Posts By Steve Dembo

About Steve Dembo

Steve is the Director of Online Community and Social Media Strategy for Discovery Education. He enjoys blogging about long walks on the beach

  1. Happy Pi Day!

    Posted on behalf of Jeffery Baugus This year’s Pi Day celebration will truly be a once-in-a-lifetime event! Each year, math enthusiasts and educators around the globe celebrate March 14th (3/14) as a time to teach about pi, the ratio of circumference to diameter on a circle. But in 2015, the digits of the date of […]

  2. Reflections and Learnings from the 2015 AASA Conference


    Posted on behalf of Dwight Jones, Discovery Education Superintendent in Residence One of the best parts of my role as Discovery Education’s Superintendent in Residence is that I am able to travel around the country and meet with the talented district leaders transforming education with digital content and professional development.  Recently, my travels took me to the annual AASA conference in San Diego.  While […]

  3. Everything you need to know to host a VirtCon Viewing Party!

    We all love free professional development.  And we all love spending the day at home in our pajamas.  While there’s nothing wrong with enjoying the Spring VirtCon on the sofa with your slippers on, it can’t compare to hosting your own Viewing Party!   Whether you’re a seasoned vet of previous VirtCons, or a first time host, […]

  4. Spring Virtcon: Call for Presenters is open!


    The Discovery Education Spring VirtCon is always one of the highlights of the year.  Thousands of educators gather to learn from each other, be inspired by phenomenal presentations, and share their passion for education!  There are so many ways to participate too.  While many people choose to attend from the privacy of their own home […]

  5. Connect K-12 with Higher Ed at the Bridges Conference

    Last year I had the distinct pleasure to attend a conference unlike any other I’ve attended in recent history.  The Bridges Conference in beautiful Cape May, NJ aims to increase partnerships between higher education and K-12 education.  The conference is designed to showcase these unique partnerships and to share ideas on project planning and implementation.  I’m […]

  6. Creating Teacher Leaders in Baltimore

    Earlier this month, we announced a partnership with Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS) to support the school system’s digital conversion, called Students & Teachers Accessing Tomorrow (S.T.A.T.). As part of the initiative, Discovery Education President and CEO Bill Goodwyn visited Church Lane Elementary Technology in Baltimore, a S.T.A.T. Lighthouse School, to implement Teacher Leader Corps, […]

  7. A modern take on a master storyteller

    Few authors have been more influential to American literature than Ernest Hemingway. His body of work has created a legacy that is unmatched!  He proved that with just a few simple words, a writer can evoke powerful emotions. Hemingway lived here in Illinois, not far from the first house I owned.  The Ernest Hemingway Foundation […]

  8. What does ‘digital learning’ look like?

    One of the best parts of my job at Discovery is reviewing all the things people send to @DiscoveryEd on Twitter.  You find people sharing pics from their latest training, using the Techbook, conference presentations, and much more.  But my favorite tweets by far are the ones that have pictures of students learning with Discovery!  I […]

  9. Save the date for Spring VirtCon 2015!

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    Despite the gloomy report from the groundhog this year, we’re already thinking about springtime.  And when we think spring, we think Spring VirtCon!  April 25th, from 9am to 4pm ET, we’ll be broadcasting live from Discovery HQ and the theme will be Create, Collaborate and Celebrate.  In the next few weeks, we’ll be formally opening […]

  10. Will you be attending NCTM Boston?


    Are you attending the NCTM conference in Boston this year?  Or will you be in the Boston area between April 15-18?  If so, let us know by leaving a comment below!  We may be organizing a get-together during the conference and are trying to get a sense of how many people would be interested.  

  11. Math: What does it mean to win?

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    Join us tomorrow at 1pm ET as a panel of experts from diverse fields discusses the wide-ranging implications of math achievement in the United States. Following the panel, and then stay tuned for the formal launch of Math Techbook™, the latest in breakthrough digital textbooks from Discovery Education. For a look at the full agenda, […]

  12. Inventions and their Impact, LIVE from Eanes ISD


    On Wednesday, November 12 from 12-1 p.m., we will be broadcasting from Eanes ISD’s Hill Country Middle School for the latest in our Social Studies Techbook LIVE series!  Our Social Studies Techbook is a complete digital solution that replaces traditional textbooks and features dynamic digital content for courses including United States History, World History and World Geography […]

  13. End Math Nightmares!

    By Rafranz Davis, Math Blogger The mere mention of the “m” word (math), to some students draws shivers far reaching than the scariest of horror movies. This feeling of deep angst when it comes to math is so common that if a crowded room of learners were polled about their self-perception concerning mathematics, the expected result […]

  14. Leadership in the Age of Connectedness

    Jannita posted yesterday about our new lineup for the Leadership@Now webinar series.  While every one of them will be incredible for school leaders to attend, I have to admit I’m thrilled to be hosting the first one on October 20th, Leadership in the Age of Connectedness.  It’s a perfect tie in to Connected Educator Month, and […]

  15. “My Hero Is…” Contest


    Engage your classrooms this Veteran’s Day with a unique opportunity from Discovery Education. The “My Hero Is” contest, brought to you in partnership with American Heroes Channel and National Military Families Association, gets schools involved by honoring local military heroes via student-created tribute videos. The school with the largest number of videos submitted will receive […]

  16. Dinopedia is unleashed!

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    I’d ask if your students are obsessed with dinosaurs, but what student isn’t?  Nothing captures the imagination like studying the prehistoric beasts that once dominated our planet.  This is why I’m so excited about the release of Discovery’s newest book, Dinopedia!  It’s the latest in the Opedia series that includes Snakeopedia, Sharkopedia and Bugopedia (coming in 2015), […]

  17. DEN Event of the Week: Michele Bennett


    We’re going back into the archives for this week’s featured event.  Michele Bennett, from Gulf Shores Elementary School, shared an event back on May 11th that caught my eye for two reasons: 1) She mentions a quiz show in the Discovery Education Streaming library that I’d never heard of (Whaddaya Know) and 2) the picture […]

  18. Congrats to our first EDGE ‘grad’!


    Many of you know about the Discovery Education / Wilkes Univeristy Instructional Media masters degree program.  Since we launched the program, hundreds of educators have taken courses from Joe Brennan, Lance Rougeux, Frank Guttler and many others (myself included).  While every teacher endeavors to be a lifelong learner, not everyone is looking to commit to […]

  19. Host Your Own Streamathon Bash!

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    While many people consider the Streamathon the best free professional development you can get while still in your pajamas, there’s nothing quite like the energy you get from experiencing it with others! The live event will be broadcast from Discovery HQ in Silver Spring, MD.  If in the area or interested in making the pilgramage […]

  20. Event(s) of the Week: Back to School Edition

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    Now that back to school season is well underway, it’s time for a return to our Event of the Week.  Every Tuesday I will be highlighting an event submitted by a DEN STAR, demonstrating how they’re sharing their love of Discovery Education in their own school district. However, as most of you know, back to school […]

  21. DE Streamathon: Schedule of presentations

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      Are you ready to get down with Discovery Education?  October 25th, we’ll be hosting the grooviest day of free professional development that you’ve ever seen!  Featuring a star studded cast of your favorite Discovery Education celebrities, we’ve got an all-star lineup of presentations guaranteed to raise the roof! Schedule for the day (all times […]