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Inside :30 Webinar Series

Professional Learning for
Busy District-Level Administrators

Inside :30 is a new thought-provoking webinar series that will explore important educational topics and provide you with innovative ideas to make improvements in teaching and learning...all in just 30 minutes.

Discovery Education Professional Development

Leading Experts. Trending Topics. Provocative Conversations.

We understand that your time is limited, so we have designed a platform for dialogue with industry experts and educational leaders around trending topics and issues in education.

Each 30-minute webinar focuses on one topic woven through three segments:

  • Conversation with an industry thought leader who will discuss pedagogy, research and national trends and issues
  • Update from Discovery Education
  • Discussion with a district administrator who will spotlight a district initiative –lessons learned and advice for other district leaders
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Every session will be broadcast LIVE.

All sessions will be archived and available immediately following the presentation.

Upcoming and Archived Webinars

Mark your calendar for this compelling series. All webinars will start at 2:00PM EST and end at 2:30PM EST

Upcoming Webinars

We are currently scheduling our next round of webinars. Stay tuned!

Archived Webinars

June 7, 2016: An Inside Look at a Digital Textbook

This webinar gives curriculum and instruction leaders an inside look at a digital textbook. If you haven’t made the jump to who have not yet made the jump to digital and want to learn more about how a digital textbook can enhance teaching and learning in your district, watch this webinar in which Discovery Education’s Justin Karkow demonstrates the benefits of going digital using examples from Math, Social Studies, and Science Techbook.

Justin Karkow, Director, Discovery Education

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June 25, 2015: Taking Your District Digital… Building Shared Vision & Collective Ownership

Inside :30 | Leadership

You’ve committed to going digital, but how do you build consensus around your vision and engage key stakeholders in building and implementing a long-term plan? Join this engaging conversation between leading Superintendents as they discuss how they’ve tackled these challenges and built solid digital plans for their districts.

Dr Karen Couch, Superintendent Kent County Public Schools 
Dr Luvelle Brown, Superintendent Ithaca City School District
Dr Johnna Weller, Director Discovery Education

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May 14, 2015: Fueling Innovation Through a Shared Leadership Model

Developing Teachers As Leaders

Driving change within our schools requires skilled leadership from both administrators and teachers. How do we ensure that we have the environment and strategies in place for innovation to be successful? Join this conversation with national leaders in education about practical yet scaleable professional development models that develop teachers as leaders and accelerate system-wide initiatives.

Joellen Killion, Senior Advisor/Learning Forward, author of Coaching Matters published in 2012
Dr Carol Wetzel, Senior Director/Discovery Education
Rob Underwood, Assistant Superintendent/Burkburnett ISD

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April 15, 2015: Building Effective Science Practices With the 5E Model of Instruction

The 5E model of instruction has long been recognized as an important model of instruction for the effective teaching of science practices in K-12. Hear from experts and a school district on how the 5E model can balance the critical thinking and problem solving skills with the disciplinary literacy and analytical writing skills needed for our students to succeed in science and beyond.

Brooke Bourdélat-Parks Ph.D, Senior Science Educator, BSCS
Patricia Hagan Ed.D, Director, Science, Discovery Education
Curt Witthoff, Co-ordinator, K-12 Science & Environmental Education, Collier County Public Schools, FL

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March 25, 2015: Building A Culture of STEM Teaching & Learning From Vision to Practice!

Growing consensus and shared understanding around your STEM vision, culture and curriculum can be challenging. Having a long-term plan addressing the many stakeholders involved is critical, but where should you begin? Join this conversation with a leading STEM expert and district who has tackled the challenges.

Peg Cagle, Professor, Vanderbilt University
Cindy Moss, Global Director STEM, Discovery Education
Rukiya Curvey-Johnson, Executive Director STEM Initiatives, Chicago Public Schools

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March 18, 2015: Increasing Math Achievement at the Secondary Level: What Should Be in Your Professional Development Plan?

Ensuring that students meet more rigorous math standards requires a coherent and comprehensive plan for preparing and supporting teachers and administrators. Hear from experts and a school district about the pedagogical and practical considerations in building an effective professional development plan.

Watch On Demand | Download Slides | Additional Resources: NCTM Research Brief, Principles to Action NCTM, Math PD Tips

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Problems Worth Solving

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Strategies to Support STEM Teaching and Learning.

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Discovery Education Science Techbook

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Inspiring the Scientist in Every Student

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Teacher Approved. Research Based.

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