We know you’ll miss your students over winter break – but we also know it can be nice to have some time to take a rest and gear up for the new year.
During your winter break, give yourself the gift of time to recharge, renew, and learn about resources that could make your 2019 more peaceful and productive. Connect with the Discovery Education community and browse opportunities that might enhance your experiences in the classroom.
We have five virtual gifts for you and a Studio Board to give you some inspiration to create your own! Enjoy them as you enjoy your well-deserved break!
Invigorate your classroom with research-based instructional strategies that help students connect to content and activate learning. Visit the Strategies & Resources (Canadian Version) section of the Professional Learning Center to browse the SOS for the SOS page (Canadian Version). Peruse the dozens of strategies by skill, dig into a downloadable spreadsheet that includes strategy alignment to the McREL International 6-Phase Model of Learning, see how other educators are using the SOS, and more.
Like the idea of taking a course in your PJs? Now is your chance to live the dream. Enjoy one of our Interactive Courses at your own pace and with a cup of cocoa or a crackling fire to keep you cozy. From Developing Literacy to Getting Started with the Student Experience to Digital Integration, there’s something for everyone in the catalog.
Swing into 2019 with the most up-to-date information about current Hot Topics (Canadian Version) in education. We’ve curated top resources for the most pressing topics today: College & Career Readiness, Social & Emotional Learning, Digital Citizenship, Language Learning, Inquiry Learning, and – you guessed it – more!
Sometimes they don’t like to admit it, but isn’t it cute when students own up to missing school during breaks?! Well, teachers are people, too, and we recognize that you might miss the collegiality of school days over your break. No problem: jump into a Webinars and get connected by posting comments and questions in the chat window!
Looking for even more camaraderie? Head over to the DEN Online Community and join or strike up a conversation. There’s a Cookie Competition, a celebration of a DEN Member for a prestigious award, and a lively discussion about social emotional learning. Gather ‘round the discussions and wish everyone a happy 2019 while you’re at it.
If you find yourself wishing you had more gifts to unwrap, login to your Discovery Education account, visit the Professional Learning Center, and rip into more resources at your fingertips throughout the year. The Step-by-Step Guides (Canadian Version) provide everything you need to make the most of the resources, tools, and programs that are part of your digital journey. And, our Professional Learning Toolkits (Canadian Version) are ready-to-go resources that let you give the gift of Discovery Education knowledge to your colleagues.
Interested in joining classrooms around the world to Celebrate holidays year round? Check out our Timely Content Page for our Virtual Viewing Parties and more Instructional Strategies.