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Tuesday, July 14
 

10:10am

An SOS Digital Call for Integration
You may have heard of these strategies, but join us as we dive deeper, share ways to enhance them with web tools, explore the brand new feature page, explain how to build your own PD session using these strategies, learn how you can add strategies to our collection, and more.

Speakers
avatar for Jannita Demian

Jannita Demian

Director-Community Development & Content, Discovery Education
I have been with the DEN since its launch in 2005. I am passionate about encouraging participants to discover new and creative ways to re-engage today's learners and am always seeking new opportunities to keep educators connected and inspired. Prior to coming to Discovery Education... Read More →


Tuesday July 14, 2015 10:10am - 11:00am
Tavern: Mary Graydon Center (MGC) American University

11:10am

Creativity in the Classroom
Knowing we need students to think creatively and problem solve in order to be college & career ready, how can we encourage these skills and still meet the standards and curriculum goals each day?
This session will feature ways to foster creativity, innovative thinking & problem solving in your classroom regardless of the subject/grade level you teach. 

Tuesday July 14, 2015 11:10am - 12:00pm
Tavern: Mary Graydon Center (MGC) American University

1:00pm

Stop, Drop, and Roll!
When is the last time you found an idea so awesome that you stopped what you were doing, dropped everything, and rolled with it? Join us for a fast-paced session filled with 'totally rad' instructional tools, 'rock star' equipment, and 'design diva' physical space design ideas that will inspire you and your students to STOP, DROP, and ROLL! Library Media Center and Arts Integration strategies will be emphasized in this fun breakout session.

Speakers
SD

Sandi Dennis

I am a highly motivated, creative, and engaged Library Media and Instructional Technology Specialist in a charter school district in Decatur Georgia, just outside Atlanta. I design instruction, online courses, training materials, and training presentations. I work with students, teachers... Read More →


Tuesday July 14, 2015 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Tavern: Mary Graydon Center (MGC) American University

2:00pm

Building Momentum: What Makes a Movement?
As teacher-leaders, we are used to being leaders within our classrooms and communities, yet it can be difficult to extend the influence beyond the walls of our buildings. Join me to explore ways to assess readiness, make a plan, and build a movement within your school, district, and/or beyond. Share your strategies for what has worked for you, and take away a few new ones to try!

Speakers
avatar for Kelly Hines

Kelly Hines

Senior Manager, Community Engagement, Discovery Education
Kelly Hines is currently a Community Engagement Manager with Discovery Education. After 15 years as a National Board Certified Teacher and professional development trainer, Kelly works with schools and school districts across the Southeast to build classroom and professional communities... Read More →


Tuesday July 14, 2015 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Tavern: Mary Graydon Center (MGC) American University
 
Wednesday, July 15
 

10:10am

STEM is Everywhere in Discovery Education





Speakers
PD

Patti Duncan

Patti Duncan is an educator, scientist, technology consultant, and professional development trainer. After working for 10 years as a food chemist, Patti made the switch to education in 1997. She has taught middle school and high school science for twelve years, most recently for the... Read More →


Wednesday July 15, 2015 10:10am - 11:00am
Mary Graydon Conference Room 2-5 American University

11:10am

Discover Student Accounts
Much of the power of Discovery Education won't be realized until teachers set up accounts for their students. Student accounts allow students to access DE resources on their own, have access to the wonderful Board Builder for creating projects and showing understanding in a multitude of ways, teachers to differentiate instruction, to provide links for resources directly to students, create quizzes and reading prompts that can be assigned directly to students, and much more. Do you want to know more about using student accounts? This session is for you!

Speakers
SM

Sandy MacDougall

Sandy has been an educator for almost 30 years. He taught a wide variety of subjects while he worked in an alternative high school and then taught primarily English, science and healthy living while teaching grade 7. For the last several years, Sandy has been working centrally as... Read More →


Wednesday July 15, 2015 11:10am - 12:00pm
Mary Graydon Conference Room 2-5 American University

1:00pm

Building Your Top 10 of DE Staff Development
Have you been asked to present Discovery Education to your staff? Join us as we highlight the top strategies, resources, and supports to share from professional development to the hidden gems. Let us know your favorites and we'll add them. Together we can build the best session you can take back with you!

Speakers
avatar for Jannita Demian

Jannita Demian

Director-Community Development & Content, Discovery Education
I have been with the DEN since its launch in 2005. I am passionate about encouraging participants to discover new and creative ways to re-engage today's learners and am always seeking new opportunities to keep educators connected and inspired. Prior to coming to Discovery Education... Read More →


Wednesday July 15, 2015 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Mary Graydon Conference Room 2-5 American University

2:00pm

Storytelling for the YouTube Generation
Every student has a camera in their pocket and easy access to video tools that rival professional movie studios. The question becomes, how do we leverage such tools in the classroom? We will explore non-traditional ways to harness the power of digital storytelling to tap into student creativity throughout the curriculum. By analyzing popular 'viral' videos, we will assess what draws us to them, how they were created, and how educators can replicate those same principles and ideas using free technologies. Students live in a remix culture, so we will take inspiration from YouTube videos and demonstrate how they can be remixed for classroom usage!

Speakers
SD

Steve Dembo

As the Director of Online Community and Social Media Strategy at Discovery Education, I oversee the DEN website, blogs, virtual events, and our social media accounts like Twitter and Facebook. I also have the privledge of working with our LC Social Media and Blog teams throughout... Read More →


Wednesday July 15, 2015 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Mary Graydon Conference Room 2-5 American University