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Seattle Educators Treated to Day of Instructional Leadership

Seattle Educators Treated to Day of Instructional Leadership

Fresh from our San Francisco Powerful Practices event, the Discovery Education team visited Seattle-area educators on March 10 for a jam-packed day of instructional leadership, led by keynoter George Couros. Couros, a thought-provoking educator in the area of innovative leadership, teaching, and learning, shared a message on how innovation and technology can empower students. “Technology

Powerful Practices Keynoter George Couros Shares Inspirational Message in San Francisco

Education leaders hailing from across the West Coast and beyond gathered in San Francisco, CA on Friday for a whirlwind meeting of the minds. Discovery Education’s fifth Powerful Practices event provided local educators with a fertile soil for generating new instructional leadership ideas. They shared their own experiences, and heard fresh stories and strategies from

New STEM Framework Certifies Discovery Education’s Techbook and PD

Implementing a powerful STEM education program can be an enormous challenge. Today’s educators must capture students’ attentions, develop their problem-solving skills, and prepare them for the challenging 21st-century careers to come. To achieve that, school districts need to know that they’re using tools proven to be effective. So it was with great honor that we

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

Busting the Myth of Student Engagement

The following is an excerpt of our latest article on student engagement, “Demystifying Student Engagement,” written by Jaime LaForgia, director of professional development content, Discovery Education. Picture a student-centered classroom full of inquiry and engagement. Seventh-grade students are in groups — some around a computer conducting a virtual lab from Discovery Education Techbook, others working with

STEM for All: How to Create a Healthy STEM Ecosystem

By Cindy Moss, Director of Global STEM Initiatives, Discovery Education Many of the most valuable jobs of tomorrow depend on the STEM education happening in today’s classrooms. The US Bureau of Labor and Statistics projects that by 2020, there will be 1.4 million IT jobs available but only 400,000 computer science graduates with the required

Fall VirtCon 2016

Hints and Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Fall VirtCon Viewing Party

Autumnal leaves, pumpkin spiced latte, apple picking….all pale in comparison to everyone’s favorite Fall activity – Fall VirtCon. While many enjoy participating from the comfort of their own home, hundreds of others will be gathered at Viewing Parties around North America. Whether you’re a seasoned veteran or a first time host, we’ve got all the

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

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

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