September 18, 2012
The Aquarium of the Pacific has received a 2011-2012 Pinnacle Award Honorable Mention from the Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration (CILC). The award is presented annually to organizations delivering outstanding standards-based interactive videoconferencing programs for kindergarten through twelfth grade.
Through the Aquarium’s Roddenberry Foundation Education Videoconferencing Studio, launched in 2011, teachers and other program planners can request one of seven different videoconference programs with an Aquarium educator. Once a session is scheduled, the Aquarium educator is able to teach and interact with groups of people in a screen-to-screen format similar to online video chat.
To qualify for the CILC Pinnacle Awards, institutions must receive a minimum 2.80 to 2.84 average score out of a possible 3.0 on their program evaluations from educators during the school year. The evaluation assesses effectiveness of the presenter and the educational content of the program. All content posted to CILC’s website by Pinnacle Award winners is marked with the CILC flame.