Access the Collaborative Notes Document here: tinyurl.com/flint5-9
Breakout Session Descriptions
Spotlight on Strategies- Are you looking for creative ways to easily and effectively integrate Discovery Education resources in your class? We’ve heard your S.O.S call! Go hands on in this interactive session and explore the popular DEN Blog series “Spotlight on Strategies”. Teachers of every grade level, subject area and will walk away with classroom-ready tips and tricks for integrating DE media. Presented by the DEN Team
Engage Your Students with Free Web Tools- This popular, fast paced session from the recent MACUL Conference will feature many terrific, but lesser known, web resources that can quickly and easily enhance the classroom experience for both teachers and students. Most of these tools do not require a user account, making them ideal for classroom use. You will rethink your classroom lessons after attending this session. Presented by Dave Tchozewski.
Creating and Sharing in a Digital World- Students have many great stories to tell! Using technology to create and publish engages students in a way that paper and pencil never did. Favorite digital tools and strategies will be shared including Shadow Puppet, Storybird, DE Board Builder, Kidblog, and S.O.S. (DE Spotlight on Strategies). Presented by Patti Harju
Board Builder & Student Center- Put the power of learning at student’s fingertips with Discovery Education Student Center & Board Builder. With unique logins, students can browse grade-specific content, access personalized assignments, curate, create, and synthesize content to express their personal curiosity, solve problems, and demonstrate their acquisition of knowledge. Presented by the DEN Team
Immerse your students in Discovery Education resources with the magic of green screen- This session will be a “Let’s give it a try!” experience. A green screen will be set up for participants to work hands-on with the magic of a green screen and Discovery resources. We will be using the iPad app, Green Screen by Do Ink ($2.99 in the App Store). Feel free to investigate with us before making your purchase. For those of you on the cutting edge, drop the $2.99 prior to attending so you are ready to lead the way. This applies to all grade levels and subjects. Presented by Dave Tchozewski
DENapalooza- Flint, MI
Saturday, May 9, 2015
9:00 AM to 2:30 PM
Genesee Intermediate School District
2413 West Maple Avenue
Flint, MI 48507
At at DENapalooza Flint we will be featuring sessions from DEN Guru Dave Tchozewski. Dave, a veteran technology conference presenter, is now in his 28th year in education. He is a 22-year veteran of the high school math classroom before moving into his current role as Director of Information Technology for Jenison Public Schools in Michigan. He now leads his district in providing access to appropriate technology services that positively impact teaching and learning.
Dave is a DEN STAR, DEN Leadership Council member, and a DEN Guru (Class of 2014). He is a five-time Discovery Educator Network Summer Institute (DENSI) attendee, and an Apple Academy attendee. He was also named as the 2013 School Technologist of the Year by the Academy of Education Arts & Sciences. Access his resources on his website: goo.gl/65gqm