Here are the session details and time slots as promised in the “First STAR” blog post. Please understand that Jennifer Dorman and Brad Hagaman will be presenting only on Thursday in “Banquet Room C”. Therefore, be sure to come by and catch the fantastic sessions being offered. If you can not attend MACE but want to stay informed you will be able to view a live video feed and a live blog via the CoverItLive page on this blog. We will use the hashtag #MACE2010 for those wanting to collect comments via Twitter services.
8:00 – 8:45 a.m. Jennifer Dorman & Erin Misegadis – “Thinking Outside the Slide”
(Non-Linear Multimedia Presentations) Think that PowerPoint is only for giving notes? Think again! This session will take you through the process of transforming your PowerPoints from static to sensational by creating engaging non-linear presentations enriched with powerful multimedia from Discovery Education streaming.
8:55 – 9:40 a.m. Jennifer Dorman – “Free Resources from Discovery Education“
Did you know that teachers, students, and parents can tap into dozens of free learning resources provided by Discovery Education and its partners? Join us as we explore exciting curriculum resources – from Brain Boosters and WebMath to Ready Classroom and Think Green – and motivating contests and challenges including the We Can Change the World Challenge, the Young Scientists Challenge, and +Dash xPrize.
12:15 – 2:00 p.m. Jennifer Dorman – “Navigating the Stream: Tips & Tricks”
Whether you are new to DE streaming or are an “every day, every lesson” user you will learn something new about this comprehensive digital curriculum solution. Join us to explore the rich media resources, exciting classroom applications, and inspiring competitions and sponsorship programs.
2:15 – 3:00 p.m. Jennifer Dorman – “Beyond the Stream: Integration Strategies“
Finding and playing video segments is one of the many ways you can use the Discovery Education streaming library. But did you know that your DE streaming resource includes a built-in Interactive Atlas, Calendar, hundreds of Writing Prompts, thousands of quiz questions and a whole lot more? During this session you’ll learn how to integrate the DE streaming tools in new and exciting ways to reach your 21st century student. See how teachers and students are integrating videos, images and audio clips into their curriculum by looking at their samples and learning how to create your own.
3:15 – 4:00 p.m. Jennifer Dorman & Jim Clark – “Supercharge STEM Education“
STEM education grows out of the idea that the boundaries between science, technology, engineering, and math are permeable. By endeavoring to blend science, technology, engineering, and math in its approach, STEM education seeks to create 21st century learning opportunities and skill development for students. Explore the myriad resources within Discovery Education to engage and inspire students with vibrant STEM content and challenges.
4:15 – 5:00 p.m. Jennifer Dorman – “Differentiating Instruction Made Simple“
Differentiation is a snap with Discovery Education’s media-rich multimodal learning tools. This session will explore the myriad learning pathways available to students through Discovery Education and the ease with which teachers can modify content, process, and product for engaging 21st century instruction.