Author Archives: Lance


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


SOS: Figure it Out Together

Welcome to the Spotlight on Strategies Challenge!  Our S.O.S series provides help, tips, and tricks for integrating DE media into your curriculum. Figure it Out Together PDF Version  Background Figurative language helps make writing come alive. Students’ capacity to understand and apply figurative language is a key ingredient in language arts instruction and is particularly


STEM Camp Powered Fun at the Boys & Girls Club

This Saturday in Harrisburg was STEM-tastic at the Boys & Girls Club!  Local STARs connected to the DEN VirtCon and helped get students excited about the possibilities of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). During Family Fun Day we got our hands-dirty (literally…food coloring doesn’t come off as easy as you might think) and worked


A Teacher’s End of the Year Report Card

  I just finished carrying 46 boxes (and I counted), an assortment of bags, 30-40 posters and other such colorful things that hang well on cinder block walls, a bookcase, a book rack and and a classroom mailbox from the garage to the basement.  So it goes with the end of the year classroom cleanup.


Media Magic at the NYC School Leaders Conference

It was a gorgeous day in the city yesterday for the NYC School Leaders Conference.  So much to learn.  So much to share. Hall Davidson performed some media magic and even used his iPad microscope to check attendees for head lice.  And no one seemed to mind. Karen Beerer challenged attendees to be smarter than