2012 ISTE Pre-Conference
Day of Discovery
University of San Diego
Saturday, June 23, 2012
Join Discovery Education, Adobe Youth Voices, Discovery Educator Network Gurus, and educators from across the country for a Day of Discovery in San Diego, CA.
This unique day of free professional development will highlight creative ways to engage students and invigorate your curriculum using the latest 21st century tools and Discovery Education resources as we celebrate the Discovery Educator Network’s seventh birthday.
Special guest presenters include Adobe Youth Voices
DEN Gurus Dean Mantz and Jennifer Wagner
Saturday, June 23, 2012
8:30 AM – 3:00 PM
Check-in begins at 8:00 AM
A conference-style event, this day will give you the opportunity to choose from multiple sessions, earn a certificate for participation, win prizes, and workshop with nationally recognized K-12 experts.
Space is limited – register today!
Adobe Youth Voices
Demonstrating the power of technology to engage middle- and high school-age youth, Adobe Youth Voices provides breakthrough learning experiences using video, multimedia, digital art, web, animation, and audio tools that enable youth to explore and comment on their world.
Discovery Educator Network Gurus
Dean Mantz, Sterling Public Schools, Kansas
Dean is the Network Coordinator and Integration Specialist for Sterling USD #376 in Sterling, KS. Before working in Sterling, Dean was honored in his previous district as “Teacher of the Year” while teaching middle school history and technology. He has been serving on the Kansas DEN Leadership Council since it was established in 2008. Along with working for Sterling Public Schools, Dean is an Adjunct Professor for Sterling College facilitating the Technology in the Classroom course for pre-service students. Dean also serves as a National Mentor for LoTi conducting professional development sessions in Kansas and Oklahoma.
Jennifer Wagner, Calvary Murrieta, CA
Jennifer is part of the IT/Help Desk department at a private K12 school in Southern California. She assists students, teachers and administrators with creative ways to utilize 21st century digital tools. In her spare time, she hosts online projects for PreK – 6th grade teachers at Projectsbyjen.com, writes a monthly newsletter and provides Daily Wordles for teachers to use with their students. Jennifer has been recognized by Global SchoolNet, Google, and Kidspriation for her innovative uses of technology.