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Ignite My Future In School Day of Discovery - Janesville School District, W...

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Franklin Middle School

450 N Crosby Ave

Janesville, WI 53548

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Join us at the Ignite My Future In School Day of Discovery for a customized in-person professional development experience brought to you by leaders at the forefront of computational thinking. Our Day of Discovery is designed to connect you with your fellow educators and will equip participants with the tools they need to start incorporating the skills associated with computational thinking into classroom learning activities.

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8:30 am Welcome & Registration

8:40 am Opening Remarks & Agenda Review

Susanne Thompson, Vice President Discovery Education

8:50 am Introduce Keynote Speaker

Keynote: Computational Thinking Alive in My Classroom

Dacia “Dr. Drizzle” Jones: Discovery Education Professional Development Expert

9:15 am Processing and Interacting with a Six-Word Story

Kim Wright, Discovery Education Professional Development Expert

9:40 am Dive into Ignite My Future Site

Kim Wright, Discovery Education Professional Development Expert

10:00 am BREAK

10:15am Break Out Sessions – Mixed Content Areas

Five Groups of Mixed Grade Levels and Mixed Content Areas – Multiple DE Presenters

Participants will break into five (5) working groups to experience an immersive, computational thinking learning activity modeled in a transdisciplinary manner. Participants will join an experienced teacher conducting a learning activity that engages all content areas to solve a real-world problem. Teachers will also have time to use and explore the resources on the Ignite My Future site and see the connections to the Discovery Streaming Plus resources.

11:30 pm SOS Strategy, Building Community, and Action Planning

Cindy Wallace, Discovery Education Professional Development Expert

Participants will reflect on their learning and process their understanding with the use of a DE SOS Strategy

Beginning to Build Community

Introduce Action Planning Protocol

12:00 pm LUNCH

1:10 pm Model Lessons – Working in Subject Area Teams

Groups of Subject Area Teams – Multiple DE Presenters

Subject area teams will divide into groups to engage in a model lesson learning experience to see and feel computational thinking at work in each of the four subject areas: math, science, social studies, and electives. Teachers will work in small, subject area groups to explore, test, learn, engage, and ask questions from a Discovery Professional Development expert. Action planning protocols will be used to record thoughts, reflections, and initial action steps to try one computational thinking learning activity.

2:30 pm Reflection & Closure Activity

Collegial Sharing & Reflection

Next Steps, Capturing Feedback & Group Photo

3:00 pm End of Day

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