Category Archives: Discovery Education
(1) Seeking 2015 Midwest Spotlight Educators for METC
(2) Discovery’s Geocaching Day
(3) Adventures in STEM Education: Learn to Code!
(4) Instructional Practice in the Culturally Responsive Classroom
(5) Google Goods that Meet the Standards
Are you interested in going on a hi-tech treasure hunt? Consider participating in Discovery Educator Network (DEN) Geocaching Day taking place Saturday, May 17. Geocaching is a free, real-world outdoor treasure hunt. Geocaching is when you try to locate hidden containers, called geocaches, using a smartphone or GPS. When you find one, you can then share your experience with others.
Discovery Education is encouraging every DEN member to get out and have some fun on May 17. You could go out on your own to find caches in your area, but a better option would be to host your own geocaching event. The DEN will support your event by sending you an official 2014 DEN Geocaching coin to plant and even send you a some goodies to give to those joining you. You can find resources to help you learn more about geocaching online.
METC Conference Featured Speaker Kyle Schutt has worked since 2010 with educators to help them better understand how technology and digital media can be used to support instruction, motivate students, and increase passion for learning. He has fostered relationships and community-building by hosting in-person and virtual events for the Discovery Educator Network (DEN), most recently enjoying brainstorming, creating, producing and moderating Discovery Education’s virtual field trips and student focused events. Kyle (@ktschutt on Twitter) will be presenting a Preconference Workshop on February 10:
When it comes to STEM education, the whole is by far greater than the sum of its parts. During this session, we will build a common understanding of STEM and why it is such an important edutopic. You will tinker, innovate, ask questions, make observations and create connections to technology-rich examples that you can bring back to your classroom. And of course we’ll also expose you to a wealth of resources from Discovery Education to share with your colleagues and support your STEM community. Those that do not already have a DE account through their district will receive a free 30 day trial. Bring your own laptop with browser and wifi capability.
To register for Tinkering, Observing, and Connecting: STEM Education & You, visit METCconference.org.
Join Discovery Education and EducationPlus for an interactive, free Professional Learning Day on January 24, 2014.
Designed specifically for Missouri educators, this unique day of learning and networking will highlight creative ways to engage students and invigorate your curriculum using the latest 21st century tools and Discovery Education Resources. Covering all subject areas & grade levels, we’ll fill the gaps with helpful information on navigating Discovery Education, talk about the new and exciting enhancements for 2014, and uncover some resources that you never knew you had!
If you really want to further dive into Discovery Education, be sure to check out Midwest Education Technology Conference‘s Features Speaker Kyle Schutt’s sessions!
FREE! Every Other Month Full-Day Discovery Education streaming Training at CSD!
CSD offers DE streaming training on the second Monday of every other month during the school year for FREE. Plan to attend this full day of learning and walk away saying, “WOW!” Through your subscription to DE streaming, you receive on-demand streaming and downloading of videos for your classroom, lesson plans, quizzes, images, sound effects, encyclopedia articles, and more! Using Discovery Education streaming, students are engaged in their learning experiences, and teachers have the ability to create standards-based lessons, assignments, quizzes, and writing prompts online. Come learn the user-friendly features including the My DE page and drag & drop features in My Content. Find out about the curriculum focused features including the Ready Zone, STEM Connect and more! Learn how the Interactive Atlas and the Student Center can engage 21st century learners. CSD offers this FREE training every other month on the second Monday of the month during the school year from 8:30am-3:30pm at the Craig Rd. location. Space is limited, so register early! To register, go to: http://csd-web.ungerboeck.com/coe/coe_p1_all.aspx?oc=10&cc=COEALL and scroll down to the date you want. First date is Sept. 16th!
The following dates are available:
● September 16 (adjustment due to Labor Day)
● November 11
● January 13
● March 10
● May 12
Free for districts who purchase DE streaming through CSD; $95 for all others
For more information, or to schedule personalized workshops at your location on Discovery Education streaming, contact Martha Bogart at firstname.lastname@example.org or 314-692-1258.