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This presentation preceded a lab session that refined teacher integration of unitedstreaming and introduced teachers to the benefits of membership in the Discovery Educator Network.

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Den Star Boot Camp

  1. 1. Discovery Educator Network STAR Boot Camp
  2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>What is the Discovery Educator Network? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What is the connection between the DEN and unitedstreaming, and other Discovery Communication products? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Membership Levels – Discovery Educator, STAR Educator </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Benefits, responsibilities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Community connections </li></ul></ul><ul><li>* BREAK * </li></ul><ul><li>Lab Session </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Integrating unitedstreaming and DEN resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Registering for DEN membership </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Discovery Education <ul><li>Discovery Education is a division of Discovery Communications, the leading global real-world and knowledge-based media company. </li></ul><ul><li>The leader in digital video-based learning, Discovery Education produces and distributes high-quality digital video content in easy-to-use formats, in all core-curricular subject areas. </li></ul><ul><li>Its award-winning digital learning resources are licensed to more than half the schools across the United States. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Discovery Education <ul><li>Discovery Education is committed to creating scientifically proven, standards-based digital resources for teachers, students, and parents. </li></ul><ul><li>Through strategic partnerships with more than 25 public television stations across the country, its public service initiatives, products, and joint business ventures, Discovery Education helps educators around the world harness the power of broadband and media to connect their students to a world of learning. </li></ul>
  5. 5. How is DEN connected to other Discovery initiatives? <ul><li>The Discovery Corporation’s education division sponsors a number of products and services to support teaching and learning: </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Unitedstreaming </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Discovery School </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Discovery Educator Network </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 6. unitedstreaming
  7. 7. What is unitedstreaming ?
  8. 8. unitedstreaming <ul><li>This flagship school service is the only digital video-based learning resource scientifically proven to increase academic achievement. </li></ul><ul><li>Featuring more than 5,000 full-length videos segmented into 50,000 content-specific video segments, unitedstreaming allows teachers to seamlessly integrate its content into their curriculum. </li></ul><ul><li>Today, more than half the schools across the United States are licensed to use unitedstreaming, benefiting more than 30 million students across the United States. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Supporting Teachers <ul><li>Discovery Education ensures your successful use of unitedstreaming by providing a full range of professional development options to satisfy the time and availability needs of every teacher, media specialist, and technology staff member. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Interactive Training </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Webinars </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>School-Based Workshops </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Instructional Materials </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Interactive Training <ul><li>Self-directed lessons give time-strapped learners the option to earn certificate and professional development credits - day or night - at unitedstreaming .com. </li></ul><ul><li>Lessons consist of four engaging instructional modules that demonstrate best practices for integrating Discovery Education unitedstreaming digital media, and provide Web-based, hands-on experience at each learner's pace. </li></ul><ul><li>The modules also include activities and downloadable resources to help teachers develop their own multimedia lesson plans. </li></ul><ul><li>Upon completion, learners receive a Discovery Education certificate for optional continuing education credit. </li></ul>
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  12. 12. Webinars <ul><li>All Discovery Education unitedstreaming users have access to live, one-hour Web-based presentations on an ongoing basis -- free of charge. </li></ul><ul><li>Pre-register in the Professional Development section of unitedstreaming .com, and get free instruction from a certified Discovery Education instructor on innovative ways to integrate unitedstreaming into your curriculum. </li></ul><ul><li>With WebEx and a phone line, participants can get immediate answers to their questions during the session. </li></ul><ul><li>Presentations are held at different times each week. </li></ul>
  13. 13. School-Based Workshops <ul><li>STAR Discovery Educators or Discovery trainers will discuss strategies for integrating Discovery Education unitedstreaming into your specific educational scenario. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Instructional Materials <ul><li>A wide range of online support materials are available in the Professional Development section. </li></ul><ul><li>Download the latest version of the User's Guide, Quick Start card, Training Kit, and unitedstreaming in Action pdf one-sheeters on a variety of topics from the Trainer's Toolkit. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Some offer customizable options to include your logo in the header section. </li></ul></ul>
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  20. 20. Discovery Educator Network
  21. 21. What is the DEN? <ul><li>The Discovery Educator Network is a global community of educators excited by the power of digital media. </li></ul><ul><li>By collaborating and sharing their knowledge and ideas, Discovery Educators every day find new ways to use the power of Discovery to bring the richness of digital media into their teaching environments. </li></ul><ul><li>Through the online forum and ideas exchange at , Discovery Educators connect with peers who share a passion for using digital media to make classrooms come alive. </li></ul>
  22. 22. What is the DEN? <ul><li>As a member of the Discovery Education Network, every educator gains access to a wide range of resources, professional development activities and networking opportunities – plus entry to exclusive Discovery Educator events and opportunities to preview new Discovery Education products and services. </li></ul><ul><li>Members also get access to valuable tools – including training kits, lesson resources and support materials -- to help them make the most of their digital media. </li></ul>
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  26. 28. Other DEN Blogs <ul><li>DEN National </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Digital Passports </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Digital Storytelling </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Media Matters </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Implementation </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>
  27. 30. Why join DEN or become a STAR? <ul><li>Discovery Education invites dynamic teachers passionate about integrating digital media and technology in their classroom to become members of the Discovery Educator Network. </li></ul><ul><li>Discovery Educators will benefit through access to a wide range of resources including professional development, networking opportunities and Discovery Educator events. </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>
  28. 31. Lab Sessions <ul><li>Tasks </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Register for the DEN or apply for STAR status </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Familiarize yourself with the professional development resources in unitedstreaming </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>unitedstreaming > Professional Development > (Teaching Tips, Best Practices, Interactive Training, or Project Demonstrations) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Review the implementation ideas for unitedstreaming and think of ways you can share with your colleagues </li></ul></ul>