Author Archives: Steve Dembo


Happy Pi Day!

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


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


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,


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


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,


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


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

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Save the date for Spring VirtCon 2015!

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