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Discovery Education has provided a curated list of updates below, which includes links to relevant resources and virtual events available within our current DE Streaming service. 


Region 7 Discovery Education sessions:

      Discovery's not just Videos anymore!

               October 23, 2017  /  Session #064463 (Call Cathy Nail at 903-988-6950 to register)   
               Presenter:  Andy Adams, M. Ed., Region 7 Digital Learning Specialists

                and December 12, 2017   /  Session #064465 (Register)
               Presenter:  Holly Curry, M. Ed., Region 7 Digital Learning Specialists

      What's New with Discovery Education:  A Make and Take Workshop
                 January 25, 2018   /   Session # 069039   Register
                 Presenter:  Kristy Vincent, M.Ed. / Community Engagement Manager for Discovery Education Texas

    • As you are planning your lessons around upcoming timely events, be sure to check out our Content Collections including: Veteran’s DayThanksgiving, and Native American History Month
    • Featured Spotlight on Strategy: Snowball Fight – Reach your kinesthetic learners by using a lively game to encourage students to determine and communicate the big ideas from a digital resource in a fun and engaging way!
    • Generation Beyond – LIVE from Lockheed Martin’s sites in Silicon Valley  - October 4th 1:00 PM EST- Take your students on a virtual field trip to the state-of-the-art Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Center to explore how new innovations are helping engineers and scientists continue to explore deep space. Tune in to meet the experts using cutting-edge simulation labs to advance the frontiers of science!
    • Undeniably Dairy Virtual Field Trip  October 19th 1:00 PM EST – Take a behind-the-scenes look at how dairy cows are naturally born recyclers, how farmers use innovative practices to be good stewards of the land, and how dairy is delivered from the farm to your fridge
  • As you may have already seen, the Discovery Education Community invites teachers and administrators worldwide to participate in the 2017 Fall VirtCon on Saturday, October 21,  from 8:45AM – 3PM EST.



    To register for the 2017 Fall VirtCon, visit this webpage and use the hashtag #DEPD to follow along with this event on Twitter.  At the conclusion of the 2017 Fall VirtCon, all sessions will be archived and available at the event website.


    About Discovery Education’s Fall VirtCon

    The 2017 Fall VirtCon provides a unique, no-cost opportunity for educators at all levels to improve their teaching practice and gain inspiration through stimulating presentations and interesting conversations about building digital learning environments with their colleagues around the globe.  In addition to providing new perspectives and insight on issues important to today’s educators, VirtCon offers participants the opportunity to connect with their colleagues, share ideas and instructional tools, and discover new digital resources they can immediately integrate into teaching and learning. Last year, approximately 3,000 educators participated in the Fall VirtCon.


    While the 2017 Fall VirtCon includes a variety of engaging online presentations and sessions, it also features a number of ongoing discussions, facilitated by Discovery Education Community members and the expert Discovery Education staff, on timely education topics, including:

    • Share the World with Your Students Through Content, Programs, and Experiences. During this discussion, participants will learn how to combine standards-aligned content, virtual field trips, collaborative projects and more to create engaging student-driven learning opportunities.
    • Reaching Diverse Learners.  This session will provide attendees with new and creative ways to engage diverse learners with multimodal digital content. Attendees will leave this session with five new resources for supporting diverse learners as well as new instructional strategies, fresh ideas and perspectives, and will learn new ways to continue the conversation within the DEN Online Community.
    • Supporting Literacy with Digital Resources. VirtCon participants attending this presentation will learn to incorporate digital literacy resources with new teaching strategies to strengthen the foundational reading, writing and communication skills of their students.
    • Building a STEM Culture. Through this conversation, participants will explore new approaches to fueling the growth of a STEM culture in their school they can immediately integrate into classroom instruction.
  • Get a Tour of the new Discovery Education Studio with Discovery Education Streaming!

    In addition to these sessions, Discovery Education’s team of experts will also take 2017 Fall VirtCon participants on an in-depth tour of Discovery Education Studio, the new suite of content creation tools recently added to Discovery Education Streaming. Empowering the next generation of content creators, Studio provides students everything they need to design, build, and collaborate on projects in real-time. Studio includes a variety of innovative features, including tools that help students formulate online, multiple-page portfolios, as well as digital spaces in which students can safely and easily work together with teachers and their peers on real-time virtual projects. 


    Studio also includes tools that help teachers develop and share lesson plans and other instructional materials with their peers, speeding up the creation process and saving valuable time. Additional teacher tools provide instant feedback on student progress, facilitate the assignment of small classroom work groups, differentiate classroom activities, and more.