Discovery Education and NABSE takes New Orleans

The National Association of Black School Educators conference was held November 16th the 20th in New Orleans, LA. Discovery Education was in full force. The Discovery Education Team and partners presented in breakout sessions through out the conference.

Dr. Eugene White, the superintendent from Indianapolis Public Schools gave an inside look on Making the Transition to Digital. He described challenges in students reaching their academic potential and how technology, digital content, and research based teaching methods were designed to replace the social studies textbooks in the classroom.

Our own DEN star, Renee Henderson from Prince George’s County Public Schools spoke about the digital conversion taking place and how it is affecting student academic achievement.

Shanika Hope and Justin Karkow from Discovery Education presented on how school and district leaders can maximize effective teaching practices and improved student engagement through quality professional development with an emphasis on coaching and mentoring. Kyle Schutt and Max Brooks, also from the Discovery Education team spoke about the importance of learning communities and presented information about the Discovery Educators Network.

On Friday night, the Discovery Education team held a reception in which a special screening of Through the Wormhole from the Science Channel was presented.

The Discovery Education sessions were rapped up with an engaging presentation about the Discovery Education Science Techbook. Participants were able to learn about science through a variety of interactive resources, including virtual and hands-on activities.