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Sunday, February 12
 

9:00am

Welcome & Opening Session

What will it take to be proficient in "22nd Century Skills?"  After we explore this concept, we will briefly get "Back to Basics with DE Streaming."


Speakers
avatar for Max Brooks

Max Brooks

Discovery
Max is a life-long learner/sharer who pulls inspiration from all things 'techucational'…like robotics, making movies, and proving what learners know with eportfolios. His roots as a classroom educator, department coordinator, and technology facilitator in Washington, DC assist him in working with schools and districts to support their teaching and learning initiatives. The “print-to-digital” transition is full of challenging... Read More →
avatar for Hall Davidson

Hall Davidson

Sen Director, Global Learning Initiatives, Discovery Education
Hall Davidson began teaching in 1971. He taught middle and high school English, mathematics, Spanish, and bilingual mathematics. Davidson has been on two college faculties teaching technology for teacher credential candidates. He left the classroom to teach math on television in Los Angeles on an Emmy-winning program and spent 20 years at Los Angeles area PBS stations teaching, leading staff development, championing content creation by students... Read More →
avatar for Steve Dembo

Steve Dembo

Director of Social Media Strategy and Learning Communities, Discovery Education
Director of Social Media Strategy and Learning Communities | Former Kindergarten teacher


Sunday February 12, 2012 9:00am - 10:00am
Trinidad Room

10:10am

Creating an Integrated STEM Curriculum

Historically, the STEM concepts of science, technology, engineering and math have been taught independently of each other.  Students travel from class to class with little understanding of the connection between each and struggle with making the connections.  Being able to solve real world problems is a skill that requires the ability to see how these concepts work together.  By creating lessons that integrate the concepts together we expose students to situations that help them develop problem-solving skills. During this session we will explore examples of integrated lessons as well as investigate how to turn traditional lessons into ones that help build our critical thinkers of tomorrow.

 

Speakers
avatar for Patti Duncan

Patti Duncan

Manager, Science Instructional Implementation, Discovery Communications/Discovery Education
Educational Consultant Manager for Techbook


Sunday February 12, 2012 10:10am - 11:00am
Empire B

10:10am

iThink iNeed iPads in the Classroom

Sure they're bright and shiny, but are they really learning devices? We'll take a close look at how exactly these technologies are being leveraged in the classroom and what the best Apps are for educational purposes. We'll also explore some creative ways that you can fund your own i-initiative!

 

Speakers
avatar for Steve Dembo

Steve Dembo

Director of Social Media Strategy and Learning Communities, Discovery Education
Director of Social Media Strategy and Learning Communities | Former Kindergarten teacher


Sunday February 12, 2012 10:10am - 11:00am
Empire A

10:10am

Making Mobile Media Meaningful in (and Beyond!) The Classroom

They are becoming like a modern tricorders, those fabulous Star Trek instruments.  Mobile phones, iPads, and tablets can take basic microscope pictures, or with mobile chromakey (green screen) unveil the origins of materials or relevant formulas. They have the ability to share learning both in the classroom and beyond in the extended online anywhere/anytime universe.  In this session, learn interactive projects and assessments that expand student knowledge with apps, QR codes, media sites, and more. Learn how free resources, media libraries, and the web canwork mobile. iPad and mobiles will be used but applies to other platforms.


http://community.discoveryeducation.com/ http://www.discoveryeducation.com/speakers-bureau/

Speakers
avatar for Hall Davidson

Hall Davidson

Sen Director, Global Learning Initiatives, Discovery Education
Hall Davidson began teaching in 1971. He taught middle and high school English, mathematics, Spanish, and bilingual mathematics. Davidson has been on two college faculties teaching technology for teacher credential candidates. He left the classroom to teach math on television in Los Angeles on an Emmy-winning program and spent 20 years at Los Angeles area PBS stations teaching, leading staff development, championing content creation by students... Read More →


Sunday February 12, 2012 10:10am - 11:00am
Empire C

10:10am

The Collective Brain (AKA Things I’ve Learned from 5,000 Teachers)

Leverage the power of community and learn effective ways to engage and inspire your students. During this session we will explore the ten latest, greatest and most effective resources and strategies shared by teachers of the Discovery Educator Network.  You'll leave the session with a ton of new ideas, tools and resources to start using tomorrow in your classroom.




