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PreCon [clear filter]
Friday, July 10
 

3:00pm

DENLC PreConference Registration
Check-in starts promptly at 3pm. If you arrive early and need a place to stow your bags, there will be a space in the dorms to drop them off.

Friday July 10, 2015 3:00pm - 5:45pm
Cassell Hall American University

6:00pm

DENLC Dinner and PreCon Opening
Friday July 10, 2015 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Tavern: Mary Graydon Center (MGC) American University
 
Saturday, July 11
 

8:15am

DENSI PreCon: Buses depart for World Headquarters of Discovery Communications
Buses depart promptly at 8:15am. 

Saturday July 11, 2015 8:15am - 8:30am
TBA

9:30am

DENSI PreCon: Leadership Workshop
Speakers

Saturday July 11, 2015 9:30am - 12:00pm
Multi-Purpose Rooms (MPR) 1 Discovery Place

12:00pm

DENSI PreCon: Lunch
Saturday July 11, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Multi-Purpose Rooms (MPR) 1 Discovery Place

1:00pm

DENLC Focus Group: Make Discovery Education a Better Experience- Share Your Ideas and Vision for DE

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.


Speakers

Saturday July 11, 2015 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Multi-Purpose Rooms (MPR) 1 Discovery Place

1:00pm

DENLC Focus Group: The Ultimate Discovery Education Virtual Field Trip Experience

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.  


Speakers

Saturday July 11, 2015 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Animal Planet Room 1 Discovery Place

1:00pm

DENLC PreCon: Behind the Scenes Tour
Saturday July 11, 2015 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Atrium 1 Discovery Place

2:00pm

DENLC Focus Group: Discovery Education Product Roadmap (via the story of The Blind Men and An Elephant)

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. 



Saturday July 11, 2015 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Multi-Purpose Rooms (MPR) 1 Discovery Place

2:00pm

DENLC PreCon: Behind the Scenes Tour
Saturday July 11, 2015 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Atrium 1 Discovery Place

3:00pm

A Year of Discovery with Your Students: Aligning Teacher Resources with a Calendar of Events

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.


Saturday July 11, 2015 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Animal Planet Room 1 Discovery Place

3:00pm

DENLC Focus Group: Examining Learning Progressions that Give a Student Control

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.


Speakers

Saturday July 11, 2015 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Multi-Purpose Rooms (MPR) 1 Discovery Place

3:00pm

DENLC PreCon: Behind the Scenes Tour
Saturday July 11, 2015 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Atrium 1 Discovery Place

4:00pm

Code Name “Asteroid:” Take A Peek At A New Platform

As we wrap up for the day we’ll share a sneak peek at a new platform that will allow exciting new things to happen in the classroom.



Saturday July 11, 2015 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Multi-Purpose Rooms (MPR) 1 Discovery Place

5:00pm

DENSI PreCon: Dinner
Saturday July 11, 2015 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Dining Hall: Mary Graydon Center (MGC) American University