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Lancaster ES students participate in ‘live’ video conference with the Pro Football Hall of Fame

Photo of students watching teleconference Students at Lancaster Elementary School participated in a ‘live’ video conference with a representative from the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. The museum is not only a Hall of Fame institution, but also a football museum. Only the most elite players are enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

The students prepared targeted questions in advance and practiced presenting their question so when they were ‘live’ in front of the web camera they could easily interact with the presenter.  The Hall of Fame offers a youth educational programs which allows students to learn about the Hall of Fame and interweaves the science and history of football to compliment the curriculum. They learned about the Pro Football Hall of Fame, the type of museum it is, and the induction process.

According to their website, the Pro Football Hall of Fame offers award-winning video conferencing programs. The use of video conferencing technology allows students from across the globe to connect with the Hall of Fame to learn more about pro football's rich history. Like the Pro Football Hall of Fame's field trips, these programs are aligned with Common Core/National Standards of Education. The Hall of Fame's video conferencing program has received international recognition as a Pinnacle Award winner through the Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration (CILC).