Discovery Education is hosting a free, virtual professional development opportunity in January focusing on showing educators and administrators how to incorporate digital content and the latest educational technologies into science instruction. Scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 9, 2010, from 9 a.m. EST to 4 p.m. EST, Discovery Educator Network SCIcon 2010 will highlight best practices and new techniques attendees can apply to their science lessons to improve student achievement.
Supported by Discovery Education, the Discovery Educator Network (DEN) is a community of more than 125,000 active educators. Through the DEN, members have access to a wide range of technology training, as well as a resource library of teacher-generated projects and tools.
During the event, Discovery Education experts will present a series of sessions specifically designed to help educators learn how to integrate the latest educational technologies and science-related digital resources into classroom instruction. Sessions will address teaching global climate change issues, paperless instruction, hands-on activities, teaching with the MYTHBUSTERS, and fun, easy, and effective science experiments.
Discovery Education staff also will share information related to the Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge and the Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge, two annual competitions that encourage students to showcase their scientific understanding.
Discovery Educator Network SCIcon 2010 will be delivered online to attendees worldwide and through in-person trainings hosted by Discovery Educator Network Leadership Councils across the country. Those attending in-person gatherings will participate in online presentations, as well as breakout sessions presented by local STAR Discovery Educators. STAR Discovery Educators are Discovery Educator Network members recognized for their efforts in sharing their insight and expertise with peers through activities such as trainings, workshops. or presentations.
Educators and administrators interested in learning more, or registering for Discovery Educator Network SCIcon 2010, can visit http://blog.discoveryeducation.com/scienceinaction/denscicon/.
Source: Discovery Education, www.discoveryeducation.com