1. Event of the Week: November 25, 2014

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    This week’s event comes from Turner Creek Year Round School. Wanda Hanley and Erin Pretlor shared their engaging ideas for kicking- off a staff training session.   “What could be more engaging than a classic game, like Jenga?  Our Jenga pieces were numbered and matched a question that staff members would answer to share their […]

  2. DEN Principal Spotlight: Happy Carrico, Debbie Sarver, Judy Pippen, and Vernisa Bodison

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    The Discovery Educator Network recently asked its members to help shine the light on the amazing work principals were accomplishing at school sites around the globe. The nominations flooded in and we are excited to share the results with you. Please take a moment to read through the great things happening in education today and congratulate these […]

  3. DEN Weekly Update: November 21, 2014

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    This week we are thankful for you. Thank you for putting children first everyday. Thank you for supporting each other. Thank you for learning and growing with us. Thank you for choosing to make a difference. Words cannot adequately express our appreciation for all that you do to support your Discovery Education Community. Take a […]

  4. Do you teach Financial Education?

    Please tell us so by completing this link or the form below! You might recall the past few years when we’ve helped get the word out about the High School Business Challenge.  This year we want to hear from educators that incorporate financial literacy into their classrooms.  Complete the form and we may reach out to you to provide […]

  5. Event of the Week: November 18, 2014

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    This week we’re sharing how Jessica Kemper in Baldwin County shared the SOS activities with her grade level team. The educators used grade level time to discuss the SOS activities and decided on one to use in an upcoming science lesson. The following week they had students create Paper Slide presentation on ecosystems and in the […]

  6. Teaching Shakespeare Webinar: Tuesday, 11/18

    Teaching Shakespeare with WordPlay: Tuesday, November 18 at 7:00pm ET. There’s still time to register and attend this unique webinar, featuring Shakespeare scholar and creator of WordPlay discussing the challenges of teaching Shakespeare and offering some resources to help. Alexander Parker founded WordPlay to help students of all ages better understand the nuances of Shakespeare’s […]

  7. SOS: What Did They Say?!?

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    Welcome to Spotlight on Strategies Challenge!  Our S.O.S series provides help, tips, and tricks for integrating DE media into your curriculum. What Did They Say?!? PDF Version *For a link to all the PDFs in this series click here. Background If you ask a student what it takes to do well in social studies, they may […]

  8. Teaching Shakespeare: Resource & Webinar

    Calling all English and drama teachers! Join us for a discussion about the pedagogy of Shakespeare, as field expert Alexander Parker leads another webinar about teaching Shakespeare in high school. Tuesday, November 18 at 7:00pm ET. Register from the event page, HERE. (Click the “Register” link next to “Event status: Not started” on the event page.) Join Alexander Parker, creator […]

  9. DEN Weekly Update: November 14, 2014

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    This week’s DEN Weekly Update is full of great information for you. Here are just a few things to make sure you explore and do: See Discovery Education on Tanked tonight Get access to the Science Techbook Check out the latest Spotlight on Strategies   Click here to learn about these great opportunities and more.

  10. SOS: Put On Your Thinking Hat

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    Welcome to Spotlight on Strategies Challenge!  Our S.O.S series provides help, tips, and tricks for integrating DE media into your curriculum. After watching the Discovery Education’s Remembrance National School Assembly and as I watch my social media feeds fill with memories of loved ones on this Veteran’s Day, this strategy came to mind. It’s so important […]

  11. Student Choice- Principal Spotlight: Anthony Armstrong, Steven Isenhour, Cindy Endsley, and Jenny Bell

    We asked students, “Do you have a great principal?” In response, over 70 nominated their principal to receive an award for their stellar leadership. We’ve listed the selected principals below, by district, along with the award title the nominators gave. Stay tuned every Monday to as we post what their students shared. Take a moment to congratulate these principals […]

