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Chat it up with Colleagues in the UK

Chat it up with Colleagues in the UK

“Every person is defined by the communities she belongs to.” Orson Scott Card A huge shout out from across the pond to Matt Haydon (@mrhaydon14) and the passionate and growing DEN UK Community for launching #UKDENchat. If you are looking for advice around instructional strategies, VR, networking, wall displays, seating charts for back-to-school, and pretty


Back to School with the Discovery Education Community

Welcome back to school for another fun year with the Discovery Education Community!  We’ve made a lot of product enhancements and added some fantastic community-supported content in the Professional Learning Center of your DE account.  You can learn more about all the new additions here. A great way to start the new year is to try out


A Very Special SOS for #DENSI2016

The theme for this year’s DEN Summer Institute (DENSI) is JOY.  So what better way to celebrate our theme than with a special instructional strategy as part of our SOS series.  You can download the JOY SOS here. A very special thank you to Susan Bowdoin (@sbowdoin) who made this SOS even more useful and


New Product Updates Have us Jumping for Joy

We are jumping for joy!  And so are educators and students around the world.  Why, you ask?  Because we have spent this year listening and building, talking to our partners and acting on what they shared.  So brace yourself, put on your best sneakers, and get ready to jump with us into a summer full


Discovery Education Sessions at MACUL: Links to the Resources

Thank you to all our friends at MACUL for hosting a wonderful conference and to our DEN Leadership Council members who made our sessions shine. Spotlight on Strategies Spotlight on Strategies presentation: Presentation with all the resources and links SOS Elite Eight: Google doc with links to the SOS who made it through our bracket


Madden NFL: Football by the Numbers…Get Ready!

We’re less than a week away from game day! On December 1, in partnership with EA Sports, Madden NFL and the NFL Players Association, we will introduce Madden NFL: Football by the Numbers, an engaging middle school education program designed to translate students’ love for football into a deeper understanding of the math and science behind America’s


Monday Morning Conversation Starter: #StartWith1Thing

As I type this, I’m traveling back from Churchill, Manitoba where I’ve spent the past week helping our friends from Polar Bears International with their Tundra Connections webcast series. I had the incredible fortune to observe polar bears, have a gray jay land on my hand, and see an arctic fox along with other arctic animals that are


Discovering our World with STEM: Lesson Ideas

As you get ready to join us for our week of live webcasts from the tundra (check out the schedule here), here are some lesson ideas and other resources to help get you started. Discovery Education Lesson Starters: We just launched a new polar bear content collection with targeted lesson ideas and instructional strategies for K-5,

PB A to Z

Polar Bears: A to Z

Celebrate International Polar Bear Day! Check out the Thermostat Challenge from our friends at Polar Bears International and explore all the great resources below. Polar Bears: A to Z A – Arctic Adaptations Check out this great Discovery Education video segment: “The Key to Bears’ Survival” and hear directly from Alysa McCall about polar bear adaptations.