A Day of Discovery is a professional learning experience focused on three simple but 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 strategies that are working, and connect attendees to their most valuable resource: each other. Make connections with fellow community members and learn from presentations by STAR Discovery Educators, members of the Discovery Education team and special guests. This FREE learning opportunity is open to any Discovery Education user.
2018 Tour Stops:
Fort Lauderdale, FL – March 10
Orange County, CA – TBA
Philadelphia, PA – TBA
Denver, CO – TBA
Charlotte, NC – September 29
Milwaukee, WI – TBA
Boston, MA – TBA
Detroit, MI – TBA
Nashville, TN – TBA
Frequently Asked Questions
What exactly is a Day of Discovery?
A Day of Discovery is a full day professional learning event organized by the Discovery Education Community Team with assistance from local community members. The goal of the 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 Education Community. Overall, the day provides a great networking, sharing, and learning environment.
What is the format and agenda?
A Day of Discovery begins with a 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.
What should I bring?
Your smiling self, energized and ready to learn, connect, and share. Also, please bring a fully-charged device (laptop, tablet, etc.), charger, and your Discovery Education username and password.
Will someone from Discovery Education be at the event?
Yes, a few members of your Discovery Education team will join other Discovery Education Community members 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?
You are an expert at something and are doing great things in education. Share those ideas! If you have an idea for a Day of Discovery presentation, submit your proposal for consideration. Contact Jannita Demian with any 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. 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 eager life-long learner join in on the experience. We understand that last-minute conflicts or emergencies happen. Please just let us know as soon as you can so we can make adjustments.
What if I still have questions about a Day of Discovery event?
Email Jannita Demian.