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Renowned Volleyball Coach Finds True Calling in STEM

From the Heart: Powerful Stories from Passionate Educators Tina Garrett, STEM Coordinator, Garland Independent School District, Texas Some teachers are born into education; they come from a family of educators and never really could see themselves becoming anything but a teacher. Others are inspired into education; they had a teacher who was so inspirational and so


Queenie Hall

Teaching Is All in the Family for This Rock Hill Educator

From the Heart: Powerful Stories from Passionate Educators Queenie Hall, Rock Hill Schools, SC She majored in communications, did a lot of internships, and got a sales job right out of school. But it wasn’t too long before Queenie realized that she was called to education. So, 20 years ago, she joined the family business— and


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iMake iLearn – DEN Maker Spaces

    The Discovery Educator Network is more than a group of dedicated educators who are integrating Discovery Education into their classrooms.  It is a professional learning community composed of many different interests and passions.  iMake iLearn stems from the ideas that DEN members are sharing. Wondering where this sharing is taking place?  One of the most



SOS: Flip Flop

This strategy is based on the “I used to think…. Now I think…” Visible Thinking Routine, developed by Harvard’s Project Zero. It challenges students to reflect on their own thinking as it relates to the content being addressed in a topic or unit of study. This type of thinking requires students to carefully consider their preconceptions and how their thinking changes over time.


What Are You Curious About? The Edmonton Edition

A packed house in Edmonton featured 8 wonderful Ignite presentations, great networking and an impromptu karaoke-style presentation on assessment. The theme asking “What Are You Curious About?”, meant presenters would pose a question and proceed to explore it during their talks. The theme of engagement and passion were prevalent from throughout the evening. At least