1. One Idea With: Dr. Lynn Moody, Superintendent, Rowan-Salisbury School System

    In this installment of One Idea With: Discovery Education Senior Vice President Scott Kinney interviews the Superintendent of North Carolina’s Rowan-Salisbury School System, Dr. Lynn Moody. The Rowan-Salisbury School System is a member of Digital Promise’s League of Innovative Schools. Dr. Moody’s One Idea focuses on the important role principals play in implementing transformative learning initiatives. […]

  2. SOS: ABC Summary

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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. ABC Summary PDF Version *For a link to all the PDFs in this series click here. Summary: Summarizing requires that students distill information in a concise, synthesized form and focus on the important points presented in […]

  3. Event of the week: December 10, 2014

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    This week Marie Coleman from Collier County Schools in Florida shares the “Tech Tool Tuesday” session she hosted. This session was a follow up to faculty learning about the Flipped Classroom concept and trying out the TedEd version of using YouTube videos to flip your classroom. The Tech Tool Tuesday session was offered to faculty […]

  4. SOS: Equations of Understanding

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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. Equations of Understanding PDF Version *For a link to all the PDFs in this series click here. Summary “Synthesizing is the process of combining parts of wholes to make a brand new whole (Functional Teaching). […]

  5. Are Your Students Safe Online?

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    Intel® Security and Discovery Education have teamed up to create the Intel® Security Digital Safety Program: Think Before You Link.  This initiative is designed to empower the next generation of digital citizens with the tools they need to make smart, secure, and responsible decisions online. After reviewing the site (http://www.thinkbeforeyoulinkinschool.com), I’ve highlighted a few activities that […]

  6. One Idea With: Dr. Cindy Elsberry, Superintendent, Horry County Schools

    In this installment of One Idea With: Discovery Education Senior Vice President Scott Kinney interviews the Superintendent of South Carolina’s Horry County Schools, Dr. Cindy Elsberry.  The Horry County Schools are members of Digital Promise’s League of Innovative Schools. Dr. Elsberry’s One Idea focuses on how to successfully implement and scale innovative learning initiatives. Watch […]

  7. SOS: The Envelope Please

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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. The Envelope Please  PDF Version *For a link to all the PDFs in this series click here.               Summary Groups of students are presented with envelopes with a list […]

  8. 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 […]

  9. 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 […]

  10. 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 […]

  11. 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 […]

  12. 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 […]

  13. 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 […]

  14. 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 […]

  15. 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 […]

  16. 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.

  17. 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 […]

  18. 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 […]

  19. 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 […]

  20. 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 […]

  21. 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 […]