Tag Archives: Professional Development


Developing Teacher-Leaders to Drive the Digital Transition

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


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


Steve Dembo Builds Bolder Schools

Whisked away from DENSI 2015 at American University in Washington DC to Intermediate Unit 21 in Schnecksville PA, and then back to DC for the DENmazing Race from 7–9 PM–all in a day’s work for Illinois native Steve Dembo. Co-author of Untangling the Web: 20 Tools to Power Up Your Teaching. Father of 2 children.

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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


Who is Burning the Cognitive Calories? Rethinking Lecture in Social Studies

I pride myself on my lectures. I was voted “Best Lecturer” in the 2013 Sherwood High School yearbook. I’ve been told that my lectures are easily understood, engaging, interactive with plenty of student discourse–and I’m pretty darn funny! My students consistently scored very well on the Advanced Placement U.S. history exam. So what’s the issue? Lecturing works.


Fueling Innovation Through A Shared Leadership Model

Fueling Innovation Through A Shared Leadership Model Developing Teachers As Leaders Driving change within our schools requires skilled leadership from both administrators and teachers. How do we ensure that we have the environment and strategies in place for innovation to be successful? Join this conversation with national leaders in education about practical yet scaleable professional


Survey Says: Celebrating STEM in the Classroom

You spoke; we listened. And, to celebrate and support you we designed the Survey Says webinar series. Please join us Tuesday, May 5 at 7pm ET for a special Teacher Appreciation Week edition where we will share “Celebrating STEM in the Classroom”.         To see our previous posts from the series: http://blog.discoveryeducation.com/blog/2015/01/28/survey-says-creativity/  A certificate of


Building Effective Science Practices

Building Effective Science Practices With the 5E Model of Instruction The 5E model of instruction has long been recognized as an important model of instruction for the effective teaching of science practices in K-12. Hear from experts and a school district on how the 5E model can balance the critical thinking and problem solving skills


Building A Culture of STEM Teaching & Learning

Building A Culture of STEM Teaching & Learning From Vision to Practice Growing consensus and shared understanding around your STEM vision, culture and curriculum can be challenging. Having a long-term plan addressing the many stakeholders involved is critical, but where should you begin?