So, you’re in summer mode . . . the classroom is a hazy memory . . . images of beaches, vacations, and family time drift before your eyes . . . BUT, you still feel the inexorable pull of the computer and collegial dialogue.
If you are experiencing webinar withdrawal, DEN has put together an ambitious calendar of professional development opportunities to keep you going through the summer months. Here is the information from the DEN national blog.
You want more webinars? You got them!
on the feedback we received from our recent survey, you guys really
love them webinars. An unbelievable number of people said that they’d
love to see more online webinars next year covering even more topics.
You want it? You got it!
Summer Webinar Schedule (for specific dates, see calendar below)
going to start off our summer webinar schedule with three new series.
The first series is going to help introduce you to the many sites that
Discovery Education has to offer that will help transform your
classroom. Think Discovery Education is just the company that owns unitedstreaming?
Think again. From Science Connection to Health Connection, One Place
to ThinkLink Assessment, Nutshell Math and the two best streaming
video services on the market, PowerMedia Plus and Discovery Education unitedstreaming.
Every Monday we will highlight a different product. Learn a little,
ask some questions, and try then try it out for yourself.
Tuesdays are going to feature the best presentations that we have to offer. From 50 Ways to use unitedstreaming,
to the MegaVCR, to Widgetizing the Builders, Tuesdays we’ll be sharing
webinar versions of presentations you may have missed at conferences,
EdTechConnects you wish you could have attended, and brand new
presentations that will expand your thinking and transform your
A new series we’re going to be starting up is Thursday evening
Conversations with the DEN. Every other Thursday at 8:00pm EST, we’ll
be hosting a live Skypecast. The topics will include, digital
storytelling, new technologies, integration strategies, current events,
and of course Discovery news! The first Skypecast will begin on
Thursday, 6/21. More details to come!
07-08 Webinar Schedule
has always been an incredibly successful webinar series. During the
last school year, we brought you Will Richardson, Doug Johnson, David
Warlick, Joe Brennan, Frank Guttler of the American Film Institute, and
many many more. Next year we are going to continue the series with
some of the biggest names from the EdTech Community. By popular
demand, the series will begin two hours later at 7:00pm EST, making it
more convenient for our colleagues on the west coast.
We closed off the 06-07 school year with two wildly successful
webinars for both teachers and students to share together. The first
featured a producer from the Planet Earth series, Dr. Penny Allen. The
second featured Allan Butler, a producer for the Science Channel’s
Space Week, and Ken Reightler, astronaut and VP for Lockheed Martin’s
Space Operations. Both webinars had record setting attendance numbers,
over 1,000 attendees per webinar. You told us that you wanted more
webinars with actors and crew from the Discovery networks. So we are
very proud to bring you Discovery Connection! The first Wednesday of
every month we will host a webinar featuring names and faces from your
favorite Discovery shows. The schedule is still being worked out, but
block that time out now. This is something you’ll want to share with
*phew* Is that enough for you? It’s going to be an exciting
summer, followed by an even more exciting school year! While many of
the specifics are still being scheduled, you can find the summer
schedule below along with registration links for the June and July
If you have trouble seeing the schedule, you can also find it here.
|6/18/2007||1:00pm EST||OnePlace||Kelli Campbell|
|7/2/2007||1:00pm EST||PowerMediaPlus||Sara Fisher|
Media in Inspiration/Kidspiration
(Plus & Media Packs)
|Shelley Santora Jones|
|7/24/2007||7:00pm EST||Summer Streamin’||Lance Rougeux|
Assessment: I can see clearly now!
|8/6/2007||1:00pm EST||OnePlace||Kelli Campbell|
Secret ‘i" in iPod
|8/20/2007||1:00pm EST||PowerMediaPlus||Sara Fisher|
of the DEN Report & Feedback