Tag Archives: Professional Development

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How to Tap the Power of Teacher Leadership

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Developing Teacher-Leaders to Drive the Digital Transition

Discovery Education Partner Stories: Wake County Public Schools (NC) The largest school system in North Carolina, Wake County Public School System is also one of the best in the country, with an exceptional standard of excellence for students and teachers alike. Of its 11,000 teachers, 2,455 are certified by the National Board for Professional Teaching

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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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