NC DEN SciCon Event


Dr. James Z. Zhang, Interim Dean of the The Kimmel School at Western Carolina University, and Dr. Chip Ferguson, Interim Department Head for the Engineering and Technology Department welcome Discovery Educators to their campus to hold this years SciCon Event. They will also provide a tour of their Engineering and Technology facility. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to explore this hidden gem nestled in the beautiful mountains of North Carolina.

The 2012 SCIcon is a mini-conference (with an online twist) focused on providing participants with some of the most effective strategies for transforming their science classes through the meaningful and effective integration of digital media content.

General Agenda (all times ET)

8:30 AM


9 AM
Opening Session
Your Attention Please: 10 Ways to Engage Your Students in Science
Lance Rougeux

10 AM
Inquiring Minds Want to Know: Student Learning through Inquiry-based Instruction
Trinette Green

11 AM
What’s the GIST? Bridging Literacy and Science
Brad Fountain

12 PM
The Common Core Connection
Kelly Pauling

1 PM
Busting the Myths of Project Based Learning in the Science Classroom
Mike Bryant

2 PM
Closing Session
The Scientific Method… It’s Not Just For Chapter One Anymore
Patti Duncan

Location : Western Carolina University
220 Belk Building
Cullowhee, NC 28723
United States

Date : Saturday, January 28, 2012

Time : 8:30AM – 3PM

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