Short Mountain, CCHS, Teachers To View MTSU Satellite Webcasts

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MURFREESBORO — “Cedar Glades: Rocking Out with Endemic Plants” will be one of seven live Spring 2010 Programs for K-12 Students presented by the MTSU Satellite and Webcasting Center.

The Tuesday, March 2, Cedar Glades program will be led by Dr. Kim Cleary Sadler from the MTSU Center for Cedar Glades Studies and Department of Biology and by Marrie Lassater of Homer Pittard Campus School.

All of the one-hour student programs will air at 9 a.m. each Tuesday.

Two of the satellite viewing sites are Short Mountain Elementary School and Cannon County High School in Woodbury.

Other live student programs will include:

• “Why Would You Want to Be an Engineer?” on Feb. 2;

• “WISE Women Caring for Critters” on Feb. 23;

• “Heroes: Mortals and Myths in Ancient Greece” on March 16;

• “A Hole in a Box Can Turn the World Upside Down! The Art and Science of Pinhole Photography” on March 23;

• “The Battle of Stones River” on March 30; and

• “Discovering Primary Sources at the Tennessee State Library and Archives V: A Student's Guide” on April 6.

The prerecorded student programs will include:

• “Sanctuary: A Captive Elephant’s Only Acceptable Alternative” on Feb. 9; and

• “Fueling the Future Update: Building Engines that Run on Sun and Water” on Feb. 16.

No student program will air March 9 because of MTSU’s spring break.

Nine more one-hour Professional Development Programs for Teachers will air live at 3:30 p.m. each Thursday.

The teachers’ programs include:

• “Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources: Focus on the Civil Rights Movement in Tennessee” on Feb. 4;

• “Why Would a Student Want to Be an Engineer: A Teacher’s Guide” on Feb. 11;

• “How to Learn Mathematics on Your Own” on Feb. 18;

• “Excite Your Students About Science” on Feb. 25;

• “Watersheds and Wetlands Galore” on March 4;

• “Teaching with Primary Sources: Prelude to the Civil War in Tennessee” on March 18;”

• “Vocal Care for Teachers: Strategies to Maintain Optimal Vocal Health” on March 25;

• “Discovering Primary Sources at the Tennessee State Library and Archives V: A Teacher’s Guide” on April 1; and

• “A Step-By-Step Guide to Modifying and Adapting Lessons for Inclusive Teaching for General Educators” on April 8.

A special presentation of the 2009 “Play Symposium III Diversity: Children’s Play and Physical Activity” will be broadcast starting at 8:30 p.m. CST on Saturday, April 10.

No teacher program will air March 11 because of MTSU’s spring break.

In Murfreesboro and Rutherford County, the programs air on ERC@MT (MTSU Channel 9). School and center sites from Dyersburg and Memphis in West Tennessee to Knoxville and Church Hill in East Tennessee will carry the broadcasts.

For more information, visit or call the Instructional Technology Support Center at 615-898-5191.
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