Tuesday, January 24, 2012

DENSCIcon - free online/live professional development this coming Saturday

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 this coming Saturday, January 28th. The DEN SCIcon provides participants with effective strategies for transforming science classes through effective integration of digital media content. The conference is live and online so you can join in from home. There are also in-person events around the country, hosted by the local DEN Leadership Council (made up of educators). See below for more in person events. It is all FREE.

You must register whether attending online, or an in-person event. 

The agenda is listed below and you can register for the online sessions here:

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)
9 AM
Opening SessionYour Attention Please: 10 Ways to Engage Your Students in Science - Lance Rougeux
10 AM
Inquiring Minds Want to Know: Student Learning through Inquiry-based Instruction - Trinette Green
11 AM
What’s the GIST? Bridging Literacy and Science - Brad Fountain
12 PM
The Common Core Connection - Kelly Pauling
1 PM
Busting the Myths of Project Based Learning in the Science Classroom - Mike Bryant
2 PM
Closing Session
The Scientific Method… It’s Not Just For Chapter One Anymore - Patti Duncan

In Person Events:

Connecticut the CT DEN leadership council will be hosting a live event for the SCICon virtual conference at the Mark Twain House in Hartford on Saturday, January 28, 2012. For more information and to register, click here. 

Peoria, AZ (Register here)
Kansas City, MO (Register here)
St. Louis, MO (Register here)
Townsend, MT (Register here)
Cullowhee, NC (Register here)
Greensboro, NC (Register here)
Piqua, OH (Register here)
Cope, SC (Register here)
Knoxville, TN (Register here)
Richardson, TX (Register here)