Summit Middle School 7th Graders

Mrs. Linda Valley's 7th grade language arts students recently participated in an interactive videoconference with Milicent Wright from the Indiana Repertory Theater. ACELINK supported the program and provided technical support during the event.

In the "Exploring Shakespeare" session, students experience Shakespeare's imagery, figurative language, literary devices, history, character analysis, plot and themes. They discussed how recognizing, using, and appreciating these elements are essential to the actor, the director and today's audience. The program was extremely interactive and customized to the works covered in Mrs. Valley's class.

Go to our FLICKR site for more pictures of this event. For information about virtual field trips or ACELINK, contact Sandy Schaufelberger at schaufes@ipfw.edu.


Paul Harding, Brentwood Students Attend Virtual Event

IPFW and ACELINK, and 42 other schools across the country, used the ultra-fast Internet2 nationwide research and education network to participate in a massive National Constitution Day videoconference event sponsored by MAGPI and the National Constitution Center.

Called “America Reads the Constitution,” the event used high-quality videoconferencing technology to bridge hundreds of students across time zones and state borders to read the Constitution together. By providing this first-ever interactive virtual platform for National Constitution Day, students were able share and learn alongside their peers from all regions of the U.S. in a celebration of our nation’s most important historical document.

Participants at the IPFW event included the following readers:
David Dowling – Brentwood Elementary, grade 1
Ryan Yoder – Pre-service Teacher, IPFW Senior
Senaida Marzljak - Brentwood Elementary, grade 5
Jackie McCoy – Paul Harding High School, Senior
Mrs. Molly Baumert –Paul Harding High School Teacher

Coordinating the event was Glenda Moss, Ed.D., Associate Professor in the IPFW School of Education. Sandy Schaufelberger, ACELINK Project Manager, coordinated the technical aspects of the event.


Elmhurst & Paul Harding Join Virtual Town Hall with Fort Wayne Mayor

Students from Elmhurst High School and Paul Harding High School joined IPFW and ACELINK on Friday, Sept. 8 for the first monthly Virtual Town Hall Meeting this year. Fort Wayne Mayor Graham Richard was the featured elected official, and he spoke with students in this live, two-way interactive event. Andy Downs, executive director of IPFW's Mike Downs Center for Indiana Politics, was the moderator of the event. Participating teachers included Matt Mertes, Greg Daugherty, and Doug Ahr from Elmhurst. Ms. Molly Baumert, from Paul Harding, also participated.

The next Virtual Town Hall Meeting will be the 2nd Friday in October, featuring candidates for the Allen County Sheriff's race. For more information, contact ACELINK at 481-0747 or schaufes@ipfw.edu. This event is open to any school with IP videoconferencing capability.