Author Archives: Steve Dembo

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“My Hero Is…” Contest

“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

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Dinopedia is unleashed!

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),

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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

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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

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Host Your Own Streamathon Bash!

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

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

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

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DE Streamathon: Schedule of presentations

  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

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My DE, My Community, My Content, My Way

We know that your time is limited, so we’ve updated My DE to make it easy for you to access your personalized content and educator community from any device! My Community Learn from others and share what you have to offer.  Connecting and collaborating has never been easier on My DE.  Explore your peers’ favorite

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One Idea With: North Carolina’s Dr. Mark Edwards, Superintendent, Mooresville Graded School District

In this installment of One Idea With: Discovery Education Senior Vice President Scott Kinney interviews Mooresville Graded School District’s Superintendent Dr. Mark Edwards. Leader of a school district dedicated to preparing every child, every day, to be successful and responsible citizens in a global workplace and community, Dr. Edwards’ One Idea focuses on the importance of building

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