DE Prof Development

As educators, we have an exciting opportunity to capitalize on dynamic ways to reach and inspire young people. By motivating students to engage in mediums they understand, we can help them reach their highest academic and personal potential. Investing in professional development is critical to achieving this success.

Whether you currently use one or more Discovery Education digital services or are just getting started, the Discovery Education Professional Development team is committed to helping professional learning communities around the world maximize their technology investment by connecting rich digital content with research-based instructional strategies. Whether you invest in a comprehensive professional development program customized for your district’s needs or choose one or two courses to support your local district’s goals, Discovery Education will deliver a comprehensive and engaging program with a focus of improving teaching and learning.

Achieving your established outcomes is an essential part of high quality professional development. Please see our Case Studies which demonstrate the success our partners have had with Discovery Education Professional Development.

Web 2.0

Web 2.0 Tools

Unleash the power that new web tools bring to help students manipulate existing content and create new content with their own spin, a process that promotes critical thinking and deepens learning. This course introduces educators to tools such as Animoto, Glogster, and VoiceThread and provides suggestions for purposeful integration.

Web 2.0 Platforms for Networking

Encourage student creativity, collaboration, and critical thinking with Web 2.0 applications that infuse media in authentic publishing platforms. The web can be a safe and academically rigorous place for collaboration, where students can express opinions, share insights, and document their learning, and this course will show you how.
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Google Tools

Put the power of Google to work for you in your classroom.  Ranging from the incredibly popular Google Earth to lesser known tools such as Google Images and Google Translate, learn how to use some of the world’s most advanced technology to engage and inspire your students.

Goolge Apps

Encourage your students to collaborate online, demonstrate understanding through presentations, and analyze real time data. Using Discovery Education and your own curriculum as a guide, this course presents ways that Google can be used for collaboration between students and teachers, in a safe and protected environment.

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