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Multimedia Presentations

In this course, participants will learn how to transform traditional, two-dimensional presentations into multi-dimensional interactive experiences that facilitate engagement and achievement. Discovery Education Professional Development master teachers will demonstrate and teach the ways to create dynamic and educational multimedia lessons that support existing lessons and curriculum needs. This course focuses on the use of PowerPoint or Keynote as foundations for planning curricular lessons that are embedded with Discovery Education media assets such as images, songs, and video segments. Participants in the course will be given guided time to create their own lesson plans with embedded resources and assessments. Upon completion of this workshop, educators will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to spark and engage students’ learning through the use of interactive presentations.


  • Teachers
  • Facilitators
  • Instructional Coaches


  • 6 hours

Maximum Participants

  • 25

System Requirements

  • Lab setting with one computer for each participant
  • Internet access
  • Presentation station with computer for presenter
  • Required Software: MS PowerPoint (2003, 2007) or Keynote


  • None

Recommended Companion Courses

  • n/a

Learning Outcomes

By the completion of this session participants will be able to:

  • Understand why media impacts the brain and learning.
  • Examine sample multimedia presentations created by teachers from across the globe.
  • Understand how non-linguistic representations and advanced organizers are dynamic instructional strategies that impact learning.
  • Combine text, images, audio, and video to create multimedia presentations that match their current curriculum.
  • Observe a sample model lesson.

Sample Agenda

  1. Students and multimedia presentations
  2. Multimedia sample projects
  3. Model lesson
  4. Demonstration Kit
  5. Hands on time for creation of presentations
  6. Group sharing
  7. Debrief and evaluation

Specifically in this learning community, we saw our student gains over 25% in one year which was just remarkable growth.

Scott Muri

Area Superintendent, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools