Find out why Peter Panico says putting Spotlight on Strategies together with a centers-based instructional model focused on specific sub-standards and topics within each unit of study has been a “game changer” in his classroom—increasing student engagement, accountability, and comprehension.
Learn how Emily Strickland’s students mastered division of fractions with a mashup of SOS Hook ‘Em and SOS Paper Slide.
Learn how DEN Friend Courtney Warlick used SOS IDEA Share as a professional development tool.
Learn how Drey Keairnes uses SOS Close Encounters to help students build background knowledge and practice close reading strategies with multimodal text.
Learn how Jeannine Shields uses multiple SOS Strategies to inspire a hands-on investigation of the ladybug lifecycle in her STEAM Cafe.
Carrie Willis and Caitlin Arakawa share their SOS Story and how they pair technology with Spotlight On Strategies to enhance learning in their classrooms and school.
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.