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2008 Event Archive

Project MO-Bridge: Connecting Students to Their Future

The Missouri Research & Education Network (MOREnet) in conjunction with the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) announces Project MO Bridge: Connecting Students to Their Future.

A series of ten interactive, virtual field trips is planned over the next year, each focusing on a primary area of the project as defined by the project team from MoDOT. Events will have specific components geared toward elementary, middle and high school students. Supporting curriculum for these events, mapped to state standards, will be available from RoundTrips (the recognized experts in virtual field trip curriculum) and provided to participating educators.

More information on Project MO-Bridge is available here.

Internet Safety Night

Oct. 7, 2008

MOREnet hosted three videoconferences with streaming video from School of the Osage Junior High in Osage Beach, Mo.

Find more information and watch recordings of this event.

Journey to the Center of the Fossil Universe

June 16, 2008

Presenter: Garfield County Museum
Who: All Ages
Host: MOREnet and RoundTrips

Join the RoundTrips team as we move west this summer to visit Jordan, Mont., the “center of the fossil universe.” We will be live with our satellite uplink from the area where Barnum Brown, world famous paleontologist, unearthed the first T. rex fossil. Watch as fossil hunters search for new finds, and visit the Garfield County Museum to talk with Judy Lervick, museum curator. She will guide us through the displays of triceratops, T. rex, Stygimoloch skull and a turtle. She also will tell us about their excavations and explain why Montana’s geology creates the place for fossil hunting. Be ready to ask questions about the dinosaurs’ extinction and how the museum connects to Michael Crichton, of Jurassic Park fame. Learn about the lives and hear stories of the people who live near the center of the fossil universe. Live videoconference programs begin on June 16, 2008.

There is no charge for videoconferencing.


If you plan on joining us via videoconference, please contact MOREnet by Friday, June 13, 2008, to test and validate your connection. MOREnet video support is available from 7:30 a.m. - 10 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Fridays. Call (573) 884-6986 or e-mail for assistance.

Contact RoundTrips for a program outline and links.

Virtual Paleotrek: Paleontology in the Comfort of Your Own Classroom

June 17-19

Presenter: Saint Louis Science Center
Who: Teachers
Host: MOREnet and RoundTrips

How could a “virtual field activity” work in your science classroom? What elements would it need to be a successful addition to your curriculum? Join geologists and paleontologists from the Saint Louis Science Center as they seek your feedback on a pilot “virtual field activity” program they are developing as part of their Paleotrek program in Montana. Help the experts plan future virtual field trips that your students could be a part of. Partner with other science educators from across the country in a professional conversation about what has worked with field activities in your classroom and what you’d like to do even better.

Event Program

Event Recording

Internet Safety Night

April 23, 2008

Internet Safety Night is a nationwide event that brings information and resources to students, parents and members of the community to help us all stay safer online. We talk about online predators, cyber-bullying, identity theft and other Internet-related issues. The goal is for communities to pull together local experts and resources — students, parents, teachers, law enforcement and community members — to begin a discussion about the importance of Internet safety.

Keynote Speaker:

James Finch Assistant Director, Cyber Division Federal Bureau of Investigation

Other Speakers Include:

Chris Pickering, Chief Investigator, MO Attorney General's Office
Detective Andy Anderson, Mid-Missouri Internet Crimes
Lt. Joe Laramie, MO ICAC Task Force
Jeff Valenti, Asst. US Attorney, Western District of Missouri

Watch recordings of the event!

Kansas Distance Learning Week

March 11, 2008

The Kansas Association for Interactive Distance Education (KAIDE) organization is planning to host a series of Interactive Distance Learning (IDL) sessions with a weather theme. A variety of interactive sessions from locations around the state are planned for students, parents and the public. Topics that will be addressed include: the Greensburg tornado, flooding in Natoma, Red Cross response to recent disasters, tornados, weather forecasting and more.

Session Archives

Lessons from Greensburg - Elementary Focus

Lessons from Greensburg - HS/MS Focus

Overview of The JASON Project-Operation: Monster Storms

Lessons from Greensburg HS/MS Focus

Dr. Kevin Kloesel

Emergency Response Tech

FIRST Robotics

March 6-8, 2008

Once again, MOREnet (the Missouri Research and Education Network) will be streaming the FIRST Regional Competition in Kansas City and other competition-related content to audiences world-wide! This real-time broadcast and some live, interactive videoconferences will deliver the excitement of the competition to classmates, parents, sponsors, other competitors, and interested viewers around the globe.

More information on FIRST Robotics.