Outside of NECC, FETC to me is tops in the area for Educational Technology Conferences. Ours is only about a month and a half or so away. If you’ve not seen the program as of yet, you can check it out here at the FETC website. But what is a conference without some exciting Discovery Connection.
One of my FAVORITE shows is the Jeff Corwin Experience. No, not trying to be a gomer here because I’m the FL DEN blogger and choosing a Discovery Show. I would use as a behavioral reward for my students the chance to choose any of the Jeff Corwin Experience videos located on Discovery Streaming. Personally, I thought it would never amount to anything, but the kids really connected with the way Jeff presented everything in the episodes. So it became a hit, and between the projects we worked on in class and this incentive, my discipline problems were pretty nil.
But I digress as I usually do. Jeff Corwin will be the keynote speaker at this year’s FETC conference. I’m pretty psyched about it because I didn’t think anything could top last year’s keynote, for those that weren’t there it was Bill Nye “The Science Guy”. And this coming from someone who literally HATES sitting through keynotes. Being the fidgeter type that I am.
Here’s a release I received from Jannita to share with you all. As soon as I receive more information, I will share it with you all 🙂
Go Wild: Animal Planet’s Jeff Corwin Talks About environmental education in the Age of technology
Join Discovery Education at the Florida Educational Technology Conference (FETC) Keynote Presentation on
Wednesday, January 23, featuring Animal Planet’s Emmy-Award-winning wildlife biologist Jeff Corwin for an up
close and personal conversation about his work in the environment and ecology how his experiences can be applied
in the classroom to engage students and inspire an interest in learning.
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