Connect with educators from all over the country during this unique professional development experience where you can attend in-person, online, or both. The host site is Doherty Elementary School in West Bloomfield and it will run from 8:30am-3:00pm. It’s free! Lunch, door prizes, and certificates of attendance will be provided.
Two virtual keynotes will be presented by the National DEN team:
- “Lost in Translation” by Lance Rougeux – How many of your students are bilingual? An easy way to find out is through a simple math formula. Take the number of studetns in your classroom and multiply it by one. There’s your answer. All students today are bilingual and d 4n tongue dey kn0 so weL L%kz fune & cn b kind of hard 2 rED, @ IEst 4 adults. So how do we meet theneeds of our students when we’re the second language learners in the classroom? In this kickoff sessioin, we’ll take a look at ways we can use media and other technologies to helpget us up to speed and speaking their language.
- “Revenge of the Digital Immigrants: Teaching with Media Technology” by Hall Davidson – What veteran teachers suspected the research has finally proved: 21st Century students are different. With different attention spans, higher IQ test scores, and social networks, their sophistication comes earlier – with a different skill set. There is a silver lining: We can teach this “New Brain” more effectively, m ore efficiently, more engagingly. We have the technology! Media has evolved and education m ust evolve to match.
Breakout sessions will be facilitated by local Michigan Discovery Educators.
Space is limited, so register NOW at http://Community.DiscoveryEducation.Com/virtualconference
Download the Virtual Conference Flyer for more information. Hope to see you there!