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Breakout Session Descriptions
Board Builder 101- This session will introduce DE users to Board Builder, which is a way for students and teachers to customize their resources and tell their own stories, all on the Discovery Education website. Attendees will explore the variety of tools to use in Board Builder and begin creating their own boards to share with their students and staff. All grade levels and subject areas are welcomed and encouraged to attend! Presented by Shelby Bailey
You can work smarter… But it’s still work- In this session we will look at ways to utilize the web to help manage your life, your classes, and your PLN. It really is possible to work smarter rather than harder, but keep in mind there’s still some work involved! This session is applicable to all teachers and administrators. Presented by DEN Guru, Tim Childers
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
A picture is worth a thousand words- Images, especially those within Discovery Ed, are great for inspiring students to write. Using several SOS strategies, you can promote writing and creative thinking. Presented by Alison Schleede
10 Ideas You Can Try Tomorrow: The Free Version- Come check out ten ways you can use digital media and instructional resources from Discovery Education in your classroom that move beyond the use of just video. We will explore simple ways that you can move beyond video and how to try these activities in your classroom right away. Presented by Kelly Hines.
Paper Slide Evolution- Join Dr. Lodge to explore the next generation of 1-take paperslide videos. The session will kick off with an activity where participants will be challenged to collaborate to create a 1-take paperslide video. Also, we will connect with Jann Maser, a children's book illustrator who is designing the paperslide music videos for Dr. Lodge's #50StatesAlbum. She will talk about her creative process and take questions. Presented by Lodge McCammon
PBL through Digital Storytelling- Students create augmented projects based on literacy and writing standards to support multiple subject areas. Projects include augmented word walls, timelines, biographies and student written storybooks with characters created with greenscreening. We will explore apps/sites such as Aurasma, DAQRI, Greenscreen, Imovie and more app mashing. Presented by Peter Panico
Teaching 9/11 as a Multi-disciplinary Lesson- Michael Weininger, a native New Yorker now teaching art in Knoxville, says: "Every year on 9/11 I feel compelled to work with my students on a project reflecting this event. In the last several years, it has been my honor and privilege to work with Stephen Shedden, a former lieutenant of NYPD who served his last day of active duty on 9/11/2001. This experience has made a profound effect on me, my students and is ongoing". This session exemplifies collaboration between educators that employs the strategy of engagement to motivate students to apply what was learned and practiced through project based assessment. The process includes collaboration, technology, and community engagement.This session is for all grades & subjects. Presented by Michael Weininger & Stephen Shedden
Make Quick Videos- Have you ever had the notion that you want to make a quick video to celebrate a moment at school? I will be showing how I make quick videos that highlight moments at my school using primarily iMovie and Animoto from my iPad. I will assist all educators in signing up for their free educator access for Animoto. All teachers and grade levels are welcome. Presented by Jessie Beth Miller
Flip your class with Discovery Education- You've heard the term "Flipping the Classroom"? Come learn how you can use Discovery Education content resources, Student Center, and even Board Builder to allow your students to view and access your content and lectures outside the classroom, leaving you more face to face time with students to apply the lesson, ensure quality practice, check for understanding, and give instant feedback. Presented by DEN Guru, DENnis Grice
Green Screen Basics- Green screen technology refers to the process of mixing two images together. In this technique, the color of one image is removed to reveal another image behind it. The technology produces results in the form of effects you see in everything from the weather forecast to blockbuster movies. Come and learn the basics of how to green screen photos and movies. We will use the app: DoInk. Presented by Kati Searcy
Using STEM and digital resources in non STEM classes- The session would is designed to help those who feel left out of the acronym of STEM. This session would be designed to help show all teachers, but with a focus on those who feel STEM does not fit their curriculum, how STEM can be a part of their teaching style. The session would include introductions to various forms of education technology tools including Kahoot and Socrative to help with assessment, the student use of Minecraft to help in a Social Studies classroom, the daily use of Board Builder and the DE techbook, and most importantly a walk through of various digital and analog examples of STEM created by students this past school year. The idea of the session would be to help motivate teachers to see STEM in play rather than solely focus on the acronym and teachers associate it solely with robotics and technology. I want to promote a session of the 4 C's and challenge teachers to take their standards and apply lessons that would highlight the 4 C's. In addition, I want to talk about the ideas and concepts behind Problem Based Learning and even discuss the idea of having 7 C's of STEM (add Curiosity, Character, and Citizenship)
DENapalooza- Knoxville, TN
Saturday, May 30, 2015
9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
L&N STEM Academy
401 Henley Street
Knoxville, TN 37902
DENapalooza Knoxville will feature sessions from DEN Gurus Kati Searcy, Dennis Grice
and Tim Childers.
Kati Searcy is a teacher of gifted students in Fulton County, Georgia. She is a National Board Certified teacher and was named Georgia's Gifted Educator of the Year in 2013. She is a history buff and has been named a Barringer Fellow. As such, she will spend time this summer at Jefferson's Monticello learning, researching, and creating materials for their digital repository for educators.
Dennis Grice is a K-8 Technology Teacher in Orange, California where his mission is not to teach technology, but to help teachers use technology to teach. He is also a Google Certified Teacher, Discovery Education Guru and LC Member, and has shared his passion for integrating technology into curriculum at workshops and conferences across the country.
Tim Childers serves as an Assistant Principal at the L&N STEM Academy in Knoxville, Tennessee. He is a member of the TN Leadership Council for the Discovery Educator Network, a DEN Guru, and is on the Board of Directors for the Professional Educators of Tennessee. He was listed as one of TechSmith‘s “20 to Watch” educators in 2011 and was a 2012 keynote speaker at the Mid-South Technology Conference in Memphis, TN. Tim writes random musings about life, and education‘s part in it, at his blog: www.timchilders.com.