Several Massachusetts Leadership Council members traveled to Lincoln, Rhode Island on Saturday to help Rhode Island educators at their first “Day of Discovery.” It was a wonderful day that started with the keynote address, “Challenging Minds in a Changing World,” by Jeff Corwin of Animal Planet fame (and so much more). Participants then rotated between four great sessions including “50 Ways to Use Discovery Education,” “25 Free Tools to Use in Your Classroom or Home,” and “The Digital Classroom.”
The Massachusetts Leadership Council helped with the morning DENGO game, added thoughts during the breakout sessions, presented some ways they have used Discovery products in their classrooms, and highlighted the benefits of joining the DEN and becoming a STAR. One special benefit we received for helping out was having lunch with Jeff Corwin and hearing him discuss his experiences reporting from the Gulf oil spill this summer. Signed autographs and a group picture with Massachusetts native and resident, Jeff Corwin, meant we would have something tangible to help us remember our great day and a great experience.