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Let Me Tell You About WELV!!!

Let Me Tell You About WELV!!!

I am still mentally unpacking all of the great learning and connections made at the 17TH ANNUAL WELV CONFERENCE! As I explained in my brief remarks prior to an amazing keynote by Dr. Carol Ann Tomlinson, I couldn’t have felt more at home. Growing up in a household with three sisters and marrying into a family

Take 5: What’s Your Brand Promise

Join Sarah Cummins, Discovery Education’s Director of Strategic Marketing and Communication, as she helps you discover “What’s your brand promise?” What is the trifecta of powerful communication? How do you proactively ensure that the right message, goes to the right audience, at the right time? In this session, Sarah will provide tips, tricks, and challenges

Renowned Volleyball Coach Finds True Calling in STEM

From the Heart: Powerful Stories from Passionate Educators Tina Garrett, STEM Coordinator, Garland Independent School District, Texas Some teachers are born into education; they come from a family of educators and never really could see themselves becoming anything but a teacher. Others are inspired into education; they had a teacher who was so inspirational and so

Queenie Hall

Teaching Is All in the Family for This Rock Hill Educator

From the Heart: Powerful Stories from Passionate Educators Queenie Hall, Rock Hill Schools, SC Queenie Hall tried not to go into education. Sure, her mom was a teacher for more than 40 years and her sister was an educator. But Queenie wanted a different path. She majored in communications, did a lot of internships, and got

Moving From Conventional Classrooms to a Charismatic Workforce

Last year, through my involvement with a local community group, I had the opportunity to tour a few of the technology start-up companies that have sprung up in our city. Indeed, there is a thriving culture of tech start-ups here in the heartland of the Midwest, with many of them enjoying a national and international

Five Powerful Practices for Science Professional Development

By: Matt Cwalina, Senior Director of Learning Initiatives, Discovery Education In my time working with schools and districts from across the country, I have had the privilege of meeting and working with many inspiring science educators. Their passion for teaching and developing the scientific literacy of today’s learners is truly awesome! As I have worked

Keys to Leading a Successful Digital Transition

By: Marty Creel, Chief Academic Officer and Vice President, Curriculum & Instruction, Discovery Education How can administrators ensure a smooth and successful digital transition? Leading the digital transition is a process that should start with emphasizing good instruction. It is crucial to select the right technology pieces and to prepare networks for increased use, but

Defining Differentiation in Today’s Classroom

We have just 180 days per year to facilitate learning in the most meaningful way possible. Click To Tweet As a superintendent, I strive to put structures in place that enable our students to reap the benefits of being in the right place at the right time. The only way to do that is to

Developing STEM Inside Every School

In a previous role, I had the unique opportunity to develop a STEM-focused school. As a part of the planning process, I deeply contemplated what a STEM school would look like and what it could really become. The image of this school was forming around ‘ideas and materials’ such as existing classrooms, furniture, instructional framework,

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