Professional Development

Discovery Education to Present Two Free PD Events in SF and Seattle


Discovery Education, a provider of digital content and professional development (PD) for K–12 classrooms, invites superintendents and educators nationwide to participate in Powerful Practices: The Instructional Leadership Experience. These two, free, one day interactive PD events will take place Feb. 24 in San Francisco and March 10 in Seattle, WA.

The sessions will engage participants in conversations with respected education experts and explore innovative instructional leadership practices that make a significant difference in teaching and learning.

Discovery Education has designed these PD events to provide opportunities for educators to participate in hands-on activities throughout the day, explore digital resources that build student engagement and connect, network and collaborate with their peers. Powerful Practices is designed specifically for public and private school leaders interested in improving their students’ academic achievement through the application of innovative teaching and learning practices, according to a news release. Attendees are expected to leave this experience with cost-neutral, actionable strategies that can be implemented and scaled in any K–12 setting.

The Powerful Practices event in San Francisco will be held at the Grand Hyatt San Francisco, and the one in Seattle will be held at the Hyatt at Olive 8. George Couros, a distinguished Canadian education leader and expert on the innovator’s mindset, will keynote both events. He has worked with all K–12 levels as a teacher, technology facilitator and administrator, and is the author of the book, “The Innovator’s Mindset: Empower Learning, Unleash Talent, and Lead a Culture of Creativity.”

During his keynote, Couros will discuss how to improve student achievement by leading with an innovator’s mindset. Then, participants will discuss best practices in personalized learning, literacy, culturally responsive teaching and student engagement. They will also explore how digital resources can be used to enrich inquiry-based learning experiences for all students, and how this approach can be effective when differentiating instruction to meet the needs of students with special needs and English language learners.

For more details, or to register for either Power Practice event, visit Discovery Education’s website.

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Richard Chang is associate editor of THE Journal. He can be reached at [email protected].