Philippe Cousteau LA School Visits:
In September 2010, Discovery Education and Louisiana Public Broadcasting teamed up to highlight some of the great things the partnership provides, celebrate exemplary usage of LBP CyberChannel, as well as provide a unique and extensive professional development opportunity. Several events were held, starting when Philippe Cousteau, Discovery Education’s Chief Spokesperson for Environmental Education, visited two Louisiana schools, Westdale Middle School and LSU Lab School, where he shared his passion for, and experience in worldwide conservation efforts. These visits inspired both students and teachers alike as many people were able to meet and greet with Philippe and witness his enthusiasm first-hand.
Exclusive Educator Reception and Recognition Awards:
On the evening on September 9th, Discovery Education and Louisiana Public Broadcasting hosted an exclusive, educator reception at the Louisiana State Museum in Baton Rouge. Philippe Cousteau was in attendance and educators were able to meet with him and their counterparts from all around the state of Louisiana. At this event, the top users of LPB CyberChannel were recognized and commended for their support.
LPB Day of Discovery:
The events in Louisiana were rounded out with a day of learning and collaboration at the LPB Day of Discovery on September 10th. 140 educators from 37 school districts and organizations across Louisiana gathered at the Louisiana State Museum and State Library of Louisiana. A continental breakfast and energetic keynote from nationally- renowned speaker Hall Davidson got the day started and was followed by a series of interactive breakout sessions facilitated by members of Discovery Education Speakers Bureau and Louisiana Public Broadcasting. This professional development event provided educators with a deep exploration of the rich variety of high quality digital content available within LPB CyberChannel, highlighted integration strategies and exemplar learning experiences to engage students and differentiate instruction to meet the needs of all learners, and provided exposure to a wealth of professional development resources and tools. Participants left the day with a wealth of knowledge, a digital toolkit of resources and best practices, and a connection to a global support network of over 160,000 educators.