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DENapalooza Greensboro: Top Five “Spotlight on Strategies”

DENapalooza Greensboro: Top Five “Spotlight on Strategies”

There are so many great instructional strategies shared through our SOS series that it’s hard to find time to review them all.  So, a group of amazing teachers at #DENapalooza Greensboro did it for you.  Here are their top five SOS that you simply have to check out for yourself. Three Truths, One Lie What

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DEN Connects: Remembrance Day

With our first virtual field trip from outside North America coming up on Monday, we wanted to make sure our new DEN Community members from the UK had an easy way to connect with our U.S. and Canadian members. If you are interested in connecting your class with another DEN Community member’s classroom, please take


How do you connect and why?

Happy Connected Educator Month! What a great month to celebrate within the DEN and beyond.  One of the DEN’s close friends, Dr. Jeff Carpenter from Elon University’s School of Education, is working on an exciting and important project that I hope we can all help him with. He and his colleagues are working on a


5 Quick Take-Aways for Principals

This may or may not be the view out the window from our meeting today with principals and vice principals in West Van. 1. 99% of the time we do a keyword search and get enamored by those great video segments.  Challenge your staff to expand by media type and use an audio file, interactive,


Thinking Outside the Book with Kawartha Pine Ridge

The Discovery team had a great time today in Canada with our partners at Kawartha Pine Ridge DSB. We talked about some big questions: What is text? What do we want learning to look like? What are the chances that the Blue Jays and Pirates will be in the World Series? Below is the presentation

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We Love Amazing Teachers

Update: A new response from Discovery Education has been posted here. Last week while I was traveling for work my wife sent me a text informing me that she was selected as her school district’s teacher of the year. I almost cried. And I’m not much of a crier. But it has been such a


DENapalooza in Ottawa

If you weren’t in Ottawa today for DENapalooza, you missed all the fun (and the food). But, you can still benefit from the event by checking out the resources below. The Spotlight on Strategies session was a lot of fun, and we came away with so many good ideas.  Here are some of the #DENapalooza


Wanted: Principals Like You

Are you an innovative principal, assistant principal, department head, or school leader? Are you interested in participating in an immersive professional development event tailored specifically at helping you build the leadership skills and knowledge needed to create dynamic digital learning environments in your school? If so, the Great Leaders Summit is for you! Join us


Professional Learning at SETNedtech

I’m spending the day with a group of really enthusiastic and focused educators in Southeast TN. Here are some of the things we’ve been talking about focused on STEM and free PD. My opening session – thinc Differently Some of the free PD resources we discussed… DEN Community monthly calendar of events Chad Lehman’s FETC