Distance Learning

Education Service Center Region 2

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First Encounters!--When the Conquistadors Met the Karankawa


1/11/2016
1:00:00 PM to 1:50:00 PM
4th - 7th
Social Studies



Program by Bullock Texas State History Museum

How did early American Indians encounter their environment, other tribes, and the Spanish conquistadors in the vast landscape that would become Texas? A Museum educator will lead students as they search for evidence from artifacts and explore stories that reveal the many meanings of "Encounters on the Land". There may be multiple sites participating in this program. Program times are Central Standard Time.

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Gone to Texas! Part of the Nation's Immigration Story

1/12/2016
9:40:00 AM to 10:30:00 AM
4th - 7th


Program by Bullock Texas State History Museum

Why did people move to Texas from other countries? Were they always welcomed when they arrived? A Museum educator will discuss the four primary waves of immigration to the United States through Texas from 1845-1924, the history behind the movement of people to Texas then and now, interesting stories from immigrants, and show artifacts that people brought with them on the journey. There may be multiple sites participating in this program.

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Reading Discovery - Featuring First Lady Barbara Bush

1/28/2016
10:00:00 AM to 11:15:00 AM
3rd - 8th
Social Studies


Program by George Bush Presidential Library and Museum


Join First Lady Barbara Bush and Hall Davidson of Discovery Education in a Reading Discovery distance learning program.

An additional speaker, Mrs. Annett Kresser, will share her personal and powerful story of escaping to freedom prior to the Wall coming down. Share an exciting experience with students around the world including students in Germany. Reading materials are given on an interactive game app with the player as President! Make decisions about the 1989 fall of the Berlin Wall including events like the 199 German Reunification. Free app for all tablets, computers, and iPhones. This is a web-based ap for download at the iTunes App Store or Google Play. Hall Davidson demonstrates AR technology-a means to bring reading material to lift through student content development. You will also hear a German citizen tell what building the Berlin Wall meant and the impact of the fall of the Berlin Wall.

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Sciencecast: Star Gazing

2/2/2016
8:00:00 AM to 4:00:00 PM
4th - 12th
Social Studies


Program by Perot Museum of Nature and Science

Join Perot Museum Astronomy education staff for monthly updates that bring you the latest and greatest in space science news! Your students will also learn what to watch for — and when — in the skies near you. ScienceCast Star Gazing programs take place the first Tuesday of every month at 1pm CST.

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ScienceCast: Systems, Cycles and Storms with FOX 4 Meteorologists: Tropical Weather

2/3/2016
1:00:00 PM to 1:45:00 PM
5th - 12th
Career


Program by Perot Museum of Nature and Science

With summer winding down we will revisit this summer's tropical weather, and take a look at the aftermath of Katrina from ten years ago to now. We will explore weather and meteorology as a career live from the Rees-Jones Dynamic Earth Hall with the FOX 4 Meteorology team! Each month will show case two meteorologist from FOX4 as they cover monthly weather topics and how students can start their weather career simply from the backyard!
Materials:
http://special.wfaa.com/weatherminds/ h ttp://www.weatherwizkids.com/index.htm Please have students send all questions prior to the Science Cast to Whitney.Rogers@perotmuseum.org

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Texas State Aquarium Career Exploration: Marine Mammal Trainer

2/17/2016
1:30:00 PM to 2:10:00 PM
K-12th
Career, Science


Program by Texas State Aquarium
Sponsored by ESC2


Join us with our expert animal care staff, and get an inside look at their daily duties providing for the physical and mental well being of our animal ambassadors. Students will have the opportunity to ask questions about aquarium careers and find out what education and skill sets are needed to work here at the Texas State Aquarium. Meet a member from our marine mammal team as they share how they train and care for our Atlantic Bottle-nose Dolphins, Shadow and Kai.

Distance Learning Contacts:

Michelle Flores 361-561-8457 or michelle.flores@esc2.us

April Swartz 361-561-8652 or april.swartz@esc2.us

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