History Live (Interactive Video Conferencing)

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$456,699
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Minnesota Historical Society
Status
Ongoing
End Date
June 2013
Activity Type
Education/Outreach/Engagement
Counties Affected
Statewide
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota for 2011 Chapter 6, Article 4, Subdivision 5, Programs.

Appropriation Language

Programs. $4,800,000 the first year and $4,800,000 the second year are for programs and purposes related to the historical and cultural heritage of the state of Minnesota, conducted by the Minnesota Historical Society.

2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$456,699
Direct expenses
$456,699
Number of full time equivalents funded
4.03
Project Overview

The award-winning History Live program served more than 5,500 Minnesota students in FY12 while creating new history lessons to deliver via video conferencing technology. New programs focus on Dred and Harriet Scott, Dakota history and Jeffers Petroglyphs. History Live staff are also developing a way to deliver content to seniors living in residential facilities and will continue building a state and nationwide audience for these unique, high-energy history programs. History Live educators at the Minnesota History Center beam in-depth, interactive history programs into classrooms across the state and country. In 2012, History Live won a second award from the Center for interactive Learning and Collaboration for outstanding educational programming through video conferencing. The award is based exclusively on feedback from teachers who have used History Live in their classrooms.

Project Details
History Live, formerly known as Interactive Video Conferencing or IVC, will continue building a statewide and nationwide audience for its unique, high-energy history programs and also create new history lessons to deliver via video conferencing technology. New programs will include lessons on the fur trade, Dred and Harriet Scott, Dakota history, the Civilian Conservation Corps in Minnesota and the year 1968. History Live staff will also begin developing a way to deliver History Day training and support to students and teachers. IVC educators at the Minnesota History Center beam in-depth, interactive history programs into classrooms across the state and country. IVC won a Pinnacle Award from the Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration for outstanding educational programming through video conferencing. The award is based exclusively on feedback from teachers who have used IVC in their classrooms.
Project Manager
First Name
Wendy
Last Name
Jones
Organization Name
Minnesota Historical Society
Street Address
345 Kellogg Boulevard West
City
St. Paul
State
MN
Zip Code
55102
Phone
651-259-3411