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Course Progression and Descriptions


Eureka! (Summer Camp Initiative)
6-hour course
 
Educators learn how to implement Discovery Education’s five-day, standards-based STEM curriculum. In addition to exploring the rich resources provided, participants have an opportunity to customize the camp materials to their context. A Discovery Education Specialist provides planning tools to meet the diverse needs of students as well as suggestions to address technology access. Participants explore integration strategies for the digital materials used throughout the camp. Participants receive time to plan their daily  summer camps.
Read, Write, and Think Like a Scientist Day 1
6-hour course
 
 
Begin to integrate literacy strategies into your science lessons. In this course, a Discovery Education Specialist helps participants learn how to foster this reciprocal relationship using rich text, digital media, interactive writing, and high-yield reading strategies. Through an inquiry experience, reading and writing strategies are examined to guide the development of content knowledge and practice scientific thinking while enhancing their literacy skills. Participants explore strategies for building the critical analysis skills applicable to written text, science labs, media, and more.
Read, Write, and Think Like a Scientist Day 2
6-hour course
 
This course is an engaging follow-up to Read, Write and Think, Like a Scientist Day One, and focuses specifically on the value of scientific thinking and how to make it explicit to students. Participants engage in a scientific investigation. Strategies that highlight specific ways in which scientists approach and interact with text are examined and applied through hands-on exercises. A Discovery Education Specialist guides participants through the application of the scientific process to create a digital story and draft a written response describing specific understandings learned during  the investigation.
Science 2.0: Powerful Strategies for Increasing Engagement
6-hour course
 
 
Turn on the creativity! In this course, participants focus on improving historical content knowledge acquisition using resources from Discovery Education Science Techbook™. Participants also learn how to use Web 2.0 tools to foster student  collaboration, critical thinking, and engagement. A Discovery Education Specialist helps participants use digital media in conjunction with the principles of universal design to provide multiple means for students to represent and express their scientific understanding. Time is provided for participants to create their own projects and lessons.
Digital Storytelling in Science
6-hour course
 
Explore innovative ways for students to demonstrate understanding of scientific concepts! Digital Storytelling engages your students in higher levels of critical  thinking as they create movies to show their level of understanding around concepts in science. In this course, a Discovery Education Specialist helps participants learn to combine text, images, audio, and video to tell stories that make scientific concepts stick. Participants use a PC, MAC, or mobile device to create simple to complex  digital stories as they explore the art of digital storytelling and the ways it can be used in an inquiry-driven lesson. 
 

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