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Saturday, July 21
 

3:00pm

Registration/Press Photos

Get checked in. Bring your "Hometown Gift" and be ready for a photo shoot!


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Saturday July 21, 2012 3:00pm - 6:00pm
North Hedges Dorms Montana State University

6:00pm

Kick-off/Opening Barbecue

Bison burgers

Local hot dogs

Vegan burgers

Salad

Veggie baked beans

Chips and Salsa

Tea

Lemonade

Water

Brownies

*Arrangements have been made for those with food allergies


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Saturday July 21, 2012 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Flag Pole (unless there's rain!)

7:30pm

Opening Session
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Saturday July 21, 2012 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Ballroom A STRAND UNION BUILDING

8:30pm

Team Meetings

Meet with your team leaders and team!


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Saturday July 21, 2012 8:30pm - 9:00pm
DENSI2012 Montana State University
 
Sunday, July 22
 

7:00am

Breakfast
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Sunday July 22, 2012 7:00am - 8:00am
Miller Dining Hall

9:15am

Group Outing

Destination Yellowstone National Park and Old Faithful. Bring your camera gear.

There will be a group photo!

We'll arrive at Old Faithful around 12:30pm-1pm. Boxed lunches will be provided.

At Old Faithful, you'll have a few choices of things to do.

Buses depart at 4:15.

We'll have snacks for the ride home, but if you want something special bring it along.


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Sunday July 22, 2012 9:15am - 6:00pm
DENSI2012 Montana State University

7:30pm

Team Meetings

Meet with your team leaders and team!


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Sunday July 22, 2012 7:30pm - 7:45pm
DENSI2012 Montana State University

7:45pm

Dinner

Baked ziti

Pizza

Salad

Bobcat bars

*Arrangements have been made for those with food allergies


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Sunday July 22, 2012 7:45pm - 8:15pm
Ballroom A STRAND UNION BUILDING
 
Monday, July 23
 

7:00am

Breakfast
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Monday July 23, 2012 7:00am - 8:00am
Miller Dining Hall

8:15am

Rita's Round-up

Get your day started off right by adding Rita to your morning routine!


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Monday July 23, 2012 8:15am - 8:30am
Ballroom A STRAND UNION BUILDING

8:30am

Opening Session featuring David Warlick
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avatar for David Warlick

David Warlick

Author, Programmer, Public Speaker & 35-Year Educator, The Landmark Project
My passion is finding "...new language and new stories for showing that the purpose of education is not to prepare our children to be weighed and measured at the end of each year, but to prepare them for the future they will shape – and in ways that are as exciting as their future has the potential to be."


Monday July 23, 2012 8:30am - 10:00am
Ballroom A STRAND UNION BUILDING

10:10am

Brain Friendly Learning

What does the latest brain research reveal about teaching and learning? This session will review the latest in neuroscience and explore how implementing a few simple brain friendly teaching strategies can assist in fostering a successful learning environment.


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Monday July 23, 2012 10:10am - 11:00am
Ballroom A STRAND UNION BUILDING

10:10am

Media Makes Learning Fun!

Join me in this hands-on workshop to learn how DE media plus Web 2.0 can make your lessons and projects fun and engaging!  We will explore a few sites and ideas to integrate media and technology, no matter what your subject or grade level.  Bring your laptops- but there are a few iPad ideas, too!


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Monday July 23, 2012 10:10am - 11:00am
Meeting Room 233 STRAND UNION BUILDING

10:10am

QR Codes are the Neo-est Thing!

Enter the Matrix - matrix barcodes, that is! Quick Response - or QR - Codes are popping up everywhere lately. In this session, we'll explore the QR code basics, including creating, accessing, and managing, then dive into ideas for integration. From ketchup bottles to classrooms, come learn or share how QR codes can apply to your instruction!


