaptations, social structures, and the importance of AZA Zoos & Aquariums.

For K-6th

Wednesday, August 24, 2022

1:00pm EST

45 minutes

Timber! Impacts of the Great Lakes Lumber Boom

by Central Michigan University: Museum of Cultural & Natural History

Between 1840 and 1910, Michign experienced a lumber boom that led to industrial growth throughout the nation. Though economically positive, largescale deforestation and erosion led to its decline. Explore what life was like in a lumber camp and examine the environmental impacts that led to calls for conservation and sustainable forestry practices.

For 3rd-5th

Monday, August 29, 2022

1:00pm EST

45 minutes

Introduction to Mechanical Automata

by Playful Engineers

A mechanical automaton is an automated puppet or scene made to resemble humans, animals, or other objects in motion. We'll learn about gears, cranks, and cams, and how rotary motion can be transformed to linear and reciprocating motion. This presentation makes a great introduction to Jay's hands-on 'Maker Space Build-Along: Automata!' workshops.

For K-12

Wednesday, August 31, 2022

1:00pm EST

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.