Sunday February 12, 2012 10:10am - 11:00am
Magnolia B

10:10am

"Do You Have an App for That?" Smack Down!

Do you have a great educational or productivity app to share? This is the place to show it off. The presenters will show some of their favorite apps that can be used in the classroom to engage students while keeping them focus on the curriculum and instructional goals. Participants will have the opportunity to share their favorite classroom apps. iPad, iPhone and Android apps are all welcomed in this sharing session. Bring on your best!!


Speakers
avatar for Renee Henderson

Renee Henderson

Instructional Technology Specialist, Prince George's County Public Schools
Renee Henderson is an Instructional Technology Coordinator for over 12 years at the District Level and Adjunct Professor at Bowie State University. She has experience teaching science and Biology at the secondary level and as a school administrator. Ms. Henderson has been the STEM coordinator for Prince George's County Public Schools and has led the initiative at the state level. Ms. Henderson is a SMART and Apple Certified Trainer. She is the... Read More →


Sunday February 12, 2012 10:10am - 11:00am
Magnolia D

10:10am

Using Primary Sources to Reach Reluctant Readers and Teach Reading Skills

Primary Sources are not just for history class!  This session focuses on using primary sources across the curriculum, but we will have a special emphasis on using primary sources to teach reading skills and strategies and reach the reluctant reader.  We will also look at how we can use Discovery Education as as way to incorporate static and dynamic online resources to create a multidimensional approach to primary source documents.


Elizabeth Shotwell M.Ed.Social Studies Dept.SusQ-Cyber Charter School eshotwell@susqcyber.org



Sunday February 12, 2012 10:10am - 11:00am
Magnolia C

10:10am

The Model Classroom: Discovery Education Techbook

Built from the ground up to address state and Core Standards, Discovery Education SCIENCE TECHBOOK is the new primary instructional resource for elementary and middle schools. Dynamic, interactive resources support the 5E Model of Instruction and capture digitally native students’ attention. Visit during any time throughout the day to see what a Model Classroom can look like with Discovery Education SCIENCE TECHBOOK.


Speakers
avatar for Patti Duncan

Patti Duncan

Manager, Science Instructional Implementation, Discovery Communications/Discovery Education
Educational Consultant Manager for Techbook
avatar for Brad Fountain

Brad Fountain

Director of Instructional Implementation, Discovery Education
Brad Fountain is a father of two school age children and husband to a classroom teacher. He began his educational career as teacher in a grades 3-5 multi-age classroom in rural North Carolina. In 2000 he was hired as a school administrator for Pathways Elementary School in Orange County, North Carolina, where he helped the school achieve the North Carolina Model Technology School for 2003. Brad has presented as NECC, NCAECT, NSTA, NCETC... Read More →


Sunday February 12, 2012 10:10am - 3:00pm
Magnolia A

11:10am

Creating an Integrated STEM Curriculum

Historically, the STEM concepts of science, technology, engineering and math have been taught independently of each other.  Students travel from class to class with little understanding of the connection between each and struggle with making the connections.  Being able to solve real world problems is a skill that requires the ability to see how these concepts work together.  By creating lessons that integrate the concepts together we expose students to situations that help them develop problem-solving skills. During this session we will explore examples of integrated lessons as well as investigate how to turn traditional lessons into ones that help build our critical thinkers of tomorrow.

 

Speakers
avatar for Patti Duncan

Patti Duncan

Manager, Science Instructional Implementation, Discovery Communications/Discovery Education
Educational Consultant Manager for Techbook


Sunday February 12, 2012 11:10am - 12:00pm
Empire B

11:10am

iThink iNeed iPads in the Classroom

Sure they're bright and shiny, but are they really learning devices? We'll take a close look at how exactly these technologies are being leveraged in the classroom and what the best Apps are for educational purposes. We'll also explore some creative ways that you can fund your own i-initiative!

