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PD Tips: Behind the Discovery Educator Network

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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“Ain’t I a Woman?” Resources and Instructional Ideas for Celebrating Historic Women

In 1851, a former slave became a luminary of the women’s rights movement. Sojourner Truth, born Isabella Baumfree, delivered an impassioned speech later titled “Ain’t I a Woman?” that questioned society’s out-of-kilter view and treatment of women. In her day, there was no Women’s History Month, but instead a tireless, year-round fight against injustice. As

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Last Seen in 1662, Occurring This Friday: Three Rare Celestial Events

Explore outer space from inside your school! A total solar eclipse will occur on March 20, plunging parts of the earth into temporary darkness. But that’s not all that’s unique about this Friday. This year’s solar eclipse coincides with two other celestial events: the vernal equinox (the first day of spring) and the supermoon (when

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St. Patrick’s Day Instructional Idea

Need a quick and easy way to discuss St. Patrick’s Day? Let Discovery Education Bring the Festivities into Your Classroom! For a more meaningful way to tie St. Patrick’s Day to instruction, check out the ideas and resources below for creating illuminated letters that represent St. Patrick. More information about illuminated letters and manuscripts –

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MacGyver Mindset Comes to DENvice

While we probably can’t tell you how to build a spaceship out of a rubber band, a pencil and chewing gum, we can offer you simple, clever tips for your classroom. Our new weekly Star Tip feature will share quick and easy solutions for everyday classroom needs, including everything from building a tripod out of

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From Presentation to Investigation: Using Boards to Build Active Learning

From Presentation to Investigation: Using Boards to Build Active Learning by Emily Sigman Because students are at the center of learning, we’re highlighting student work and how they use Discovery Education resources. When students have the freedom to explore and discover – and have tools to facilitate and capture their thinking – they begin to

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Join Discovery Education Techbook LIVE 2015

We look forward to you joining Discovery Education and fellow educators around the world for Techbook LIVE 2015: a free, day-long virtual professional learning event sharing some of the most effective strategies for integrating Discovery Education Techbook digital content. To join the Techbook LIVE 2015 webcast, go to http://links.discoveryeducation.com/TechbookLIVEwebcast on Saturday, January 24, any time

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DEN Fit & Together Counts New Year’s Challenge

Byline: Alison Schleede It is that time of year again!  Time to make those New Year resolutions!  If getting fit is one of your resolutions, please read on! The challenge to is to complete more than 10,000 steps/day for 21 days in any 4 week period between January 1, 2015 and February 28, 2015. The DEN Fit’s New

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Oct. 25th – Day of Free Professional Learning: Discovery Education Streamathon

Coming to you LIVE from Discovery Headquarters in Silver Spring, MD, we present the Discovery Education Streamathon!  We’re taking you back to the 70’s with a telethon-style, day-long virtual professional learning event. Join thousands of educators across the world for this free “idea-sharing” marathon where we will get you diggin’ some new, groovy ways to

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Conni Mulligan: Traditional Storytelling–Shadow Puppetry & Overheads

Trolling social media and DEN sites for those at and not at #DENSI2014, I found yet another wonderful resource from Conni Mulligan, who reinvents our notion of storytelling, digitally, at the #DENUnconference2014. I truly enjoyed watching Conni at her best. I met her years ago at another Summer Institute, and looking back, it seems like

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