Tag Archives: Discovery Educator Network (DEN)

STEM Strategies that Work – December 2016

STEM Strategies that Work – December 2016

STEM Culture is something that is developed over time through intentional strategies which highlight STEM careers, STEM skills, and the interconnectivity of the world around us all. Each month we are highlighting some of the strategies we see in classrooms from our DEN and STEM educators building pathways for their colleagues to implement a STEM culture.

Chat it up with Colleagues in the UK

“Every person is defined by the communities she belongs to.” Orson Scott Card A huge shout out from across the pond to Matt Haydon (@mrhaydon14) and the passionate and growing DEN UK Community for launching #UKDENchat. If you are looking for advice around instructional strategies, VR, networking, wall displays, seating charts for back-to-school, and pretty

Lively Lessons: Digital Citizenship

Working on your weekly lesson plans? This Lively Lesson will provide Discovery Education content and lesson plan ideas. In our month-long celebration of the Constitution and citizenship, we’re extending the discussion to include digital citizenship with a webinar featuring Dr. Devorah Heitner, founder and CEO of Raising Digital Natives. Dr. Heitner’s Discovery Education online event,

Edie Erickson’s DENSI 2015 Day 3 Recap

I took the liberty of re-publishing Edie Erickson’s blog post because it is full of wonderful information (and she is a wonderful blogger). Thanks, Edie, for posting daily. You can find Edie’s DENSI 2015 blog here. Learning Galore! Today was a day of learning and connecting! We started by meeting Lori McFarling, the Chief Marketing

Coming Home to DENSI2015

Never underestimate the power of the DEN as life changing. We reach across country and continent. We grow exponentially. Face to face or virtual, we learn, collaborate, inspire. Whether rekindling old friendships or creating new ones, at gatherings or special events, we find our tribe. Together, we change the landscape of education. We envision the

“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

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

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 –

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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