Virtual Event on Integrating Digital Media into Instruction
The Discovery Education Community is offering a no-costvirtual event that will provide teachers and administrators actionable strategies for deepening the integration of digital media into classroom instruction. The2016 Fall VirtCon will take place on October 22, 2016, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (ET). Streamed live, VirtCon will give participants the opportunity to connect with their colleagues, share ideas and instructional tools, and discover new digital resources they can immediately integrate into teaching and learning. While it includes a variety of engaging online workshops and presentations, the 2016 Fall VirtCon also features a number of ongoing discussions on timely education topics, including Literacy Through Digital Content, Learner Agency and Student Ownership, Professional Learning Strategies, and Collaborative STEM. Virtual participants will be able to interact with others by joining the online Twitter chat, using the hashtag #FallVirtCon. At the conclusion of the 2016 Fall VirtCon, all sessions will be archived and available on the VirtCon website.
NPR invites students around the country to create a podcast and then—with the help of a teacher—compete for a chance to win NPR’s grand prize and have their work featured on national public radio. This contest is for teachers with students between grades 5 and 12.
Based in Australia, Fizzics Education hosts more than 150 freeresources, including science activities and experiments, and podcasts with teaching ideas. For example, in a November 2019 podcast, two educators describe how they help their learners understand STEM from the early years and onward.
Since its launch in 2011, the Teaching with the Library of Congress blog has included more than 900 posts covering a wide range of topics and suggesting various strategies for deepening student engagement and learning.