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!
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.
When students know how to ask their own questions, they take greater ownership of their learning, deepen comprehension, and make new connections. QFT (Question Formulation Technique ) is a teaching strategy that helps students produce their own questions, improve them, and strategize on how to use them. The technique can be used with students of all ages.
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.
Learning is: Exposing Misconceptions in Math Visit Mrs Harach’s grade 7 class in Spruce Grove, Alberta Canada. This month, they allowed our Discovery Education Community to join them in using an SOS in their Math class The Big Idea Mrs Harach uses Discovery Education’s SOS to facilitate student learning in Structures Mathematics. Students have utilized the
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.
Learning is: Allowing Students to Explore and Make Connections to Others Visit Mr Cote’s grade3 class in Spruce Grove, Alberta Canada. This month, they allowed our Discovery Education Community to join them in their study of forces within their Engineering Unit. The Big Idea Mr Cote uses Science Techbook to facilitate his students’ learning on Structures
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.