Teaching Science through Digital Media

“The number one benefit of technology is that it empowers people to do what they want to do. It lets people be creative. It lets people be productive. It lets people learn things they didn't think they could learn before, and so in a sense, it is all about potential.”

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Technology is an integral part of every modern classroom. Learn how to incorporate digital media and technology tools into your lessons to improve student motivation and engagement.

For this workshop, attendees are asked to bring their own laptops to access online materials and activities. Please do NOT bring ipads or tablets. Attendees will participate in group activities and discussions that focus on incorporating technology into the classroom environment. Attendees will learn how to integrate technology into old lessons, and develop new lessons around new technology. As well as learning how to use popular tools like:

  • screen capture software,
  • survey tools,
  • rubric generators,
  • video conferencing software,
  • site/blog builders,
  • virtual lab activities, and
  • online science teaching resources digital lesson plans.

Discussions will focus on how these technologies are best used in science classrooms and how they can be implemented to enhance the specific content of various topics. An engaging troubleshooting and Q&A session with attendee generated content allows attendees to address topics personally relevant to them.

All attendees will receive access to digital media pieces created by The Partnership in Education, including:

  • DVDs,
  • Digital Lesson Plans,
  • Games, and
  • App Downloads.

Brinley Kantorski

Director, Education and Curriculum Development, The Partnership in Education

Brinley Kantorski is the Director of Education and Curriculum Development at The Partnership in Education, a non-profit educational media company. She received her B.S. in Biology and her M.S. in Secondary Education, both from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA. She holds teaching licenses in several states, including Pennsylvania, Ohio, Virginia, South Carolina, Georgia, and Colorado. This is her 6th year presenting at The Environmental Sciences Summer Institute.

Devan Stratton

Devan Stratton is a graduate of Duquesne University, in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Biological Sciences in 2014. She also attended Duquesne to earn Masters in Secondary Science Education in 2015. Since graduation, Devan has been working at Northeast High School in Philadelphia teaching 9th grade Physical Science and Biology. This is her 2nd year presenting at The Environmental Sciences Summer Institute.