The STAR Project

The STAR Project
Share. Teach. Assist. Report.

The Discovery Educator Network is celebrating 10 years of sharing. Celebrate with us by continuing to share! Here are 10 ways to share the power of Discovery Education.

1. HOST AN EVENT
Share Events2Go. We’ve done the prep work for you with everything you need to have a great event. Schedule a time to meet with colleagues and share. Be sure to invite colleagues who are not yet STAR Discovery Educators.

2. SHARE BOARD BUILDER
Encourage your colleagues to make an “About Me” Board to share with students and the school community. Here’s a tutorial on how to use Board Builder. Don’t forget to also share 50 Ways to Use Board Builder with your colleagues. They’ll thank you for it.

3. FACILITATE A SHARING SESSION
Share your favorite Discovery Education tools and encourage your colleagues to do the same. Looking for some ideas to jump-start your thinking? Check out the 5 Ways to Use Discovery Education series.

4. GIVE AN INTERACTIVE TRAINING TOUR
Invite a group of colleagues to take Discovery Education Interactive Training Courses together. Log in to your Discovery Education account and take one or more of the Interactive Training Courses. Keep track of each other’s progress and work together. Be sure to download your certificates for professional development credit.

5. RECORD A MUSIC VIDEO
Do a 1-take video with your faculty performing their favorite Lodge McCammon song. Log in to Discovery Education and search Lodge McCammon. Pick a song and record your video. Check out this example.
Don’t forget to post your video to YouTube.

6. OFFER A BROWN BAG LUNCH SESSION
Host a grade-level meeting during lunch to share a resource or strategy from Discovery Education. For example, you might share how you can use a virtual lab in Discovery Education to teach your students process skills.

7. LEAD A DEN AMBASSADOR CADRE
Build a professional learning community in your own district by leading the DEN Ambassador program, including structure and support for in depth professional learning and networking among colleagues and administrators.

8. SHARE THE COMMUNITY CALENDAR
Show your colleagues how to find the Community Calendar on the Discovery Education Blogs or on DENcommunity.com. Print it and share in the teacher workroom or in a faculty meeting.

9. HOST A VIEWING PARTY
Collaborate with teachers and administrators from your school or district as you participate in any of the free virtual events offered by Discovery Education like Streamathon or Spring VirtCon. It’s the perfect way to host your own PD day! We provide the presenters, sample agendas, and marketing materials to make it a success.

10. SHARE INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES AND LESSON IDEAS
The Spotlight on Strategies (SOS) series focuses on short easy-to-implement instructional strategies that you can use with a wide variety of digital media. Lively Lessons provides lesson plan ideas related to Discovery Education content. Get to know SOS and Lively Lessons and share them in your team planning time.

Be creative! Any time you share the power of
Discovery Education with your colleagues,
you are being an active member of the Community.

 

Don’t forget to report your activity.
Log in to your account and click on Community (DEN).

reportStar
Just remember, for it to count as your DEN activity,
you must be the one actively sharing.

Download this pdf version of this post to help you remember 10 great ways to keep sharing.

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3 Comments

  1. Deb Thonus said:

    The new Interactive Training Courses are a real hit with some of my staff. I tried all 5 and learned a few new things even though I have been using DE for a very long time. Teachers are very appreciative of the PD certificates at the end of each topic. Thank you DE!

  2. Lindsay Foster said:

    The new interactive training courses and the SOS “how to” videos have made a huge difference for my staff with regard to taking in how much MORE there is to Discovery Education. My staff is starting to take on more than just streaming and adapt their lessons.

  3. Kathy Corpora said:

    I presented three professional development sessions on Discovery Education for teachers last week. Most of them had not used DE during the past year and they were pleasantly surprised at all of the new tools and features!

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