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“So You Want to be a Wizard”: Early Career Conversations in the Classroom

“So You Want to be a Wizard”: Early Career Conversations in the Classroom

Special Guest Contributor Andrew H. Potter As a fan of the world and ways of Harry Potter, I am often reminded of one pithy but important observation by the sage of Hogwarts, Professor Albertus Dumbledore: “Curiosity is not a sin.” In our current globalized, post-industrial, knowledge economy I often observe that the very real risk of

#CelebrateWithDE – St. Patrick’s Day

On March 17, the feast of St. Patrick celebrates Ireland’s patron saint, but the many Irish who emigrated to other countries have helped make St. Patrick’s Day a secular holiday celebrating all things Irish. In this Lively Lesson, students create illuminated letters that represent St. Patrick. For more ideas and digital resources, explore the St.

Discovery Education Monthly STEM Content Highlights – February 2017

February 11th is National Inventors Day! Thomas Edison was born 170 years ago on February 11th, and he made a enormous impact on life as we know it! Edison is credited with inventing over 1,100 items, however he was only scratching the surface of innovation. Many people, including students, think everything worth inventing has been

Virtual Reality Experience for the AHA-NFL Play60 VFT

On Tuesday, January 31, 2017, the American Heart Association and NFL Play 60 hosted a live virtual field trip with Discovery Education from Houston, Texas, for students around the world to learn how fun and easy it is to get heart healthy. Students in Ms. Carter’s science classes from ML King Middle School in Atlanta

Dining with the DEN at GSTA

On Thursday, February 2, 2017, educators from across Georgia gathered for our third annual Dining with the DEN at GSTA in Stone Mountain, Georgia. Each year, we bring together individuals who are passionate about teaching, learning, and connecting for an evening of networking and fun.   Our attendees shared their stories from the day of learning

Ignite Your Passion For Discovery, FETC 2017 Edition

Ignite Your Passion For Discovery, FETC 2017 Edition, brought over 70 educators together to connect, learn, and share around the theme of “I used to…But now I…” Stories of Transformation.  Presenters and participants traveled from near and far for this first Ignite event at FETC. Topics ranged from the human aspect of education to the

Ignite Your Passion For Discovery at FETC 2017

Join Discovery Education, Tuesday January 24, 2017 for Ignite Your Passion for Discovery, a powerful evening of short, energizing presentations combined with networking and engaging conversations.  This is the third season that Discovery Education has hosted these events around the country. This year’s sub-theme is asking, “I used to _____ but now I _____” Your Stories

Celebrating Our DEN Ambassadors

During the weeks surrounding the Thanksgiving holiday, I had the opportunity to celebrate some DENtastic teachers  in Santa Rosa County and Escambia County, both located in the panhandle of Florida.  During the course of the fall semester DEN Star Shelley Mann in Santa Rosa, along with her Director of Professional Development and Instructional Technology, Mike