As you may know, Discovery Education will be hosting a Digital Media Lab at MSET on April 12th and 13th. Kyle Schutt and I will be delivering presentations and facilitating interactive sessions with the support of our STAR Discovery Educators.
On Wednesday, April 13th, Session 6 (11:30 am – 12:15 pm) will feature our STAR Discovery Educators. They will be sharing exemplar projects and highlighting techniques and strategies for engaging the 21st century learner. If you are planning to attend MSET and are a STAR Discovery Educator, please consider signing up to share at this informal but empowering session. Bring a resource to share, and a laptop, and you’ll be set! If you’re not a DEN STAR, considering becoming one today (sign-up here) and then register to share at our event!
If you’re in town for MSET, Renee Henderson of the Maryland Leadership Council has worked hard to organize an event on Tuesday, April 12th. Consider joining some of our DEN STARs for dinner, sharing and networking activities, a museum tour, and prizes at the Baltimore Museum of Industry. The event will be held from 5 – 7PM. Click here to register – space is limited.
Here’s our line-up for the Digital Media Lab:
Tuesday, April 12
SESSION 1: 10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
21 Ways to Reach the 21st Century Learner with Discovery Education STREAMING – Part I
Videos, articles, images, oh my! In Part I of this series, you will explore a cornucopia of creative integration strategies for using Discovery Education media to motivate students, engage higher order thinking, support retention and transfer, and achieve curriculum learning goals. We’ll also demonstrate new ways to utilize Discovery Education STREAMING and Discovery Education SCIENCE resources to create interactive lesson plans that support all curricular areas.
SESSION 2: 11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
21 Ways to Reach the 21st Century Learner with Discovery Education STREAMING – Part II
Videos, articles, images, oh my! In Part II of this series, you will rotate through interactive stations where you’ll explore Discovery Education STREAMING media assets first-hand and uncover free web 2.0 tools that will help seamlessly integrate the multi-media into learning experiences.
SESSION 3: 1:45 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Discovery Education SCIENCE and the 5 E’s of Inquiry Based Instruction
Students learn by doing, and Discovery Education SCIENCE is a curriculum solution designed to inspire your students to think like scientists as they immerse themselves in hands-on digital science content. In this session, you will become the student and rotate from station to station to explore the 5 E’s of inquiry-based instruction as they align with the learning artifacts in Discovery Education SCIENCE. Come learn how to motivate your students with our interactive content, virtual labs, simulations, and other engaging media. You will never feel the same about science, nor will you ever teach it the same!
SESSION 4: 2:45 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Discover the Undiscovered Possibilities with Discovery Education
Did you know that Discovery Education has a pool of free resources just in time for spring time and summer vacation? From lesson plans, virtual labs and explorations to professional development content, online games, and teacher-created resources, Discovery Education and our partners have a lot to make your classroom glow and in this session it’s all free!
Wednesday, April 13
SESSION 5: 10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Reaching All Students: Using the DE STREAMING Builders and My Classrooms to Provide Targeted Content
During this session, you will learn how to put the power of learning at the fingertips of your students through Discovery Education’s Student Center. In this interactive, hands-on session, you will explore how educators can use Discovery Education’s media, interactive builder tools, and more to reach different learners while fostering the creating mind.
SESSION 6: 11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Sharing with the STARS
Do you challenge your students with rigorous, multi-media rich learning experiences? Do you take creative challenges in your classroom and encourage your students to become content creators? Come join us for an informal sharing session, and network with STAR Discovery Educators as they share exemplar projects and highlight techniques and strategies for engaging the 21st century learner. After sharing with the STARS, you’ll be inspired to apply for your celeb-status and begin networking with passionate educators around the world.
SESSION 7: 1:45 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Thinking Outside the Slide with Discovery Education STREAMING
Think that PowerPoint is only for giving notes? Think again! This hands-on 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.
SESSION 8: 2:45 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Digital Storytelling 2.0 with Discovery Education STREAMING
Take digital storytelling to the next level with Web 2.0 applications. Participants will explore how Web 2.0 applications such as Photo Peach, Voicethread, Glogster, Animoto, and Jay Cut can be harnessed by students to communicate their learning through the publishing of creative media-rich digital stories.