Learning with the DEN

DEN Back To School logoWho ever said summer school isn’t fun? Get ready for your school year with an amazing series of free professional development sessions from the Discovery Educator Network (DEN)!

DEN Summer School begins August 2. Click on any of the session titles below for more information and to register. All sessions start at 11AM ET.

Week Two: Personal Learning Networks

August 9- Connections, Conversations, and Collaborations: Creating a Personal Learning Network That Works For You

August 10- Microblogs and EDU – Making the Most of 140 Characters

August 11- The Social Side of BookmarkingFree your “Favorites” from your computer. Use Social Bookmarking to be as mobile as you are. See who likes the same sites as you anytime, anywhere, as well as collaboration options to keep in touch with those folks too. We will take a look at Delicious, Diigo (new features too), along with an introduction of 4 new site options for compiling multiple bookmarks into a single site for quick sharing.

August 12- Building a PLN with DEN

Week Three: Project Based LearningProject Based Learning (PBL), sometimes referred to as Challenge Based Learning in high school settings, is a teaching strategy that engages students in learning knowledge and skills through an extended inquiry process structured around complex, authentic questions, real world challenges, and carefully designed products and tasks.

August 16- Propel Learning into the Real World with Project Based LearningThis webinar will explore Project Based Learning experiences from exemplars with a local focus to those with a global interdisciplinary reach.

August 17- Dissecting Project Based Learning ExperiencesThis webinar will overview the PBL structure from the articulation of the big idea to the implementation of a solution.

August 18- Supporting Project Based Learning with Web 2.0See how Web 2.0 applications can be harnessed to create collaborative work spaces, foster positive communication, and provide publishing platforms for PBL groups.

August 19- Assessing Project Based LearningInvestigate ways to structure the assessment of both process and solution and learn how PBL supports student success on traditional assessments.


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