Posts By Ginny Washburne

About Ginny Washburne

I’m excited to join Discovery Education as a Director for the DEN Community. Prior to joining Discovery I spent 6 1/2 years at SMART Technologies and 4 years as a middle school social studies teacher and HS cross country/track coach. I look forward to connecting with and learning from each of you!

  1. SOS: Multiple Perspectives

    Welcome to  Spotlight on Strategies Challenge!  Our S.O.S series  provides help, tips, and tricks for integrating DE media into your curriculum. Multiple Perspectives PDF Version BACKGROUND Understanding a situation from multiple perspectives is an important skill for students to master. In addition, the theory of Multiple Intelligences (proposed by Howard Gardner in 1983) has been […]

  2. Literacy Night Encourages Family Participation

    DEN STAR Lesley Locke-Sellinger, a 5th grade teacher from Dooley Elementary in Clark County School District, recently hosted a Literacy Night where families were invited to discover Discovery Education. Below is a summary from the event. What I love most about this story is the fact that parents and students joined together to complete the […]

  3. Wake County Hosts The DEN Spring Virtual Conference

    On Saturday I had the pleasure of working with Marlo Gaddis, Alison Schleede and Jean Monroe from Wake County where we hosted the largest in-person event for the DEN Spring Virtual Conference. Nearly 70 educators from across the district joined us for a day of professional development, networking, food, and fun. We hosted both in-person […]

  4. Science With A Twist

    Glenda Moton, DEN STAR from Miami-Dade County Public Schools, recently worked with Barry University in hosting 300 elementary students for an exciting event called “Science With a Twist”.  The event was such a success that the university is interested in hosting it again next year. The evening provided students, parents and teachers the opportunity to […]

  5. Ten Lessons From Mooresville

    In a recent article, Mooresville Graded School District’s Superintendent Mark Edwards, talks about how it took his district five years to become an overnight success. This is a great example of how one of our Discovery Education partners and digital Techbook adopters is leading the charge on digital conversion to increase student achievement and close gaps […]

  6. A TNT Blast of Possibilities: Meet Blossom

    A few weeks ago my colleague Jannita and I were in Las Vegas meeting with a group of DEN STAR Ambassadors from Clark County School District. We spent the day exploring instructional strategies and DE resources they can use to support student learning based on their Discovery Education Assessment data. As we wrapped up the […]

  7. Meet Marco: An Amazing Educator With An Amazing Resource

    Last week I was in Albuquerque Public Schools working with a group of high school students who are members of the Superintendent’s Student Advisory Committee (SAC). Each of the 18 SAC members invited a teacher to attend a day of learning and professional development focused on Discovery Education. We spent the day with the teachers […]

  8. All You Need Is Love

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    I think the Beatles were on to something with their hit song “All You Need Is Love”. Written in 1967 by John Lennon, the Beatles had been tasked with coming up with a simple message that could be easily understood throughout the world. Love is a universal language that brings us together and makes us […]

  9. Digital Learning Day Smackdown

    Last night we hosted a DEN Digital Learning Day “Smackdown” via Google Hangout. My distinguished panel included DEN Team members Chad Lehman, Dean Shareski, Jannita Demian, Steve Dembo; Leadership Council members Christelle Patselas and Sheila Fredericks; and DEN STAR Therese Conner. We started with a discussion around why digital learning is important and what it […]

  10. December Edition of DEN UP

    Tis the season for giving! We are sending you our favorite ways to stay connected with Discovery Education. Check out the December edition of the DEN UP Newsletter for information on: Events in a Box Explore the Blue Vocabulary Scavenger Hunt with Discovery Videos Rising STAR Reflections The DEN Wiki   Enjoy! Ginny and Jannita […]

  11. Albuquerque Celebrates Teaching and Learning

    Last Thursday, November 8, Albuquerque Public Schools and Discovery Education joined forces to host an open house event at Zuni Elementary School. The purpose of the event was to shine a light on the ways APS educators are transforming teaching and learning through the use of digital media. APS is leveraging the power of technology […]

  12. DEN Open House Archive

    Last night we hosted our second virtual DEN Open House event. DEN STAR & LC members Carmella Doty and Deb Thonus joined us in a Google Hangout to talk about their experience with the DEN. The goal of our open house was to give educators a personal introduction and overview of the DEN from the […]

  13. What’s the 4-1-1?

    It’s always a struggle to balance the craziness of today with the needs of tomorrow. How do you find time for continual professional development when you have 100 papers to grade, phone calls to make, laundry to fold and Modern Family to watch?!?! We realize educators are constantly in a time crunch and it is […]

  14. Life is a Highway

    They say “Life is a Highway” but where is the roadmap? What signs are you seeing along your educational highway? Caution, Stop, No Parking, Winding Road, Construction Ahead…between Common Core, RtI and all of the other educational programs it’s no wonder teachers are feeling overwhelmed. On Wednesday, September 26th over 30 educators from across Miami-Dade […]

  15. October Edition of DEN UP Newsletter

    As you “fall” back into the school year we would like to share the October edition of the DEN UP Newsletter with you. Here is a highlight of what we are covering this month: Discovery joins forces with Polar Bears International to connect your students with polar bear and climate change experts. Strategy Spotlight Challenge: 3 Truths, […]

  16. Introducing DEN Events in a Box!!

    Are you looking for new and creative ways to learn and share with your colleagues? As DEN STARs we know you are passionate about teaching and learning with digital media not only with your students but also your peers.We are excited to introduce a new resource we are calling “Events in a Box”. We have […]