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Activity Archive 2008-2009


People, Places and Pre-History

June 16-17,2009

Medora, North Dakota

Annual K-12 Teacher's Workshop

Sponsored by the North Dakota Teacher Resource Coalition

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North and South Dakota K-12 Schools were invited to participate in full day of curriculum-based content programs delivered by H.323 videoconference.

Programs on North and South Dakota were provided by organizations from both states and were relevant to topics specific to state studies. 

Registration fee of $50 per interactive site allowed each site to choose up to five different programs in which to participate. 

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Event Sponsors

North Dakota Students View Live Knee Surgery

April 2009

Students in high schools across North Dakota recently engaged in discussion with a surgical team at a hospital in Ohio during a live total knee replacement surgery. A program provided by the Center of Science and Industry (COSI) in Columbus, OH is available through H.323 videoconferencing.

Participating schools in North Dakota included Belcourt, Divide County Crosby, Drake, Fessenden, Jamestown, Killdeer, Ray, Richardton, Richland, Rogers, Strasburg, Steele-Dawson, Tioga and Velva and Washburn.

Conference technical services and facilitation of the live total knee
surgery in North Dakota was provided through the collaborative efforts of
the Information Technology Department (ITD) and EduTech Education Technology Services.

North Dakota K-20 Update

Presentation to NDSU IT Liaison's Meeting

March 12, 2009

Description: Learn more about K20 applications used for research and education across North Dakota.

2009 Legislative Education Technology Showcase

Best Practices in Education Technology were featured at this session's showcase on March 3, 2009. Ten schools from across North Dakota were invited to attend, including a demonstration in remote instrumentation of NDSU's Scanning Electron Microscope by students from Powers Lake, ND High School.

Brown v Board Forum

Feb 24, 2009

View the archived event - click here for instructions.

The National Park Service at Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site in partnership with the Great Plains Network (GPN), Kan-Ed, and the Brown Foundation hosted an interactive virtual panel discussion featuring family members and representatives of plaintiffs from all five cases argued before the U. S. Supreme Court under the lead case, Brown v. Board of Education.

Through collaborative efforts with the GPN, interactive sites in North Dakota included high school classes at Hettinger and Fessenden-Bowdon.

Visit the collaboration wiki for curriculum resources related to Brown v Board.

Megaconference Jr 2009

Hope and Change: Friends Around the World

Thursday February 19, 2009

6:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. CT

View the archived streamonline 

The sixth annual Megaconference Jr was held February 19 and included over 160 sites from around the world as well as several K12 sites throughout North Dakota.

Great Plains Network Collaborations

Celebrate China's Mid-Autumn Festival

Wednesday September 17. 2008

K12 classes from six North Dakota schools participated in several interactive videoconference events sponsored by the South Central Kansas Education Service Center. Participation in this event was free and made possible through North Dakota's collaborations with the Great Plains Network Consortium, dedicated to supporting research and education through the use of advanced networking technology.

The Chinese Autumn Festival is the second largest annual festival in China. Families gather to celebrate the abundance of the summer harvest and share traditions and favorite foods. Participating classes learned more about Chinese culture and language.

View the event poster for more information.

Participating classes from North Dakota included:

  • Ashley
  • Maddock 
  • Medina
  • Myhre Elementary, Bismarck
  • Rugby
  • Wishek

Exploring a Missouri Cave

Megaconference Jr 2009 VJ Teams

Student Focused. Land Grant. Research University.

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