Author Archives: Tracie Belt

Discovery and 21st Century Teaching and Learning

Discovery and 21st Century Teaching and Learning

According to the website: The Partnership for 21st Century skills, teaching and learning have become all about collaboration, communication, creativity and critical thinking. Discovery and DEN offer all of these skills to teachers and students through Discovery Streaming and the many DEN events that are offered through out the year to the DEN and the

Looking Forward to Spring

Spring is just around the corner and I know everyone will soon have spring fever. Along with spring there will also be some exciting DEN events to look forward to this year.  Coming up on March 7 is the beginning of open enrollment if you are interested in becoming involved in the Leadership Council for

Florida DEN Fun

Discovery and the Florida DEN are hosting several fun filled days for Florida Den members in January and February. The first event is a live SCIcon event on January 22nd in Bradenton, Florida.  SCIcon is a great way to network with other science teachers. This event will not only feature a DEN Science Guru, but

Does your gift list include FETC?

If you haven’t  registered for FETC yet, you may want to do so by December 17th.  If you do you will save $50.00 on your registration.  This year’s FETC  is going to have a strong DEN presence this year.  February 1st, Discovery will be hosting a Day of Discovery. This year’s Day of Discovery site

Resources for Personalizing your Instruction

Teachers, we are out of the honeymoon phase with our students. You know, the phase where students listen intently and participate fully. Now that school feels routine, it is time to put your best teaching tools and tricks of the trade to work, so that your students will continue to give maximum effort.  Hopefully, you

Teacher's start your engines

School will be here before you know it, so if you haven’t seen what Discovery Streaming is offering for the new school year, be sure to check out the summer school webinar selection called: Back to School with Discovery Education 2010. It airs several times including tomorrow at 1 and 3. This webinar  will get

Why Summer can make you a better Educator

It is July, and I along with many other fellow teachers, am finally beginning to relax and enjoy the freedom of not teaching every day. However, with that freedom comes time to think and relax about the craft of teaching. Wow! What a privilege to have the time to reflect and consider new ideas that

Lasting Effects of the Gulf Oil Spill

 Hopefully, some of you were able to catch today’s phenomenal webinar featuring Philippe Cousteau, grandson of the legendary Jacques Cousteau, and Discovery Education Chief Spokesperson for Environmental Education.  Phillipe took students  and teachers to the Gulf through pictures and stories from his recent trip to evaluate the effects of the Gulf Oil Spill. He discussed

Take me out to the Virtual Conference

Baseball in Florida is always a home run and so is the DEN’s virtual conference.  We are lucky that the Florida DEN has two live events for Saturday’s virtual conference,but Florida hit one out of the park with one of our own Den members. Lee Kolbert, will be presenting a great session on Saturday.  You

Spring into action

Wow! It finally feels like spring, and now it is time to come out of hibernation with some great activities to put a spring in your teaching. Discovery is planning a lot of events to help motivate you this month. Spring into action with these awesome events: Spring Training kicks off March 20 to May