Tuesday, February 20, was an exciting day for Sims Middle School in Santa Rosa County, FL! With the help of Discovery Education PD STEM Specialist Dacia Jones, members of the Sims Middle School staff challenged all teachers in the school to use Spotlight On Strategies and then share them in a Twitter Smackdown using the #smsstrategysmackdown hashtag. This fun challenge was part of their district’s “State of Innovate 2018″. We’re excited to elevate and celebrate several of the SOS stories from of the participating teachers. Read to find out about their experiences, and get ideas for how SOS can make a difference in your classroom, too!
Lauri Vitale shares how she used SOS: They Said What? and SOS Multiple Perspectives to help her students look at historical events through several different viewpoints.
Audra Barton shares how she used SOS Fakebook to engage her students in learning about Dr. Martin Luther King.
Melissa Murray shares how she used a skill her 2nd grade students had – taking notes on Post-it notes – to the next level by incorporating SOS: Sticky Back into her instruction.
Laura Dawes, Media Specialist from Alabama, shares how she uses SOS Half the Picture with her primary students in this SOS Story.
Lisa Ebel, 4th grade teacher from California, shares how her students used SOS Jigsaw to dig into learning about animal sense receptors.
Learn how DEN Star Nicole Quick collaborated with teachers to use SOS 3 Truths and One Lie to help students review Algebraic functions.
Welcome to our special Top Ten series on SOS in the classroom. This month we’re highlighting some of the most popular ways to use Spotlight on Strategies as Professional Development tools for educators.
Learn how teacher Hugh McDonald from Surry, British Columbia uses SOS Table Top Texting to engage students in collaborative discussions and inquiry-based learning experiences.
Learn how Belinda Schroeder, 6th Grade Science Teacher and Innovator in Santa Rosa County, implements Discovery Education’s Spotlight On Strategies in her science classroom.