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Let Me Tell You About WELV!!!

Let Me Tell You About WELV!!!

I am still mentally unpacking all of the great learning and connections made at the 17TH ANNUAL WELV CONFERENCE! As I explained in my brief remarks prior to an amazing keynote by Dr. Carol Ann Tomlinson, I couldn’t have felt more at home. Growing up in a household with three sisters and marrying into a family

Teaching Math through Art

On a Sunday afternoon when my family finally had a free moment, my wife took us to the Woodson Art Museum to view the Walter Wick exhibition. Walter Wick is the photographic illustrator of the I SPY series, and the author/illustrator of the Can You See What I See? series.  This exhibit inspired me to think about

A New Perspective: Asking Questions Without an Answer

In my previous blog, Questions that Spark Student Curiosity, I discussed ways to ask questions that would engage students. France Snyder commented, “What is the best way to evaluate our students? What is the effect on our students’ engagement, retention, and transference of skills? What is overall best for our students?” I’ve thought a lot

Developing Teacher-Leaders to Drive the Digital Transition

Discovery Education Partner Stories: Wake County Public Schools (NC) The largest school system in North Carolina, Wake County Public School System is also one of the best in the country, with an exceptional standard of excellence for students and teachers alike. Of its 11,000 teachers, 2,455 are certified by the National Board for Professional Teaching

Fluency and Mathematical Modeling

Watch the Archive The following list of tips for procedural fluency with mathematical modeling are based on ideas presented during the Connecting Conceptual Understanding and Procedural Fluency with Math Modeling webinar. Feel free to download and share these tips in the attached Fluency and Math Modeling PDF. Fluency has many parts. The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

5 Ways to Use Discovery Education – September Edition

September was our 8th edition of our  5 Ways to Use Discovery Education webinar series.  Each month we are highlighting DEN Community members as they share five unique strategies, tools, or resources for using Discovery Education in your classroom.   Kyle led this month’s edition. Susan Bowdoin, a STAR from Albuquerque, kicked us off with

Getting Started with Mathematical Modeling

Watch the Archive The following list of tips for getting started with mathematical modeling are based on ideas presented during the Math Modeling 101 webinar. Feel free to download and share these tips as the Getting Started with Mathematical Modeling PDF. Start small. You don’t have to start with a large-scale, open-ended project like, “What’s

5 Ways to Use Discovery Education – August Edition

  We welcomed the Discovery Education Community back-to-school last Monday evening on another 5 Ways to Use Discovery Education webinar.  Each month we are highlighting DEN Community members as they share five unique strategies, tools, or resources for using Discovery Education in your classroom.   Dean welcomed our colleague Jannita Demian (@jdemian) who opened by sharing ways to present the

PD Tips: Behind the Discovery Educator Network

Article sourced from Education World, written by reporter, Nicole Gorman. Having a strong professional learning network is an important part of being an educator. Being able to share and receive advice, lesson plans, or just friendly banter among peers is an essential part of teaching. For this reason, many online communities exist to serve this purpose. Education

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