The DEN is all about sharing ideas and resources with other educators. As DEN STARs we know you are passionate about teaching and learning with digital media. In order to keep your STAR status active you need to record a minimum of 2 events a year. We are always striving to provide resources and opportunities to stay active and as a result we developed an “Events in a Box” kit for the community. For each event we are providing the archived webinar along with a series of resources including:
  1. Event planning Checklist
  2. Event Invite Template
  3. Discussion Guide
  4. Sample Agenda

Below you will find a variety of topics to chose from to host your own DEN event. We will continue to add new events so check back each month! If you have a topic you would like to see added as an event in a box, or if you have questions please contact:

Ginny Washburne:ginny_washburne@discovery.com

Enjoy!

~The DEN Team

Table of Contents:
Event #1: A Day in the Life of a Discovery Educator
Event #2: ELL Strategies
Event #3: Understanding by Design and Differentiated Instruction
Event #4: Challenge Based Learning
Event #5: What's the 4-1-1: Innovative Learning Environments
Event #6: What's the 4-1-1: Teachers, Technology and the Common Core
Event #7: What's the 4-1-1: ELL Strategies
Event #8: What's the 4-1-1: Assessment Strategies
Event #9: What's the 4-1-1: Accessibility: Reaching and Teaching ALL Students the DE Way
Event #10: Bridging Literacy and Digital Media
Event #11: DEN's Got Talent

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Event #1

Topic: A Day in the Life of a Discovery Educator

Description: Calendars, Audio Files, Sound Effects, Songs and Images are just a few of the additional DE resources you have at your fingertips. However, learning how to utilize these media files to engage students is equally important. Watch our "Day in the Life of a Discovery Educator" as we review DE resources and how they are integrated into nearly every subject area.

Event Resources:

  1. Click HERE for the webinar archive
  2. Click HERE for the resource folder


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Event #2

Topic: English Language Learner Strategies

Description: With diverse classroom populations, your ability to differentiate feels more important than ever. In this session, explore Discovery Education through the lens of Language Learners and see how digital media and technology can engage and benefits students from all backgrounds. This webinar features the SIOP program.

Event Resources:

  1. Click HERE for the webinar archive
  2. Click HERE for the resource folder


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Event #3

Topic: Understanding by Design and Differentiated Instruction

Description: They say "Life is a Highway" but where's the road map?!?! In a world bombarded with different media types, educators are asking WHERE do we go from here? Based on principles of UBD, join us to learn new and impactful ways to increase student engagement. See examples of how teachers across the nation are utilizing media to help transform their teaching from the hook at the beginning of the unit to the summative assessments at the end.

Event Resources:

  1. Click HERE for the webinar archive
  2. Click HERE for the resource folder


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Event #4

Topic: Challenge Based Learning

Description: Challenge Based Learning enables students to explore and develop solutions to real-world problems and challenges. Join us as we discuss the difference between PBL and CBL and explore how to begin these programs in your school. Empower your students to learn about what's important to them while making a difference in their schools, communities and around the world. You'll leave with a wide variety of free resources that can help you and your class make an impact.

Event Resources:

  1. Click HERE for the webinar archive
  2. Click HERE for the resource folder


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Event #5

Topic: What's the 4-1-1? Innovative Learning Environments

Description: Do you ever wonder why some kids seem to flourish while others struggle? Do you notice certain students possess gobs of creative juices while others just want to be told what to do? This session will share some simple yet out-of-the box strategies to help students cultivate their creativity.


Event Resources:

  1. Click HERE for the webinar archive

  2. Click HERE for the resource folder



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Event #6

Topic: What's the 4-1-1? Teacher's Technology and the Common Core

Description: Ready or not, the Common Core transition has arrived. What does this mean and how will it impact teaching and learning for you and your students? During this webinar we examine practical strategies for using digital content and technologies to engage students in today's 21st Century classrooms. Session concepts and ideas include integration of Common Core focused content, pedagogy best practices, and effective use of instructional technology to improve learning for all students.


Event Resources:

  1. Click HERE for the webinar archive
  2. Click HERE for the resource folder


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Event #7

Topic: What's the 4-1-1? ELL Strategies

Description: This webinar highlights 4 S.O.S integration strategies, the Rising STAR program and English Language Learner Strategies. With diverse classroom populations, your ability to differentiate feels more important than ever. Explore Discovery Education through the lens of Language Learners and see how digital media and technology can engage and benefits students from all backgrounds. This webinar features the SIOP program.


Event Resources:

  1. Click HERE for the webinar archive
  2. Click HERE for the resource folder

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Event #8

Topic: What's the 4-1-1? Assessment Strategies

Description: Overwhelmed with student data that you can't use? Learn how easy to master online tools can support the collection of actionable student information and the efficient and effective development of differentiated instruction for all learners.



Event Resources:

  1. Click HERE for the webinar archive
  2. Click HERE for the resource folder


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Event #9

Topic: What's the 4-1-1? Accessibility

Description: Whether you're a general or special education teacher, kids with a variety of differences are likely to be in your classroom. We'll explore 4 strategies to harness the power of Discovery Education to make your instruction more accessible. We'll learn to use a great text-to-speech tool and investigate the principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL).

Event Resources:

  1. Click HERE for the webinar archive
  2. Click HERE for the resource folder

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Event #10

Topic: Bridging Literacy and Digital Media

Description: Promoting literacy in the classroom is no longer JUST part of the reading lesson. The importance of developing the literate learner falls on all educators and is taught during all lessons. This is often referred to as the instructional shifts needed to effectively implement the Common Core State Standards in ELA/Literacy. In this session we will explore DE resources and literacy tools that can enhance the development of many types of literacy regardless of subject or grade level.



Event Resources:

  1. Click HERE for the webinar archive
  2. Click HERE for the resource folder

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Event #11

Topic: DEN's Got Talent

Description: Nine amazing DEN STARs from across the nation join us as they share some of the projects they have worked on this year. This inspiring showcase includes assessment strategies, ice-breakers, ideas for educator professional development, strategies for using Discovery Education, and much more! You will walk away from this webinar inspired and full of great ideas you can take back to your classroom.



Event Resources:

  1. Click HERE for the webinar archive
  2. Click HERE for the resource folder