Daily Archives: March 19, 2013

It all comes down to this…..

It all comes down to this…..

Planning a family curriculum night for an elementary school can be a daunting job and extremely tiring. You want to make sure that you focus on things the students should know, while covering all aspects of the curriculum. One of my jobs is to plan entertaining, fulfilling, jaw-dropping, integrated family nights for my schools. I

Meet Carlos from FL at #DENSI2013

This is Carlos Fernandez, a STAR Discovery Educator from Florida. He’s been accepted to attend the DEN Summer Institute July 14-19 in Burlington, VT. Here’s his DEN story: Tell us yours. The main portion of this year’s application is a short (unedited) video that t ells your DEN story. We want to know about you

S.O.S: Quick Writes

Welcome to  Spotlight on Strategies Challenge!  Our S.O.S series  provides help, tips, and tricks for integrating DE media into your curriculum. Quick Writes PDF Version Background Often times the sight of a blank white page is daunting to students who are not confident in their writing skills. Quick writes are a simple literacy strategy used

DEN STARs in the News: Elaine Plybon

Texas DEN STAR Elaine Plybon wrote an article about social media in the classroom that appeared in an issue of EdTech Magazine.  Elaine has presented a series of conference sessions on the topic of using the concepts of social media in the classroom and shares great advice in the article.  Take a look.   Have you

Upcoming PLT Workshops in NC

Check out this list of upcoming Project Learning Tree workshops in North Carolina! Remember, the Project Learning Tree PreK-8 and selected high school modules have been correlated to the Common Core Standards and the North Carolina Essential Standards.  All of this information can be found at go.ncsu.edu/ncpltcorrelations.   For upcoming workshops, the bare minimum info is included here,

Don’t Forget: Apply for #DENSI2013

The DEN Summer Institute has been scheduled for July 14-19 at the University of Vermont in Burlington, VT. The application window closes Monday! The main portion of this year’s application is a short  (unedited) video that tells your DEN story. We want to know about you and why you are part of the DEN. Tell us what

The Beauty of PBL

Problem Based Learning, or PBL, is gaining ground with great momentum across the country as more and more states, districts, and local schools turn to various Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) initiatives.  And yet, some teachers appear to know very little about it.  While there is no way to give it a proper look-see