Monthly Archives: November 2010

To increase student learning – where do leaders turn?

To increase student learning – where do leaders turn?

As school leaders we are responsible not just for today’s learning – we are also responsible for tomorrow’s. We don’t get to be comfortable with the status quo. Each and every student deserves productive, rich and fulfilling learning opportunities today and tomorrow. Technology is a positive resource in our work! As school leaders we need

Know a Great Science or Math Teacher in NC?

The Career Award for Science and Mathematics Teachers is a five-year award available to outstanding science and/or mathematics teachers in North Carolina public primary and secondary schools. The purpose of this award is to recognize teachers who have demonstrated solid knowledge of science and/or mathematics content and who have outstanding performance records in educating children.

5. Discovery Streaming and….

The Holidays! As the winter break draws nearer, have you found that the students are less attentive than usual?   Discovery Streaming has items to help! First, some holiday title suggestions from the catalog:  The Magic School Bus: Holiday Special — grades 2 – 4 Christmas Tales from Foreign Lands (various titles in series) – grades

DE Professional Development Team Heads to B.C.

Discovery Education Professional Development staff fly out to northwest Canada to breathtaking views and snowy mountain tops. Teachers at  School District #36 in Surrey, British Columbia participated in a day of hands-on training. Teachers were inspired to drive student learning  using digital media in the classroom. Read more about the day at Surrey from our Discovery

Introducing the DEN Admin Academy

For more than 5 years now, the Discovery Educator Network (DEN) has been fervently pursuing our singular goal of connecting educators to their most valuable resource, each other. Today, we are pleased to announce that we are expanding our outreach to school and district leaders with the launch of an administrators’ strand, the DEN Admin

DonorsChoose + Groupon = Opportunity!

I’m certainly not Oprah, but both and Groupon make my list of favorite things. For those of you who are not familiar with these tools, here’s a snapshot. is an online charity that makes it easy for anyone to donate to classrooms. Teachers across America post classroom project requests on Then, you

Celebrate Our Heroes – Fort Leavenworth

When thinking of November we first think of Thanksgiving and it being National Breast Cancer Awareness month. However, for many, their is one day that remains quite special to those of us that have had friends and family members give their lives so we may enjoy life, freedom, and ability to make our own decisions.

Happy Thanksgiving!

The SC Leadership Council would like to thank ALL of the great Discovery Educators in the Palmetto State who have joined the SC DEN! We hope to hear from you on the blog or in-person at one of our upcoming events. But we have LOTS to be thankful for, so why stop there? Grab a

Giving Thanks

On this Thanksgiving Day, it only seems appropriate to reflect on some of the things I have gained through my affiliation with Discovery Education and the DEN. I give thanks for: *The videos and resources that help make so many things more real for my students. *The fantastic professional development opportunities – Summer Institutes, webinars,