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CILC and its wonderful content providers have come together to provide core curriculum every day of the week for homebound students in grades K-6th. Beginning March 23rd we will offer, free of charge, interactive, live-streamed programs from 9:30am to 3:30pm Eastern time. The programs are delivered by our highly professional content providers. Registration coming soon!

Please register, by Grade Level, by clicking on the button below each section. Once you have registered you will receive a link from Zoom with connection information in it. You also will get a reminder 24 hours before the event and 1 hour before the event.

Attention Educators: It is important for each student to be registered by their parent rather than you. Each sign up generates a unique link to join the program and sharing links can cause issues. Parents will receive the join link in an email from Zoom 1 day before the program, as well as 1 hour before.

Week of March 30th Programming

  • PEC
  • MARCH 30 - Literacy
  • March 30

    9:30 AM ET

    Butterfly Story

    by Author Valerie Marsh

    For Grades K-2

    Enjoy a riddle story about flowers and butterflies! Retell the story and cut out your own paper flower, which turns into a butterfly when unfolded. Using your butterfly, explore push/pull, gravity and incline. You will need a piece of paper, scissors, a piece of string or ribbon and a paperclip.


    March 30

    10:00 AM ET

    Read With Sharks

    by Texas State Aquarium

    For Grades K-2

    Your students will enjoy an animal themed story and then virtually meet the superstar animal of the book. Read along, make animal observations, recall facts, and investigate shark biofacts. Get an up-close look at our resident sharks though real time cameras, and identify threats to these ocean hunters.


    March 30

    10:30 AM ET

    Rabbits: Hearing, Hopping, Hoping - that they don't get eaten!

    by Author Valerie Marsh

    For Grades K-2

    Learn how rabbits have adapted for living in their environment. How do their big ears help? How do their big feet help? Enjoy a funny story by Author Valerie Marsh and then hop into some fun science experiments with Miss Liz the Science Wiz.

  • Closed
  • March 30

    12:00 PM ET

    Not "Johnny" If You Please (Johnny Appleseed)

    by Hank Fincken National Theatre of One

    For Grades 3-4

    John Chapman did as much to settle the Midwest (when it was the west) as anyone. We'll talk about the importance of the apple and share both myth and fact about this kind man.


    March 30

    12:45 PM ET

    Bear in the Bathtub

    by Inspired Classroom

    For Grades 3-4

    Meet the author's of Bear In the Bathtub, listen to the story and learn the science behind bear thermoregulation!

  • Closed
  • March 30

    2:00 PM ET

    Slaying the Standardized Test Dragon: Free Resources Online

    by Vicki Cobb of Authors on Call

    For Grades 5-6

    Vicki Cobb introduces the Nonfiction Minute--self-contained 400-word essays on myriad subjects that are FREE on the web and are a great source of practice in reading widely.. She also shows how to use the iNK Think Tank database to generate lists of books in libraries where students can read deeply on topics of their choice. We know this works because of the millions of top student who have already discovered these resources.


    March 30

    2:45 PM ET

    YOUR GREAT-GREAT-GRAMPA'S TV: poetry as entertainment and story teller

    by Jan Adkins of Authors on Call

    For Grades 5-6

    Author-illustrator Jan Adkins is a writer of polished prose, but his great love is poetry, especially the storytelling poetry that thrilled your great-great-grampa and wooed your great-great-grandma. In a live performance that shifts from Shakespeare's sonnets to "The Cremation of Sam McGee," he dishes up a steaming stew of rich, funny, heroic, dark, and downright strange poetry meant to enchant you. He will explain what poetry is, actually, and how it works, and why it's still an important part of our language and our identity.

  • Closed
  • PEC
  • MARCH 31 - STEM
  • March 31

    9:30 AM ET

    Gadget Works: Simple Machines

    by COSI: Columbus

    For Grades K-2

    Help Professor Gadgeteer identify simple machines inside wind-up toys.


    March 31

    10:00 AM ET

    Meet the Animal Ambassadors

    by Boonshoft Museum of Discovery

    For Grades K-2

    Observe, explore, and compare the characteristics and behaviors of the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery’s Animal Ambassadors, like our three-toed sloth, and learn more about their natural environments.


    March 31

    10:30 AM ET

    The Science of Insect Senses

    by Cleveland Museum of Natural History

    For Grades K-2

    Compare the ways that insects and humans find their meals, using scanning microscope images of insect sensory organs. Examine praying mantis specimens used at Case Western Reserve University—and turn your room into a giant compound eye! We’ll take you beyond the basic 5 senses with our 6-legged scientists!

  • Closed
  • March 31

    12:00 PM ET

    Aerosols, Clouds & Climate!

    by NSF Center for Aerosol Impacts on Chemistry of the Environment

    For Grades 3-4

    Learn about both natural (ash, sea spray, dust) and human (pollution) sources of aerosols and why understanding aerosols is important to our climate and our health. See a cloud in a bottle demonstration, incomplete combustion demonstration, and make your own particle collector.


