DEN Virtual Conference: Spring Into Action

Saturday, April 25, 2009 – 8 AM to 3 PM (CDT)

Spring Into Action with the Discovery Educator Network (DEN) and join thousands of educators who are passionate about integrating media into their instruction and collaborating with each other to improve student achievement. During this unique (and free) professional development event you have the flexibility to attend online (from any Internet connection) or in-person at Meridian Middle School in Buffalo Grove.

The day will feature a special presentation from Chris Lehman, Principal of the Science Leadership Academy in the School District of Philadelphia. Entitled Building School 2.0, Lehman’s presentation will examine ideas of constructivist pedagogy and the use of 21st century tools to create schools that are engaging, caring and relevant places of learning for everyone involved.

Come for all or part of the day. Breakfast and Lunch will be provided at Meridian. (You’ll have to provide your own meals if you attend virtually.)

Here’s a sampling of the sessions to be presented virtually in the webinar room. There may be local breakout sessions planned as well.

8-9: Keynote / Benjamin Button Effect – Lance Rougeux

9-10: Virtual Breakout / Turning Data Into Action: Exploring the reporting features of Discovery Education streaming – Matt Monjan

10-11: Virtual Breakout / Sowing Seeds of Success Part 1 – Projects, Ideas and Tips from STAR Discovery Educators

11-12: Keynote / Building School 2.0 – Chris Lehmann

12-1: Virtual Breakout / Closing the Global Achievement Gap: Beyond Test-Prep, Toward Life-Prep – Brad Fountain

1- 2: Virtual Breakout / The Impact of IT in RTI – Hardin Daniel

2-3: Virtual Breakout / Sowing Seeds of Success Part 2 – More Projects, Ideas and Tips from STAR Discovery Educators

Register online for either the virtual or in-person event:


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