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A VIRTUAL UNCONFERENCE
FOR COOL TEACHERS

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Imagination Day

LIVE from Walt Disney World®️ Resort at EPCOT®️

 

Tuesday, July 23, 2024
Starting at 10am ET / 7am PT

"Imagination Day," is a full-day virtual professional development event hosted by Science is Cool and featuring Disney Imagination Campus, offering an enriching experience for K-12 teachers.

Enjoy dynamic sessions led by Disney professionals, combining both science and art to inspire novel teaching approaches. This conference will provide practical strategies for integrating science and arts into everyday teaching, showcasing how Disney's artistry intertwines with scientific principles. Teachers can look forward to gaining fresh ideas and resources, all from the comfort of their chosen location, ready to transform their classrooms with newfound knowledge, enthusiasm, and magic.

Come for the fun, stay for the free PD, and leave with tons of ideas and resources to share with your students this fall. 

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Who's Gonna Be There?

Well, you for one! Plus a lineup of Disney and educational professionals that are stoked about supporting teachers and the future of your students. They can't wait to share their inspiring stories, ideas, and resources with you and your colleagues.

Throughout the years we have received feedback from our unconference attendees that we needed to add more ART into STEM. ScIC14 is sure to fill that need! Disney Imagination Campus is the epitome of STEAM!

 
Kickoff Keynote Conversation

Hank Green

Hank Green, go-to internet science guy, and teachers' best friend, is an acclaimed #1 New York Times Best-Selling author, educator, and internet entrepreneur, renowned for his dynamic contributions to science education and science communication through his artfully produced digital media. Hank has hosted, performed in, and produced literally thousands of videos and podcasts across the internet that teachers use every day in the classroom to engage and inspire their students.

Hank is the co-founder, with his brother John, of the educational media company Complexly which produces the popular YouTube channels "SciShow," and "CrashCourse," and nearly a dozen other educational YouTube channels. He has helped revolutionize educational content delivery, engaging millions of students worldwide with his charismatic and accessible approach to complex subjects. His work extends to co-founding the educational media company Complexly, the pioneering VidCon conference, good.store, DFTBA, and the philanthropic Project for Awesome. Hank's dedication to fostering a love of learning and curiosity exemplifies the transformative power of digital education through produced media, making him a beloved figure among teachers and learners alike.

Come to hear what Hank has to say to you, and you will also have the chance to drop your questions in the chat for him to answer LIVE!

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Special Guest Disney Co-Host

Kari Byron

Kari Byron, an esteemed artist and television host, seamlessly merges creativity and science, captivating audiences with her innovative approach to art and exploration. Best known for her role on the popular show "MythBusters," Kari's background in sculpture and visual arts brings a unique perspective to the intersection of art and science. Her work embodies the spirit of inquiry and experimentation, inspiring students to view art as a dynamic and integral part of understanding the world. Kari's dedication to promoting STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics) education underscores her belief in the power of creativity to drive scientific discovery, making her a revered figure among art educators and students.

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The Full Lineup


TUESDAY, JULY 23

10AM - 5PM ET | 7AM - 2PM PT

Times below are Eastern Time

10:00AM
Keynote

Hank Green: A candid conversation with a pioneer of the digital age.

⭐️ Bring your questions for Hank to answer live!

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A Panel of Experts

The STEAM Behind Imagineering

During this panel, teachers will unlock the power of storytelling through Imagineering.

They will discover how Disney Imagineers combine art and science to tell engaging stories in a variety of spaces, including cruise ships and theme parks.

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Engaging your Students with Wonder

Kartika Rodriguez, Vice President of Epcot at Walt Disney World
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Disney Animal Kingdom and Nat-Geo Kids

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A Panel of Experts

Exploring the Global Classroom

We will embark on a journey into the global classroom, connecting with Disney Cast Members and scientists from various corners of the world. Gain insight to help your students develop a deeper appreciation for the transformative impact of travel on confidence and cultural understanding. 

Dr. Joy Kiano, The Africa Museum of Science and Technology

Kyle Raser, Adventures by Disney and National Geographic Expeditions

and Arny Zanonato, Adventures by Disney and National Geographic Expeditions

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STEAM and the Performing Arts

Tom Vazzana, Disney Parks Live Entertainment

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Earth Science

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University of Florida

AI in The Classroom

with Associate Instructional Professor, Dr. Nancy Ruzycki

UF faculty from the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering and the College of Education has been at the helm of designing the framework for the Florida public-schools’ AI coursework, modeling it after the National Science Foundation’s national guidelines for teaching AI in elementary and secondary schools. During this session, Dr. Ruzycki will discuss their innovative research and uncover how Artificial Intelligence can be used ethically within the classroom environment. Come ready for TONs of free resources to use with your students.

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Technology & Disney

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For Teachers, by Teachers


ScIC "Science is Cool" is brought to you by PocketLab, a science technology company founded by teachers. 

We started ScIC "Science is Cool" virtual unconference in March 2020 as a way to make the best of our unique situation and create new opportunities for both teachers and innovative education companies. The spirit of our work as an "unconference" is to provide everyone with useful tools and valuable resources as well as give participants a voice for what's next.

ScIC quickly evolved into a thriving, inspiring forum for teachers around the world to access tools, offer solutions, and also have a place to find camaraderie, and feel heard and understood.

Thank you for being an integral part of ScIC "Science is Cool". We are elated by how well these events have been received and intend to hang out with you for the long run.

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