Last night was the first DEN LC webinar meeting for the new year. Scott Kinney, Vice President of Professional Development and Outreach at Discovery kicked off the meeting with news of upcoming channels Discovery will launch in the next eighteen months. Three new networks will exist: the OWN-Oprah Winfrey Network, a 3D Television Channel, and HUB- Hasbro television for children will replace the Discovery Kids Network. A new series will also launch in March on Planet earth called Life. Here is a brief preview of this eleven part series. Teacher resources and guides will be available at the launch of the series.
Lance Rougeux talked about how popular SCIcon 2010 was and thanked all of the LC’s that participated. He also reminded everyone about the Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge. If a DEN STAR submits and entry, they will be entered into a drawing for a free trip to NSTA. The state that has the most entries will be awarded with a DEN event by Discovery. The deadline for the K-5 applications is March 15.
There are several big events that Discovery is hosting this year: the Leadership Council Institute, the STEM Institute and the National Institute. The dates for these events will be announced in February.