Day of Discovery Teacher Workshops
Join us at the iconic home of television broadcast on ‘World Television Day’ for a day of workshops and activities. This FREE day of professional development will leave you with practical examples of how you can use the news to develop powerful writing, critical thinking for online research and creative ways to use digital technologies to collaborate and communicate new ideas.
Please go to the Transmitter Hall accessible via the south terrace on arrival. Please arrive at 08:45 for a 09:00 start.
What’s a Day of Discovery? Our Day of Discovery events are a professional learning experience focused on three simple but important goals: learn, share, connect. Brought to you by the Discovery Education Community, these full-day professional learning events help teachers and support staff learn more about great classroom practice utilising digital content and tools, provide opportunities for participants to share strategies that are working, and connect attendees to their most valuable resource: each other.
Recommended for primary school literacy co-ordinators, computing co-ordinators, teachers, teaching assistants & support staff.
Spotlight on Strategies – effective classroom strategies for integrating the daily news
This session explores the use of video, imagery, audio and digital text in the classroom. Participants will experience a range of proven, highly engaging activities to support interactive teaching and learning strategies which are adaptable and easy to implement across different subjects.
Fake news – determining fact from fiction
This activity will lay out examples of real journalism and fake news, and give the students new tools to help them develop the capacity to distinguish between the two.
Making the news – using green screen and digital tools to create a news report
Within this session, participants will have fun exploring technologies that can transform teaching and learning. This session will model ideas around green screen and video editing. There will be lots of transferable ideas for the classroom.