Tag Archives: Professional Development

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The DEN Welcomes Siemens STEM Academy Educators

The DEN Welcomes Siemens STEM Academy Educators

Next week is another one of my favorite weeks of the year because it’s the Siemens STEM Institute.  Coming off of a phenomenal week at DENSI 2014, so many of you continue to share your reflections through our blogs and other social media.  With that spirit of community in mind, next week we have the

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Tim Childers: Teaching With Just One Image

Anyone knows that after a powerhouse speaker like Dr. Lodge McCammon, you need to follow up with an equally potent powerhouse, and that’s exactly what Discovery Education did. Meet Tim Childers, L&N STEM Academy, Assistant Principal of Tennessee’s only Apple School of Distinction,  (and yes he helped make it one),  blogged for TN DEN Leadership

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Teachers Get Recharged Here!

A wise person once said… “Teachers are solar powered.  They recharge during the summer!” Over the past 9 months you have poured your body, hearts, and minds over countless lessons, projects, planning, … the list, as you know, is endless. I encourage each of you now to take a moment to reflect on what happened

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Deep and Wide Implementation

In almost every school system I have ever worked in there is a very real tension between providing high quality professional learning for every teacher and providing the on-going depth of experiences needed to produce lasting change. School systems typically do not have enough resources, otherwise known as time and money, to engage their teachers

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Growing Leaders. Growing Capacity.

Over the last year, Discovery Education has worked closely with several school district partners to develop a new professional development model entitled Digital Leader Corps. Digital Leader Corps is a strategic model for building capacity for teachers to modernize instruction, increase student engagement and ultimately, student achievement. Each member of the corps establishes a learning

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Goobric & Doctopus…say huh?!

Having just seen the recent Captain America superhero movie, my initial thought was that these were the names of some sort of super villains. To the contrary, these are a couple of awesome tools for assessing student work using Rubrics built into Google Docs! Thanks to our very own DEN STAR, Sandi Dennis for sharing

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4/22 at 1pm Virtual Event for Students: STEM is Now, STEM is How

Siemens STEM Connect: STEM is Now, STEM is How We often hear of amazing things happening in STEM classrooms across the country. And, we’re often asked to share these exemplars to provide guidance in achieving a shared STEM education vision. Join our live webcast to see one vision of a STEM program.   Tuesday, April

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Microsoft Excel For Educators: Segment 7

Welcome all to a new week of Excel for Educators where I’ve tried to take some of the things that I do in my work with the Analytics, Research and Evaluation team here at Discovery Education and frame them in the perspective of the classroom teacher, and then divide them into 10 minute segments. This

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Autism Training Series

Did you know that April is Autism Awareness Month, also known as NAAM. The first National Autism Awareness Month was declared by the Autism Society in April 1970. Autism is a complex mental condition and developmental disability, characterized by difficulties in the way a person communicates and interacts with other people. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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