Videoconferencing with The Hermitage!
The Hermitage is proud to unveil the Reinforcing American History through Electronic Learning (RACHEL) initiative, our new videoconferencing program. Teachers who are facing high transportation costs, limited classroom time, or are too far away for an on-site visit (or all of the above) can now participate in an online, interactive educational program with The Hermitage's Education Department! We can work with schools that have a Tandberg or Polycom unit - and we have an option for you if your school has neither! Simply call 615.889.2941, ext 243 or email us with questions or comments.
Would you like more information for your teachers? Our videoconferencing overviews are free! Schedule up to a 30-minute session with the Education Department to ask questions and see the technology in action.
Thanks to the generosity of the Cracker Barrel Foundation and the Haslam Family Foundation, we are pleased to announce an unprecedented number of FREE videoconferences for schools in a variety of geographic locations. A generous Haslam Family Foundation grant is covering all costs for multiple grade level videoconferences at 25 schools across Eastern Tennessee. The Cracker Barrel Foundation has extended its funding to provide FREE sessions to schools located in a town with a Cracker Barrel location - and with scheduling preference in the Southeast. Available conference topics are below.
An Award-winning program!
The Hermitage has been named by CILC as a recipient of the 2011-12 Pinnacle Award - an annual award presented to organizations delivering outstanding K-12 standards-based interactive videoconferencing programs. To qualify for the award, the provider must receive a minimum 2.85 average score out of a possible 3.0 on their program evaluations from educators during the school year. The evaluation assess seven areas: two related to the effectiveness of the presenter and five related to the educational content of the program.
Andrew Jackson and the Bank War
The Battle of New Orleans
The Corrupt Bargain
The Faces of Andrew Jackson
The Importance of Andrew Jackson
Q&A with The Hermitage
Revolution in the Carolinas
Slavery at The Hermitage
Trail of Tears
|Five Webconference package||Free!|
Inquiries and Scheduling
For more information, download the FAQ.
Call 615.889.2941, ext 243
Or email the Director of Education