Cross posted on Ideas and Thoughts It’s been a great privilege of mine to organize and host several evenings across Canada called “Ignite Your Passion for Discovery”. These evenings are held in a local watering hole and feature passionate educators from the Discovery Educator Network and beyond sharing a story of passion be it in
85 educators walk into a bar… That’s what happened last night in Vancouver. A gathering of teachers from various districts crammed into a small space to share passions and connect with folks who are passionate about children and learning. This rendition, like the previous events in Winnipeg and Edmonton featured great presenters and enthusiastic participants who
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As we prepare for perhaps our largest ever virtual field trip next week, today students from Hamilton Wentworth District School Board engaged in a transatlantic conversation around the topic of Remembrance Day with students from Pakeman Primary School in Islington, UK. Both Canada and the United Kingdom celebrate Remembrance Day on November 11th. Students from
This week I am thrilled to be a part of Polar Bears International’s Tundra Connections program. It means that I get to live on the Tundra Buggy Lodge on the shores of the Hudson Bay, observing polar bears in their native habitat! I wish you all could be with me in person, but I’m thrilled
If you haven’t heard, the DEN is once again partnering with Polar Bears International for their 2014 Tundra Connections program. Learn more and register from my previous blog post here: http://links.discoveryeducation.com/polarbears2014 To prepare for the Thursday, October 30 webcast at 1pm ET, we invite you and your students to participate in our Math Challenge. Our goal is to
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The DEN team is again partnering with Polar Bears International for their Tundra Connections program; bringing live, free webcasts from the tundra to your classroom during the annual polar bear migration in Churchill, Manitoba. Soon, I’ll be packing my bags and headed to the Polar Bear Capital of the World. I hope you and your students
After last week, I was a little scared. Trying to replicate the energy and quality of the presentations was a bit daunting. Turns out, I had nothing to worry about. I forget what happens when you bring together passionate educators, put them in a great space, offer food and drink and let them share. Magic.
We all know that the DEN is about people and tonight was a prime example. With the help of DEN STAR Andy Mckiel, he and I organized an evening that included 10 Ignite style talks from local educators. The talks included: Andy McKiel – a bit of a thing for wood Tara McLauchlan – I