  12. Event of the Week: November 11, 2014

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    This week’s event is from Cheryl Verla de Lofgren in Baltimore City Public Schools, MD. As part of professional development days, teachers from across subjects meet to share best practices in their field. Cheryl shared how she supported the ESOL department in their work providing strategies to target ELL students needs in mainstream classrooms.   “Since […]

  13. DEN Weekly Update: November 7, 2014

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    This week’s DEN Weekly Update is full of great information for you. Here are just a few things to explore and do:     Take your students LIVE to the Tower of London Get access to the Science Techbook Connect with other classrooms       Click here to learn about these great opportunities and […]

  14. Streamathon 2014 Recap: Live Events

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    The DEN Streamathon held Saturday, October 25 provided a full day of live professional learning sessions- if you missed it be sure to check the archives at discoveryeducation.com/streamathon . In addition to the live broadcast location at Discovery Communications Headquarters in Silver Spring, MD there were more than 3,000 educators who attended virtually. While some enjoyed the […]

  15. One Week Left for Students to Submit Their Epic Stories!

    The Epic Story Challenge closes next week, but your students still have time to submit their epic stories! Here’s what they should do: 1. Create a Board, using Board Builder, that tells an Epic Story; use text, video, images, audio, and more. 2. Remember to TAG the Board (you’ll have the option to TAG it when saving… see the screencast below […]

  16. Epic Story Board Builder Challenge Fun

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    This afternoon, I got to spend some time with great teachers and administrators in Milton, FL. We snacked on pizza together and explored Student Center and Board Builder. Many of the teachers had already set up classes and given their students assignments in Discovery Education, but quite a few were new to using Board Builder. […]

  17. Event of the Week: November 5, 2014

    This week we’re learning about how Patrick Vernon, a STAR Discovery Educator from Western Alamance Middle School in North Carolina provided support to his colleagues using Discovery Education. Patrick shared that while teachers had access to Discovery Education for a few years and had recently begun using the Discovery Education Benchmark Assessments, there was still […]

  18. DEN Principal Spotlight: Robbi Coker, Monica Garcisalas, Michael Campos, and Linda Purvis

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    The Discovery Educator Network recently asked its members to help shine the light on the amazing work principals were accomplishing at school sites around the globe. The nominations flooded in and we are excited to share the results with you. Please take a moment to read through the great things happening in education today and congratulate these […]

  19. Congratulations Discovery Principals!

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    In honor of National Principal Month (October), Discovery Education invited teachers and students to nominate great principals and help us shine the light on them. Nominations flooded in, and we’re excited to share the results with you. We are recognizing all these winning principals in our 2014 Great Principals list, below. Their award titles — […]

  20. DEN Connects November (Pilgrims / Pioneers)

      DEN Connects is a monthly feature that allows teachers and their classrooms to connect to other teachers and their classrooms for Skype or Hangout or other virtual sessions around common topics and resources. Each month, we launch a new topic and associated resources and invite you to sign up to connect. Sign up HERE to be […]

  21. DEN Weekly Update: October 31, 2014

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    Happy Halloween! This week’s DEN Weekly Update is full of great information for you. Here are just a few things to make sure you explore and do: Explore the Halloween Content Collection Did you miss last week’s Streamathon? Check out the archived sessions! Take your students LIVE to the Tower of London   Click here […]

  22. A Math Nightmare on Elm Street

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    In this horror short, a defenseless high school student is tormented by an evil foe. Can she solve the seemingly impossible math equation? Or will this math nightmare be her ultimate demise? A Discovery Education StoryHaus Production Written and Directed by Maria Truitt   Sleep Tight with Discovery Education Math Techbook™ For decades, math has […]

  23. Event of the Week: October 29, 2014

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    Educators in Wake County Public Schools in North Carolina are turning a focus on using digital resources to enhance literacy instruction. At Fox Road IB Magnet Elementary a group of DEN STARs led a short, whole staff professional development session on how to use Discovery Education resources to support readers theater.   DEN STAR Andrews […]