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Celebrate Fall into Digital Learning on October 6 with CILC's Pinnacle Education Collaborative (PEC) Festival!

 

The PEC Festival has over 15 FREE events starting at 9:00am ET! You and your students can experience an Interactive Virtual Learning Program from content providers such as The Smithsonian American Art Museum, Pro Football Hall of Fame, Mote Marine Laboratory and more.

 

Check out the schedule below and join us for one or ALL of the live, interactive events. We welcome both classes and individuals at home!
 

  • PEC
  • Track One

9 am ET

Booth Blazers: Art Exploration of the American West
by Booth Western Art Museum

Description: Learn about the American West (people, animals and culture) through art and artifacts in the Booth collection!

Grade Level:  All Ages

10 am ET

Swimming with Sharks
by Mote Marine Laboratory

Description: Join us in celebration of digital learning and Global Read Aloud Day as we debut our newest SEA Me Read title: Swimming with Sharks, The Daring Discoveries of Eugenie Clark written by Heather Lang and illustrated by Jordi Solano.

Grade Level:  All Ages, but geared for K-4

11 am ET

Tropical Plant Adaptations
by Longwood Gardens

Description: Travel through Longwood’s Conservatory and get an up-close look at our tropical plants. Identify characteristics of the tropical climate and how plants have adapted to survive.

Grade Level:  All ages

12 pm ET

The Story Skulls Tell
by Explore Natural History - UNSM

Description: Ancient skulls still speak to us. To understand what they have to say we will explore our own skulls, consider structure and function, and then roam our galleries searching out ancient mammals. Who were these creatures? Were they hunters? Were they hunted? Did they live underground? Answers lie in thinking like a paleontologist. Be sure to bring your thinking hat!!

Grade Level:  All Ages

1 pm ET

Preserved Offerings: Canopic Jars
by Penn Museum

Description: Canopic Jars were covered vessels used in the ancient Egyptian mummification process that store and preserve specific organs as offerings in the afterlife of an individual. Explore the materials, design, and mythical connections to the gods then design your own.

Grade Level:  All Ages

2 pm ET

The Nonfiction Minute
by iNK Think Tank

Description: Introducing a fabulous free online resource--short essays for kids, published daily by 3-doz of America's top children's nonfiction authors

Grade Level:  All Ages

3 pm ET

Careers in the NFL
by Pro Football Hall of Fame

Description: his program examines the importance of education and the hundreds of careers available in and around the National Football League. A 10-minute career video, which examines a wide variety of careers with the San Francisco 49ers organization, is shown during this session

Grade Level:  All Ages

4 pm ET

Coastal Habitats
by Banyan Global Learning

Description: Explore the animals, plants and geology of coastal habitats as you travel live to Florida and California. Practice critical thinking skills to match animals to their habitats.

Grade Level:  All Ages

  • PEC
  • Track Two

9 am ET

Balto: A History of Humans, Huskies, and Health In Alaska
by Cleveland Museum of Natural History

Description: Why is this famous husky from Alaska at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History? Hear heroic tales of dogs and mushers in Alaska, from the 1925 Serum Run to the Iditarod of today. You’ll learn how Balto became the "spokesdog" for this unique event in US history!

Grade Level:  All Ages

10 am ET

Gadget Works
by COSI

Description: Have you ever wondered what makes a wind-up toy move? Join a COSI Educator to learn about forces and motion by taking apart wind-up toys. Trace the energy flow through the toys and identify simple machines by reverse engineering them. Hypothesize what’s inside the toys, then follow along as the educator takes them apart!

Grade Level:  All Ages

11 am ET

Snapshot!
by Ohio History Connection

Description: Learn how to examine visual materials with the eye of a historian through a series of economics-themed photographs from the Ohio History Connection archives.

Grade Level:  4th - 8th grade

12 pm ET

Tracing the Life of Frederick Douglass
by Maryland Historical Society

Description: This Virtual Field Trip celebrates the life of Frederick Douglass! This program narrates the story of Douglass's life. Students will focus on analyzing primary source documents from Douglass and view photographs, timelines and other sources that explore the legacy he left behind.

Grade Level:  All Ages

1 pm ET

Jr. Astronaut
by Roper Mountain Science Center

Description: Students will join Roper Mountain Space Agency’s Junior Astronaut Team where they will learn more about our Sun, the Star of our Solar System, and how technology enhances our knowledge about the Earth and the galaxy.

Grade Level:  All Ages

2 pm ET

Trending toward Revolution
by Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation

Description: Students will use modern-day forms of communication to examine the political and economic events and actions that led to the American Revolution. Using primary sources and artifacts, delve deeper into such dividing topics as the Proclamation of 1763, Stamp Act, Tea Act, and many more. The program concludes by determining the importance of such documents as the Declaration of Independence.

Grade Level:  All Ages

3 pm ET

To See Is to Think
by Smithsonian American Art Museum

Description: In a world filled with images, it is important to be visually literate. While exploring artworks that represent various time periods, styles, and mediums, students will: 1) build a visual vocabulary and learn how to form interpretations based on visual evidence, and 2) build visual literacy by examining the choices artists make in their work and why.

Grade Level:  All Ages

4 pm ET

The Who's Who of World War II'
by 12th Armored Division Memorial Museum

Description: World war II is a HUGE subject- so this progtam breaks it down into the broad strokes for a fast-paced, engaging overview of the major combatant nations, concepts, and personalities. Plenty of original artifacts are used to show what each nation brought to the table.

Grade Level:  All Ages