The Best of Black Friday, in Surrey, BC, Canada!
While everyone in the US was gearing up for early morning bargain shopping, on Friday November 26, 2010 School District 36 in Surrey, BC Canada got the best deal of all, a day of Professional Development on the Discovery Education resources! Following a Professional Development day in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada on the eastern seaboard earlier in the week, the DEPD team ventured out west to British Columbia, Canada. Twenty-five educators from 5 different schools in Surrey spent the day in a hands-on training, learning how to navigate the DE streaming Canada site, search for content, bookmark media resources into My Content folders, and a multitude of ways the digital media content can be used in the classroom and beyond. This dynamic group of educators, and their schools, are serving as a team to pilot Discovery Education streaming Canada over the next several months, with hopes to move forward with integrating digital media resources into their instruction. One educator said that today’s training, “got me excited about the Discovery Education site, and gave me ideas of how multimedia can be used more effectively across every subject area.” Another educator also said, “Thank You for today’s training, I have several new ideas to try out now.” I know I received the best “Black Friday” deal of all, by having the opportunity to share the wonderful world of Discovery Education with our new Canadian friends in the north! We wish them much success with their pilot and look forward to connecting with them in the future!