Discovery Education hosts hundreds of free webinars every year. Below you will find archives from a few of our favorites. Come back often, as we'll be adding new presentations to the list as well as some of our favorites from the last few years!
The majority of our webinar archives are available through the DEN Educator Resource Library. Please note, you do need to be logged in to access these resources. Once within the resource library, do a search for the keyword "webinar" to see the archived webinars that we have available for viewing.
Below are just a few highlights from our webinar archives:
Discovery Connect with Major Max Moga
Air Force Major Paul Moga of the Air Combat Command's 1st Fighter Wing shared his experiences as a pilot, a television series host, and an American hero! Paul "Max" Moga is the host of Showdown: Air Combat, a Military Channel series which offers amazing insight into the aircraft's,the weaponry and ground-breaking tactics employed in some of the most compelling historical dogfights. During this one hour webinar, he shared his knowledge and expertise of all forms of aircraft from throughout history all the way up to today's cutting-edge F-22 Raptor.
Putting the Bling in Your Builders
During our 2009 Fall Virtual Conference, Tech or Treat, Steve Dembo shared some of his favorite tips for integrating Web 2.0 sites into the Discovery Education Builders. These tips are so good they're scary! You can view the rest of the sessions from the 2009 VirtCon by visiting the archives here.
EdTechConnect with Alan Levine
It was not long ago that producing multimedia digital content required expensive equipment and technical expertise; we are at the point now where anyone can create and publish very compelling content with nothing more complex than a web browser. This session covered a basic basic story development that can be created in a web 2.0 tool using images, audio, and/or video. He uses the word "story" in a general sense; it may be a deeply personal one of the digital storytelling variety, or it may be a tale of a travel trip, or a simple multimedia presentation. It consists of more than one type of media (images + text, audio + images, etc) that are assembled on the web, and can be linked to or embedded into other web sites. And just to prove it can be done, he told the same story as an example for every tool!
Polar Bears in a Changling Climate
Polar bears and their habitat are affected by climate change, as are many other species and environments around the world. Through Challenge Based Learning, students can become actively involved in authentic, scientific studies, creatively design solutions, and take action to make a difference both locally and globally. Join Julene Reed during this session to learn how the polar bears in the Hudson Bay area are being affected by climate change, how Challenge Based Learning can engage students in related activities that are based on 21st century education skills, and how the"Tundra Connections" program from Polar Bears International is providing educators and students with live videoconferencing and webcast opportunities with scientists on the tundra as well as curriculum resources to inspire action and make a difference.
Michio Kaku is a best selling author, host of two national weekly science radio programs, and frequent guest on television shows including Larry King, 60 Minutes, 20/20 and many more. He has hosted numerous series for the Science Channel and is currently increasing people's Science IQ every Sunday night in the series "SciQ". If you've ever seen Michio speak before, you know that he has a brilliant ability to break down incredibly complex theories and explain them in ways that anybody can understand. On on December 17th, shared his ideas directly with teachers and students.