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2016 DENny Awards: Spirit of the DEN

2016 DENny Awards: Spirit of the DEN

We know amazing things are happening in the classrooms and schools of Discovery Educators every day. In this annual celebration, we take some time to officially honor goodness within the Discovery Education Community. This year we received hundreds of nominations, and we are pleased to recognize Discovery Educators in a variety of categories, including Rising

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2016 DENny Awards: Expertise category

We know amazing things are happening in the classrooms and schools of Discovery Educators every day. In this annual celebration, we take some time to officially honor goodness within the Discovery Education Community. This year we received hundreds of nominations, and we are pleased to recognize Community members in a variety of categories today, including

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Happy Teacher Appreciation Week 2016

Throughout the world, day in and day out, educators like you dedicate their lives to transforming the lives of others. Through incredibly hard work and an unexplainable kindness, teachers spark a love of learning in their students. Teachers help students reach their full potential by encouraging curiosity and exploration. At Discovery Education, we know how

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Spring Training Challenge: Share SOS

Whew! What a workout Discovery Education’s Spring Training has been: You’ve tried four great instructional strategies brought to you by members of your Discovery Education Community. You’ve explored great content in Discovery Education like Global News, images, audio, video, and virtual field trips. You know how to access all of the strategies in the SOS

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Spring Training Challenge: Surround Sound

For this week’s challenge, try this ready to implement instructional strategy, SOS: Surround Sound (Canadian link) with sound files from Discovery Education. This strategy provides a framework for students to focus on only the sound playing in the room. Students then use their auditory sense to interpret information and visualize the event that is occurring.

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Spring Training Challenge: Six-Word Story

For this week’s challenge, try this ready to implement instructional strategy, SOS: Six-Word Story (Canadian link) with images from Discovery Education. This strategy provides a framework for students to practice summarizing and selective word choice. Students use an image as the basis for a story that conveys a big idea using only six words. Did

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It’s Time for Spring Training

We all need a little workout every now and again to hone our skills and develop our practice, and that’s what Discovery Education’s Spring Training is all about. You’re invited to participate in this weekly challenge for the next five weeks, where you will be given a new instructional strategy to practice and discover ways

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DEN Weekly Update: March 11, 2016

Happy Friday! Here’s this week’s DEN Weekly Update. Take a few minutes to read this one! It is packed with info. We’ve got details about DENSI and the Spring VirtCon. You’ll learn about the Day of Discovery Tour. You’ll meet new members of the Community. Check it out.

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