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Online Training Opportunities

Online Training Opportunities

Over the past several months, I have conducted dozens of unitedstreaming trainings in schools and regional education centers across the state. These face-to-face workshops are great ways for teachers and media specialists to learn more about the wide range of digital resources available on the site and to share ideas and strategies with other educators,

Igniting Student Achievement

From February 28-March 3, The Illinois Computing Educators organization will be hosting the annual IL-TCE Technology Conference in St. Charles. The theme of the conference will be “Igniting Student Achievement” and will feature full day training workshops, keynote speakers, and a wide variety of general sessions and demonstrations. The deadlines for workshop and session proposals

Tell Better Stories

Are you looking for alternatives to the traditional book report and research projects that teachers have assigned for generations?  One of the fastest growing and exciting new trends in instructional technology is the concept of digital storytelling—the process of combining standard narratives with digital resources using the growing array of multimedia tools and video software

Create Inspiring Lessons

Over the past several years, many teachers have discovered the power of using concept-mapping software and graphic organizers to help students to organize ideas, formulate hypotheses, or outline writing tasks. Inspiration software is perhaps the most familiar application in this category, especially in middle and high school classrooms, while Kidspiration has become quite popular in

About Me

My name is Dick Marchessault and I joined the new Discovery Educator Network after traveling across the country for three years as a unitedstreaming trainer. Prior to working for Discovery, I taught English and social studies at Addison Trail High School in Illinois and then worked as a technology training specialist at Niles West High

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