Tag archives for Professional Development

  1. Mashed Media: Old Media, New Web, and Your Own Great Stuff: Hall Davidson #DENPETEC11

    Hall Davidson’s DEN PreCon Resources: PETE&C KickOff Taking a Page from the Perfect Digital TechBook pdf Taking a Page from the Perfect Digital TechBook pptx Mashup Breakout Session pdf Mashup Breakout Session pptx I attended this session twice, the second time to film it. I will be posting the video when it is rendered in […]

  2. Take A Page from the Perfect Digital Techbook: Hall Davidson @DEN PreCon

    Lance Rougeux introduced Beyond the Textbook and Homeroom announcements with a Beyond Inspiration video. Our 6th Annual DEN PreCon began in 2005 and DE has continued to support Discoverystreaming/Plus and have continued to move forward their expansion in 3 states. They have moved Beyond the Textbook to a techbook. It’s hard to predict what will […]

  3. DEN PreCon 2011 Schedule

    Join us for an exciting day at the Hershey Lodge and Conference Center on Sunday, February 13, 2011 as we explore 21st century learning Beyond the Textbook. School begins at 8:30 AM with dismissal at 3:30 PM. Hall Davidson‘s Keynote starts our day and sets the theme as together we Take a Page from the […]

  4. Shifting Time & Space: PETEC Virtual Conference

    In an email from Eric Rosendale, Ed.D., Assistant Executive Director, IU 27, comes the best news, especially if you could not attend PETE&C this year, in person, that is. According to Rosendale, The PAIMS organization, as an active partner and member of the PETE&C board, has organized a few virtual conference experiences for PETE&C 2011. […]

  5. 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 […]

  6. 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, […]

  7. 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 […]

  8. 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 […]

  9. 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 […]

  10. 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 […]

  11. 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 […]

  12. 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 […]

  13. 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 […]

  14. 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 […]

  15. 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 […]

  16. 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 […]

  17. 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 […]

  18. 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 […]

  19. 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 […]

  20. 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 […]