What ideas are burning in your back pocket? What passion projects would you like to see come to fruition in DE - large or small? The door is wide open and we want to hear your thoughts. Join us in a brainstorming session around ideas that will solve instructional challenges. Help us get beyond the trends and buzz words to arrive at long lasting solutions for teachers to be more effective and students more engaged in their learning. We will start with a Paper Chat SOS and then prioritize suggestions against a rubric of our design.
The Discovery Education Virtual Field Trip series transports young learners beyond the walls of their classrooms to question, explore, discover and learn about the world around them. Help us understand what virtual experiences and resources would be most exciting and educational for you and your students. Join this brainstorm around subject areas, topics, supporting resources, timing and communication for our upcoming virtual field trip calendar.
We all have a different view of who DE is (and should be) -- a fabulous community of educators, a stellar professional development service, a great instructional tool, all of the above?. Where do we go next? Hear what is the on roadmap for the next 12 – 24 months. Help us prioritize the features that are essential to engaging our customers and that make a postiive difference in teaching and learning. Join us in a discussion of the Student Experience, Collaboration and Groups, Builder 2.0 and more.
Help us understand what resources are most valuable to you, how and when we should provide them to you for easy and timely use in your classroom lessons. Join us for a discussion around the importance of aligning resources with the calendar of events, special dates, commemorations and celebrations. We want to hear what significant events you build into your lesson plans, what resources you are currently using that are helpful (inside and outside of Discovery Education), and what resources are not offered but would be valuable to your students.
Providing teachers with data about students' progress is critical, but what about giving students knowledge and control of their own learning progress? Help us understand what data elements (standards, skills, concepts, activities) are most important in developing a picture of student progress. Join us for a discussion of a new interface for students based on learning progressions. Share your thoughts on effective visualizations of student progress, student motivation factors, as well as how you would balance student-paced learning within a classroom environment.
Making the Holocaust and other genocides relevant to your students can sometimes be a challenge. This session will focus on Echoes and Reflections, leaders in Holocaust education, and specifically on the technique of using visual history testimony, available online, to help your students connect to those who witnessed the atrocities perpetrated by the Nazi party during World War Two.
We will begin by examining one lesson from the Echoes and Reflections resouce guide and it's accompanying primary sources and continue with an examination of relevant testimony available to teachers and students in a digital format.
Audience: all 6-12th grade teachers who touch on this subject in their classrooms.