Video Conferences

View our resources below to learn more about finding and requesting a video conference. The Form to request a video conference is at the bottom of this page.

Finding a Video Conference

Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes Ranger call
New to program video conferencing?

Video conferences can enhance teaching in the classroom by bringing a visitor to your class virtually. If you are not sure where to get started, try browsing the following copies of the WWCSD Video Conferencing Program Guides that feature recommended programs aligned to our K-6 curricula (and some secondary options):

***WWCSD 2022-2023 Video Conferencing Program Guide***
Looking for other suggestions or topics?

You can browse the following website to find a program to request.

  1. – a website with a variety of programs to explore. Please register for these through the Google Form below. (View our Searching How-To Guide Here)
  2. Exploring by the Seat of Your Pants – This FREE resource connects experts in the field with classrooms through live events. Classes can request to be an on-camera class or watch and participate via Youtube live. Sessions are recorded and posted on their Youtube page (which means they are viewable later.) Presenters are announced monthly; generally each month has a theme. (Tip: get on their mailing list to get notified when new sessions are available.)
  3. National Park Service – Another FREE resource that connects classrooms with Rangers and park educators from the US National Park Service. There are different programs for various grades and on many topics. (Tip: Events may be restricted to when the rangers are available and their connection method.) 

It is worth noting that this is not a complete list of video conference options; for more recommendations please contact Instructional Technology.

2nd grade TAG students (Walker-Winter Elementary) speak with a Penguin Researcher live from Antarctica (December 13-2018)

Please note: Skype in the Classroom has been retired by Microsoft but they are offering new opportunities via Flip Live Events.

Requesting a program

Complete the Google Form Below:

Each presentation will need its own request. (For example, if you teach multiple classes, each class would be one request.)

You will need to provide:

      • Your name
      • Your school
      • Grade level
      • Number of students in your class
      • Name of the video conference program (and the link, if you have it)
      • Three preferable dates and times (If you are flexible, there is a spot to include that information)

From there, we will work with the provider to schedule the video conference for you and your students.

COSI Gadgeworks Program
If the Request is approved:
      • Once tentatively scheduled – you will receive a Google Calendar email notification and it will appear on your Google Calendar
      • Changes –  will be updated on Google Calendar and email notification
      • 1-2 days before – you will receive an email containing the conference connection information
      • If available, an Instructional Technology Coach can assist with connecting the conference
      • After the program you will be asked to complete a short 5 question survey so we can better assist others with finding programs.

Halloween Slime Time Program

If you would like to possibly book a video conference, you can submit the request below.
We will submit all requests to the providers. 


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