Days of Discovery are professional learning experiences focused on three important goals.
learn · share · connect
These full-day, professional learning events help teachers and administrators learn more about integrating digital content into their curriculum, provide opportunities for participants to share effective instructional strategies, and connect attendees to their most valuable resource: each other.
Make connections with fellow community members and learn from presentations by DEN STAR Educators, members of the Discovery Education team, and special guests. These FREE learning opportunities are open to all Discovery Education users.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is a Day of Discovery?
A Day of Discovery is a full-day professional learning event organized by Discovery Education with assistance from local Discovery Educators.
The goal of each day is to provide educators with new skills and strategies to enhance their use of technology in the classroom and increase the use of Discovery Education digital resources.
Sessions are presented by the Discovery Education team as well as members of the Discovery Educator Network (DEN) Community. Days of Discovery provide a networking, sharing, and learning environment.
What is the format and agenda?
A Day of Discovery begins with a provided light breakfast following by a few opening remarks from the host. There are morning breakout sessions following the opening.
Discovery Education provides lunch on-site, and attendees can use this time to reflect on the morning, network, and enjoy the company of fellow Discovery Educators.
There are several options for attendees to hear from fellow educators about projects, ideas, resources, and tools they have used in their classrooms. There is an afternoon session and then a group closing – with prizes!
What is the cost?
Nothing! Zero! Yes, you read that correctly.
What about lunch?
We provide lunch (and a light breakfast, too).
Who can attend?
If your school subscribes to Discovery Education Streaming, Techbook or any other Discovery Education service, this event is for you.
If you are interested in learning more about what Discovery Education offers, you’re welcome too. The one thing everyone has in common is a willingness to learn.
These events are for anyone who wants to spend the day thinking about, talking about, and learning about how to improve educational practice and use of Discovery Education digital resources.
What should I bring?
Please bring a fully-charged device (laptop, tablet, etc.), charger, and knowledge of your Discovery Education username and password. We also suggest being ready to learn, share, and connect.
Will someone from Discovery Education be at the event?
Yes, a few members of the Discovery Education team will join you and other Discovery Educators from the area.
What does a session look like?
Sessions vary by presenter. You may experience a round table discussion, a hands-on workshop, or a more formal breakout session. Throughout sessions and the day there are opportunities to network and share best practices.
Can I present?
If you have an idea for a Day of Discovery presentation, submit your proposal for consideration. You are an expert and are doing great things in education. Share those ideas! Contact Emily_Wirth@Discovery.com with presentation questions.
What if I register and can no longer attend?
A Day of Discovery is an exciting event and we expect there to be a waiting list. We understand that last-minute conflicts or emergencies happen. Please just let us know as soon as you can so we can make adjustments.
If you are no longer able to attend, look on your specific location page and contact the event leader. We’d like to be able to let another Discovery Educator join the experience.
What if I still have questions about a Day of Discovery event?