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Spotlight on Strategies: Instructional Media Bonus Edition

Spotlight on Strategies: Instructional Media Bonus Edition

For this week’s Spotlight on Strategies we are bringing you not one, but twelve new ideas.  I had the privilege of working with educators from all over the country for the past seven weeks through the Discovery Education Wilkes University Instructional Media Program. We explored a variety of ways to develop students’ minds through the

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

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

Girls, Inc. and STEM

I had the opportunity to visit the Girls, Inc. National Resource Center this week to learn about the amazing work they do.  We spent a few minutes talking about the Discovery Education connection with STEM Camp and other free featured programs. We also did a ten minute take on the importance of STEM for girls

Polar Bears A to Z

Thanks to our friends at Polar Bears International, I am in Churchill, Manitoba – the polar bear capital of the world – for Polar Bear Week.  Starting tomorrow we will be making virtual connections with students, educators, classrooms, zoos and other organizations to share the experience of what it’s like on the tundra.  With polar

STEMulating Tundra Connections LIVE this Week!

It’s that time of year again.  Welcome to Polar Bear Week! Join us live from the tundra this week as we help bring to STEM to life in your classrooms through a series of live webcasts featuring scientists and researchers with very interesting STEM careers and starring polar bears who are chilling right outside our

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