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Distance Learning

Pay a virtual visit to the Museum
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  • Prices
    • Members: $130 per program / $25 per program discount for scheduling 5 or more programs
    • Non-members: $130 per program / $25 per program discount for scheduling 5 or more programs

Connect your students to Museum programs without leaving your school through our award-winning Distance Learning programs. In 2014, the Museum's Distance Learning Program received a Pinnacle Award from the Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration. We have also been recognized with a Berrien RESA Recommended Award.

Our live, interactive videoconferencing programs are available on-demand to fit your schedule and curriculum needs. We can connect directly via H.323 IP (Polycom, Cisco, LifeSize, TelyHD Pro, etc.) or you can use your classroom computer to link to us via Zoom.us. Please contact us if you have questions about your technology needs.

Distance Learning Programs 2014-15

Choose from the following content areas to read program descriptions and download teacher guides:

Download a complete listing of 2013-14 distance learning programs.

Scheduling Distance Learning Programs

Programs are scheduled on-demand based on availability. Call (216) 231-8002 or email poverhol@cmnh.org at least two weeks in advance to schedule a program. Please include the following information:

  • Date(s) and time(s) requested (all times in Eastern Time, please)
  • Name of program
  • Grade and number of students
  • Teacher’s name and phone number
  • School address (for sending kits)
  • Technical contact name and phone number
  • Connection information (IP address or Zoom.us)
  • Test connection date and time
  • Billing information
  • Additional information to help us understand your needs from the program

Pricing

Single programs are $130 each. Get $25 off per program when you schedule five or more.

Technical Specifications

If you have H.323 IP equipment (Polycom, Cisco, LifeSize or TelyHD Pro, etc.), we can connect directly to you. Remember to tell our scheduler your IP number. Our studio numbers are listed below. For all our programs, we suggest point-to-point connections for best program quality. Multipoint conferences are possible, but will be assessed an additional charge per connection.

If you have a classroom computer, a projector, webcam and speakers, we can send you a link to download our software for Zoom.us. Learn more about using this solution with PCs, Macs, iOS or Android devices. On the day of your program, we will send you the Meeting ID number to join our Zoom connection.
 

CMNH Studio A IP# 206.68.96.60, Phone (216) 231-4600, ext. 3700
CMNH Studio B IP# 206.68.96.61, Phone (216) 231-4600, ext. 3701

We suggest doing a test connection within one week of your scheduled program, especially for first time clients.

Rescheduling Programs

Sometimes technical problems, such as weather or other unforeseen events, necessitate a reschedule. There is no additional charge for these kinds of unanticipated circumstances, and we will try to schedule the program within the following two weeks. However, please coordinate with all parties involved at your end to avoid rescheduling due to foreseeable events.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be made at least seven days before the scheduled appointment. Failure to cancel in advance will result in being charged the price of the program. There is no charge if your program is canceled due to weather or unforeseen technical problems.

Professional Development

Interactive videoconferencing is a learning tool you can use to bring health and science topics alive in your classroom. To learn more about the Museum’s programs and how they can work for you, or to set up a 30-minute Distance Learning demonstration, call (216) 231-8002 or email poverhol@cmnh.org.