Tag archives for Professional Development

  1. Ginny Washburne: Brain-Friendly Learning at #DENSI2012

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    What does the latest brain research reveal about teaching and learning? Ginny Washburne will present the latest in neuroscience and explore how implementing a few simple brain friendly teaching strategies can assist in fostering a successful learning environment. Ginny’s goal is discussion, so our virtual audience will use the chat feature on LiveStream. Our session’s […]

  2. David Warlick, Keynote at #DENSI2012: Cracking the ‘Native’ Information Experience

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    Our very own DEN Princess Porter Wideman Porter kicks off the Monday session in Bozeman, MT where DEN STARS and GURUs join the DEN Social Media Team to teach and learn at the premier Discovery Education summer event. Following Porter’s inimitable introductions, Lance Rougeux, Executive VP, welcomed his virtual audience. Shifting to the Bozeman team, […]

  3. Join us for the ISTE Day of Discovery!

    Register today! 2012 ISTE Pre-Conference Day of Discovery University of San Diego Saturday, June 23, 2012 http://links.discoveryeducation.com/2012ISTE Join Discovery Education, Adobe Youth Voices, Discovery Educator Network Gurus, and educators from across the country for a Day of Discovery in San Diego, CA. This unique day of free professional development will highlight creative ways to engage […]

  4. 2012 ASQ STEM Agenda Conference

    2012 ASQ STEM Agenda Conference July 16-17, 2012 University of Wisconsin-Stout Menomonie, Wisconsin Learn – Participate – Engage – Connect Who Should Attend The ASQ Education Division and the University of Wisconsin-Stout encourage conference participation from teachers, education administrators, faculty members from education and the STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics), government officials, and STEM […]

  5. Sneak Peek Webinar Series in May

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      Be the first to get a look at back-to-school updates to Discovery Education resources! You’ve asked for it, and we’ve listened: get a sneak peek at the exciting changes we’re making to Discovery Education this summer, and find out how we’re going mobile, social, and adding even more functionality for you and your students. […]

  6. Virginia Social Learning Summit!

    On April 21st 25 educators came together for the first Discovery Social Learning Summit in Woodbridge, VA.  It was a fantastic day filled with learning, sharing and collaborating. Below are some resources from the day. “Anywhere, Anytime Learning” presentation link: http://www.slideshare.net/imcguy/anywhere-anytime-learning-sls All of the resources shared during the session are hyperlinked in that presentation for […]

  7. Cool Educational Uses for QR Codes: DEN STAR Rita Mortenson @ 2012 Social Learning Summit

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    DEN STAR Rita Mortenson uses QR codes to do scavenger hunts, catalog their school library, for their freshmen transition program and so much more. There are so many unique and creative uses to include audio files, video files as well as various handouts and assessments. This session will be a great way for you to […]

  8. Ten Media Tips-n-Tricks You Can Use in Your Classroom Tomorrow – And One to Inspire You

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    “There just isn’t enough time to learn something new!” Sound familiar? In this session Matt Monjan, Vice President Account Management for the Discovery Educator Network, promises you will learn 10 easy ways to use media in your classroom–and one thing that might inspire you. Take Discovery Education and add a few Web 2.0 tools and you […]

  9. Anywhere, Anytime Learning: Chad Lehman at 2012 Social Learning Summit

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    Wish you could take control of your professional development by finding resources online to meet your learning needs? Ever remember a PD day that just did not meet your needs? Chad Lehman, Discovery Educator Network Community Manager will explore a variety of free places online to find professional development opportunities on topics of your choice. […]

  10. Becoming Social(er): Why Does Community Matter?

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    Former middle school teacher in Philadelphia, PA turned policy specialist at the PA Dept. of Ed. and now VP of Learning Communities and Instructional Implementation at Discovery Education. In short, teacher, husband of a teacher, DENthusiast, and co-founder of the Purple Feet Foundation. Meet Lance Rougeux as he engages in a conversation about benefits and […]

  11. You’re Invited to the DEN Spring Virtual Conference

    The Discovery Education Louisiana Leadership Council is excited to host a Discovery event in south Louisiana. Join us on Saturday, April 21, 2012, from 8 AM – 2 PM at the Livingston Parish School Board Office in Livingston for an amazing in-person event for the Discovery Education Virtual Conference. We will spend the day building a face […]