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Monday July 23, 2012 10:10am - 11:00am
Meeting Room 235 STRAND UNION BUILDING

10:10am

FLIPping Out: Turning Your Class Inside Out

It's the concept that has really FLIPped out the education world. What does it mean to flip your classroom? What does it look like in different grade levels and subject areas? Using images, songs, paper, and pens, learn how to engage your students in new and creative ways. Join us, as we go hands on and create a FLIPped lesson together and see examples of how others have flipped their classes.


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Monday July 23, 2012 10:10am - 12:00pm
Ballroom B STRAND UNION BUILDING

10:10am

Using Student-Created Infographics to Master 21st Century Literacies

An infographic is a visual representation of information. This hands-on workshop will provide an in-depth overview of how best to use student-created infographics as an authentic formative or summative assessment. Kathy will showcase how infographics are created and concentrate on the student literacy skills necessary to research, critique, summarize, and communicate information in a visual way to reach an audience. During the workshop, attendees will create an infographic in small groups to both practice the literacies necessary for infographic creation, as well as share examples with their colleagues.


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Monday July 23, 2012 10:10am - 12:00pm
Ballroom C STRAND UNION BUILDING

11:10am

Something Awesome: Accessibility

Integration of Discovery assets can be something awesome! New tools are available using SMART Notebook 11. And the iPad has accessibility features that will engage all students. Learn about a few apps that will increase student's fluency and reading skills with text to speech capabilities. Learn techniques that will translate into student engagement and creativity for all learners.


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Monday July 23, 2012 11:10am - 12:00pm
Meeting Room 233 STRAND UNION BUILDING

11:10am

Totally Fake Ways to Blow Your Kids' Minds with an iPad

As mobiles like the iPad developed great apps for cameras, microphones, sensors, images, an imagination, there is a lurking potential for playfulness. Can iPads really see through the human body, X-ray inanimate objects, see through metal, detect emotions, and print out rocks? It appears that they can -- or you can certainly make it seem like they can. Bring your devices (and your tricks to share), and relax and roll with (nearly) totally fake ways to blow your kids' minds with iPads. And a total reveal of all trickery.


Speakers
avatar for Hall Davidson

Hall Davidson

Sen Director, Global Learning Initiatives, Discovery Education
Hall Davidson began teaching in 1971. He taught middle and high school English, mathematics, Spanish, and bilingual mathematics. Davidson has been on two college faculties teaching technology for teacher credential candidates. He left the classroom to teach math on television in Los Angeles on an Emmy-winning program and spent 20 years at Los Angeles area PBS stations teaching, leading staff development, championing content creation by students... Read More →


Monday July 23, 2012 11:10am - 12:00pm
Ballroom A STRAND UNION BUILDING

11:10am

What's in Dan's Camera Bag?
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Monday July 23, 2012 11:10am - 12:00pm
Meeting Room 235 STRAND UNION BUILDING

12:00pm

Lunch
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Monday July 23, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Miller Dining Hall

1:00pm

Ayuda! Pomoc! Tulong! Help! I'm an English Learner in a Digital Land

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 benefit students from all backgrounds.


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Monday July 23, 2012 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Ballroom A STRAND UNION BUILDING

1:00pm

Back to School 2012 Sneak Peek!

Be one of the first to get a look at back-to-school updates to Discovery Education resources! You've asked for it, and we've listened: get a sneak peek at the exciting changes we're making to Discovery Education this summer, and find out how we're going mobile, social, and adding even more functionality for you and your students. We'll explore the latest content, features, and resources that will be enhanced for the STREAMING homepage, pages related to the STREAMING page and the My DE page. Don't miss this exclusive preview!


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Monday July 23, 2012 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Ballroom C STRAND UNION BUILDING

1:00pm

Getting Your Students Started with Discovery Education

Are you looking for new ways to engage your students with Discovery Education? Why not put the power of learning at their fingertips through our redesigned Student Center. With unique logins students can browse grade-specific content and access personalized assignments. In this session, we will demonstrate how to get your students up and running with Discovery Education and review how to deliver resources to motivate students, engage higher order thinking, and achieve curriculum learning goals with the support of the newly released Classroom Manager and Assignment Manager.



