Attention all high school students with active Discovery Education accounts, the deadline for joining the Discovery Education Student Advisory Board for the 2013-2014 school year is October 25, 2013, Friday!
The Discovery Education Student Advisory Board is composed of students from around North America who participate in virtual meetings during which they offer opinions, provide direction and feedback, and have a chance to network with Discovery and each other. Students from past boards have said it “was one of the best things [they] did in high school,” “felt like family,” and inspired them to mentor younger students on future boards.
High school students can register at:
The Board will focus on four projects:
1. User Experience Research and Testing – led by Geoff Robertson, UX Researcher and Information Architect, this quarter will focus on products under development at Discovery Education, including Techbook, My Content, Board Builder, and others.
2. Blogging and Social Networking – led by Steve Dembo and Jeanette Edelstein, this quarter will focus on writing, content development, and social media campaigns for Student Center and Discovery Education.
3. Global Collaboration in Education – led by Lance Rougeux and Jeanette Edelstein, this quarter will focus on participating in a global network through the Spring VirtCon, which will feature a dedicated student strand, developed and executed by DESAB members.
4. Student Voices – led by Jeanette Edelstein, wherein students will be given a structure in which to share their experience in their local school or district (presentation to teachers, district leaders, school board, PTA, etc.)
Application and Appointment Process
1. Applications open to any high school student with a Discovery Education student account (see below for additional requirements) and a sponsoring teacher or faculty member.
2. Applications are due by October 25, 2013.
3. Student board members selected by committee are notified by October 31, 2013.
- Be in grades 9-12 during the 2013-2014 school year.
- Be users of Discovery Education with an active account.
- Have at least one teacher who actively uses Discovery Education in the classroom.
- Be willing to participate in four projects that will require 3-4 hours of volunteer work per month.
- Be willing and able to connect to bi-monthly virtual meetings outside of regular school hours.
If this sounds like one of your high school students, please encourage him/her to register today! The deadline is fast approaching! This is a great opportunity for your high school students!
Benefits to Students
- Leadership development.
- Career and college readiness opportunities.
- Community building around common interests in digital media.
- Discovery Education Student Network Welcome Packet.
High school students can register here:
We can’t wait to welcome new students into our family here at Discovery Education! Happy Mousey Monday to our Cache and Cookies readers, enjoy your week!