About the event

This interactive day of free professional development is specifically designed for area educators. It will showcase creative ways to motivate your students and transform your lessons using the latest innovations in teaching. In addition to diving into Discovery Education platform enhancements and content additions that are adding even more functionality for you and your students, we will also be connecting with thousands of educators online as part of the DEN Fall Virtual Conference including a live presentation that is being broadcast as a part of the Fall Virtual Conference. This exciting day of professional development will give you the opportunity to attend multiple sessions, earn a certificate for participation, have lunch and connect with nationally recognized K-12 experts.
Lunch will be provided.

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Conference Schedule Details

Cost: Free

Who can attend: Educators of all subjects and grade levels!

Date/Time: October 20th, 2012 9am-4pm ET

9:00am Richard Byrne //10 Common Challenges We All Face//
Regardless of the content we teach and the age of our students, there are challenges that are common to all of us. In this upbeat presentation, I outline those challenges and share the best resources and strategies for tackling them. Some of hte challenges I'll tackle in this presentation include building relationships with stakeholders, internet filtering policies, and creating engaging projects for all learners.

12:00pm Dan Rothstein //The Simplest and Most Powerful Learning Technology: Teach Students to Ask Their Own Questions//
The skill of question formulation is a foundational skill that makes all learning possible across all disciplines, levels and ages. Educators have long understood the importance of questions and receive some training in how to craft questions to stimulate student thinking. But, how do we teach this sophisticated skill to our students?


3:00pm Dennis Grice //Finding Your Spark//
William Butler Yeats said, "Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire." A good teacher can be the saprk that lights a fire in their students. Learn about technology and web tools and discover how to find that spark and fan it into a fire that can spread to your students as well as your fellow teachers.

Location: St. Mary's School

Address: 40 Thompson St
Ballston Spa, NY 12020

Host name and email: Sister Debbie Timmis, CSJ

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