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OPPORTUNITIES FOR EDUCATORS THROUGH HIGH PERFORMANCE NETWORKS JUNE 12, 2008 GREGORY D. PALMER, MAGPI EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR KYSTE Kentucky Society for Technology.

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1 OPPORTUNITIES FOR EDUCATORS THROUGH HIGH PERFORMANCE NETWORKS JUNE 12, 2008 GREGORY D. PALMER, MAGPI EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR KYSTE Kentucky Society for Technology in Education

2 Networks!

3 Any Questions?

4 4 NewNet Physical Network Map I2 100G Wave Facility RON-Core Connector I2 Core Node RON Hub Other Level 3 Wave paths are meant to represent actual physical routing. Paths which are not shown as parallel and adjacent are meant to be physically diverse. Denver Front Range GP 1850 Pearl Level 3 Kansas City GPN 1100 Walnut Level 3 Seattle 1000 Denny Way Level 3 Portland 1335 NW Northrop Level 3 Sunnyvale CENIC 1380 Kifer Level 3 Pacific Northwest GP 2001 6 th Ave Westin San Diego Portland Oregon GP 707 SW Washington Qwest San Francisco Oakland Sacramento Los Angeles CENIC 600 W 7th Equinix Santa Barbara Los Angeles 818 W 7 th Level 3 Salt Lake Inter-Mountain GP 572 S DeLong Level 3 Albuquerque New Mexico GP 104 Gold Ave SE Level 3 Tulsa OneNet 18 W Archer Level 3 Houston LEARN 1201 N I-45 Level 3 Dallas San Antonio Baton Rouge LONI 9987 Burbank Level 3 New Orleans Chicago 111 N Canal Level 3 Detroit Chicago CIC/MREN MERIT BOREAS Internt2 710 Lakeshore Starlight Atlanta 345 Courtland Tallahassee Birmingham Atlanta SLR 56 Marietta Charlotte Raleigh NCREN 5301 Departure Dr Level 3 Pittsburgh Pittsburgh GP 143 S 25th Level 3 Washington MAX 1755 Old Meadow Level 3 Philadelphia MAGPI 401 N Broad Level 3 New York NYSERNET 32 A of Americas New York 111 8 th Level 3 Cambridge NOX 300 Bent St Level 3 Tampa Miami South Florida GP 45 NW 5th Level 3 Orlando Jacksonville FLR 4814 Phillips Hwy Level 3 Indianapolis Indiana 1902 S East St Level 3 Hartford Rochester Buffalo Cincinnati via 1005 N B St via 1075 Triangle Ct El Paso 501 W Overland Level 3 35mi overlap Nashville Tennessee GP 2990 Sidco Dr Level 3 Cleveland TFN 4000 Chester Level 3 1220 L Albany 10 Ogden Boise Omaha Austin

5 Coordinating Across Geographic Scales

6 6 What is MAGPI? MAGPI is a regional aggregation point for Internet2 that serves the Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey research and education communities. Programming Snapshot (Since July 1, 2006): We have organized 80 programs for our K-12 Members. 200 + Schools have participated in our programs. More than 12,000 participants have been involved in our programs.

7 MAGPI and Kentucky The Kentucky Education Cabinet A 3-year collaboration that includes:  K-20 Application Development  Content and Programs  Grant writing  Professional Development  Social Networking and K12/Higher Education Collaborations Developing content for the 2010 Equestrian Games Building Communities

8 BRINGING CONTENT INTO THE CLASSROOM REMOTE EXPERTS LITERACY MATH/SCIENCE Applications Are Educator Driven

9 MAGPI 2007 2008 Programs

10 Content Providers MAGPI actively seeks out organizations that have relevant, well established educational content, but lack a unified distribution mechanism that takes advantage of today’s technology. Very often, we are not just training the teachers in how to make the most out of the videoconference experience, but the content providers as well. When presenting a new provider, a clear understanding by all parties, of the roles and responsibilities, the legal implications, and setting appropriate expectation levels is critical.

11 It Requires Effort Here’s what Heather does:  Scans the Newspaper/Local TV News  Local Public and Cultural Organizations  University Departments and Centers  The GigaPop’s Membership List  Friends, Colleagues, Cocktail Parties  “Sells” the distribution concept  Invites them in for a test drive  Pushes the MoU paperwork

12 The Results

13 13 Interactive “Meet the Author” Videoconference Events 1 Hour, 15 Minutes In Length Series Targets a Variety of Grade Levels Partnerships with other Universities and Publishing Companies MAGPI’s Contribution: Educated Authors about Videoconferencing; Donated our Facilities or Found other University Facilities; Publicized the Event; Determined Event Structure

14 14 MAGPI’s Contribution: Educated Museum Staff about Videoconferencing; Donated our Facilities; Publicized the Event; Worked with Museum staff to craft/stage event Sponsored by the African American Museum in Philadelphia 1.25 Hour Virtual Living History Presentation and Slide Show Targeted Students in Grades 6-8; 9-12

