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5 Stories of Superintendent Leadership from AASA and Discovery Education

5 Stories of Superintendent Leadership from AASA and Discovery Education

Despite wielding tremendous influence in their respective school districts, the lives of superintendents can become isolated if they don’t have peers to reach out to. That can be tolling, even when they’re not in the midst of making weighty decisions. With this in mind, we developed a five-part content series that demonstrates best practices for

Discovery Education’s Top 9 Ideas of 2016

With 2016 quickly coming to a close, it’s time to reflect on what the year brought us. We’ve reviewed some of our best articles, white papers and case studies posted to the Discovery Education Blog this year to bring you a sampling of some of the most powerful education leadership ideas we read. Each post below

Helping Students Develop Insider Knowledge

If we want students to learn biology, why not teach them to think, read, and write like biologists?  If we want them to learn history, shouldn’t they be able to think, read, and write like historians? Approaching core subjects from this perspective is at the heart of disciplinary literacy. Now more than ever, it’s become

This Charlotte School District Has Taken a Content First Approach to Digital

Partnership powered by:  With more than 140,000 students, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools in North Carolina is one of the largest public school districts in the region and has long been recognized as a leader in instructional innovation. They’ve taken a content first approach to integrating digital technology in their classrooms and have done so across Math, Science,

Building School 2.0: Be One School featuring Rachael Postle Brown

From guest blogger Rachael Postle Brown Chris Lehmann and Zac Chase share a powerful story in chapter 5 of their book Building School 2.0.  The story is one that describes the feelings of a failed teacher and the reaction of the teacher’s administrator.  When I read this chapter I had an immediate rush of memories

10 Reasons Superintendents Are Taking the Digital Leap

School districts across the nation are in the midst of a challenging digital migration — but they aren’t making the leap alone. For our latest guide, Leading Your School District’s Digital Transition (download the full guide), Discovery Education asked three experienced superintendents to round up why making the transition from paper textbooks to digital, interactive learning tools

DEN Trend Report: 5/11/16

In this DEN Trend Report:
>Why Pedagogy First, Tech Second Stance is Key to the Future
>Survey: Classroom, Formative Tests Far More Useful Than End-of-Year Exams
>4 Ways Teachers Are Learning To Use Technology To Benefit Students with Special Needs
>Emotions Help Steer Students’ Learning, Studies Find
>Half of teens think they’re addicted to their smartphones
>One-to-One Laptop Initiatives Boost Student Scores, Researchers Find
>8 ways digital media will evolve for the future
>Few teachers give schools an ‘A’ for classroom technology

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