  12. Spring Virtual & Live Social Summit in WI

    Saturday April 21st 8:00AM – 1:00 PM Join us Live  or Virtually!   The Discovery Educator Network is mixing it up a little this spring and trying something different. Instead of the typical Spring Virtual Conference, the DEN has partnered with Classroom 2.0 to present the Social Learning Summit. This event will take the place of the […]

  13. WI Unconference: EdCampMKE Registration is OPEN

    EdCampMKE Registration opened at 5PM on Feb 29th.  A great opportunity to learn, share and network with others from around the state. On Saturday, May 12, proactive educators will come together at South Milwaukee High School.  Space is limited,  so register early to guarantee yourself  this great free professional growth opportunity!  EdCamp attempts to offset costs through sponsor-ships. […]

  14. Appy Hour at the iCafe with the TX DEN

    Come Join the TX DEN for our first Tweet Chat Appy Hour on Twitter ~ Tuesday, March 20th, 2012 at 6pm CST with hashtag #appyhour. During this fun hour of learning, the TX DEN will lead discussions on using Apps effectively throughout the content areas in k-12 education. While its important to know the best […]

  15. Meet DEN STAR (Sharer) Matthew Strine

    DEN STAR Matthew Strine

    Matthew Strine is the Director of Instructional Technology for Propel Schools in Braddock Hills, PA. He is also one superb DEN STAR and super sharer. He volunteered to share out the Google Docs he and his colleagues used as they attended DEN PreCon sessions. As you can see, there’s a wealth of resources, and I […]

  16. WI DEN Takes Over the Apple Store!

    On Saturday, 30 WI DEN Members came to the Apple Store: West Towne Mall, Madison WI. The morning started with casual sharing while enjoying coffee and rolls provided by the DEN. The Apple staff took time to explain many details and features of the iPad while showcasing some of the top apps available. Our Leadership […]

  17. 60 in 60 – 60 Web Tools in 60 Minutes with Brandon Lutz

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    Last year’s P.A.E.C.T. Advocate of the Year, this year’s P.A.E.C.T. Southeast Regional Director, and always a DEN (super) STAR, Brandon Lutz is a legend at PETE&C any year. His name is synonymous with 60 in 60, a presentation that packs an overflowing full house eager to cheer him as he achieves the superman impossible: 60 […]

  18. APP ATTACK! 60 Apps in 60 Minutes with Brandon Lutz & Scott Snyder

    Supermen Scott Snyder & Brandon Lutz: 60 Apps in 60 Minutes

    Are you ready for the fastest 60 minutes on the planet? Is there a faster conference session anywhere? Yes, if you count Brandon Lutz‘s legendary 60 in 60 crowd pleaser, possibly the most popular session at PETE&C any year. Lutz and his co-presenter Scott Snyder, both DEN STARS, have achieved legend status, famous for a […]

  19. The Collective Brain (AKA Things I’ve Learned from 5000 Teachers): Lance Rougeux

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    Lance began with e.ggtimer.com for the classic times for classroom use. Yasiv lets you enter a book and you get a visualization of related books. The visual organizer is animated and a very useful tool, despite grade level. Copyright and Creative Commons, explained by the folks of Common Craft. For simple explanations in Plain English, […]

  20. 22nd Century Skills: BD2 at DEN PreCon @PETE&C 2012

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    BD2…That’s (Max) Brooks, (Steve) Dembo and (Hall) Davidson, (Steve) Dembo open the DEN PreCon at PETE&C on 2-12-12 exploring 22nd Century Skills. Special thanks to Max Brooks, organizer of the DEN PreCon 2012 for all his efforts in bringing us the best of PETE&C before it begins. What skills will students need? Max opened the […]

  21. Countdown to the DEN PreCon at PETE&C 2012

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    Can you feel the excitement? It all begins at the Hershey Lodge and Conference Center in the sweetest place in Pennsylvania. Mark your calendar for Sunday, 2-12-12 from 9 AM – 3 PM. The countdown to the Discovery Educator Network PreConference at PETE&C 2011 begins. Can you feel it now? A special thanks to Max […]