Student Choice- Principal Spotlight: Kathleen Richert, Michelle Middleton, Thomas Spivey, and Toshawnka Mahone

We asked students, “Do you have a great principal?” In response, over 70 nominated their principal to receive an award for their stellar leadership. We’ve listed the selected principals below, by district, along with the award title the nominators gave. Stay tuned every Monday to as we post what their students shared. Take a moment to congratulate these principals […]

DEN Principal Spotlight: Angie Torres, Christopher Marker, Leslie Ricciardelli, and Kimberly Robertson

The Discovery Educator Network recently asked its members to help shine the light on the amazing work principals were accomplishing at school sites around the globe. The nominations flooded in and we are excited to share the results with you. Please take a moment to read through the great things happening in education today and congratulate these […]

Fun Fact Friday: Northern Leopard Frog

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Did you know that the northern leopard frog uses its eyes to help with swallowing food? It’s true! The frog, also known as Rana pipiens, retracts its eyes and uses them to help push food down its throat. According to The Journal of Experimental Biology: “Eye retraction can occur bilaterally or unilaterally, and both swallowing […]

Principal Update: 11/15/14

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Are a you principal looking for ways to stay updated on resources, events, strategies, and trending topics? The DEN is providing you a bi-weekly communication to keep you updated. To receive these notifications by email complete this form: dlc.com/DEprincipals In this week’s update there are some great articles on coding in the classroom, digital literacy, principal […]

Technology Recess at Central Elementary School in Des Plaines School District CCSD 62

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The staff that plays together, stays together. Discovery Principal, Kelly Krueger is helping transform teaching and learning at her school site this year for teachers and students. She recently hosted a “Technology Recess” for her staff.  Utilizing the expertise of her Discovery Education Teacher Leaders, together they faciliated an after-school professional learning and networking event for her […]