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Community Update: March 31, 2107

Community Update: March 31, 2107

Stay up-to-date with all the resources, events, programs, and tools – brought to you by your Discovery Education Community Team. Community Update At-a-Glance DENSI 2017 The deadline for applications for the DEN Summer Institute 2017 at the University of California San Diego has been extended to April 9th. Find out more and apply. Day of Discovery

Learning in 360 Degrees: Mrs. Massie’s Students Are in the DogHouse

In Calgary, Alberta,  Laura Massie teaches science to grade 7s. This month, she allowed our Discovery Education Community to join them in studying engineering with the Discovery Education Science Techbook  and the Alberta Grade 7 curriculum. This is a raw, unedited look at grade 7 students interacting and utilizing Science Techbook The Big Idea Students are working collaboratively

Learning in 360 Degrees: Gas Is A Blast In Tally Piscopo’s Fourth Grade STEAM Classroom

At SS Dixon Intermediate School in Milton, Florida, STEAM Innovate teacher Tally Piscopo connects science content and real-world connections through stations-based learning. This month, Mrs. Piscopo allowed the Discovery Education Community to join her as her fourth grade students investigated states of matter using the Discovery Education Science Techbook lesson “Measuring Matter” and Spotlight On Strategies series. Big

#CelebrateWithDE – April Fools’ Day

In celebration of April Fools’ Day, we look at pranks, lies, deceptions, and half-truths throughout history. The Trojan Horse Discovery Education Streaming, Social Studies Techbook Grades 9-12, Video Segment The Trojan Horse is story of the Greeks building a huge wooden horse, hiding men inside, and then tricking the Trojans into wheeling the horse inside

Accepted to #DENSI2017: Meet Lauri Mitchell

Meet: Lauri Congratulations to Lauri Mitchell: first accepted #DENSI2017 participant Lauri Mitchell, 5th grade teacher Klondike Elementary School,  Tippecanoe School Corporation (IN) @lamitchell424 Lauri is one of three elementary science chairs for her school corporation and serves as a SLED (Science Learning through Engineering Design) Master Teacher in partnership with Purdue University.  This has provided

Call for DEN Online Community Facilitators

UPDATED: We have now opened up consideration for facilitators to retired Discovery Educators. Those individuals have the necessary background and now have a way to remain active in a community that they helped build. Wanted: DEN Online Community Facilitators We are looking for community members to serve as DEN Online Community Facilitators. Facilitators must be current

Celebrating Lincoln Unified School District in California

Discovery Education would like to celebrate the students and teachers of Lincoln Unified School District in California. The 6th grade team at Lincoln Elementary School instructed their amazing students to utilize Discovery Education and Board Builder to create a Board that demonstrated their learning during their current unit of study. Discovery Education Board Builder is a tool

Learning in 360 Degrees: Ms. James’ Math Students Dig Into Learning

In Ellerbe, North Carolina, there are many station stops on Heather James’ journey to helping her sixth grade students feel empowered through success with math. This month, they allowed our Discovery Education Community to join them in studying coordinate planes with the Discovery Education Math Techbook in Unit 6.1. The Big Idea By utilizing her

SOS: 3-2-1 Pyramid

In order to effectively summarize information, students must learn to analyze it at a deep level. The 3-2-1 pyramid organizer helps scaffold students in learning how to make decisions about what information is extraneous and can be deleted or substituted, and what information is critical and necessary to understanding the topic.

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