PBS & CR20: Dig into Early Science Instruction with Dinosaur Train

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PBS & CR20: Dig into Early Science Instruction with Dinosaur Train

Time: September 21, 2009 from 8pm to 9pm
Location: Elluminate (Eastern Daylight Time)
Event Type: pbs, webinar
Organized By: Steve Hargadon
Latest Activity: Sep 22, 2009

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Full Elluminate Recording: https://sas.elluminate.com/p.jnlp?psid=2009-09-21.1638.M.C7019E4E4FF762E6585A112B534140.vcr
Portable Audio: http://audio.edtechlive.com/cr20/pbsdinosaurtrain.mp3
Portable Video: http://audio.edtechlive.com/cr20/pbsdinosaurtrain.m4v
Chat Log: http://audio.edtechlive.com/cr20/pbsdinosaurtrain.rtf

Date: Monday, September 21, 2009
Time: 5pm Pacific / 8pm Eastern / 12am GMT (next day) (international times here)
Location: In Elluminate. http://tinyurl.com/pbscr20 If you haven't used Elluminate before, you can make sure your computer is configured correctly to enter the room by going to http://www.elluminate.com/support.

PBS Teachers and Classroom 2.0 are delighted to have PBS producers and curriculum experts join us to showcase PBS KIDS' newest series, Dinosaur Train. This preschool series for students ages 3-6 encourages basic scientific thinking skills as the audience learns about life science, natural history and paleontology. Each of the 40 half-hour episodes features Buddy, an adorable preschool age Tyrannosaurus Rex, and includes two 11-minute animated stories along with brief live action segments hosted by renowned paleontologist Dr. Scott Sampson. Our special guests during the webinar will include: Halle Stanford, Executive Vice-President of Children's Entertainment for The Jim Henson Company; Dr. Scott Sampson, Primary Scientific Consultant and on-air Host of Dinosaur Train; and Jordan D. Brown, Curriculum Consultant for Dinosaur Train. Speakers will introduce preschool and elementary educators to Dinosaur Train, talking about its creation, animation, and series goals; discuss the potential of using Dinosaur Train to teach preschool children about the natural sciences and to help foster a life-long connection with nature; and provide examples of how the series and website can be used in the classroom to teach key science concepts.

About Our Guest Speakers

Halle Stanford

Executive Vice-President of Children's Entertainment, The Jim Henson Company
Halle Stanford is Executive Vice-President of Children's Entertainment for the Jim Henson Company and an Executive Producer of Dinosaur Train, a new animated series that premiered September 7, 2009 on PBS KIDS that encourages basic scientific thinking and skills among preschoolers. preschool series for PBS KIDS that launched in Fall 2008.

Scott Sampson
Paleontologist
Scott Sampson, science advisor and on-air host of Dinosaur Train, is a Canadian dinosaur paleontologist and evolutionary biologist who received his Ph.D. in Zoology from the University of Toronto.

Jordan D. Brown
Curriculum Consultant & Writer
Jordan D. Brown, Curriculum Consultant for Dinosaur Train, has worked extensively as an Educational Consultant for many children's TV series, particularly those aimed at a preschool audience.

Comment Wall

Comment by Michelle Howell-Martin on September 20, 2009 at 6:59am
While I teach 3rd grade, I want to learn about this program so that I can share information about it with the media specialist, pre-k, kindergarten, and first grade teachers at my school.
Comment by Nigel Ovens on September 21, 2009 at 2:37pm
Unfortunately, I have Snow Leopard and have had problems testing out Elluminate. Firewall and proxy , etc., may also be causing problems as I am a resident at school... :(

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