Tag archives for Education Issues

  1. Virtual Visit With Jennifer Dorman: Transforming Student Learning

    Will our students be ready for a global workplace?   Transforming Student Learning with CBL Last year, Salisbury Township School District implemented Professional Learning Communities K-12 as a way for teachers to model the District’s Mission Statement: Inspire, Think, Learn, Grow ~ Together. And together we have learned and taught, researched and studied, traveled in […]

  2. Dr. Larry Rosen ~ Rewired: Understanding the iGeneration and the Way They Learn

    From Discovery Education comes yet another great webinar in their EdTechConnect series featuring Larry D. Rosen, Ph.D. on what parents and educators should expect, socially and academically, from their wired children and adolescents? Virtual attendees include continental United States and Australia. Nice global representation for this hour’s foray into understanding the rewired iGeneration with over […]

  3. Adventures in Parenting Week: September 13 – 17, 2010

    Discovery Health Adventures in Parenting: A Must View! From my favorite classroom and beyond professional development resource, and a site I just love to visit because of its daily relevance, Discovery Health offers a wonderful resource for parents and educators alike, Adventures in Parenting. This site is my safety net in the classroom because everything […]

  4. PD from DE: What a Week!

    White tab for DE Webinar Calendar Webinar Calendar on PA Blog Discovery Education Webinars has its mojo working with a week of terrific professional development opportunities. Your PA bloggers want to make your access easy, so you might want to check our DE Webinars tab on our blog for a complete and updated list of […]

  5. Special Webinar with Betselling Canadian Author Don Tapscott

      Bestselling author, Don Tapscott, adjunct Professor of Management at the University of Toronto, hosts a special Webinar, part of EdTechConnect Webinar series, where he will discuss MacroWikinomics, its impact on the world of education and the implications it holds for the future. MacroWikinomics: Rebooting Business and the World is the sequal to the groundbreaking […]

  6. Resources from DENver: #ISTE10

    For those of us who are not in DENver, I have been gathering resources from the folks who are via my fabulous PLN. From PAs DEN GURU Patti Duncan, in her words, “an AWESOME presentation on PBL ideas from Tech4Learning‘s Liz Allen. Although this video is from 2009, if Patti says it’s awesome, then you […]

  7. Lynne Fedorcha: Reaching and Teaching Low Achievers

    Lynne Fedorcha is an Educational Consultant for IU 21 and a Mentor for PA Initiative for Instructional Coaching or PIIC. Lynne’s presentation was the final session of a three-day workshop at LCTI, Teaching and Learning in Today’s World: Lessons from the Field, and the room was packed. I feel I already know Lynne because among […]

  8. Teachers FLIP For Movie Making

    The presentation’s title was Students FLIP for Movie Making, but when Lynn Fuini-Hetten and Jennifer Brinson presented at LCTIs Teaching and Learning in Today’s World workshop, it was the teachers who were FLIPping over our PA DEN STARS and their “lesson from the field.” I wish I could have attended this session but I was […]

  9. Sharon Kinney: Hard-Wired to Bounce Back ~ Dealing with At-Risk Students

    Beth Breiner is “driving Miss Kinney’s” presentation, Hard-Wired to Bounce Back: Building Resiliency in Our At-Risk Students, so buckle up because we have 2 of the best in the business. Sharon Kinney began her presentation, by explaining that kids who challenge us have brains that behave in a different way. The Pennsylvania Literacy Network has […]

  10. Sharon Kinney on SAS: No Longer Shooting Darts in the Dark!

    The most difficult decision, after you commit to a conference or workshop, is selecting what you will attend. Often I choose by content courses that will fill a niche need, but sometimes my choices are governed by the presenter. Every time I see Sharon Kinney’s name on anything, I’m in, because I know the session […]

  11. Excited To See You at ISTE 2010!

    It’s that time again! Time to jump for joy! It’s not too late to join Discovery Education and all of the fun activities at the upcoming ISTE Conference.   Not only do we have events during the ISTE Conference but even before! Join us for a day of networking, creativity, and connections at the Denver […]

  12. Connecting Language Learners to the Curriculum through Digital Media

    Lindsay Hopkins, DEN California Team Manager, presented the 1:00 session Connecting Language Learners to the Curriculum live from Oregon. Geared toward learners whose first language is not English, Lindsay’s presentation and resources are excellent for all learners. Contrary to most opinions, research shows that vocabulary should be introduced at one level beyond (NOT below) the […]

  13. OMG! My wife shaved her hair off!

    How is that title for an attention getter?  Well, it is absolutely true.  My wife of 7 years shaved her beautiful brown hair off.  What was she thinking?  Mid-life crisis? A new look? Getting a motorcycle?( I wish!) Over the past 2 weeks I have been asked all of the questions I just posed to […]

  14. Using Technology to Create New Knowledge

    Please join us and register today! From the Siemens STEM Academy comes a great webinar Monday, March 8, 2010, at 7 PM (ET). Our very own inimical Hall Davidson is the presenter, and that alone should pack the virtual house. Here’s another reason (well, several) why you should attend this webinar (it’s not all about […]

  15. 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 […]

  16. School 2.0: Creating the Schools We Need ~ Chris Lehmann

    Chris Lehmann, Principal of Science Leadership Academy, home of EduCon 2.2, models and advocates Creating the Schools We Need for preparing students for living and working in 21st century. In a short chat with Chris this morning, I told him how I am always so inspired by his work and what we experience at EduCon, […]

  17. Continue the Conversation with Sir Ken Robinson

    I came late to this session; the good folks at DiscoveryEducation had to reconcile my two accounts so that I could give my students access. It didn’t take long, but it was a hassle getting to Sir Ken’s session. The Lodge did not have internet access and I could not access my online schedule. Late […]

  18. Finding Your Passion Changes Everything: Sir Ken Robinson

    Sir Ken Robinson, creativity expert globally-known for TED, Ideas Worth Spreading, and educational reform, challenges how we teach our students. His book, the Element, began with classic humor: do you think this chocolate is overdoing it…I smell of chocolate…milk chocolate. Quickly seguing into his keynote, he notes that he lives in America, in Los Angeles, […]

  19. The "Decoupling" of Education and School: Where Do We Begin?

    As always, Will Richardson packed the room to something that just might worry a fire marshal. From the program’s prospective: The next ten years promise to be hugely disruptive for the traditional idea of school as more and more alternative learning platforms are created and expanded. This conversation will focus not on technology but on […]

  20. Christian Long and The Alice Project: Falling Down the Virtual Rabbit Hole

    Christian Long believes that we are architects of the future and questions what does great teaching and learning look like? To demonstrate his point, he brought students Benedikt Kroll and Michael Nathman who experienced self teaching and learning through an interesting project: Falling Down the “Alice Project” Rabbit Hole as together students inverted traditional high […]

  21. DEN SCIcon 2010 Resources

      When Brad Fountain says that DEN SCIcon 2010 was “an amazing event,” he was totally on target. Here’s what he said on his blog, Science in Action: What an amazing event!! SCIcon exceeded everyone’s expectations in turnout, community involvement, and enhancing science instruction. We had approximately 500 individuals attend virtually including attendees from Australia, […]

  22. STEM Connect and Siemens STEM Academy

    Discovery Education is really stepping up to meet the needs of educators in the area of STEM; Science, Technology, Math and Engineering. Before you stop reading because you think, “This doesn’t apply to me. I teach third grade, or fifth grade.” In the wise words of one PA DEN STAR, LC Event chair, and scientist […]