 

Speakers
avatar for Steve Dembo

Steve Dembo

Director of Social Media Strategy and Learning Communities, Discovery Education
Director of Social Media Strategy and Learning Communities | Former Kindergarten teacher


Sunday February 12, 2012 11:10am - 12:00pm
Empire A

11:10am

Making Mobile Media Meaningful in (and Beyond!) The Classroom

They are becoming like a modern tricorders, those fabulous Star Trek instruments.  Mobile phones, iPads, and tablets can take basic microscope pictures, or with mobile chromakey (green screen) unveil the origins of materials or relevant formulas. They have the ability to share learning both in the classroom and beyond in the extended online anywhere/anytime universe.  In this session, learn interactive projects and assessments that expand student knowledge with apps, QR codes, media sites, and more. Learn how free resources, media libraries, and the web canwork mobile. iPad and mobiles will be used but applies to other platforms.


http://community.discoveryeducation.com/ http://www.discoveryeducation.com/speakers-bureau/

Speakers
avatar for Hall Davidson

Hall Davidson

Sen Director, Global Learning Initiatives, Discovery Education
Hall Davidson began teaching in 1971. He taught middle and high school English, mathematics, Spanish, and bilingual mathematics. Davidson has been on two college faculties teaching technology for teacher credential candidates. He left the classroom to teach math on television in Los Angeles on an Emmy-winning program and spent 20 years at Los Angeles area PBS stations teaching, leading staff development, championing content creation by students... Read More →



Sunday February 12, 2012 11:10am - 12:00pm
Empire C

11:10am

The Collective Brain (AKA Things I’ve Learned from 5,000 Teachers)

Leverage the power of community and learn effective ways to engage and inspire your students. During this session we will explore the ten latest, greatest and most effective resources and strategies shared by teachers of the Discovery Educator Network.  You'll leave the session with a ton of new ideas, tools and resources to start using tomorrow in your classroom.




Sunday February 12, 2012 11:10am - 12:00pm
Magnolia B

11:10am

Discovery Education-A Tool to Reach All Learners

Discovery Education provides us with the tools to completely adapt our content to reach a variety of educational levels, student interests, and learning styles.  We will look at how to search for resources for a variety of learners, as well as showcase core and elective courses that our school uses to reach both the higher level and students in need of remediation/special education identification.    


Elizabeth Shotwell, M.Ed. Social Studies Dept.SusQ-Cyber Charter School eshotwell@susqcyber.org



Sunday February 12, 2012 11:10am - 12:00pm
Magnolia C

11:10am

Mash It Up for Deeper Learning and Understanding

Mash it up with your students. Learn how to create multimedia presentations from a variety of acquired and/or original sources that will engage your students with curriculum content while giving them a deeper understanding of your instructional goals and standards. A variety of Web 2.0 mashup tools will be presented but not limited to Nota, Glogster and Dragontape.


Speakers
avatar for Renee Henderson

Renee Henderson

Instructional Technology Specialist, Prince George's County Public Schools
Renee Henderson is an Instructional Technology Coordinator for over 12 years at the District Level and Adjunct Professor at Bowie State University. She has experience teaching science and Biology at the secondary level and as a school administrator. Ms. Henderson has been the STEM coordinator for Prince George's County Public Schools and has led the initiative at the state level. Ms. Henderson is a SMART and Apple Certified Trainer. She is the... Read More →


Sunday February 12, 2012 11:10am - 12:00pm
Magnolia D

1:00pm

Educator Showcase

In the convenience store, sometimes there is a little cup with a label that says something like: "Leave a penny... take a penny." The Educator Showcase is a little bit like that. This is an opportunity to spend about 45 minutes learning from your fellow STARs about effective, inspirational and downright fun ways to bring technology into your instruction. Share an idea, strategy, resource, tool, etc. and/or take one! It's what the DEN is all about. 


Sunday February 12, 2012 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Educator Showcase - Empire D & Crystal A

2:00pm

Anywhere, Anytime Learning

School district staff development opportunities are not always up to par and attending a conference for professional development is great, but taking time out of the classroom and finding the necessary funds isn't always easy.  There are plenty of other ways to enhance your learning - many of them for FREE!  In this session, we will take a look at a variety of places to get free, anytime learning on a wide variety of topics - including Project Based Learning, Digital Storytelling, and more.  Walk away knowing you can continue your learning on topics of your choosing, anywhere and anytime! 


