MEC Week – March 15, 16, 17

Greetings,

There are so many opportunities for AZ educators to learn DE tips & tricks at the upcoming MEC conference in Tempe. If you haven’t registered yet, go here http://mec.asu.edu

If you’re one of our DEN Stars, please check your e-mail for a special invitation. If you’re not yet a Star, why not? Find the IDEAL booth and the DE booth as next-door neighbors @ MEC and talk to us about how you too can be a Star DEN member.

Here’s a quick look at the schedule of MEC presentations featuring DE – note that our own Steve Dembo is the MEC Keynote Speaker.

And, as always, thank you for using the IDEAL portal http://ideal.azed.gov to access your DE account. 

DiscoveryEducation Presentations – all presentations are scheduled in Room L1-42 

Monday 1:00 Navigating the Stream – tips and Tricks for DE Streaming – Jen Dorman 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. Discovery Education streaming is available to all Arizona public school educators on the IDEAL learning platform (ideal.azed.gov) through a partnership between the Arizona Department of Education and Arizona State University.  

Monday 2:45  Beyond the Stream – Integration Strategies for DE Streaming – Justin Karkow   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. Discovery Education streaming is available to all Arizona public school educators on the IDEAL learning platform (ideal.azed.gov) through a partnership between the Arizona Department of Education and Arizona State University.  

Monday 4:00  Free Resources from Discovery Education – Steve Dembo  Did you know that teachers, students, and parents can tap into dozens of free learning resources provided by DiscoveryEducation 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 including the We Can Change the World Challenge, and the Young Scientists Challenge. Discovery Education streaming is available to all Arizona public school educators on the IDEAL learning platform (ideal.azed.gov) through a partnership between the Arizona Department of Education and Arizona State University. 

Tuesday 8:00am  Navigating the Stream – tips and Tricks for DE Streaming – Justin Karkow 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. Discovery Education streaming is available to all Arizona public school educators on the IDEAL learning platform (ideal.azed.gov) through a partnership between the Arizona Department of Education and Arizona State University.  

Tuesday 11:00am  Discovery Education is Pretty Suite – Brad Hagaman  Did you think that Discovery Education was just streaming video? Think again! Uncover the full suite of services and educational features that are part of Discovery Education’s comprehensive 21st century curriculum solution. Discovery Education streaming is available to all Arizona public school educators on the IDEAL learning platform (ideal.azed.gov) through a partnership between the Arizona Department of Education and Arizona State University. 

Tuesday 1:00    Beyond the Stream – Integration Strategies for DE Streaming – Jen Dorman   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. Discovery Education streaming is available to all Arizona public school educators on the IDEAL learning platform (ideal.azed.gov) through a partnership between the Arizona Department of Education and Arizona State University. 

Wednesday 9:00am  Supercharge STEM Education with Discovery Education – Jen Dorman 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.  

Wednesday 10:30am  Differentiating Instruction Made Simple with Discovery Education – Jen Dorman   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. Discovery Education streaming is available to all Arizona public school educators on the IDEAL learning platform (ideal.azed.gov) through a partnership between the Arizona Department of Education and Arizona State University. 

IDEAL’s presentations using DE Streaming – all IDEAL presentations are in Room L1-50 

Monday 1:00   Identifying Quality Online Instructional Resources for Science Education – Heidi Blair, Irma Sandercock Explore the wide variety of resources available within IDEAL that can be used to expand and enhance instruction in science. These resources include: interactive websites in Thinkfinity; videos within Discovery Education Streaming; and technology integration projects from the Recipes4Success Lesson Library. 

Monday 4:00 Mixing it up! IDEAL’s Curriculum Resources and STEM – Victoria Schmitt, Tammy Dewan  Combine the tools from IDEAL’s Curriculum Resource partners in a hands-on exercise sampling a science assignment. Mix & mash DiscoveryEducation, Thinkfinity, Recipes4Success and Intel tools in your own classroom using our formula to promote STEM education. 

Wednesday The Language of Learning: Using IDEAL Resources w/ ELL – Tammy Dewan, Victoria Schmitt   During this collaborative hands-on session, participants will identify some essential strategies and explore IDEAL’s Curriculum Resources for educators to implement in their classroom to help English Language Learners (ELLs). Participants will practice with the closed caption and Spanish titles in DiscoveryEducation, Intel’s Thinking Tools translated in Spanish, and Verizon Thinkfinity’s visual interactives.

Comments

  1. Tim

    I am really looking forward to this conference. See everyone there!

  2. April

    Missed the chocolate reference, shucks! MEC just zoomed by this year! See everybody NEXT MEC :-)

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