    March 31

    12:45 PM ET

    Renewable Energy

    by Liberty Science Center

    For Grades 3-4

    While such nonrenewable energy sources as coal and oil dwindle, we need to look to other sources such as sun, wind, and water. Explore energy transformation and create a green home.

  • Closed
  • March 31

    2:00 PM ET

    Wild to Warehouse: Explore the National Wildlife Property Repository

    by National Wildlife Property Repository

    For Grades 5-6

    Explore the impact of wildlife trade and wildlife trafficking on species around the world with a live videoconference from the National Wildlife Property Repository. Take a virtual tour of the warehouse with Repository staff as they show you examples of the 1.3 million wildlife parts and products seized from ports of entry to the United States by Wildlife Inspectors with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Be ready for thought provoking discussion about the role the Repository plays in wildlife and endangered species conservation and what the public can do to help.


    March 31

    2:45 PM ET

    Alaska's Tidepool Creatures

    by Alaska SeaLife Center

    For Grades 5-6

    Reach into the touch pool at the Alaska SeaLife Center! We'll explore the intertidal zones and see how animals survive in this challenging environment.

  • Closed
  • PEC
  • APRIL 1 - Arts/Music
  • April 01

    9:30 AM ET

    Fishy Friends

    by Texas State Aquarium

    For Grades K-2

    Let’s talk fishes LIVE from the Texas State Aquarium as your students observe and compare and contrast the diversity of fishes in Aquarium habitats. Together, we’ll distinguish between fish body shapes, infer how shapes help them survive and thrive in their habitats, and create a special fish drawing.


    April 01

    10:00 AM ET

    SONGS for Jelly Beans the Cheetah

    by SissyMarySue

    For Grades K-2

    Leading a sing-along of the songs from Jelly Beans the Cheetah and Hope series and Musical Play! SissyMarySue a.k.a Wendy will sing a line, then pause to allow time for kids to repeat the line to create the sing-along! She will talk briefly about the POWER of music to share LOVE, EMPATHY, JOY and KINDNESS! She’ll explain how music can be enjoyed regardless of language, culture, proximity. It is a common form of connecting as one human/world FAMILY!


    April 01

    10:30 AM ET

    Writing Lyrics (Sparkle)

    by SissyMarySue

    For Grades K-2

    SissyMarySue a.k.a Wendy will share Sparkle, Sparkle song Lyrics and lead a sing-along with that song 2-3 times. She will have students do Sparkle, Sparkle motions with their hands and do one big jump---saying “SPARKLE” to end the song together! She will take time to talk about why and how she wrote the song to teach about EMPATHY. She will share that she wanted it to be a song for her Tristy Sparkles characters to sing in a book she wrote. She will share the idea of the words/lyrics and how some were added in the recording. There were more sparkle, sparkle words spoken to give it a fun, childlike vibe.

  • Closed
  • April 01

    12:00 PM ET

    America's Favorite Bell - The Liberty Bell

    by Author Valerie Marsh

    For Grades 3-4

    Learn the true story of our most famous symbol of freedom! Then make your own! You will need a pencil, a piece of paper, and scissors.


    April 01

    12:45 PM ET

    Art of Sea Monsters

    by University of Nebraska State Museum

    For Grades 3-4

    Paint a picture of the past! We will dive into the prehistoric interior sea and discover “sea monsters”! We will examine fossils, learn about past environments, and then create a mural of the Mesozoic era! Your will learn about ancient sharks, mosasaurs, plesiosaurs, and how science influences art. This trip is set in Morrill Hall’s Mesozoic Gallery that is simply full of these “sea monsters.” Bring your pens, markers, and paper and let’s jump in!!

  • Closed
  • April 01

    2:00 PM ET

    MUSIC TIPS FOR KIDS FROM THE PROS

    by Amy Nathan of Authors on Call

    For Grades 5-6

    Amy Nathan, author of THE YOUNG MUSICIAN'S SURVIVAL GUIDE, will read excerpts with tips from pros on what helped them with practicing as kids, including from violinists Joshua Bell and Hilary Hahn, Jazz trumpeter Wynton Marsalis & more. Amy will encourage kids to share their own practicing tips and problems.


    April 01

    2:45 PM ET

    Traditional Tales about Traditional Drums

    by Simply Extraordinary Tales

    For Grades 5-6

    Every culture has drums. Discover aspects of different cultures through traditional stories about traditional drums. Storyteller Rivka Willick will tell interactive stories and show a variety of drums from around the world.

  • Closed
  • PEC
  • APRIL 2 - Social Studies
  • April 02

    9:30 AM ET

    Balto - A History of Humans, Huskies, and Health in Alaska

    by Cleveland Museum of Natural History

    For Grades K-2

    Brush up on Balto trivia--hear the story of heroic dogs and mushers in the 1925 Alaskan Serum Run, and find out why the outbreak in Nome, Alaska is so famous. Why is Balto in Cleveland? What can diphtheria teach us about airborne disease today? Join us to find out!


