Friday, December 13, 2013

Professional Development with Discovery Education, Steve Dembo, Dean Shareski, and Kathy Schrock

Sponsored post: Discovery Education and Wilkes University are long-term supporters of Free Technology for Teachers. I've worked with Discovery Education on a number of occasions. Discovery Education is staffed with fantastic people who have classroom experience.

Discovery Education and Wilkes University have once again joined forces to launch a new 12-credit program designed to prepare educators to meet the challenges and opportunities of the ever-changing digital classroom. Called the EDGE Letter of Endorsement, this program provides another pathway to expertise in emerging technologies and allows participating teachers to stay on the cutting edge of digital technology and instruction.


The EDGE program (Emerging trends and technologies, Digital transition, Graduate level, Endorsed skill set) is a unique professional development opportunity that combines a forward-thinking curriculum with existing and proven pedagogy.  The EDGE program's coursework focuses on exploring critical topics such as mobile learning, digital literacy, inquiry-based learning, and internet tools for teaching.


EDGE courses are offered fully online for added convenience and affordability, and access to Discovery Education¹s full suite of services, including Discovery Education Streaming, Discovery Education Streaming Plus, Discovery Education Science Techbook, and Discovery Education Social Studies Techbook are included in the tuition.


Want to learn more about the program?  On Monday, December 16th at 7pm ET, you can join Kathy Schrock, and course designers Dean Shareski and Steve Dembo, for a discussion about the changing state of professional development including the EDGE Letter of Endorsement.


Requirements for ongoing professional development are shifting within schools, and the options for learning are increasing rapidly. Between degree programs, conferences, workshops, and e-learning events, there have never been more options for extending your own professional growth. Schrock and her panel of experts will guide you through some of the best options out there, and share insights into the new courses that they have recently created.


If you’d like to attend the Hangout, you can RSVP here!