Speakers
avatar for Chad Lehman

Chad Lehman

DEN Community Manager, Discovery Education
I'm a big fan of educational technology and how it can be used to excite learning. I love to play and watch almost every sport and when I have time, getting out for a ride on my Harley is very enjoyable.


Sunday February 12, 2012 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Magnolia B

2:00pm

Bridging Literacy and Digital Media

Promoting literacy in the classroom is no longer JUST part of the reading lesson.  The importance of developing the literate learner falls on all educators and is taught during all lessons.  Discovery Education has a plethora of digital resources that educators can utilize to develop literacy skills with reading strategies many educators use daily.


Speakers
avatar for Brad Fountain

Brad Fountain

Director of Instructional Implementation, Discovery Education
Brad Fountain is a father of two school age children and husband to a classroom teacher. He began his educational career as teacher in a grades 3-5 multi-age classroom in rural North Carolina. In 2000 he was hired as a school administrator for Pathways Elementary School in Orange County, North Carolina, where he helped the school achieve the North Carolina Model Technology School for 2003. Brad has presented as NECC, NCAECT, NSTA, NCETC... Read More →


Sunday February 12, 2012 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Empire B

2:00pm

21st Century Learning with the Ponderous Pandas

Explore how Mrs. Abernethy's Ponderous Pandas use technology in a project-based classroom. View example projects in Language Arts, Math, Science and Social Studies that put web 2.0 tools to work. From tackling topics that affect their local community to creating wikispaces and blogs for topics they are learning about, these fifth graders will show you what 21st century learning is all about. (Guest appearance of some of the Ponderous Pandas through skype.) Check out their website for a preview: http://www.jabernethy.com/


http://www.jabernethy.com/

Speakers

Sunday February 12, 2012 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Empire A

2:00pm

Dash to the Mash

Let's have a bash with your "Mash"!  In a flash we will dash to YOUR "Mash" of Discovery material and another application such as Animoto, Glogster, etc..  Ideas and thoughts will be hashed and thrashed with each project shared to inspire us to create a new cache.  We will not give cash, but we'll stash your mash on the DEN blog for all to see.  Sharing is the splash for all DEN members!  See you in a flash!


Speakers
KL

Katie Leach

During the day I am the gifted support teacher and online course facilitator for the Weatherly Area School District. While working with students I am able to use the amazing things I have learned through classes I am taking in the doctoral program at Wilkes University and the classes I love to facilitate in the EDIM courses at Wilkes. The teachers I have met through the EDIM classes are dedicated teachers who continually seek new ways to use... Read More →


Sunday February 12, 2012 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Empire C

2:00pm

Do It Digitally with Discovery Education Science

Textbooks outdated and too costly to replace. Curriculum needs a reboot? Stop by to see how the Strath Haven Middle School Science Department used Discovery Education Science to supplement and transform their grade 6-8 science curriculum. Be the student and check out the cool interactive videos, simulations, labs and other multimedia content.

 


www.wssd.org/c.locke


Sunday February 12, 2012 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Magnolia C

2:00pm

SCRATCH Me If You Can

This session will show users how "Scratch", a programming language, can help students learn important mathematical and computational ideas, while also learning to think creatively, and reason systematically.
The session will show how easy it is to create interactive stories, animations, games, music, or art with the ability to share creations on the web. Participants are required to bring a laptop with "Scratch" (http://scratch.mit.edu/) pre-loaded.


Speakers

Sunday February 12, 2012 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Magnolia D

3:00pm

Wrap Up & Prizes! (with Special Guest: Reed Timmer)

Wow! What a day! We hope that by this point you have discovered ways to satisfy your curiosity for teaching and learning. Being a part of the DEN is not just a great way to win some awesome prizes, it is a powerful community to help share and improve upon your best practices! Thanks for joining us!


Speakers
avatar for Max Brooks

Max Brooks

Discovery
Max is a life-long learner/sharer who pulls inspiration from all things 'techucational'…like robotics, making movies, and proving what learners know with eportfolios. His roots as a classroom educator, department coordinator, and technology facilitator in Washington, DC assist him in working with schools and districts to support their teaching and learning initiatives. The “print-to-digital” transition is full of challenging... Read More →


Sunday February 12, 2012 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Trinidad Room