Monday July 23, 2012 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Ballroom B STRAND UNION BUILDING

1:00pm

Differentiating Your Instruction with Discovery Education's Digital Media

Come explore how you can use Discovery Education’s video, imagery, sounds, and more to reach different learners and deliver that “a-ha!” moment. We'll examine how interactive media can be used to easily customize lessons that allow students to process information through multiple modalities.


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Monday July 23, 2012 1:00pm - 2:50pm
Meeting Room 233 STRAND UNION BUILDING

1:00pm

Learn a Lesson with DE

The challenge in today's digital classroom is the transition from whole group, "sage on the stage" instruction to an inquiry based approach. Come participate in an actual centers based math lesson that utilizes a variety of DE resources. See how total student engagement can be achieved by allowing them to explore concepts, explain what they know, and self evaluate as they progress. After the experience we will debrief and discuss the possible strengths and possible challenges to this instructional approach.


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Monday July 23, 2012 1:00pm - 2:50pm
Meeting Room 235 STRAND UNION BUILDING

2:00pm

The Data-Informed Educator: A Model Of A Teacher As Instructor/Evaluator

Are you and your students worn out from endless assessment that does not consistently yield data that can be readily converted to classroom change? Learn how to incorporate consistent evaluation seamlessly into daily lessons as you master the art of collecting student data using your Discovery Education tools. This session will confirm that we can meet students in their digital environment and engage them in learning even as we check for understanding through the use of the DE Builder Tools. All educators will discover existing resources to assist in creating these innovative assessments and will leave with ideas and examples to explore immediately.


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Monday July 23, 2012 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Ballroom C STRAND UNION BUILDING

2:00pm

Widgets and Gadgets That Will Give You Geekbumps

During this session, we'll pop open the ol' Bottomless Bag of Geekiness and explore some of the gadgets that are giving us nerdgasms! We'll share the latest technology for use both in and out of the classroom as well as where to find all these wonderful toys. From cutting edge learning technologies to flying cars, nothing is off limits! Bonus points will be given to people that bring their own jealousy inspiring gadgets!




Monday July 23, 2012 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Ballroom A STRAND UNION BUILDING

2:00pm

Learn How to Become a Digital Content Creator (Using Pages and iBooks Author)

In this engaging hands-on session, you will learn how you and your students can produce digital content for your classroom projects and share this content throughout the world. Using iBooks Author as well as Pages on the Mac platform, participants will learn how to create a digital book that includes videos, links, photos, 3D graphics, interactive images, assessments and more. I will share how our high school teachers (through an innovative grant) are working on digital content for their classrooms. Find out how our math, science, English, foreign language, ELL, LMC, and social studies teachers are creating content. In addition, student examples will be shared.


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Monday July 23, 2012 2:00pm - 3:50pm
Ballroom B STRAND UNION BUILDING

3:00pm

'WEB: The Sequel' - Digital Storytelling with Web 2.0 Tools

Challenge your students to create digital stories with their own images and video, as well as editable video segments, stunning photos, and a variety of sounds from Discovery Education. We'll look at Voicethread, Animoto, and a few other Web 2.0 tools that can help deepen understanding of curricular content and bring a story to life!


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Monday July 23, 2012 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Meeting Room 235 STRAND UNION BUILDING

3:00pm

Becoming More Productive

Today we have some many tools at our disposal and so many interesting and productive workflows that help us do our jobs better and often learn better. Let's explore some personal productivity tools and the specific ways we use them. This will be a sharing session so come with your problem and solutions you have for being a more productive learner.


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Monday July 23, 2012 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Ballroom A STRAND UNION BUILDING

3:00pm

Round 'Em Up!

I might be a 'tenderfoot' to the ways of the West, but put me around anything coming out of Silicon Valley and I can 'two step' with the best of them! This dude (-ess) will be sharing out goodies 'fine as cream gravy' from my 'saddlebag' during this session on hardware, iDevice apps, and online apps. So 'pony up' and make plans to this 'hoedown' and leave with some tech 'dineros'.


