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. 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 […]

  2. 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 […]

  3. 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 […]

  4. 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 […]

  5. 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 […]

  6. 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 […]

  7. 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 […]

  8. 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 […]

  9. 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. […]

  10. 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 […]

  11. Interview with a Curator

    I’m currently teaching a course over at Wilkes on Sustaining Digital Literacy as part of the new EDGE program. I wrote the course and it launches this week. The course is essentially about developing resources and learning networks that allow you to stay current with emerging technologies and educational ideas. As quickly as new possibilities […]

  12. It’s All About Hockey!

    With the completion of the 2014 Winter Olympics, the world was focused on athletes competing in all sorts of winter sports. Hockey remains the most popular of the winter sports. I won’t even mention who won both gold medals. Discovery Education is excited to take you a little deeper into Canada’s national sport. No, not […]

  13. Sustaining Digital Literacy

    Cross posted on Ideas and Thoughts I’m excited to be teaching a course in a few weeks for Wilkes University called “Sustaining Digital Literacy” as part of the new EDGE offering. Essentially this is a great way to quickly get yourself up to speed with emerging technologies. The course I’m offering focuses on a few […]

  14. The Story of How I Found My Joy

    Written by DEN STAR Diana Williams. Reposted from the Innovative Learning Blog I have a confession to make. I’m terrified of flying. After the harrowing experience of a “non standard landing” (translation: plane crash) I had had a difficult time with flying. If I had a choice between a three day camel ride or a […]

  15. Hey High School Teachers…

    I’m going to be presenting to High School Teachers on using Discovery Education. I’m just looking for a quick response from you as to your favorite uses of Discovery Education. If you could share what you teach and how you use DE, I’ll be sure to share and give you credit. Also please RT this […]