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Fall VirtCon 2017 – Final Countdown

Fall VirtCon 2017 – Final Countdown

Discovery Education Fall VirtCon 2017 In just a few short days, we’ll be gathering together once again to share with you Fall VirtCon. This annual conference taking place on Saturday, October 21 provides educators the chance to learn from some outstanding presenters throughout the day. This year, VirtCon is focused on three simple but important

Top 5 Reasons to Tune In to Fall VirtCon

VirtCon is a virtual conference that brings the Discovery Education Community together to hear cutting-edge keynotes, inspirational and thought-provoking presentations, and engaging discussions with the community around the globe.          Here are five reasons to tune in on Saturday, October 21. 1. What’s Hot Now From Virtual Reality in the classroom to participation in collaborative

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October 2017: Sharing your ideas with video and audio

Sharing your successful practices with others is an important part of the role of a educator. Traditionally you have probably shared your ideas, tips, tricks, and findings in-person with your grade level team, your district team, and with face-to-face audiences at regional and national conferences. However, with the current crop of digital apps and tools,

DEN Trend Report: 9/27/17

Here’s what’s trending in education this week:
>Students swim with sharks, explore space, through VR
>5 Ways to Use Video in the Classroom
>STEAM teacher: These are “My Tech Essentials”
>3 Takeaways from Virginia Beach City Public Schools’ Tech Overhaul
>Over 6 million students still lack high-speed internet access, report finds 
>For PD, the days of one-and-done are dead and gone!
>Three lessons from rigorous research on education technology
>The Home Depot and Discovery Education Partner to Support Student Participation in Science Fairs and Drive Deeper Engagement in Science and STEAM Education

Save the Date! Fall VirtCon 2017

Discovery Education Fall VirtCon 2017 On Saturday, October 21st from 9AM to 3PM ET, fall into learning with Discovery Educators from around the globe for Fall VirtCon. Join us for VirtCon, where your peers from the Discovery Education Community will present the very best of their practice, share ideas and instructional tools, and demonstrate the

Fall Virtual Events- Join Us!

Learn from your peers. Connect with experts. Share the world with your students. We are excited to share a calendar full of virtual events to support you in your own professional learning and provide opportunities to connect your students to experts and other classrooms from around the globe. We hope you’ll join us for an

Seattle Educators Treated to Day of Instructional Leadership

Fresh from our San Francisco Powerful Practices event, the Discovery Education team visited Seattle-area educators on March 10 for a jam-packed day of instructional leadership, led by keynoter George Couros. Couros, a thought-provoking educator in the area of innovative leadership, teaching, and learning, shared a message on how innovation and technology can empower students. “Technology

Powerful Practices Keynoter George Couros Shares Inspirational Message in San Francisco

Education leaders hailing from across the West Coast and beyond gathered in San Francisco, CA on Friday for a whirlwind meeting of the minds. Discovery Education’s fifth Powerful Practices event provided local educators with a fertile soil for generating new instructional leadership ideas. They shared their own experiences, and heard fresh stories and strategies from

New STEM Framework Certifies Discovery Education’s Techbook and PD

Implementing a powerful STEM education program can be an enormous challenge. Today’s educators must capture students’ attentions, develop their problem-solving skills, and prepare them for the challenging 21st-century careers to come. To achieve that, school districts need to know that they’re using tools proven to be effective. So it was with great honor that we

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