Tag archives for #denprecon

  1. PETE&C Lives Up to Expectations

    Each February educators from PA, MD, DE, NJ and more descend upon the “Sweetest Place On Earth” – Hershey,PA for the annual PETE&C conference. This showcase of exemplar integration lessons, products and ideas inspires hundreds of folks to try something new at their home district. From keynotes to informal conversations at the fireplace, teachers gathered to […]

  2. DEN ISTE Resources from Cynthia Brown

    DEN ISTE Resources from Cynthia Brown linked in Patti Ruffing‘s post, Create Your PLE With SymbalooEDU. Resources from DEN’s Birthday Bash: Great Tool but no embeddable code yet. Be sure to check Dean Mantz‘s Cover It Live for more resources from the DEN. <p><p><p><a href=”http://www.coveritlive.com/mobile.php/option=com_mobile/task=viewaltcast/altcast_code=304cb7d924″ >Discovery Education PreCon ISTE 2011</a></p></p></p>

  3. Does the DEN Impact Your Teaching & Learning?

    And the answer is a resounding YES! Shared to the DEN Global Blog by Porter Palmer, the results of the Harvard Study are now public. DEN Research Study Highlights View more presentations from changingconnections DEN Impact Study 2011 View more documents from Porter Palmer Highlights include 89.2 % answered “tremendously” and “very much.” In addition, […]

  4. Closing the DENPRECON 2011 with DESAB

    To say that the day was fantastic would just not do today justice. It was over the top. Lance wrapped the day by noting that DEN has expanded to include administrators, and we now have a Discovery Education Student Advisory Board. Our day ended with 2 students discussing the different types of technology they use […]

  5. Merging Literature, Discoverystreaming, and Web 2.0 Tools: Howard Gunther @ #DENPRECON 2011

    Join Gunther on a DEN Pre-ISTE adventure Howard Gunther, CT DEN Leadership Council Events Coordinator, delivered a multi-layered and  exciting approach to an often overlooked area at conferences: language arts and humanities, aka English and Literature. This session is exactly what I have been looking for as we move as a district into block scheduling […]

  6. From Banned to Planned ~ Hall Davidson’s Teaching Them Spectacularly with What’s in Their Pockets

    Cutting edge mobile tech: it’s in your pockets Director of Global Learning Initiatives for Discovery Education, Hall Davidson saw the future ahead of the paradigm shift, and he continues to define Discovery’s cutting edge by teaching students with what’s in their pockets. From banned to planned, this session builds challenging student projects that tap into […]

  7. A Father, A Son, and an iPad Before Bed: Steve Dembo #DENPreCon2011 ~ A Magical Experience

    Steve, 2nd from left with the DEN “crew” Steve Dembo and I landed at Discovery at just about the same time, plus or minus. Steve was one of the first people I met, beyond Scott (Kinney) whom I knew from IU #21 and Lance (Rougeux), when we both began at Keystones that same first year. […]

  8. Come join the fun whether you are in Philadelphia, PA for the Discovery Education Pre-Con at Science Leadership Academy (SLA) or joining us virtually. Starting at 9:00 am EST Discovery Education will be leading a day of adventure and collaboration with educators across the US. Be sure to check-in as Tweets and direct comments are […]

  9. Shining STARS at at the DEN PreCon 2011

    The many faces you saw at the PreCon are the same faces of DEN STARS and GURUS you will see at PETE&C. Here are some of them we captured Beyond the Textbook. These DEN STARS shared at the Lunch and Learn session. These are the faces of the sharers and the sharing, DEN STARS all. […]

  10. DEN PreCon 2011 Resources: Concurrent Sessions and Lunch & Learn

    If you missed some of the concurrent sessions or the Lunch and Learn breakout sessions, our new Regional Coordinator, Cynthia Brown, collected resources I am sharing here. In addition, Patti Duncan created Edmodo codes for each session, so I culled the resources from the Lunch & Learn sharing sessions. Sit back and relax as you […]

  11. Reprising Matt Monjan's "Bend It…Break It..Bust It Lose: 10 Ways DE Streaming Will Change the Way You Teach

    Nothing, absolutely nothing, succeeds like success (well, okay, maybe money too). So it totally does not surprise me that the huge demand for Matt Monjan’s DEN PreCon at PETE&C presentation is being reprised in a webinar. See, we listen. Discovery ALWAYS does! You asked for it; you got it! Patti Duncan microblogged Matt’s presentation using […]

  12. Nancy Sharoff ~ Definitely DEN GURU

    When it comes to leading many lives, Nancy Sharoff has most of us beaten. A multitasker and multitalented STAR turned GURU in real life, Nancy has another persona in Second Life. She is an active member of the Leadership Council. It is not difficult to see why Discovery awarded Guru status to Nancy (one of […]

  13. 21st Century Learning with the Techno Tigers

    If you want to see a project-based classroom modeling authentic 21st century learning, then be sure to check out Jan Abernethy’s Techno Tigers. Jan shared many ways that her students are using technology across the curriculum. From creating wikis, to blogging, or Skyping other classrooms in PA, her students are collaborating and creating content that […]

  14. Study Hall with Ms. Southard

    Christine Southard began study hall session telling us a bit about her background. Did you know that she has taught the blind to ski? Christine is a “learning specialist” in a New York 5th grade classroom and co-teaches with Lisa Parisi, she came to share her tips at PETE&C. Normally people want passes to leave […]

  15. Top 10 Web 2.0 Tools: Beyond the Textbook

    Guest Blogger Jen Brinson Top10Web20 on Prezi Web 2.0 – collaborative, interactive, create, communicate, read/write web, free-mium (site is free but you can pay for a site upgrade), web-based, plays well with others 1. Wallwisher: a new way to communicate *don’t need to log in to create or participate *http://wallwisher.com/wall/petecden *capture how people enjoy conference […]

  16. FIZZ Man: Beyond the Textbook

    Minutes away from Periods 3 & 4, almost like a science class double-period lab, but with the Fizz Man, Dr. Lodge McCammon, Specialist in Curriculum and Contemporary Media at The Friday Institute for Educational Innovation. Lodge has developed a teaching and professional development process called FIZZ which encourages and models best practices in implementing user-generated […]

  17. Beyond the Textbook: Homework Gone Digital

    We’re in Period 2 and the session I’m blogging is with my guidance counselor and Discovery Manager Matt Monjan. Homework Gone Digital ~ Creating Student Access will change the way you think about constructing homework that students will do gladly. In order to assign content, you need to build content in your Discovery Education account […]

  18. Beyond the Textbook: Multimedia Einsteins

    Among the many hats that Patti Duncan wears, in the summer she teaches young boys in a Science Camp doing hands-on activities. Recently, Discovery has her on the road doing PD for science teachers and is home about 3 days a month (she’s even been to Anchorage). Her switch from the science world to the […]

  19. Beyond the Textbook: DEN PreCon 2010

    Your DEN Leadership Councils (PA, NJ, NY) and our Discovery Managers and Directors have worked hard to bring educators the best preconference yet. Unless you are working with the team, it is really hard to imagine how much behind-the-scenes work goes into planning and making the DEN PreCon an enriching professional development experience. With over […]