2016 Day of Discovery in Halifax, NS

On Saturday, June 4th over 50 educators from the Halifax area & across North America participated in the Halifax of Discovery. The day was filled with learning, sharing and connecting among educators at Regional Board Office.
Patti Duncan kicked off the day with a keynote on Failure.


There were sessions from DEN Gurus, area Discovery Education Community members, and the Discovery Education Team.

  • Spotlight on Strategies, Erica Phillips, Halifax Regional School Board
  • Creating Blended Learning Environments that Work, Tim Childers, Knoxville, TN
  • No More Boring Presentations, Dean Shareski, Discovery Education
  • Show What You Know!, Shelley Bembridge, Halifax Regional School Board
  • “Break Out” of the Norm with a Mash-up of a Scavenger Hunt, Traci Blazosky, Pittsburgh, PA
  • STEM is Virtually Everywhere in Discovery Education, Patti Duncan, Discovery Education
  • Green Screening with Discovery Education,Erica Phillips, Halifax Regional School Board
  • You’ve Got a Friend, Sandy MacDougall, Halifax Regional School Board

Get the full recap of the day through the collaborative notes document

We captured some of the day on our Snapchat Story:

If you attended the event, don’t forget to share what you learned (then report it as a STAR event!) and keep the conversation going on Twitter with @DiscoveryEd and #DEPD.


And, mark your calendars for the remaining dates on the Day of Discovery tour- we hope to see you at an event!

June 22, 2016 Edinburg, TX
Fall event registration opening soon:
September 10, 2016 Baltimore, MD
September 17, 2016 Denver, CO
September 17, 2016 Charlotte, NC
September 17, 2016 Ottawa, ON
September 24, 2016 Anaheim, CA
September 24, 2016 Boise, ID
October 1, 2016 Mobile, AL
October 8, 2016 Fort Worth, TX
November 5, 2016 Summerville, SC
November 12, 2016 Bradenton, FL