2011 DEN SCIcon


Normally on Saturday mornings you will find me ‘in’ Elluminate co-hosting the ‘Classroom 2.0 LIVE!’ webinars. We have canceled our show this Saturday, January 22, 2010 in support of the 2011 DEN SCIcon. We invite and encourage everyone to attend the SCIcon instead.

The DEN SCIcon is hosted by Discovery Education and is a free virtual conference with sessions featuring strategies for science instruction. One of the sessions will be with Reed Timmer, Extreme Meterologist and TVN Team Leader, for the Discovery Channel series ‘Stormchasers’.

To attend the virtual sessions, you can register here: http://links.discoveryeducation.com/scicon.

If you live in the following areas, you can attend an in-person event:

Lakeside, AZ (Check back here for the registration link.)
Peoria, AZ (Register here.)
Willimantic, CT (Register here.)
Bradenton, FL (Register here.)
Albany, GA (Register here.)
Fort Wayne, IN with Reed Timmer (Register here.)
Charlotte, NC (Register here.)
Hopewell Junction, NY (Register here.)
Cleveland, TN (Register here.)
Knoxville, TN (Register here.)
Memphis, TN (Register here.)
McKinney, TX (Register here.)

Below is the agenda for the virtual conference:

9 AM
Opening Keynote
The Five E’s of Inquiry-Based Instruction
Patti Duncan, DEN Guru

10 AM
The Student Experience: Engaging and Assessing Young Scientists
Mike Bryant

11 AM
Spotlight Session
Real Students, Real Teachers, Real Results: Implementing Discovery Education Science
Cindy Moss, Director of Science and Math, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools

12 PM
Top Ten Free Science Resources from Discovery Education
Porter Palmer

1 PM
Hands-On Digital
Brad Fountain and Lance Rougeux

2 PM
Closing Keynote
Into the Storm: Following the Love of Science
Reed Timmer, Extreme Meteorologist

The Discovery Education Network (DEN) team created a flyer advertising the conference in the event that you would like to download, print and post for your colleagues. I have attended several of the virtual conferences hosted by the DEN and they are top notch with great tips for using technology in the classroom. You don’t have to have a subscription for the Discovery Streaming to attend or learn useful strategies for the classroom.

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