Interactive Video Conferencing

IVC Contact : Haley Moreno Desk (559) 589-2515 Studio (559) 589-2539 haley.moreno@kingscoe.org Studio IP address: 206.78.254.43

Create an experience your students won't forget, without leaving the classroom, through the wonders of interactive video conferencing. Impact student learning by engaging them in programs that make strong correlations to the real world through access to subject experts in LIVE time. Participation is open to all schools within the districts the Kings County Office of Education serves. We recommend teaching no more than 50 students or two classes in a single session to ensure the program is as interactive and engaging as possible.

Requesting a Kings County Office of Education Produced Program

Please provide the following information in your request:

  • Title of the course you are requesting
  • Date and time of the program you'd like to take (some IVC programs have designated dates and times they are offered)
  • Grade level of the students participating in the program
  • Number of students participating in the program
  • School site
  • Site contacts (individual submitting the request and/or the technician who sets up the IVC equipment)
  • Phone number of site contacts (ensure ability to communicate on day of program)
  • Email of site contacts (ensure ability to communicate on day of program)

Please contact Haley by phone or email to sign up.

Cancellation Policy

Agriculture Programs

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Agriculture programs are available on various dates throughout the year. The teachers participating in the program will select the start time. Each program is 60 minutes in length. Materials such as cow feed and raw cotton lint will be delivered to your school site for the students to utilize during a hands-on activity during the IVC program.

The Journey of Milk Gr K-5

Students will learn about the importance of proper nutrition and digestion as it relates to the dairy cow. Concepts such as lactation and pasteurization will be discussed. Students will learn about past and present milk processing methods and determine how milk travels from the cow to the carton in the grocery store.

The Wonder of Cotton Gr 2-5

Students will determine the growth requirements for a cotton plant, identify the various cotton plant parts and review the important process of photosynthesis. The role of a farmer and pest control adviser will be discussed in relation to the cotton plants and their health. Students will learn about past and present cotton processing methods and witness how cotton becomes the fabric we use every day.

Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks, Rangers in the Classroom Programs

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These programs are exclusively available for Kings County students through a partnership with Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. The program dates and times are predetermined, traditionally at 8:30, 9:45 and 11:00 on select dates each month. Each program is 60 minutes in length. Materials for each program will be delivered to your school site for the students to utilize during the IVC program. Park passes and maps will be delivered to the school site for each student.

*"Guess Hoo's for Dinner?" requires an additional 30 minutes for the owl pellet dissection activity, this is guided by the teacher after the IVC program is completed.

Meet Your National Parks Gr 2-4

Students will be introduced to a uniquely American concept, the national park. It provides a framework for understanding what national parks protect by examining the elements found on the National Park Service (NPS) patch.

Bear Essentials Gr 1-3

Students will be introduced to the American Black Bear. It provides a framework for understanding Black Bear habitat, diet, and lifestyle. It also explains how human activity can have a negative impact on a bear’s natural behavior.

Up, Up & Away Gr K-2

Students will be introduced to the unique, often misunderstood life of bats through a comparison with birds. It provides a framework for understanding the beneficial role bats play in our lives and helps dispel some of the myths surrounding these aerodynamic creatures of the night.

Guess Hoo's for Dinner Gr 3-5

Students will be introduced to a fierce nocturnal predator, the owl. It provides a framework for understanding the various adaptations these birds possess and the prey they hunt through an owl pellet dissection activity.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Lake Kaweah Programs

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These programs are made exclusively available for Kings County students through a partnership with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Lake Kaweah. The program dates and times are predetermined, traditionally at 8:30, 9:45 and 11:00 on select dates each month. Each program is 60 minutes in length. Students are required to bring a pencil and a piece of paper with them to the IVC program. Bobber Books and other goodies will be delivered to the school site for each student.

*"Lake Kaweah Terminus Dam" requires students to use a water worksheet during the IVC program, it will be delivered along with the other materials.

What's the Dirt on Soil? Gr 4-5

Students will identify the three different types of soil and the three layers in a normal soil profile. Students will be able to explain soil porosity through experiments and determine the importance of soil conservation.