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Monday July 23, 2012 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Ballroom C STRAND UNION BUILDING

3:00pm

Somersaulting the Classroom

Have you been reading about Flipping the Classroom, but are afraid of doing a total flip?  Then Somersaulting the Classroom may be what you need!  In this session, we will look at two different models of online video tutorials and the tools needed to create them.  We will cover using interactive white boards, flipcams, iPhones, Jing, and Screencast-O-Matic.  In addition, we will discuss the use of Edmodo as a tool to store and share your video tutorials in order for students to have access anytime, anywhere.  With all we will cover, our goal is for you to find one that fits your needs!


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Monday July 23, 2012 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Meeting Room 233 STRAND UNION BUILDING

4:00pm

Team Meetings

Meet with your team leaders to debrief, connect, and share.


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Monday July 23, 2012 4:00pm - 4:30pm
DENSI2012 Montana State University

5:00pm

Dinner
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Monday July 23, 2012 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Miller Dining Hall

7:00pm

DENmazing Race
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Monday July 23, 2012 7:00pm - 9:00pm
DENSI2012 Montana State University
 
Tuesday, July 24
 

7:00am

Breakfast
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Tuesday July 24, 2012 7:00am - 8:00am
Miller Dining Hall

8:15am

Rita's Round-up

Get your day started off right by adding Rita to your morning routine!


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Tuesday July 24, 2012 8:15am - 8:30am
Ballroom A STRAND UNION BUILDING

8:30am

Opening Session featuring Paul Andersen

Tuesday July 24, 2012 8:30am - 10:00am
Ballroom A STRAND UNION BUILDING

10:10am

Creative Educational Ways to Use QR Codes

In this session, participants will learn what a QR Code is, how to create them, and how to use them for a variety of educational projects/purposes. Learn how our school is using QR Codes for scavenger hunts, back-to-school events for staff, and variety of student activities. There are so many unique and creative ways to include audio files, video files as well as various handouts and assessments to your projects. This will be a great way for you to learn how to create them and learn about educational ways to use them in your classroom/school.


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Tuesday July 24, 2012 10:10am - 11:00am
Ballroom B STRAND UNION BUILDING

10:10am

Spelunking for Resources – Free Tools from Discovery Education

When was the last time you paused before logging into Discovery Education?  If you have, you've probably noticed that the homepage itself has access to a slew of content, contests, and tools for parents, students, and educators.  Join us as we browse through some of the most sought after gems organized before you login to your DE account.  From webinars to web 2.0 tools there's sure to be something here for you (and your colleagues!).


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Tuesday July 24, 2012 10:10am - 11:00am
Ballroom A STRAND UNION BUILDING

10:10am

Digital Storytelling With One Picture

Photo Story is a free download from Microsoft that does an amazing job of creating "moving" picture movies with the Ken Burns effect, narration, and music. But did you know you can use it to create incredible digital stories with just a single picture? In this session we will demonstrate how to do some advanced editing techniques in Photo Story using a single image from Discovery Streaming.


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Tuesday July 24, 2012 10:10am - 11:10am
Ballroom C STRAND UNION BUILDING

10:10am

Making Cross-Curricular Connections with West Point Bridge Builder

What do Science, Technology, Math, Art, Engineering, Reading, Language Arts, and Discovery Education resources all have in common? BRIDGES! Bridge Building is an exciting activity with so many curricular connections. In this session you will learn to do it virtually with West Point Bridge Builder. We will also learn how to use Discovery Education resources to build foundational knowledge and help students present their ideas and solutions to others!

