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Sparking and Maintaining Interest: Girls & STEM

Sparking and Maintaining Interest: Girls & STEM

By Cindy Moss, Senior Director of Global STEM Initiatives for Discovery Education What did you want to be when you grew up? At the end of the last century, you wouldn’t have been able to even name some of the top jobs of today: user experience developer, driverless car engineer, mobile app designer. Maybe that isn’t

STEM Symposium: 3 Visions for the Future of STEM Learning

Education leaders all across the country are searching for innovative strategies for building a solid STEM foundation. Earlier this year, Discovery Education brought several leaders to Pensacola, FL, for a peek behind the scenes at Santa Rosa County Public Schools, where a powerful STEM vision is beginning to blossom. During the event, we spoke with

DEN Trend Report: 2/15/17

In This DEN Trend Report:
>4 keys for a digital implementation
>Beyond the Hype: 5 Ways to Think About Virtual and Augmented Reality in Schools
>7 Ways Schools Will Change by 2020
>Technology in Education: How Chromebooks and Google Classroom Change the Learning Process
>Schools have literacy resources for parents who want to help children
>10 high-need education policy areas for 2017
>Student-centered learning drives improvement
>4 critical personalized learning questions, answered

How to Tap the Power of Teacher Leadership

The following is an excerpt of our latest whitepaper, “Teacher Leaders: The (Not So) Secret Catalyst for Change.” While teacher leaders have always been an important part of a school’s culture, this type of leadership continues to gain much-needed attention and momentum in school systems nationwide. There is such a strong need for teacher leadership

10 Reasons Superintendents Are Taking the Digital Leap

School districts across the nation are in the midst of a challenging digital migration — but they aren’t making the leap alone. For our latest guide, Leading Your School District’s Digital Transition (download the full guide), Discovery Education asked three experienced superintendents to round up why making the transition from paper textbooks to digital, interactive learning tools

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

Wanted: Principals Like You

Are you an innovative principal, assistant principal, department head, or school leader? Are you interested in participating in an immersive professional development event tailored specifically at helping you build the leadership skills and knowledge needed to create dynamic digital learning environments in your school? If so, the Great Leaders Summit is for you! Join us

Thinking About: Words – Frames – and Change

Kim Cameron of the University of Michigan organized these words in a certain way to illustrate a point.  I have mixed them up.  Here is the mixed up list of his words. PLEASE CONSIDER RESPONDING TO THE TWO QUESTIONS THAT FOLLOW BEFORE READING THE REST OF THE POST. By responding I mean grab a piece

Learning is a consequence of thinking. —David Perkins, Smart Schools

Professional learning communities are more myth than reality if teachers operate independently and in isolation from each other (Hord, 1997). Working productively in such groups requires the ability to justify ideas and to test the feasibility of solutions on others. It also requires the openness and willing spirits of individuals to accept feedback from their

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