Discovery To Host Free Event on Using Technology in Science Education

Discovery Education has announced the Discovery Educator Network SCIcon (DENSCIcon) 2010, a free, virtual professional development event demonstrating the many ways educators can integrate digital content and educational technologies into science education.

The event will be held Saturday, Jan. 9 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. EST and will offer a variety of individual sessions on the topic, including teaching global climate change issues, real-world applications for classroom science instruction; paperless instruction; hands-on activities; challenge-based learning; teaching with video from Mythbusters (Discovery Channel's series that subjects all sorts of myth to hands-on testing); and fun, easy and effective science experiments.

Between educational sessions, there will be 10-minute informational sessions on the company's online media offerings, including STEM Connect and the newly launched Siemens STEM Academy, along with national science contests for K-12 students, including the "We Can Change the World" Challenge and the 3M Young Scientist Challenge.

For more information on DENSCIcon 2010, visit the event Web page. To register for the online sessions, visit the registration page.

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