Unique professional development opportunities can be a great experience for educators incorporating 21st Century learning in their classrooms. For Science Educators, SCIcon 2011 is a virtual on-line event you will want to be a part of. Attend on line, meet others at an on-site venue, or attend the real event in person. I am especially excited since this event is hosted in Fort Wayne Indiana (my hometown) and involves the Discovery Education Network (DEN), of which I am a member. In fact, I would like to take this opportunity to reach out to all of those educators in Indiana and invite you to send me an inquiry about becoming a DEN member. As always take a moment to comment (looking to hear from Indiana), subscribe to this Blog by RSS or email, and follow me on Twitter (mjgormans)! Read on to find out more about this all day Saturday, January 22, 2011 event! Have a great week! – Mike
On January 22, 2011, my hometown of Fort Wayne, Indiana will be the center of Science and STEM education for educators across the country. If you are in the Fort Wayne area you may want to register to attend in person and have the special opportunity to meet and attend a presentation by Reed Timmer, Extreme Meteorologist and TVN team leader, for Discovery Channel’s hit series Stormchasers. Now, if you are not in the Fort Wayne, Indiana area, then check to see if there is a regional venue get together listed at the bottom of this post. You will have the opportunity to join, network, and meet other like minded educators in your area. Perhaps you wish to just tune in from your own home via the internet.
Discovery’s SCIcon 2011 is an online conference (with a twist) focused on providing participants with some of the most effective strategies for transforming their science classes through the meaningful and effective integration of digital media content. This virtual conference is made up of hourly sessions starting at 9:00 EST with a last session ending at 3:00 PM EST. These informational and engaging sessions include; The Five E’s of Inquiry-Based Instruction with Patti Duncan, The Student Experience: Engaging and Assessing Young Scientists with Mike Bryant, Real Students, Real Teachers, Real Results: Implementing Discovery Education Science with Cindi Moss, Top Ten Free Science Resources from Discovery Education with Porter Palmer, Hands-On Digital with Brad Fountain/Lance Rougeux, and Into The Storm: Following The Love Of Science with Extreme Meteorologist and TVN team leader, for Discovery’s Stormchasers.
Join thousands of educators from around the world for an amazing day of professional development sessions, networking and sharing.
Register for the online sessions at: http://links.discoveryeducation.com/scicon
You can also register to attend one of these in-person on-site venues. If you are in the Fort Wayne area then you have the opportunity to attend a real special event. In Fort Wayne you will be at the hub of all the action as the conference is broadcast live over the internet to the rest of the nation.
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.)
Thanks for joining me for this post highlighting this free professional development opportunity. I have a lot more great 21st Century Educational resources, ideas, and reflections coming to this Blog all year long. Please take a moment to subscribe by RSS or email and you can also follow me on Twitter (mjgormans). Hope to see you at SCIcon 2011. – Mike