Saturday, Feb 2 Virtual Conference!

Connect with educators from all over the country during this unique professional development experience where you can attend in-person, online, or both.  The host site is Doherty Elementary School in West Bloomfield and it will run from 8:30am-3:00pm.  It’s free!  Lunch, door prizes, and certificates of attendance will be provided. 

Two virtual keynotes will be presented by the National DEN team:

  • “Lost in Translation” by Lance Rougeux – How many of your students are bilingual?  An easy way to find out is through a simple math formula.  Take the number of studetns in your classroom and multiply it by one.  There’s your answer.  All students today are bilingual and d 4n tongue dey kn0 so weL L%kz fune & cn b kind of hard 2 rED, @ IEst 4 adults.  So how do we meet theneeds of our students when we’re the second language learners in the classroom?  In this kickoff sessioin, we’ll take a look at ways we can use media and other technologies to helpget us up to speed and speaking their language.
  • “Revenge of the Digital Immigrants: Teaching with Media Technology”  by Hall Davidson – What veteran teachers suspected the research has finally proved: 21st Century students are different.  With different attention spans, higher IQ test scores, and social networks, their sophistication comes earlier – with a different skill set.  There is a silver lining: We can teach this “New Brain” more effectively, m ore efficiently, more engagingly.  We have the technology!  Media has evolved and education m ust evolve to match.

Breakout sessions will be facilitated by local Michigan Discovery Educators. 

Space is limited, so register NOW at http://Community.DiscoveryEducation.Com/virtualconference

Download the Virtual Conference Flyer for more information.  Hope to see you there!


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