Download the software ahead of time: http://bridgecontest.usma.edu/download.htm


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avatar for Max Brooks

Max Brooks

Discovery
Max is a life-long learner/sharer who pulls inspiration from all things 'techucational'…like robotics, making movies, and proving what learners know with eportfolios. His roots as a classroom educator, department coordinator, and technology facilitator in Washington, DC assist him in working with schools and districts to support their teaching and learning initiatives. The “print-to-digital” transition is full of challenging... Read More →


Tuesday July 24, 2012 10:10am - 12:00pm
Meeting Room 235 STRAND UNION BUILDING

10:10am

Teachers, Technology, and the Common Core Transition

Ready or not here it comes! The Common Core transition has arrived. What does this mean and how will it impact teaching and learning for you and your students? Join us as we examine practical strategies for using digital content and technologies to engage students in today’s 21st Century classrooms. We'll go hands on to begin developing a Common Core model lesson you can take back for next school year. Session concepts and ideas include the integration of Common Core focused content, pedagogy best practices, and effective use of instructional technology to improve learning for all students.


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Tuesday July 24, 2012 10:10am - 12:00pm
Meeting Room 233 STRAND UNION BUILDING

11:10am

Engage Students through Innovative Assessment

Have a group of students that struggle to show you what they know and can do? We know our students with disabilities, our English language learners and at times, a high percentage of the balance of our students struggle during typical classroom tests. Learn how to break down accessibility barriers as you create more authentic assessments that allow for student flexibility in response. Our presenter will share thoughts on meeting students in their digital environment and engaging them in learning through the assessment process using rubric or performance based assessment. All educators who regularly assess students will discover existing resources to assist in creating these innovative assessments and will leave with ideas and examples to explore immediately.


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Tuesday July 24, 2012 11:10am - 12:00pm
Ballroom B STRAND UNION BUILDING

11:10am

iThink iNeed iPads

Who doesn't love iPads? We'll share the latest ways to use them to access and create with DE content followed by a few of our favorite apps. Be prepared to share your own favorites!




Tuesday July 24, 2012 11:10am - 12:00pm
Ballroom C STRAND UNION BUILDING

11:10am

Notebooks and Journals in the Media Rich Classroom

Today's student learns best when exposed to multiple modes of text. Helping them get all of the information they need from videos, images, reading passages, songs and interactive experiences can be a daunting task. Interactive notebooks, graphic organizers and reflective journals help them make the connections necessary to succeed. This session will explore the use of these tools and more.


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Tuesday July 24, 2012 11:10am - 12:00pm
Ballroom A STRAND UNION BUILDING

12:00pm

Lunch
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Tuesday July 24, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Miller Dining Hall

1:00pm

From "idk" to 'Erudition': How Discovery Education Supports English Language Learners

Being cool and "in-the-know" is tough enough these days. Add to that the pressure of being a non-native English speaker trying to academically demonstrate WHAT you know and you quickly have a recipe for struggle. Learn how Discovery Education resources help English Language Learners overcome these hurdles.


Speakers
avatar for Max Brooks

Max Brooks

Discovery
Max is a life-long learner/sharer who pulls inspiration from all things 'techucational'…like robotics, making movies, and proving what learners know with eportfolios. His roots as a classroom educator, department coordinator, and technology facilitator in Washington, DC assist him in working with schools and districts to support their teaching and learning initiatives. The “print-to-digital” transition is full of challenging... Read More →


Tuesday July 24, 2012 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Ballroom C STRAND UNION BUILDING

1:00pm

Holy Smokes! Big Changes to Discovery Education

This summer, Discovery Education is releasing the biggest update to the user interface interface in years. In this session, come see how your suggestions and ideas have resulted in a new design, a more intuitive interface, social sharing, improved functionality, and more. If you share Discovery Education with others, you'll want to check out the new look and feel before it launches!


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Tuesday July 24, 2012 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Ballroom A STRAND UNION BUILDING

1:00pm

When is Audio More Than Audio? Using Discovery Education Audio and Closed Captioned Media within Your Curriculum

During this session we’ll examine different types of Discovery Education songs, sound effects, speeches and primary source material and learn how they can be incorporated into reading and writing lesson plans. We’ll also explore how this content, when combined with free web 2.0 tools and current office software, can be used to reach different types of learners.


