There will be a Day of Discovery conference held in Glastonbury on Saturday, October16, 2010. I attended one of these events back in May in Massachusetts. It was a wonderful day-great training, really fun morning ice-breaker where we got to connect with lots of other educators from the area, a fabulous continental breakfast and a nice lunch. All this for FREE – who could ask for more? Whitney Mihoulides, our Northeastern DEN manager, is in charge of this conference, so I’m sure it will be terrific. I understand there are only 150 slots, so if you haven’t signed up yet – do so.
I also wanted to thank Discovery Education for my welcome package. Although my status was updated to STAR last spring, I had not received the welcome package. I contacted Discovery, and today it arrived at school. What fun – a really nice star-shaped USB port, a lanyard, a pin, and a framed certificate. Very cool. I also ordered a training kit, and I can hardly wait to hand out the notebooks and pens at the next training I do at school.
Finally, I have been alerting the teachers to all the wonderful resources available to our parents and students even without a login to Discovery. We are still working on getting the names of our students uploaded to Discovery Education database. Anyway, I am so pleased with all the resources that Discovery Education, through parnterships with major companies, has provided to share with all. We recently did a hurricane team day unit with our 7th graders, and I directed them to the Classroom Emergency Preparedness resource found under Classroom Resources – Featured Content. It was a perfect fit with the unit, and the videos available there really helped the kids understand concepts such a storm surges and the eye of the hurricane.
I love you, Discovery Education!