Posts By Dean Shareski

About Dean Shareski

I’ve been in education for the past 23 years and taught grades K-8 as well as pre-service teachers. My role the past several years has centered around supporting teachers transition classrooms to leverage technology to transform and enhance learning. I love to share(ski). I’ve got a boatload of stuff online. My greatest asset is my network. I live in Moose Jaw, SK. Yes, that’s a real place. I’m married with 4 children and seek any and every opportunity to play golf. Discovery has asked me to drop the “a” in my name and simply be called Den.

  1. 5 Ways to Use Discovery Education – April Edition

    Monday evening continued of our 5 Ways to Use Discovery Education webinar series.  Each month, we’ll be highlighting DEN Community members as they share 5 unique strategies, tools, or resources for using Discovery Education in your classroom.  In case you missed it, here are the educators that were spotlighted along with the resources we shared. […]

  2. Denapalooza Halifax is almost here!

    DENapalooza Halifax on Saturday, April 18th! The DENapalooza tour for 2015 is making its first stop in Canada. Halifax is honored to be a host city for DENapalooza. Through the DENapalooza series of professional development events, educators can share the power of making connections through the Discovery Educator Network. These free, full day events are […]

  3. 5 Ways to Use Discovery Education – March Edition

    Follow the bouncing ball. We hosted our second 5 Ways to use Discovery Education on Monday. This month we had a bit of a March Madness theme. In case you missed February’s edition, the blog post gives you the highlights. These monthly webinars showcase the community and many resources available to you within Discovery Education. I […]

  4. My Community Story

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    If we consider life a journey, it’s important and fun to look back at how we ended in the place we are today. For the past 10 years or so I’ve been on a journey and many of you have been on one similar to mine. Some have started at different points but the idea that […]

  5. Ignite Your Passion for Discovery: The Ottawa Edition

    After doing several of these events, they keep getting better. If you saw my tweets or got my emails about tonight’s event and skipped it, you made a mistake. #yowignite — Shauna Pollock (@misspollock) February 26, 2015   Over 90 educators  learners gathered on a very cold evening to participate in an evening of sharing, […]

  6. Beyond Hello: Ignite Your Passion for Discovery

    Cross posted on Ideas and Thoughts It’s been a great privilege of mine to organize and host several evenings across Canada called “Ignite Your Passion for Discovery”. These evenings are held in a local watering hole and feature passionate educators from the Discovery Educator Network and beyond sharing a story of passion be it in […]

  7. Ignite Your Passion for Discovery: The Vancouver Edition

    85 educators walk into a bar… That’s what happened last night in Vancouver. A gathering of teachers from various districts crammed into a small space to share passions and connect with folks who are passionate about children and learning. This rendition, like the previous events in Winnipeg and Edmonton featured great presenters and enthusiastic participants who […]

  8. West Palm Beach DENapalooza

    Teachers on a Saturday. By choice. Exploring and sharing. Keeping it simple. #DENapalooza A photo posted by Discovery Education (@discoveryed) on Nov 11, 2014 at 6:10am PST This “formula” makes DENapaloozas fantastic events. No question this was the experience of the 75+teachers who spent the day together in West Palm Beach, Florida. Steve Dembo and […]

  9. Taking Flight: Connecting London and Hamilton

    As we prepare for perhaps our largest ever virtual field trip next week, today students from Hamilton Wentworth District School Board engaged in a transatlantic conversation around the topic of Remembrance Day with students from Pakeman Primary School in Islington, UK. Both Canada and the United Kingdom celebrate Remembrance Day on November 11th.  Students from […]

  10. A Day in the Life

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    The last 24 hours haven’t been particularly unusual but more representative of what being networked and connected means. Sunday 9:19pm I posted this: Seeking feedback. What are the worst apps and ideas in #edtech ? Please post here https://t.co/XdHeo0VCiM and RT. THanks. — Dean Shareski (@shareski) June 9, 2014 Within a few minutes dozen of […]

  11. Don’t Be Sorry

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    “I’m sorry”. That’s what more than one teacher said today as I did a walk through at Caulfeild Elementary School in West Vancouver. Caulfeild is a wonderful school where principal Brad Lund and team have been working to transform this school into an inquiry focused environment built around strong digital access. What’s interesting is that […]

  12. STARs in the News: Claire Kreuger

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    Claire Kreuger is one of those special teachers whose passion and creativity take her to places not everyone goes. Her efforts to teach Treaty Education to her students combined with technology and creativity has been recognized by the Canadian Education Association with the Ken Spencer Award for Innovative Teaching Award. She is among 7 people […]

  13. The Golden Ticket

    So this was fun. A few weeks ago I hosted a wonderful gathering in Winnipeg with various members from the DEN, DENSTARS and folks who regularly participate in #mbedchat. Steve and I were there and as always connected with so many tremendous educators from Manitoba. But I did have a secret mission that I was […]

  14. DENapalooza comes to Edmonton

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    Around 30 educators from the Edmonton area gathered on Saturday for a fantastic day of learning at DENapalooza. We love the mix of Discovery led sessions by our team and our STARS and opportunities for newcomers to share and present the great things they’re doing in the classroom too. It’s also so great to have […]

  15. Chad’s Choices from the Community

    Time for another edition of Chad’s Dean’s Choices for the Community! Apparently Chad feels like he needs to take a vacation once in a while. So he asked me to man the fort this week. So this week, I’ve spent countless hours scouring the blogs and Twitterverse and aggregated together some of the most interesting nuggets. […]

  16. A District That Gets It

    One of my great privileges is visiting a variety of school districts and observing the culture and efforts made in understanding and transforming teaching and learning through digital. In my experience there are few districts that are making cultural shifts simply because not all parts of the district are of the same mindset. In many […]