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Tuesday July 24, 2012 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Ballroom B STRAND UNION BUILDING

1:00pm

Do the Mash... DEN Style!

In this session I'll share some creative ways to 'Do the Mash' DEN Style. We'll combine Discovery and Web2.0 applications to create a unique Mash Up that will surely bring out the entertainer in all of us! With the incorporation of paper slideshows, video, voiceovers, music & more, we'll use ge.tt to store/grab resources & start creating! Come and explore a great way to get your students working collaboratively together!


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Tuesday July 24, 2012 1:00pm - 2:50pm
Meeting Room 233 STRAND UNION BUILDING

1:00pm

The STEM Classroom... It Has it All!

STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) can be STEM-ALICIOUS! A (Arts) L (Literacy) I (Integrated) C (Centers or Challenge Based) IOU (Increased Overall Understanding) S (Systemic change)
Come experience a centers based STEM lesson that will show you the power of all of the components listed above. "Learn" the lesson as if you were a member of a student team. Afterwards, we will put on our "Teacher Hats" and discuss the strengths and challenges to this instructional approach.


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Tuesday July 24, 2012 1:00pm - 2:50pm
Meeting Room 235 STRAND UNION BUILDING

2:00pm

Curriculum Connections to Geocaching

Did you know that any curricular area can take advantage of an outdoor geocaching adventure?  We will discuss lots of different ways to bring this fun activity into your classroom using your curriculum.


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avatar for Conni Mulligan

Conni Mulligan

Buncombe County Schools
2012 DEN Guru, STAR Discovery Educator, NC LC DEN Chair, Intel Master Trainer, QTL Instructor, iSafe Certified, FableVision Ambassador, Glogster Ambassador, Microsoft Certified,


Tuesday July 24, 2012 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Ballroom B STRAND UNION BUILDING

2:00pm

Literacy in the Digital Age

This presentation provides a look at thirteen major literacies -- traditional, information, visual, critical, media, tool, digital, data, global, economic, civic, health, and historical. The focus is on embedding them into the curriculum in a meaningful way to ensure students master the skill-set for each. The presentation includes resources, tips, tricks and successful practices to help students internalize these important skills.


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Tuesday July 24, 2012 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Ballroom A STRAND UNION BUILDING

2:00pm

iSee, iClick, iPhotography

Regardless of the device you use for taking photographs (and I hope you took lots and lots during the Photo Walk!), come explore different ways to get those photos from your device to your iPad (via a Camera Connector kit or various other apps) and explore various apps to enhance those images and incorporate them into lessons and other types of 'end products' (yes, that would be the Educator Resources section of the DEN!). Remember, 'We Are Our Own Best Resource!' and we should 'pay it forward' by helping to populate the DEN Educator Resources area.


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Tuesday July 24, 2012 2:00pm - 3:50pm
Ballroom C STRAND UNION BUILDING

3:00pm

A Day in the Life of a Discovery Educator

Join us as we take you on a journey through “A Day in the Life” of a 21st century classroom from the perspective of its teacher. Morning bell to afternoon dismissal, see how digital media from Discovery Education enriches lessons by differentiating instruction, meeting the needs of the individual student.


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Tuesday July 24, 2012 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Meeting Room 233 STRAND UNION BUILDING

3:00pm

Creating Innovative Learning Environments

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 understand creativity and innovation and how to deal with stress. Imagine a learning environment in which ALL students can thrive.


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Tuesday July 24, 2012 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Meeting Room 235 STRAND UNION BUILDING

3:00pm

Making Mobile Media Meaningful: iPads, Mobiles, and Magic

Tablets, mobile phones, and iPads can create and share media (video and audio) in the extended learning anywhere/anytime world. Learn how to send images/videos/audio to common, free "channels" to support classrooms, projects, or entire schools. Use QR codes in surprising ways. Learn about video applications and audio for "dead" phones. Teachers can receive videos, edit and comment, and send them back---all via mobile. Finally, explore the way to pull DE videos into apps do chromakey ("green screen") editing, sharing, stop-motion, effects, build previews, and much, much more. Revisit the old favorite: Turning mobiles and iPads into video microscopes for less than $5. Mobiles are digital project kit bags with and media making inside!


