Beyond the Textbook: DEN PreCon at PETE&C

Beyond
the Textbook

DEN Preconference Event
Sunday, February 21, 2010

We are very excited about our DEN PreCon Event at PETE&C. We have an amazing agenda this year, and we are certain you will be pleased with the session choices. For your convenience, a schedule of the days activities is listed, followed by session descriptions, and recess show and tell displays. Your Discovery team has worked hard to make your day rewarding as we take you beyond the textbook.

Time

Activity

Location

8:15-9:00 AM

Registration

Trinidad

9:00-9:15 AM

Morning Announcements

Trinidad

9:15-9:45 AM

Planning Your Schedule with the GuiDENce Counselor

Trinidad

 

 

 

10:00-10:50 AM

Period 1

 

 

FIZZ – Enhancing the Classroom through User-Generated Video and Music (double session)

Trinidad

 

50 Ways to Use Discovery Education Digital Media

Empire A

 

Multimedia Einsteins

Empire B

 

Math Matters

Empire C

 

Do You See What I Mean? Visual Literacy

Empire D

 

Creative Construction with Digital Media

Wild Rose A

 

The Student as Collaborator and Creator

Wild Rose B

 

 

 

11:00-11:50 AM

Period 2

 

 

FIZZ – Enhancing the Classroom through User-Generated Video and Music (double session)

Trinidad

 

Homework Gone Digital

Empire A

 

Multimedia Einsteins

Empire B

 

Math Matters

Empire C

 

Avoiding the Principal’s Office: Managing the Cyberbully

Empire D

 

Creative Construction with Digital Media

Wild Rose A

 

The Student as Collaborator and Creator

Wild Rose B

 

 

 

12:00-12:45 PM

Lunch

 

 

 

 

12:45-1:30 PM

Recess

Trinidad

 

 

 

1:40-2:30 PM

Period 3

 

 

FIZZ – Enhancing the Classroom through User-Generated Video and Music (double session)

Trinidad

 

50 Ways to Use Discovery Education Digital Media

Empire A

 

Top Ten STEM Resources

Empire B

 

Web 2.010

Empire C

 

Discovering Social Studies

Empire D

 

Study Hall: Supporting Struggling Students through Web 2.0

Wild Rose A

 

21st Century Learning with the Techno Tigers

Wild Rose B

 

 

 

2:40-3:30 PM

Period 4

 

 

FIZZ – Enhancing the Classroom through User-Generated Video and Music (double session)

Trinidad

 

Homework Gone Digital

Empire A

 

Top Ten STEM Resources

Empire B

 

Web 2.010

Empire C

 

Discovering Social Studies

Empire D

 

Study Hall: Supporting Struggling Students through Web 2.0

Wild Rose A

 

21st Century Learning with the Techno Tigers

Wild Rose B

 

 

 

3:35-4-00 PM

Pep Rally

Trinidad

Session Descriptions

FIZZ – Enhancing the Classroom through User-Generated Video and Music
Dr. Lodge McCammon, Specialist in Curriculum and Contemporary Media at The Friday Institute for Educational Innovation

Periods 1-2 (Trinidad) and Periods 3-4 (Trinidad)

 

Lodge has developed a teaching and professional development process called FIZZ which encourages and models best practices in implementing user-generated video in the classroom to enhance standards-based lessons. In this session, Lodge – also a studio composer and musician – will guide us through a fun, interactive and collaborative exercise using standards-based songs about advanced curriculum for K-12 classrooms.

 

50 Ways to Use Discovery Education Digital Media
Matt Monjan, Discovery Education

Periods 1 and 3 (Empire A)

When it comes to integrating digital media into your classroom, the possibilities are endless. In this session you will learn powerful ways to integrate all of the resources available in Discovery Education into your instruction.

 

Multimedia Einsteins

Patti Duncan, DEN Guru
Periods 1 and 2 (Empire B)

 

Join our DEN Science Guru as she explores a rich variety of digital resources for your Science classroom – everything from free Web 2.0 tools to our amazing Discovery Education Science service.

 

Math Matters

Meg Griffin, DEN Leadership Council
Periods 1 and 2 (Empire C)

 

This session will highlight the many ways to use Discovery Education streaming content in the Math classroom.

 

Do You See What I Mean? Visual Literacy

Nancy Sharoff, DEN Guru
Period 1 (Empire D)

 

Don’t be late for class! We will explore the potential of Visual Literacy to engage learners and enhance learning. Key data as it relates to Visual Literacy in the acquiring and retention of knowledge forms the foundation of the workshop. Add to your backpack a host of strategies for locating digital media and ideas to start using more visuals in your classrooms tomorrow.

