DEN 2008

Discovery Educator Network Western Regional Conference
October 10-11, 2008

Friday, October 10
9:30-10:00 Registration/Breakfast
10:00-10:30 Welcome – Kim Randall
– WAY to many bad western puns!!!
10:30-11:00 Streamin’ Infomercial – Kim Randall & Matt Monjan
– live and cheesy, but some fun tips and reminders or items available
11:15-12:00 Session 1 – Building a Bigger Builder
12:00-1:00 Lunch
– Discovery – #1 nonfiction media company in the world
– The NASA missions now available online
– Discovery Atlas available
– 1000 new videos in 2008
– video rating systems
1:00-1:45 Session 2 – DE Science
2:00-2:45 Session 3 – Google Earth
3:00-5:30 Project Overview/Group
-Create a project or unit that you can use in your classroom/district for instruction using DE Assignment Builder, Digital Stories, Non-Linear PowerPoint, Google Earth Tool. Incorporate images, video segments, or audio files from DE streaming.
5:30-6:00 Dinner
6:00-7:30 Campfire with the Stars

Saturday, October 11
9:00-9:45 Arrival/Breakfast
9:45-11:00 Keynote – Hall Davidson
11:00-11:30 DEN – Discovery Educator Network
– global community of teachers
– Colorado blog coming soon
– online activities, resources, promotions, contests, webinars, streamathon, Discovery Connect Webinar Series, Leadership Councils (Colorado coming soon – plan your own state events), Second Life DEN House, National and State conferences, National Institutes – week long pd for Star Discovery Educators, special events.
11:30-2:00 Group Project
2:00-3:30 Share
– professional development videos online and how to imbed them into powerpoint presentations
– answering multiple choice quizzes with cell phones
– Google Earth tours of Europe for high school and Ben’s Dream for elementary school
– Assignment builder lesson activities and linking to them
– Photostory to demonstrate hyperbole and other language forms
3:30-4:00 Closing and Raffle
– Customer/Technical Support – 1-800-323-9084 – – screen shots are helpful (also send your username and school district)