15 15 Multimedia Journey Through Human Body Teaches About the Immune System, HIV and AIDS Interactive Q&A Session Targets Students in Grades 9- 12; Community Colleges Ongoing Offering MAGPI’s Contribution: Educated Phil about Videoconferencing; Worked with Phil to Develop a 1.25 Hour Program; Donated our Facilities; Publicized the Event; Collected Feedback

16 HELPING EACH OTHER WITH UNIVERSAL ISSUES Community

17 HTTP:K20.INTERNET2.EDU MUSE: Social Networking Tool

18 3 month program in partnership with the Multicultural Youth Exchange Schools explored issues of violence through student- created multimedia projects Schools were mentored by documentary film makers from Human + Nature Program is expanding in 08/09 http://www.magpi.net/programs/youthviolence.html

19 Who? Students from around the globe What? Civic engagement through Holocaust Education Project Kick-Off Videoconference Event with Gerda Weissmann Klein (Fall 2008) 4- Month Service Learning Challenge Culminating Project Collage Videoconference (Spring 2009)

20 2 week fundraiser/awareness event for Alex’s Lemonade Project is co-developed with Alex’s Lemonade and Lower Merion School District Kick-Off Videoconference Spirit Rally Culminating Videoconference Project Sharing A variety of curriculum-related special projects http://www.magpi.net/programs/alexslemonade.html

21 Research Channel Goal: to use program content creation and manipulation processes as testing medium for analog and digital broadcast and on-demand multimedia offerings, thus providing an unusual opportunity to experiment with new methods of distribution and interaction. http://www.researchchannel.org/prog/subject.aspx?fID=568&pID=476

22 HELPING THE EDUCATOR EDUCATE Professional Development

23 23 Unique Approaches to Interactive Content for K20: Professional Development for Teachers Karen Elinich Director, Educational Technology The Franklin Institute

24 24 Investigating Internet2: A New Channel for Science Education Physical Science Reflections on Inquiry http://beansidhe.isc-net.upenn.edu:8080/ramgen/fi/Inquiry.rm Life Science Brain Surgery http://beansidhe.isc-net.upenn.edu:8080/ramgen/fi/BrainSurgery.rm Other Videos www.fi.edu/I2/videos.html

25 25 Investigating Internet2: A New Channel for Science Education Earth Science Live, interactive event November 20, 2006 - 4:00PM to 6:00PM 25 teachers from the Philadelphia region Interacting with NASA Goddard Space Flight Center scientists at the University of Maryland Baltimore County.

26 26 The Franklin Institute Resources for Science Learning www.fi.edu/learn - since 1994 In the spirit of inquiry and discovery embodied by Benjamin Franklin, the mission of The Franklin Institute is to inspire an understanding of, and passion for, science and technology learning.

27 NASA Goddard Center There is more to NASA than space exploration An equal amount of attention is paid to: Aeronautics Earth Science The educational component is a critical objective for NASA, but the 10 centers in the U.S. have different processes and it is administratively difficult to coordinate their programs. MAGPI has established a strong relationship with the Goddard Center in Bethesda, MD and periodically provides professional development sessions for K12 educators.

28 6 different 2 hour videoconference seminars examining how to integrate high speed applications into the curriculum  Intro to MAGPI/Internet2  VC: Virtual Field Trips/Best Practices  VC: Planning Interactive Collaborations  Virtual Reality, Gaming and Simulation  New for 2008-2009: MUSEing  New for 2008-2009: Digital Library Sources Offered several times each year! http://www.magpi.net/programs/curriculumintegration.html

29 MAGPI Resources K20 User Group http://www.magpi.net/k20network.html http://www.magpi.net/k20network.html Muse http://k20.internet2.edu http://k20.internet2.edu MAGPI Programs http://www.magpi.net/programs/ http://www.magpi.net/programs/ K20 Newsletter Discipline Specific Working Groups *NEW! In 08/09! Training  Videoconferencing/I2 Commons Training http://www.magpi.net/vctraining.html  Curriculum Integration/Professional Development http://www.magpi.net/programs/curriculumintegration.html

30 Maximize Your Resources 30 Events should be more than just a talking head. Use visuals, animation and multi-media to enhance videoconference events. Videoconferencing as a supplement. Add a videoconferencing element to existing programs or projects. Leverage Resources. Each participating site in a videoconference event will have different types of technology resources. Put them to use!

31 THIS IS NOT A SITUATION WHERE YOU ARE ALWAYS THE RECIPIENT! THE RELATIONSHIP IS A TWO-WAY STREET, GIVING BACK TO THE COMMUNITY OF EDUCATORS IS JUST AS IMPORTANT. What’s the Secret?

32 Thanks! Meet The Team 32 Peter Heverin MAGPI Subscriber Liaison Heverin@magpi.net Dr. Susan Lancaster Internet2 Applications Coordinator Contact Info: TBA Greg Palmer MAGPI Executive Director gpalmer@magpi.net Jennifer Oxenford MAGPI Associate Director jmacdoug@magpi.net Heather Weisse MAGPI App’s Coordinator hweisse@magpi.net


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