Lake Kaweah Terminus Dam Gr 4-5

Students will be introduced to the Lake Kaweah Reservoir and Terminus Dam. Students will explain what a watershed is, identify the reasons and uses of a dam and understand how it works. Students will learn about water use and determine ways to conserve such a valuable resource.

The Endangered Zone Gr 2-4

Students will identify the three basic needs of all organisms, illustrate food chains and explain the importance of a balanced ecosystem. Students will be introduced to three endangered species from our local area and investigate the four causes of endangerment.

Kings Art Center Programs

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These programs are exclusively available for Kings County students through a partnership with the Kings Art Center to provide IVC programs to students in Kings County. Program dates are predetermined, traditionally on Fridays but the start times are flexible. Each program is 60 minutes in length. The individual school site is responsible for providing the art supplies for the program. Each class is $50, you may utilize ADA funds to participate. To sign up for an art program please visit Utilizing KCOE ADA Funds.

Shape Robots Kindergarten

Students will learn and use three elements of art – shape, line and color – as they create two dimensional robots using basic shapes and adding patterned detail.

Seasonal Owls Kindergarten

Students will familiarize themselves with art materials and vocabulary as they create owls out of simple geometric shapes using construction paper.

Butterflies Gr K-3

Students will create 3 dimensional art utilizing popsicle sticks to depict the four stages of the butterflies life cycle.

Primary Popsicles Gr 1-3

Students will mix primary colors to create secondary colors. Students will learn about the importance of complimentary colors and create a textured background.

Whimsical Trees Gr 1-3

Students will learn the watercolor technique “wet on wet” to create a whimsical tree reminiscent of Gustav Klimt’s artistic style emphasizing the use of color, shape/form and line.

Birch Trees Gr 1-3

Students will create a birch tree forest that depicts depth and value on a background using a classic watercolor technique.

Muted Cityscape Gr 1-3

Students will learn about color theory. Hoe to use complimentary colors, tinting and muting colors and design concepts such as creating apace with values as they create a Muted Cityscape with acrylic paints.

Zentangle Heart Gr 1-3

Students will learn the technique “watercolor resist” as they create a piece inspired by Jim Dine’s Heart that emphasizes the purpose of symmetry and repeated patterns.

Sea Stars Gr 2-8

Students will create their own Sea Star drawing using oil pastels, as they learn how to use complementary colors and value to create eye popping creations.

Jellyfish Gr 3-6

Students will paint a Jellyfish in their natural environment using varnish and watercolors as the art medium. Students will learn about the "watercolor resist" technique.

Eerie Road Gr 4-6

Students will illustrate depth, contrast and dimension by drawing a landscape using linear angles to create an eerie, night road.

Sunflowers Gr 4-6

Students will create their own sunflower drawing using oil pastels, complementary colors and value to create eye popping creations inspired by Vincent van Gogh.

Shape Pop Outs Gr 4-6

Students will use one-point perspective to connect geometric shapes that will be transformed into a three-dimensional form. This technique creates the illusion they are jumping off the paper.

Geometric Art Gr 4-6

Students will create their own drawing in the style of Mondrian, while learning how to thoughtfully and articulately discuss characteristics of their final art piece.

Zentnalge Starburst Gr 4-6

Students will discuss how lines create form. Student will create a unique starburst filled in with Zentangles to add texture.

Day of the Dead

Holiday Special- All Grades

Students will create skull portraits of Mexico’s most known artists and learn about Dia de los Muertos, Day of the Dead.

Scarecrow

Holiday Special- All Grades

Students will learn about the fall season and the various traditions that surround it. They will utilize the "watercolor resist" technique to make a personalized scarecrow.

Snowman Ice Cream Cone

Holiday Special- All Grades

Students will learn about the winter season and the various traditions that surround it while utilizing soft pastels to create a snowman.

Pop Art Hearts

Holiday Special- All Grades

Students will create a painting inspired by Andy Warhol and the pop art movement seen in modern popular culture today.

Happy Cactus

Holiday Special- All Grades

Students will learn about the "watercolor resist" technique, scale and texture while creating a unique pair of cacti.