Tuesday, February 20, was an exciting day for Sims Middle School in Santa Rosa County, FL! With the help of Discovery Education PD STEM Specialist Dacia Jones, members of the Sims Middle School staff challenged all teachers in the school to use Spotlight On Strategies and then share them in a Twitter Smackdown using the #smsstrategysmackdown hashtag. This fun challenge was part of their district’s “State of Innovate 2018″. We’re excited to elevate and celebrate several of the SOS stories from of the participating teachers. Read to find out about their experiences, and get ideas for how SOS can make a difference in your classroom, too!
For more than 10 years, Discovery Education has provided Summer Institutes: free, immersive, residential-style, professional development experiences for our community of educators. Summer Institute sessions feature seminars and workshops from keynote speakers, the Discovery Education team, and members of the Discovery Education Community. This summer, we’re gathering at the University of North Carolina, Wilmington, and
Lauri Vitale shares how she used SOS: They Said What? and SOS Multiple Perspectives to help her students look at historical events through several different viewpoints.
Audra Barton shares how she used SOS Fakebook to engage her students in learning about Dr. Martin Luther King.
Discussed in this week’s update: DEN Summer Institutes are now open! Log in to Discovery Education and select Discovery Educator Network (DEN) from the left-side tool bar. Look for the Participate tab at the top of the page and select Summer Institutes. Find everything you need to know about the summer’s events, along with the
Melissa Murray shares how she used a skill her 2nd grade students had – taking notes on Post-it notes – to the next level by incorporating SOS: Sticky Back into her instruction.
Whether you are asking students to analyze a historical photograph, order events in a chronological progression, or compare primary source documents written during a specific time period, teaching social studies means immersing students in learning about people and their relationships with one another and the world. The Spotlight on Strategies (CDN Version) series offers many opportunities for students to investigate different perspectives, explore new ideas, and develop understanding of the progression of events over time.
Laura Dawes, Media Specialist from Alabama, shares how she uses SOS Half the Picture with her primary students in this SOS Story.
Teach Tolerance Using IWitness Testimony It seems as if now, more than ever in my teaching career, I am searching for trusted resources to help my students cope with the hate that often surrounds them in the media, in their personal lives, and even in the classroom. How can we teach our students to be
Jessie Erickson shares how she’s mashed SOS Z Chart and SOS 3-2-1 Pyramid to create active learning experiences for 7th grade science students.