 

Creative Construction with Digital Media

Traci Blazosky, DEN Guru
Periods 1 and 2 (Wild Rose A)

 

Put your pencils, markers and paper aside and go digital! Using The DE Builders, Glogster and Web2.0 applications, you’ll ignite your creative mind as you construct your own interactive poster. This session will model ways to integrate the Writing Prompt, Assignment and Quiz Builders within DE streaming while differentiating instruction and motivating student learning. You’ll leave with a new outlook on how Discovery can “come alive” through posters.

 

The Student as Collaborator and Creator

Jennifer Dorman, Discovery Education
Periods 1 and 2 (Wild Rose B)

 

Through a challenge-based learning lens we’ll explore resources that facilitate students’ collaborative efforts from process through end product. Resources to be covered include Diigo, Google Docs, Wikis, Blogs, VoiceThread and more!

 

Homework Gone Digital

Matt Monjan, Discovery Education
Periods 2 and 4 (Empire A)

 

Learn how to differentiate your instruction with the Discovery Education Student Center. We’ll start by creating quizzes, assignments and writing prompts using the Builders in DE streaming. Then we’ll create a classroom and show you how to assign content from DE streaming to your students.

 

Avoiding the Principal’s Office: Managing the Cyberbully

Nancy Sharoff, DEN Guru
Period 2 (Empire D)

 

Advances in the social aspect of technology have changed the landscape in which our students find themselves. In this increasingly wired world, cyberbullying has become a growing issue for children, teachers, parents, and schools. Learn what cyberbullying is, its impact on teaching/learning, and take steps to begin to address it.

 

Top Ten STEM Resources

Patti Duncan, DEN Guru
Periods 3 and 4 (Empire B)

 

Do you want to get started with STEM, but you have no idea where to begin? Well, help has arrived! Come explore ten great websites to help get you started on your way to making STEM part of your everyday classroom.

 

Web 2.010

Steve Dembo, Discovery Education
Periods 3 and 4 (Empire C)

 

Join Teach42 as he shares his favorite Web 2.0 tools for education in 2010.

 

Discovering Social Studies

Jim Beeghley, DEN Leadership Council
Periods 3 and 4 (Empire D)

 

This session will how to integrate Discovery Streaming and other Web 2.0 tools into the teaching of social studies.

 

Study Hall: Supporting Struggling Students through Web 2.0

Christine Southard, DEN Leadership Council
Periods 3 and 4 (Wild Rose A)

 

Fill your toolkit with a variety of Web 2.0 tools to support learners that need a little extra support both in and out of the classroom.

 

21st Century Learning with the Techno Tigers

Jan Abernethy, DEN Leadership Council
Periods 3 and 4 (Wild Rose B)

 

Explore how a fifth grade class uses technology in a project-based classroom. View example projects in Language Arts, Math, Science and Social Studies that put web 2.0 tools to work. From tackling such topics as H1N1 to creating a Google Earth tour of the fifty states to blogging about literature, Mrs. Abernethy’s Techno Tigers will show you what 21st century learning is about.

Recess

Using Jing for Student Professional Development
Timothy Boyle

Kerpoof
Mike Cichocki

Picturing America with Discovery Education
Janice Conger

Using Vernier Temperature Probes in Middle School Math & Science Classes
Kathy Corpora & Maria White

Illustrating History with Discovery
Mary Davis

Take Flight with Storybird.com
Barbara De Santis

Technology Tidbits
Carol Dittoe

Lying for Learning?
Jason Heiser

ZOHO, ZOHO, It’s Off to Reading We Go
Stacy Kasse

Podcasts with Discovery Images: The Student’s Story
Katie Leach

Geography Class: Around the World in 80 Clicks
Robin Martin

Information Station
Mardy McGaw

Motivate with Mushers
Maryann Molishus

Clue Finders, Aspiring Writers, and Rockin’ Readers
Linda Nitsche

Gigapan: How many words is a picture really worth?
Joe Oliphant

Using Discovery Education Throughout the Day
Christelle Patselas

DE streaming and the Green Screen
Vicki Reed

Expand Your PLN with DEN in Second Life
Patti Ruffing

Get Your Blog On!
RJ Stangherlin

The Power of a PowerPoint Presentation in Classroom Centers
Denise Steedle

The ABC’s of Animoto
Heather Sullivan






 

Comments

  1. Kim

    I thought the recess sessions were great and it was nice to see the great ideas people shared. (Eventhough I am not listed there, I also did a recess session)

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