Tag archives for Professional Development

  1. Guest Blogger Jennifer Brinson’s Reflections on #EduCon 2.3: Inspiration Despite Exhaustion

    Brinson’s new blog, Learning Litany Jennifer Brinson is a STAR Discovery Educator, PA DEN LC Events Team, Keystone Technology Integrator and an occasional guest blogger on the DEN Blog Network. After spending the last three days attending/participating in EduCon 2.3 at Science Leadership Academy in Philadelphia, PA my body is screaming for sleep and my […]

  2. EduCon 2.3: Resources & Reflections

    Shelley Krause’s Archives on Wikispaces Shelley Krause, aka @butwait, is serving as an unofficial archivist again for EduCon 2.3. She provided this service last year, and judging from the depth of her wiki, she is an especially skilled archivist. If you are looking for resources from the unconference conversations, you can check out her wiki, […]

  3. Sapelo Island Sea Turtle and Coastal Ecology Workshop

    The 2011 summer workshops on Sapelo will take place from June 13-17 for Sea Turtle Conservation and June 21- 24 for Coastal Ecology. You’ll find registration information below. If you have any questions please contact me. Hope you can join us on Sapelo! Georgia Graves Teacher Training Coordinator Sapelo Island National Estuarine Research Reserve Sapelo […]

  4. Are You Attending the DEN PreCon @ PETE&C 2011?

    Join us Sunday, February 13, 2011 for the Discovery Educator Network PreCon, Beyond the Textbook, featuring Hall Davidson as our opening and closing Keynote. Five exciting concurrent AM & PM presentations and lunch and learn laptop presentations pack an educationally-rich 9-5 day at the Hershey Lodge and Convention Center, Hershey, PA. If you plan on […]

  5. Dr. Remix; or how I learned to stop worrying and love citation ~ Bud Hunt & Joe Bires at #EduCon 2.3

    Joe Bires Bud Hunt, aka, budtheteacher, on Dr. Remix caught my attention by the title, his reputation, and his essential questions for engaging conversation. Hunt is joining us from Colorado via Skype. He is joined live with Joe Bires on site at SLA. From the program precis: Where do our ideas come from? How do […]

  6. Using Google Docs to Improve Student Writing: Larissa Pahomov at EduCon 2.3

    Using Google Docs to Improve Student Writing View more presentations from Larissa Pahomov. Larissa Pahomov is an English teacher at SLA. She begins by asking what you want your students to learn from your writing assignments. We began with a brainstorming conversation to answer Larissa’s question. Our results: writing for publication, clarity of expression, analysis […]

  7. Why Does Innovation Matter? Panel Discussion at EduCon 2.3

    ] EduCon 2.32 Friday Night Panel Planners of EduCon 2.3 have assembled yet again another stellar panel for the Friday Night Panel discussion, Why Does Innovation Matter? Held at the Franklin Institute on January 28, 2011 from 6-8 PM ET, this year’s panel includes: Matt Berg – ICT Director of the Millennium Villages Project and […]

  8. Gathering Goodies on a Snow Day

    Nothing beats a snow day. Educators love a day off as much as their students (sometimes more, don’t you think…). Catching up on some great opportunities I’d like to share. If you’re snowed in and want a refresher course (perhaps for creating PD for your teachers as an IC or you are a newbie), try […]

  9. Georgia’s Native Habitats Workshop

    Come learn about some of Georgia’s amazing aquatic habitats through interactive lessons from Georgia Native Waters and Project WET. The workshop will include a combination of hands-on activities from the two curricula, exhibit tours, and group discussion to promote awareness, conservation, and appreciation of Georgia’s natural habitats. Location: Georgia Aquarium 225 Baker Street, Atlanta, GA […]

  10. Closing the DEN SCICon with Stormchaser Reed Timmer: Into the Storm ~ Following the Love of Science

    Brad Fountain Leave it to the DEN SciCon to deliver professional development that is relevant, authentic, inquiry-based, global, and interactive with the best-in-the-business presenters. Add to that streaming live. Love it. Always appreciate when you can find everything in one place. That’s just one of the things I love about Discovery Education. Another is this […]

