It’s back! If you don’t know what “it” is, check out our past Ignite event summaries. But if you don’t know and you’re too lazy to click that link, let me summarize. Ignite events are informal networking events usually hosted at a local watering hole featuring 8-10 five minute ignite style talks but community members.
I’ve had a blast sharing what the Community has been doing in their schools and classrooms via the posts in this blog series and I hope you’ve enjoyed the posts as well. I was very surprised when learned that I received a DENny Award, more specifically, the RJ Stangherlin Award for Excellence in Blogging, for my
On Saturday, June 4th over 50 educators from the Halifax area & across North America participated in the Halifax of Discovery. The day was filled with learning, sharing and connecting among educators at Regional Board Office. Patti Duncan kicked off the day with a keynote on Failure. There were sessions from DEN Gurus, area Discovery
Last month, we debuted in Calgary, this month we headed east to Halifax, Nova Scotia. This was a brand new event for this area but even with little understanding, 60+ folks turned out and met in a 100-year-old pub to hear from a range of curiosities from coding to curriculum and from how technology is
On May 19th over 70 educators from the Edmonton & across North America participated in the Edmonton of Discovery. The day was filled with learning, sharing and connecting among educators. Dean Shareski created a behind the scenes video at the event- see what a Day of Discovery is like: Steve Dembo kicked off the day with a session
If you’re in the United States, Memorial Day is just around the corner. For many, it’s a sign that school will soon be over. The students are getting anxious and the temperature in the classroom is rising, but that hasn’t stopped teachers from all over sharing images from their classrooms. Take a look below at some
It’s been a few weeks since the last post in this series, but there will still be a couple of more posts in the series before summer vacation. The school year is winding down. For some, there might only be a few weeks left. Others, however, might have a month to go. Even though the
The #DEignite tour continues to be an overwhelming success. This time, we were in Calgary, a new city for us. With a very short turn around, we managed to “corral” (see what I did there) over 70 educators out on a Thursday night. More amazing was finding 8 courageous folks willing to prepare a talk
There was more great sharing this week by Discovery Education Community members. Educators shared images of professional development opportunities, including excitement about the 2106 DEN Summer Institute. They also shared pictures of students participating in a Virtual Field Trip for Earth Day (archive here), working with Board Builder, and using the super popular SOS Series.
A few days ago, I came across a blog post written by Wes Fryer. The title of the post is How Much Should Teachers Share Online? I think you should read it. Wes brings up some great points, mentioning that many people are familiar with the importance of face to face sharing of lessons plans