DEN LC Symposium (Monday Wrap-Up)

What a day we have had today! I hit the floor running before 7am and am JUST NOW settling in to my room. Does that sound like a long day to you? Actually, it was so full of learning it flew by! The Leadership Council members at this year’s symposium started the day with a 3-hour session of FIZZ with one of my favorite people, Dr. Lodge McCammon. They actively learned about user-created videos in the classroom. There were a lot of creative ideas coming from the groups, and their products were just awesome.

By the way, Lodge is a talented musician, and has written a number of songs for teaching tough skills like adding negative numbers and the Bill of Rights.  Thirty-seven of his tunes have been added to Discovery Education’s library. (Just search for Lodge and narrow by clicking “songs” on the left side bar.)

After lunch, we boarded trolleys and headed into Boston. We were able to explore this beautiful city’s architecture and history before going to Fablevision for dinner. We met Peter Reynolds, children’s book author and founder of Fablevision. He share the story of his latest book Rose’s Garden, and each person received a copy. Peter visited with each of us and personalized our new books. The day was a full one.


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  1. Lisa Parisi said:

    I’m so glad to be part of this symposium. Yesterday was wonderful. I can’t wait to see what today will bring.

  2. Maria Knee said:

    Sounds like it was a fantastic day. I can’t wait for next week and my first DEN Summer Institute! The DEN does it right!

  3. Elaine Plybon said:

    Glad it sounds like everyone had a great day. I followed the tweets through the day and wished, again, that I was there! Keep us posted!

  4. Pattie Morton said:

    Have learned a lot from those I have met here! It has been great to meet in person those I have been in-touch with through the DEN community. Can’t wait to see what all I can learn today!

  5. Carolyn Rains said:

    These are things I can take back to use in my classroom immediately! I can’t wait!

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