1. Microsoft Excel For Educators: Segment 7

    Welcome all to a new week of Excel for Educators where I’ve tried to take some of the things that I do in my work with the Analytics, Research and Evaluation team here at Discovery Education and frame them in the perspective of the classroom teacher, and then divide them into 10 minute segments. This […]

  2. Microsoft Excel For Educators Segment 6

    Welcome all to a new week of Excel for Educators where I’ve tried to take some of the things that I do in my work with the Analytics, Research and Evaluation team here at Discovery Education and frame them in the perspective of the classroom teacher, and then divide them into 10 minute segments. This […]

  3. 2014 New England Day of Discovery

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    Wow! What a day of learning, fun, and collaboration! Were you there? Did you miss it? Either way, here is a quick recap in pictures of what a great day it was: By the way, if you missed our New England Day of Discovery in Natick, MA this past Saturday, we still want to provide you with a […]

  4. Microsoft Excel For Educators: Segment 5

    Welcome all to a new week of Excel for Educators where I’ve tried to take some of the things that I do in my work with the Analytics, Research and Evaluation team here at Discovery Education and frame them in the perspective of the classroom teacher, and then divide them into 10 minute segments. This […]

  5. Microsoft Excel For Educators: Segment 3

    Welcome all to a new week of Excel for Educators where I’ve tried to take some of the things that I do in my work with the Analytics, Research and Evaluation team here at Discovery Education and frame them in the perspective of the classroom teacher, and then divide them into 15-20 minute segments. This […]

  6. Microsoft Excel For Educators: Segment 2

    Welcome all to a new week of Excel for Educators where I’ve tried to take some of the things that I do in my work with the Analytics, Research and Evaluation team here at Discovery Education and frame them in the perspective of the classroom teacher, and then divide them into 15-20 minute segments. This […]

  7. 2014 New England Day of Discovery

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    As part of our commitment to transforming teaching and learning, Discovery Education invites you to the 2014 New England Day of Discovery, a free, local learning and development opportunity. This interactive and inspirational day will highlight creative ways to engage students and invigorate your curriculum with the latest strategies for instructional practice, all while connecting with […]

  8. Progress Zone Video Tutorials

    We are excited to announce that a collection of video tutorials detailing the ins and outs of Progress Zone are now available on the help tab. These short videos take you from the basics to more sophisticated use in the re-designed student evaluation tool available to many educators across the U. S. and are available […]

  9. Exciting Learning Opportunities This December

    Educators embrace actionable and meaningful information about the students in our classrooms, schools, and districts. Discovery Education supports educators by providing tools that generate impactful student data with the click of the button. This webinar series will offer participants a portal into putting student data to work using reports, probes, and resources inside Discovery Education […]

  10. Exciting Enhancements Coming To Progress Zone

    Attention all educators with access to Discovery Education’s Assessment tools. We are pleased to announce an upcoming enhancement to Assessment and additional components within Progress Zone that we are equally proud of, and excited to debut. We’ve held on to all of the features that you hold dear, and listened and learned from the ideas […]

  11. New Mexico Educators: Experience the Excitement Sat. Nov. 2

    As part of our commitment to transforming teaching and learning, Discovery Education invites you to a free, local learning and development opportunity, designed specifically for New Mexico classroom teachers, administrators, and support staff. This unique day of professional development will highlight creative ways to deliver world-class content and effective ways to evaluate student progress in […]

  12. New Addition To High School Interim Assessment Suite

    Attention high school teachers and administrators. Have you been waiting for a companion to the third course math interim assessment offered through Discovery. We are now pleased to announce the availability of English III assessments! English III classes can now be created through the bulk import Class List template. Also, for teachers, classes can be added […]

  13. New Changes Within DE Assessment For BTS

    Discovery Education recently hosted an informational web-based event that provided educators with a closer look at the newest assessment features and resources. And we wanted to make that available to all. During this webinar, educators engaged in an interactive 45-minute exploration of the enhanced assessment platform. Click here to access and play the video. You […]

  14. Presentation Rubrics, K-8: 21st Century Skills and Common Core

    The Common Core Standards address the ”4 C’s”of 21st Century skills: Communication, Collaboration, Critical Thinking and Creativity.  They also address Speaking Skills.  I found some great Presentation Rubrics created by the Buck Institute (BIE.org), a leader in the PBL (Project Based Learning) field.   Note that these rubrics address the speaking and presentation elements and not the […]

  15. Gauge Student Performance On a National Scale

    Curious how the progress this school year of the students you know and work with every day measures up? Discovery Education is pleased to announce that it has developed a new tool for educators to use to compare the performance of the students in their district, school, or classroom to a national sample. With just a […]

  16. Give The Comparative Growth Report a Try in 2013

    Looking for a new trick to add to your educator toolbox for 2013. For those using Discovery Education Assessment, look no further than the Comparative Growth Report. This report is a fantastic way to maximize the quality of the inferences you can draw from the efforts of your students on the two tests they have […]

  17. Integrating Language Learning Students in Purposeful Evaluation

    Thank you so much to Jennifer Paul (Michigan Department of Education) and Gabriela Cardenas (UCLA Lab School) for joining us to share their thoughts and expertise in the final event of our “Implementing Inclusive Assessment & Student Evaluation” series. In this event Paul discussed her work supporting district efforts to develop equitable educator evaluation systems, […]

  18. Maximizing Access Through Innovative Reading Assessment Design

    Thank you so much to Teresa King (ETS) and Barbara Flores (California State – San Bernardino) for joining us to share their thoughts and expertise in the third event of our “Implementing Inclusive Assessment & Student Evaluation” series. In this event King discussed her work defining, designing, and perfecting accessible item formats for reading assessment […]

  19. Getting The Most Out Of Your Interactive Item Summary

    This short video was developed for our wonderful educators in Clark County, Nevada. But it has just as much utility for educators throughout the nation. Play the video right here from this blog if you are interested in brushing up on your skills, learning a few new strategies, or introducing yourself to one of the […]

  20. Effective STEM Assessment Techniques for Low-Incidence Populations

    Thank you so much to Cary Supalo (Illinois State University/Independence Science) and Peg Hartwig (Marshfield Schools) for joining us to share their thoughts and expertise in the second event of our “Implementing Inclusive Assessment & Student Evaluation” series. In this event Supalo discussed his work advocating for and creating modifications to drive hands-on authentic lab […]

  21. Join Discovery For Two Upcoming Assessment Events

    Please join us during the 2012-2013 school year as we travel the country for local workshops that focus on our Discovery Education Assessment tools. These exciting and interactive afternoons and evenings of professional development will highlight creative ways to meet your students’ needs using your Discovery Education Assessment tools and resources. Prizes will be many! Next week’s […]

  22. Creative, Entrepreneurial, and Global: 21st Century Education

    “Creative, Entrepreneurial, and Global: 21st Century Education”   As I was gearing up for the 2012 MassCUE Conference  (Massachusetts Computer Using Educators) held last week, I was reminded of last year’s keynote presentation that truly had an impact on me. Yong Zhao is a University Distinguished Professor at the College of Education, Michigan State University, where […]