Kan-ed 2.0 Hospital Members Video Directory
Kan-ed 2.0 Library Members Video Directory
A PLUS Network (http://www.aplusswk.org) Ten schools in SW Kansas formed a consortium in 1989 to share classes over an Interactive Distance Learning network. Currently, there are 16 IDL classrooms in ten Unified School Districts.
Connected Kansas Kids (http://www.connectedkansaskids.com) Connected Kansas Kids (CKK) is a program that provides information about physical and mental health diagnoses to education professionals, health care professionals, child care providers, clergy, athletic coaches, scout leaders, and others interested in learning how to support the needs of this population of children and adolescents. Currently, 60 presentations are available, at no cost to participants, for staff development, paraprofessional training, CEUs, student learning and to interested community members. To view the list of currently available presentation topics, click here
ELMeR (Enhanced Library Meeting Rooms) Sites (http://www.kslib.info/statewide/ELMeR.html)ELMeR (Enhanced Library Meeting Rooms) Sites - These public libraries and regional library system headquarters feature High Definition Video Conferencing equipment. The "rooms" can be used for library meetings, training, and by the public as part of the libraries' community outreach. Contact information for the current locations are listed at the link above. If you have questions about the project, please contact Lianne Flax, 785-296-8152,
Greenbush Network (http://www.greenbush.org/idl/)- The programs in the attached calendars are available to any Kan-Ed site throughout the state. Academic programs in the areas of Science, Social Studies, Math, and Language Arts/Reading are offered throughout the year via the distance learning network. All academic programs are aligned to Kansas standards and developed by certified teaching staff in the Greenbush Interactive Distance Learning department and the Abernathy Science Education Center. A monthly Academic Program Calendar is provided to participating schools so teachers may register for events. Visit the Academic Programs or view Greenbush Spring 2011 Calendar or the current April 2011 Calendar
High Southwest Plains Network (http://www.swprsc.org/)
I-CAN Network (http://www.usd399.com) The primary mission of the I nteractive C onsortium A cademic N etwork (I-CAN) is to provide a wide array of educational courses for all students of participating schools in a collaborative manner to mutually benefit all school districts to facilitate course offerings not presently available in existing curriculums. I-CAN provides the community patrons the opportunity to enroll in college courses to earn degrees and for certification in areas of need.
KU Medical Center Continuing Education (http://www.continuinged.ku.edu/kumc/about.php) If you are looking for programs accredited for continuing medical or nursing education, KU Medical Center Continuing Education has a wide range of programs to help meet your needs. KU Medical Center Continuing Education works in close affiliation with KU’s area health centers in Garden City, Hays, and Pittsburg. For more information, please contact Dale Grube at 913-588-4466 or
North Central Kansas Distance Learning Network (http://www.bartonccc.edu/itv/ncdln.html ) The North Central Distance Learning Network currently encompasses 6 partner schools that are connected to Barton County Community College. The 5 original network partners consist of Russell High School, Lucas-Luray High School, Wilson High School, Quivira Heights High School and Victoria High School. Claflin High School became the 6th partner in 2005. The instructional television (ITV) equipment utilized by the NCDLN operates by using the H.323 video over IP protocol, Polycom technology and dedicated T1 lines. Sites are equipped with computers, overhead projectors and screens, phone/fax machines, document cameras (Elmo), Polycom systems, monitors, instructor camera's, and Interwrite pads. The dedicated T1 lines are in the process of being changed over to local ISP's at each of the partner locations. Currently, on campus there are two main host send/receive sites (rooms F-164 & T-103). Barton has the capability to send/receive classes from several other ITV equipped rooms at campuses in Great Bend, Junction City and Ft. Riley. In the NCDLN network there are six (6) send/receive sites consisting of the 6 current partner locations.
Northwest Kansas Educational Service Center (http://www.nkesc.org/ )
Pioneer Health Network The PHN ITV Education and Meeting Calendar can be accessed from the previous link. We are also working on a couple of exciting partnerships to bring new educational programming to our members and other health care facilities. The first is a series of “lunch hour” coding programs, presented by KaMMCO’s Brenda Edwards, the second being a series for dietary staff to be presented by Ann Hunter, assistant professor in the Public Health Science Department at Wichita State University. We are still finalizing details on these two series, and will get info out to you as soon as possible. Additional information regarding each class will be provided under separate cover approximately one month prior to the class; however, registration is now open if you would like to go ahead and enroll your facility. (Titles listed in red are restricted to PHN/SWK hospitals.) Our calendar is always a “work-in-progress” and additional classes will be added on a regular basis. I will do my best to keep you informed of new classes and programs, but don’t hesitate to contact our office if you have a question or suggestion. Take a minute to check out the calendar and contact Mary Adams at 620-276-6100 or
if you have questions or would like to enroll. PHN Calendar June through September 2011 (.pdf)
Polycom Searchable Database (http://www.polycom.com/solutions/industry/education/programs_resources/special_events.html) This database, sponsored by Polycom, Inc., contains programs from content providers such as zoos and museums that offer IP (H.323) videoconferencing programs. Berrien RESA has researched this information to the best of our knowledge. If you have any corrections or updates, please email them to
Polycom Content Access Program(http://www.polycom.com/solutions/industry/education/programs_resources/content_access_program.html) Video conferencing solutions offer many opportunities to enhance curriculum and promote proficiencies for teaching and learning Educators can enhance their curriculum, connect with colleagues and peers, and expand the reach of their classroom with live, relevant and culturally rich interactive learning experiences. PCAP is designed for new Polycom customers or customers who seldom connect with content providers to experience the power of this educational tool. Polycom will provide a virtual field trip to jump start your video conferencing experience.
Polycom Events for Educators(http://www.polycom.com/solutions/industry/education/programs_resources/special_events.html) Every day, educators and trainers are tasked with providing a wide range of content and services to administrators, staff, students, stakeholders, and employees. Yet even as they provide so many services, organizations must reduce operational costs and save resources while preparing and sustaining learners for today’s world and its increasingly global economy. Polycom offers affordable and easy-to use—not to mention the most comprehensive—classroom and training solutions available today. Even as they enable a rich and productive learning experience, innovative Polycom solutions improve collaboration through natural interaction, allow for quicker decision-making, and extend your organization's geographical reach. In addition, Polycom solutions empower organizations like yours to function more efficiently on a daily basis, enable global partnerships, increase enrollment, and allow connection and interactions with remote subject matter experts.
Smoky Hill Distance Learning Network (http://www.smokyhill.org/ ) The purpose of the Smoky Hill Distance Learning network is to assist school districts in the Smoky Hill Education Service Center area in utilizing technology to meet educational needs of students.
South Central Kansas Distance Learning Network(http://www.sckesc.org/Services/InteractiveDistanceLearning/default.aspx) - South Central Kansas Distance Learning Network is a consortium of Unified School Districts in the South Central Kansas area. The network provides high school and college course scheduling over video conference technology as well as technical support and training. Enrichment prorams are also scheduled for all ages using video conferencing from all over the United States and other countries.
TEEN (Technology Excellence in Education) Network (http://www.teen632.org/) The T.E.E.N. consortium, located in Marion and Dickinson counties in Kansas, has been established to enable five districts to share resources for the mutual benefit of the students enrolled in the Unified School Districts of Centre, Herington, Hillsboro, Marion, and Peabody. TEEN provides excellent instruction and challenging academic preparation for secondary students, provides a base to inservice a supportive network of people, and builds a cooperative relationship among teachers, administrators, members of school boards, parents and other policy makers in all five communities.