    April 02

    10:00 AM ET

    Pioneer Life

    by The Durham Museum

    For Grades K-2

    Visit our log cabin and experience the life of a Great Plains pioneer. Students will take part in a “choose your adventure” session where they will have to make the tough choices the pioneers had to make as they prepared to travel west and build a new life!


    April 02

    10:30 AM ET

    Isaac Newton, Gravity and the School Bully

    by Author Valerie Marsh

    For Grades K-2

    Isaac had a problem at school and he solved it! How? Learn his story and conduct some of his science experiments. You will need a piece of paper, a pencil and a facial tissue.

  • Closed
  • April 02

    12:00 PM ET

    Presidential Stories Game

    by Simply Extraordinary Tales

    For Grades 3-4

    Students improve their problem solving and listening skills while hearing true and legendary stories about American Presidents. Storyteller Rivka Willick tells short and often surprising stories about presidents and the first ladies. Students look for identifying clues within each short tale and make educated guesses.


    April 02

    12:45 PM ET

    Eye Opener: The Beauty of Africa

    by Oiada International

    For Grades 3-4

    Africa is truly one of the most misunderstood of all the continents. Africa is four times the size of America. Its people speak over 2,000 languages, and the continent itself experiences all four seasons. It is one thing to hear facts about Africa. We could spend all day enumerating different facts about the continent and its history. However, we've found that the one way to truly get to know Africa is by is by taking a virtual trip to the continent. Through this live face to face interaction with our tour guide your students get to see the beauty of Africa and learn first-hand the similarities and differences between their cultures without leaving the classroom. When exposed to reality, all myths and misconceptions once held are dissolved.

  • Closed
  • April 02

    2:00 PM ET

    Heroes of the Holocaust

    by Israed

    For Grades 5-6

    During the dark years of World War II some people exhibited amazing compassion. We will learn about these heroes.


    April 02

    2:45 PM ET

    Civil Rights: Before You Could Say Jackie Robinson

    by National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum

    For Grades 5-6

    An in-depth look at baseball's civil rights history, from 19th century pioneers like Bud Fowler and Moses Fleetwood Walker to 20th century icons like Jackie Robinson.

  • Closed
  • PEC
  • APRIL 3 - Any Topic
  • April 03

    9:30 AM ET

    Owls - Silent Hunters

    by Houston Audubon

    For Grades K-2

    In the dark of night the nocturnal hunters emerge. Many Owls spend their nights hunting for prey and raising their families. Learn about these silent hunters and meet live owls. This program is perfect for students who are dissecting owl pellets, learning about food webs and predator/prey relationships or for audiences who love owls and owls in history.


    April 03

    10:00 AM ET

    Meet the Residents: Fred

    by Sea Turtle, Inc.

    For Grades K-2

    Discover the story of Fred, the entangled sea turtle. Learn characteristics of Loggerhead sea turtles and ways you can help sea turtles in the wild. Program includes a Live visit from Fred!


    April 03

    10:30 AM ET

    Power of Words

    by Holocaust Memorial & Tolerance Center

    For Grades K-2

    A 30 minute program on the power of our words, especially those linked to bias and prejudice. This program encourages students to take ownership of their words and actions and to explore their capacity to enact change in their communities.

  • Closed
  • April 03

    12:00 PM ET

    Exploring Lincoln in Washington

    by Ford's Theatre and the National Park Service

    For Grades 3-4

    Ford's Theatre Education and The National Mall and Memorial Parks explore President Abraham Lincoln’s Washington, D.C., through places that mattered to Lincoln during his lifetime and places where he matters to us today.


    April 03

    12:45 PM ET

    Bodyworks-Get To Know Your Insides

    by Cleveland Museum of Natural History

    For Grades 3-4

    What does a real heart look like? And how does it team up with our brain, muscles, bones and lungs to keep us alive? This program uses preserved specimens and anatomical models to teach students about the organization of the human body.

  • Closed
  • April 03

    2:00 PM ET

    Understanding your Body's Most Important Organs

    by AIMS

    For Grades 5-6

    In a presentation like this, I will utilize human organ specimens (some healthy and some damaged) to teach the students about the basic anatomy and function of their body's three most important organs. We will emphasize the importance of proper diet and exercise in maintaining the health of these organs, as well as the dangers presented by poor choices, such as smoking (including vaping), alcohol, and drug use.


    April 03

    2:45 PM ET

    Marine Mammal Rescue, Rehabilitation & Release

    by Pacific Marine Mammal Center

    For Grades 5-6

    Our most popular field trip! Get an introduction to the Pacific Marine Mammal Center. Learn how we rescue marine mammals and nurse them back to health in order to give them a second chance at life.

  • Closed

 

GRATITUDE

to these additional content providers for kicking off our event last week!