How it works
Live from the Heart is offered simultaneously to one class onsite at the Museum and two classrooms around the country with videoconferencing capabilities. The three classrooms participate in the same program at the same time. Each class can talk to and see the surgical team as well as each other.
Trained Museum educators facilitate the videoconference program. You'll follow our lead and co-facilitate the experience with us. At approximately 9:15 a.m. Central time, we'll connect to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, Ill. to watch the surgery.
A few weeks before your program date, we'll send you links to curriculum materials for use in your classroom, including several classroom activities for use before and after the videoconference.
Each school is limited to taking one onsite session per school year to ensure access to as many schools as possible. We encourage schools with more than 35 participating students and/or multiple classes to register for additional remote sessions.
For offsite participants
For groups who dial in, check your videoconferencing equipment to make sure all systems are working at least one week before the program. If you have a problem that you think won't be resolved in time, please call us at (773) 947-6798.