  11. Top Ten Free Science Resources from Discovery Education: DEN SCIcon with Lance Rougeux

    Lance Rougeux is hosting a collaborative sharing of free science resources from DE with the winners of the Siemens Challenge 2010. At the halfway mark, we begin with the Top 10. Lance stated that there are many partnerships between Discovery and global resources, but these 10 provide labs and interactive educational resources. You can find […]

  12. Real Students, Real Teachers, Real Results: Implementing Discovery Education Science: DEN SCIcon with Dr. Cindy Moss

    Cindy Moss, Director of Science and Math, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, is our West Coast Keynote. Her dissertation looked at factors in the learning environment that lead to improved learning. Her answer: collaboration, inquiry-based learning, and a supportive teacher. Her intervention students were at-risk students who had failed at least 2 classes and had absenteeism issues. Moss’s […]

  13. Martin Institute Spring Conference

    Clif Mims, TN DEN LC member, Executive Director of the Martin Institute, and teacher extraordinaire, has forwarded the following announcement for a fantastic professional development opportunity in West Tennessee… I’d like to invite you to the 2011 Martin Institute Spring Conference, Teaching for Tomorrow, to be held February 3-4 at Presbyterian Day School. See the […]

  14. ISTEs Introduction to Inquiry-based Learning: Part 1

    Neil Stephenson on Inquiry-based Learning Our school district has been very proactive in delivering multiple choice options for our professional development and I have been equally active in sharing these resources from our high school‘s Instructional Coach with you. Today I am pleased to share yet another initiative via our district’s subscription to ISTEs webinar […]

  15. North TIER PD Courses Available – Register Now

    Dear Discovery Educators, Are you in need of recertification points or graduate credits to renew your license or earn graduate credits to increase your salary?  Are you finding it hard to fit a course in with your busy schedule? Then the North TIER Partnership courses are for you! North TIER is a partnership between 12 […]

  16. Lunch & Learn Movie Making w/Jennifer Brinson

    Lunch & Learn Movie Making Intro Jennifer Brinson’s first Lunch & Learn session on geocaching was such a success, she created a series of Lunch & Learns on Movie Making. The idea is simple; give teachers a grab-and-go technology integration application that they can insert into their curricula no matter what they teach. To that […]

  17. 10 Digital Aces + 20 GPS +14 Teachers + 1 DEN STAR = Treasure Hunting on a Whole New Grid

    Does this look like fun? What a fun Friday 14 teachers, 9 Digital Aces, 1 DEN STAR + Instructional Coach had teaching and learning all about educational uses of geocaching. Tailored to cover all the subjects the participating educators teach, the experience was delightfully different professional development, with students helping teachers learn. 14 teachers + […]

  18. Geocaching: “The Sport Where You Are The Search Engine”

    Geocaching for Educators In prepping for a geocaching event at SHS with DEN STAR Jennifer Brinson, I did my homework by checking DEN STARS who are known as the gurus of geocaching, Bridget Belardi, Chris Champion, and Kristin Hokanson. In the process, Champion shared with me the Creative Commons site that Hokanson and he created […]

  19. Lunch & Learn: Fast-Food Takeout for the Classroom

    Jennifer Brinson, SHS IT Can learning be fun, engaging, and collaborative. Absolutely, especially when DEN STAR Jennifer Brinson explores engagement strategies with teachers–during lunch. If you are a coach looking for a new way to reach, teach and learn with teachers, Lunch & Learn is an innovative way to sandwich interactive instruction into 25 fun […]

  20. 2010 Global Education Conference Happening Now!

    Global Education Conference The free, all-online 2010 Global Education Conference takes place this coming week, November 15 – 19, 2010! We currently have 397 sessions from 62 countries scheduled, as well as 63 keynote speakers–an amazing lineup. Please take a look at all that is taking place: http://www.GlobalEducationConference.com. The conference is a collaborative and world-wide […]