The Discovery Education Assessment team and the Discovery Educator Network (DEN) team had a blast with Tennessee educators as we traveled from Knoxville to Nashville and on to Memphis May 9, 10, and 11! Jim Mitchell, Kyle Schutt, and Susan Hudson came along to share information on student growth, teacher effectiveness, and how to use digital formative assessment and web 2.0 tools. For more information about their presentations and additional resources related to Discovery Education Assessment, visit http://links.discoveryeducation.com/DEAresources .
A lot was learned from all the highly effective educators in attendance and we had fun playing DENGO, eating dinner together, and drawing for Planet Earth, LIFE, and an Ipod prizes each day.
Our teams want to challenge all Tennessee educators to join the Discovery Educator Network (DEN), a global group of educators who are passionate about teaching with digital media, sharing resources, networking, and collaborating to impact student achievement. It is absolutely free to become a STAR Educator and you’ll receive some very special benefits, such as: 1) Exclusive promotions and contests; 2) Access to Discovery Communications events; and 3) Opportunities to attend local, regional, state-level and national DEN Events. If you want to learn more about becoming a STAR, click here.
Be on the lookout for an invitation to join one of the upcoming webinars, hosted by Discovery Education Assessment psychometricians, which will provide an in-depth look at how you can use student data to measure, monitor, and influence student learning.
A big shout-out to you for all the great work you are doing, Tennessee! We want to continue to work with you to help you meet your First to the Top goals, reinforcing your ability to incorporate digital resources and tools into your teaching, and providing you with the assessment tools and training you need to make formative instructional practices a natural part of your teaching and learning processes.
Let us hear from you and we’ll see you soon!
Kathy Strunk, Hardin Daniels, Kyle Schutt, Whitney Mihoulides, and Matt Monjan