Event of the Week: October 15, 2014

We’re back with the DEN Event of the Week!

This week we’re highlighting Karen Carlos, Educator at Speight Middle School in North Carolina. Karen found an effective way to share the Discovery Education Board Builder with her colleagues and students- she modeled the use of Board Builder by using it as an instructional tool then later had her students use it as a way to show their learning. By providing a clear example for use, Karen encouraged her colleagues to make use of the resource in their own classrooms.

Screen Shot 2014-10-15 at 4.46.58 PM“During one of our PLC meeting in school, I shared with the other Science teachers the board that I made in Discovery Education and explained to them how I used it in class. My board had 3 activities and I used each activity as Warm-up/Bell Ringer and/or Exit ticket. At the end of the grading period, students are required to make their own boards as a project.  Then, by the end of the quarter I tell my students to use it as a reviewer for the test. Their boards must have 3 activities about the standards covered for the 1st grading period. They are required to present and share their boards to the class.

Being the department chair our PLC, I encouraged the Science teachers in our school to use Board builders and incorporate them in their lesson plans. They are easy to make and gives the students more options to study.”

Thanks for sharing, Karen!

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S- Share something you’ve learned about Discovery Education resources with your colleagues

T- Teach your colleagues about this idea or strategy

A- Assist your colleagues as they implement this idea or strategy

R- Report what you’ve done




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