Apr 4, 2012

Discovery Education: Upcoming

Following is list of upcoming Discovery Education sponsored events and professional development opportunities.  Registration for all events is free. Webinars are often recorded for registered participants, so if a date does not fit for your schedule register anyway to receive access to the archive.

Young Scientist Challenge: Students create a 1-2 minute video describing a new innovation or solution that could solve or impact an everyday problem related to the way we move, keep ourselves healthy or make a difference. One student will win the coveted title of "America's Top Young Scientist." Deadline for submissions is April 19, 5:00pm.

New York Stock Exchange Virtual Field Trip: Live date is April 11, but registered participants will have access to the recorded archive.  Introduction for middle and high school students to the basics of stock ownership, initiate a dialogue on financial responsibility and meet the NYSE staff members who keep the exchange running day after day.

Farm to Table Virtual Field Trip: Live event April 18 at 1:00pm. Third generation egg farmers will take your students on a tour of their farm, show how eggs travel from the hen to the breakfast table, and explain how their family business is contributing to the health and welfare of the community. Submit questions prior to the event at this page.

Discovery Education Streaming 101: Live webinar to be held Monday, April 9 at 7:00pm. Introduction to the resources and tools available through Discovery Education Streaming. The webinar begins with the basics (logins and passwords) and moves quickly through searches, the Teacher Center and Builders, incorporating digital content with web 2.0 tools, and classroom building through our online organizational tools.

Social Learning Summit: Saturday, April 21. Virtual, free, and worldwide conference on the use of social media and Web 20 in teaching and learning. The organizers are currently seeking participants and presenters.

Educator Webinar with NASA's Leland Melvin: Live webinar to be held Tuesday, April 24 at 7:00pm.  Join Leland Melvin, NASA’s Associate Administrator for Education, to hear first-hand about his incredible career as an astronaut and his current role leading the agency’s education efforts. He will discuss the innovative ways NASA is inspiring student interest in STEM fields and share the many valuable programs and resources available to educators through NASA.

Literacy Connections Using Digital Media presented by Brad Fountain:  Live webinar to be held Tuesday, April 24 at 7:00pm.  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. This is often referred to as the instructional shifts needed to effectively implement the Common Core State Standards in ELA/Literacy. In this session we will explore DE resources and literacy tools that can enhance the development of many types of literacy regardless of subject or grade level.

Discovery Education Builders 101: Live webinar to be held Monday, April 30 at 7:00 pm . This webinar provides a map into Discovery Education’s inquiry-based curriculum tool for science education. This service is built around three core areas: physical science, life science, and earth and space science. Follow your webinar guide through the sub-categories to discover inquiry problems, conceptual explorations, and assessments. Learn how to navigate the sections to interact, watch, and read, using virtual labs, videos, and articles. The webinar also shows you how to use assignment builders and assessments to guide and measure your students’ understanding and mastery.