Mark Your Calendars – January Events

Whether you’ve created a New Year’s Resolution to learn more, or not (I’m of the ‘not’ category — in terms of New Year’s Resolutions, NOT about learning more! LOL) I hope that you’ll mark your calendars to join us this month as we start off 2009 with our continuing Wednesday Workshop series.

First up, on January 7th, the DEN in SL will be hosting a Virtual Iditarod (the real one begins on the first Saturday in March).  JessieMarie will be coordinating this event.  We will return to the Winter Wonderland Sim specifically to have Dog Sled Races.  We had so much fun at our Carnival with ice skating, sleigh riding, dancing, (and for some, shopping! LOL) that not many pariticipated in the races.  Come join the fun and in the process get a chance to win some Lindens and some real life Discovery prizes.  As always, we’ll meet at the DEN in SL HQs at 5 p.m. SLT (7 p.m. CST, 8 p.m. EST).

On January 14th, Laelia Laval (I guess that would be moi! LOL) will be presenting on the topic of visual literacy with a presentation entitled, ‘Do You See What I Mean?  Visual Literacy in the Content Areas’.  Come join me as I introduce you to the concept of visual literacy and learn which *FREE* Web 2.0 tools can support, enhance, and enrich teaching visual literacy in your classroom.  As always, we’ll meet at the DEN in SL HQs at 5 p.m. SLT (7 p.m. CST, 8 p.m. EST).

On January 21st Smellslike Magic (our RL Mike Bryant) will be presenting ‘Checking Your Digital Pulse’.  The first few days of a workout can be the hardest.  Many quit, because they’ve set unrealistic or poorly timed goals.  It’s much easier to reach a goal when you have support.  Join us today to learn about the technology support team available to you through our Discovery Educator Network and how to connect to experts in media, PowerPoint, digital storytelling, Google Earth… the list is continuously growing.  As always, we’ll meet at the DEN in SL HQs at 5 p.m. SLT (7 p.m. CST, 8 p.m. EST).

Finally, on January 28th, we have a ‘double header’ as Augustine Writer (real life: Lance Rougeux) and Demb Oh (real life: Steve Dembo) talk about what’s new at Discovery Education and what we can come to expect in 2009.  What’s in store for the DEN in 2009?  Join Augustine Writer for an overview of the programs, events and changes slated for the the DEN as the community approaches its 4th birthday this summer.  We’ll also be joined by Demb Oh to take a tour of the enhanced DEN website that now features live chat, an interactive events gallery and Discovery Education Media Share.  As always, we’ll meet at the DEN in SL HQs at 5 p.m. SLT (7 p.m. CST, 8 p.m. EST).

Looking forward to see you then!

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