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President Carter to Share History of Alaskan National Parks
Idaho's Sugar Salem High School Students Invited for Live Videoconference
Students from Sugar Salem High School will be celebrating the anniversary of the the landmark Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act (ANILCA) by joining President Carter on a live interactive videoconference on Monday, December 2, 2013 at Noon MST / 11AM PST. President Carter will answer questions from Sugar Salem High School and four other schools after he speaks about ANILCA, which doubled the size of the National Park System in 1980. This videoconference event is part of the Presidential Primary Sources Project, a collaborative program sponsored by the U.S. Presidential Libraries and Museums, the National Park Service, the Internet2 Initiative, and other stakeholders.
The public can follow along on the live web stream provided by Idaho Public Television at http://idahoptv.org/INSESSION.
For more information and teacher resources visit the National Park Service website or to learn more about the Presidential Primary Source Project, visit the Internet2 website. The connection from the Idaho Education Network to Internet2 is provided by the Idaho Regional Optical Network (IRON).
IEN recognized for Digital Innovation by the National Journal
Classrooms That Span the Vast Expanse
The National Journal just announced the Idaho Education Network as the winner in Digital Innovation for their annual Back in Business Special Report. This report celebrates pragmatic problem-solvers in business, the civic sector, local government, and partnerships that creatively combine all three. IEN figured out how to get a high-speed broadband network to students across the state to provide access, collaborations, and opportunities regardless of geographic location. Read more here.
IEN was also featured on MSNBC's Morning Joe edition.