Speakers
avatar for Hall Davidson

Hall Davidson

Sen Director, Global Learning Initiatives, Discovery Education
Hall Davidson began teaching in 1971. He taught middle and high school English, mathematics, Spanish, and bilingual mathematics. Davidson has been on two college faculties teaching technology for teacher credential candidates. He left the classroom to teach math on television in Los Angeles on an Emmy-winning program and spent 20 years at Los Angeles area PBS stations teaching, leading staff development, championing content creation by students... Read More →


Tuesday July 24, 2012 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Ballroom B STRAND UNION BUILDING

3:00pm

The Missing Link(s): Using Technology to Transform Assessment

Effective feedback can be obtained from many sources if the criteria are present. In this session we will explore how feedback can initiate conversation and showcase a few tools that can be used to assist with formative assessment.


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Tuesday July 24, 2012 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Ballroom A STRAND UNION BUILDING

4:00pm

Unconference Planning

On Wednesday, we'll spend our day Un-Conferencing. Come learn about this change of pace and join in on the planning.




Tuesday July 24, 2012 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Ballroom A STRAND UNION BUILDING

4:30pm

Team Meetings

Meet with your team leaders to debrief, connect, and share.


Speakers

Tuesday July 24, 2012 4:30pm - 5:00pm
DENSI2012 Montana State University

5:00pm

Dinner
Speakers

Tuesday July 24, 2012 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Miller Dining Hall

7:00pm

Ice Cream Social
Speakers

Tuesday July 24, 2012 7:00pm - 9:00pm
DENSI2012 Montana State University
 
Wednesday, July 25
 

7:00am

Breakfast
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Wednesday July 25, 2012 7:00am - 8:00am
Miller Dining Hall

8:15am

Rita's Round-up

Get your day started off right by adding Rita to your morning routine!


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Wednesday July 25, 2012 8:15am - 8:30am
Ballroom A STRAND UNION BUILDING

8:30am

Opening Session
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Wednesday July 25, 2012 8:30am - 9:00am
Ballroom A STRAND UNION BUILDING

9:10am

10:10am

11:10am

12:00pm

Lunch
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Wednesday July 25, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Miller Dining Hall

1:00pm

2:00pm

3:00pm

5:00pm

Dinner
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Wednesday July 25, 2012 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Miller Dining Hall

7:00pm

DEN Hoedown Celebration

Grab your partners and let's Do-DEN-Do! Costumes are encouraged.


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Wednesday July 25, 2012 7:00pm - 10:00pm
SUB Rec Center (Room 150)
 
Thursday, July 26
 

7:00am

Breakfast
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Thursday July 26, 2012 7:00am - 8:00am
Miller Dining Hall

8:15am

Rita's Round-up

Get your day started off right by adding Rita to your morning routine!


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Thursday July 26, 2012 8:15am - 8:30am
Ballroom A STRAND UNION BUILDING

8:30am

Closing Session featuring Wes Fryer
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avatar for Wes Fryer

Wes Fryer

Director of Technology, Casady School
Dr. Wesley Fryer (@wfryer) is a teacher, author, speaker, and the Director of Technology for Casady School in Oklahoma City. He is the co-host of the weekly "EdTech Situation Room" webshow and podcast (@edtechSR) and is co-leading an afterschool STEAM club for elementary students in fall 2016 with Megan Thompson (@seeingnewshapes). In 2013-2015 he taught STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) to 4th and 5th grade students at... Read More →


Thursday July 26, 2012 8:30am - 11:00am
Ballroom A STRAND UNION BUILDING

11:00am

Lunch

Boxed lunches will be provided for you as you depart.


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Thursday July 26, 2012 11:00am - 11:30am
DENSI2012 Montana State University