Posts By Cynthia

  1. You’re Invited: Northern Virginia Spring VirtCon Face-2-Face Event

    The Virginia Leadership Council would like to invite you to attend the 2013 DEN Spring VirtCon with us! For event details and registration information, view the flyer embedded below.  Click here to view the flyer in a new window (recommended), and click here to download a flyer to share with others!

  2. Green Screening: Swimming with the Sharks

    Have you ever wondered how to use green screening with your students? With green screen digital storytelling, students have the ability to plan, create, and perform in front of a “green” backdrop (i.e., green tablecloth, green shower curtain). Students can then use free video editing software to slide themselves on screen with video footage and/or […]

  3. Celebrate the DEN’s 6th Birthday at the DEN’s Pre-ISTE Event

    The Discovery Educator Network’s pre-ISTE event, celebrating the DEN’s sixth birthday, will take place on Saturday, June 25 at the Science Leadership Academy in Philadelphia, PA.  This professional development and networking event for DEN members from across the country will feature presentations from our DEN Gurus, DEN team members including the one and only Steve […]

  4. May Webinar Series Begins This Week!

    Join us this May as we look back at the 2010-2011 enhancements to Discovery Education STREAMING while showcasing integration strategies for leveraging the new tools, content, and resources in the classroom. During this live event, we will also highlight upcoming, compelling content and provide a sneak peak into the 2011-2012 back to school enhancements from […]

  5. Days of Discovery at Discovery Education’s World Headquarters!

    On May 6, 2011, the Discovery Education team hosted more than 80 Administrators from Maryland, Virginia, Washington D.C. and North Carolina for an Administrator’s Day of Discovery. The day was framed by two essential questions: How can digital content and tools from Discovery Education be leveraged to meet the needs of educators while increasing student […]

  6. Join us this May for the Discovery Education STREAMING: What’s New, What’s Ahead Webinar Series!

    Join us this May as we look back at the 2010-2011 enhancements to Discovery Education STREAMING while showcasing integration strategies for leveraging the new tools, content, and resources in the classroom. During this live event, we will also highlight upcoming, compelling content and provide a sneak peak into the 2011-2012 back to school enhancements from […]

  7. Discovery Education Sparkled at MSET 2011

    On Tuesday, April 12th and Wednesday, April 13th, Kyle Schutt and I had the pleasure of hosting the Discovery Education Digital Media Lab at MSET 2011.  Our goal during these two days was to share and uncover new ways to captivate the attention of 21st century learners using digital media, tools, and resources from Discovery […]

  8. Administrator’s Day of Discovery in Silver Spring, MD: Registration Now Open

    Discovery Education is pleased to present the 2011 Administrator’s Day of Discovery at Discovery Education’s World Headquarters in Silver Spring, MD on May 6, 2011. This event has been specifically designed for area Administrators including: Building Administrators; District Administrators; District Personnel; and Curriculum Coordinators and Supervisors, and it will be framed by the following essential […]

  9. Registration Now Open: 2011 Day of Discovery in Silver Spring

    Discovery Education is pleased to present the 2011 Beyond the Textbook Day of Discovery at Discovery Education’s World Headquarters in Silver Spring, MD on May 7, 2011.  This interactive event will provide area educators with an exciting and enriching day of professional development focused on creative ways to engage 21st century learners using digital media […]

  10. Discovery Education wants to see YOU at MSET 2011!

    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 […]

  11. Bring Classroom Instruction to Life with the Quest For Curiosity

    Discovery Education’s Quest for Curiosity is a teacher-led, student-focused activity allowing your students to use their individual Discovery Education STREAMING student accounts.  Students will navigate Discovery Education STREAMING digital media resources and find the answers to 10 questions spanning core curricular areas.  Along this path they will be exposed to relevant, engaging content tied to […]

  12. Vicki Davis, another STAR at PETE&C

    At PETE&C on Tuesday morning, Vicki Davis, a STAR Discovery Educator from Georgia, delivered a thought-provoking session on Technology Driven Differentiated Instruction. Below I have reflected on some of the big ideas surrounding her message. Big Idea #1:  Pick 3. Vicki emphasized that educators should identify the next three things they want to learn, and […]

  13. Googling for More

    At PETE&C on Tuesday afternoon Jana Baxter, a STAR Discovery Educator from IU3, had a full house as she challenged the audience to move beyond the simple search functionality of Google and utilize it to maximize learning and teaching while transforming us into more productive and efficient users. Here are some highlights of her session.  […]

  14. Discovery Education, Celeb-style, at MSET

    If you’re planning to go to MSET this April, consider joining us at the Discovery Education Digital Media Lab.  During the conference, April 12 and 13, Discovery Education and STAR Discovery Educators will be delivering interactive, hands-on sessions in the Digital Media Lab. Here’s a preview of our featured sessions: 21 Ways to Reach the […]

  15. FETC Pre-Con: What’s on Your Mind and Your Desktop?

    At the Discovery Education FETC Pre-Conference event on Tuesday, February 1, we had the opportunity to ask questions to an all-star panel of experts including: Joe Brennan, Tim Childers, Kathy Schrock, Lee Kolbert, and Steve Dembo.  Below are the questions, and the expert responses! What is the best use of a web 2.0 tool that […]

  16. Coming Soon to a Computer Near You: STEMulating Student Engagement

    Pennsylvania Educators and Administrators, did you know that as Discovery Education subscribers, you have free access to a unique collection of career video clips, learning activities, and related content for grades K-12?  In support of STEM initiatives, Discovery Education has resources that are organized by discipline and highlight the connections among science, technology, engineering, and […]

  17. The New Year, New You Webinar Series Begins This Week!

    Start off 2011 on the right foot with a full series of free professional development that is perfect for both educator and administrator. We’ll start with the basics and expand each week to explore administrative tools and resources, student access, and creating online quizzes and assignments. Click here to register. Click here to download a […]

  18. PETE&C Pre-Conference 2011

    Join us on February 13th for a STAR-studded affair at PETE&C. The DEN pre-conference event is a great way to connect with fellow STAR Discovery Educators from all over the country. We have a fantastic schedule this year including the return of Hall Davidson as our opening keynote for the pre-conference. The PETE&C Pre-Conference is […]