Discovery Education is an excellent resource for educators. They have great fee-based products (Streaming, Assessment, Science and more) and over 30 free resources available for educators. The Discovery Educator Network is also a great resource for educators where they can connect with other educators and share resources and information. They also provide excellent, free, professional development through out the year. These sessions are held online and there are in-person events to coincide with the online program.
The 3rd Annual DEN SCIcon will be held on Saturday, January 28th. The DEN SCIcon provides participants with effective strategies for transforming science classes through effective integration of digital media content.
The agenda is listed below and you can register for the online sessions here: http://links.discoveryeducation.com/scicon2012
I will post a list of in-person events once they are announced.
This is a great opportunity to gain some great ideas and resources for free. I've participated for the last two years and it was well worth the time.
General Agenda (all times ET)
Opening SessionYour Attention Please: 10 Ways to Engage Your Students in Science - Lance Rougeux
Inquiring Minds Want to Know: Student Learning through Inquiry-based Instruction - Trinette Green
What’s the GIST? Bridging Literacy and Science - Brad Fountain
The Common Core Connection - Kelly Pauling
Busting the Myths of Project Based Learning in the Science Classroom - Mike Bryant
The Scientific Method… It’s Not Just For Chapter One Anymore - Patti Duncan
Cross posted atEducational Technology Guy and viaTwitter. David Andrade is a Physics Teacher and Educational Technology Specialist in Connecticut. He is the author of theEducational Technology Guy blog, where he reviews free educational technology resources for teachers, discusses ways to use technology to improve teaching and learning, and discusses other issues in education.
He is also a professional development trainer and presenter at conferences, helping educators learn new and innovative ways to educate students. He is also a Discovery Education STAR Educator and member of the CT DEN Leadership Council. Disclaimer: The information shared here is strictly that of the author and does not reflect the opinions or endorsement of his employer.