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
Discovery Education 101- Engage your learners like never before! Learn new instructional strategies for differentiating instruction and gathering evidence of what your students know. This session will highlight a variety of resources to help you get started using Discovery Education Streaming including Board Builder, My DE, My Content, Quicklist, and more! Presented by the DEN Team
Google Coonected Apps for Students- We are moving farther away from the desktop-installed programs and more into web-based apps for student creative products. The Connected Apps allow students to continue creations from any computer, auto-save their work, and in some cases, work collaboratively on group products. We will demonstrate a few of these apps and a few strategies for teachers to help manage student products. Presented by Howard Martin
Student Center/Board Builder- DE Student Center- Put the power of learning at student’s fingertips with Discovery Education Student Center. 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. You’ll also have time to go hands-on to explore how Board Builder can be used by teachers and students. You’ll learn creative way to present lessons, set up stations and organize digital resources. Presented by the DEN Team
Maker Ed/ Maker Space- Maker Ed/ Maker Space-Are you doing enough to reach your students? What if there was a way to give your students the enthusiasm about learning by allowing them to produce something tangible while using the conceptual learning tools we teach everyday? This is where "MakerED"/ "MakerSpaces" comes in.
If you have been looking for a way to jazz up your curriculum or increase the rigor and relevance of your learning activities, join me as I share what this philosophy entails and easy ways to implement this philosophy and revolutionize your teaching using digital tools and Discovery Education resources. Introducing "MakerEd" projects to your students will thrill your students and engage them in the learning process with learning activities that are meaningful and interesting to students. You don't have to be a technology expert to rejuvenate and excite your students - you just have to believe they can succeed, so don't miss out on this great opportunity to see how it's done. Presented by Kim Caise
Super Sized SOS- Short on subs? Learn how AEIOU can save you. Need a quick assessment tool but you have your class and a few more? Try a paper slide video. Have to take another class due to testing? Why not play 3 Truths/1 Lie? All of these strategies and some more can help you in a pinch...that's why they are SOS! Take these tried and true ideas and expand them to large group activities for those moments when your class is plus sized. Appropriate for all grade levels. Includes social studies and science integration. Presented by Lindsay Foster
Discovery, Create, Speak, Link- Make biographies and history come alive! Students will use DE to research an important historical figure. They will use the PhotoSpeak app to create an "autobiography. Once the videos are saved, teacher or students can create a handout of QR codes which the class can use to learn about each one.
Can be adapted for most grade levels and appropriate for Social studies, language arts, science classrooms. Presented by Whitney Crews
DENapalooza- San Antonio, TX
Saturday, May 2, 2015
9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Education Service Center Region 20