Author Archives: Dean Shareski

Two Canadian meetups in January

What continues to be among the simplest, yet most meaningful opportunities for teachers are those informal chances to network with other teachers. This month they will be a couple of chances for the DEN to support that. On Wednesday, January 16th, Ottawa area teachers are invited to an after school meetup from 4-7 PM at

Surrey, meet the DEN

“Connecting educators to their greatest resource….each other.” That’s the core principle under which the Discovery Educator Network operates. The great thing is you never know what or how those connections are facilitated. This past week I was in Vancouver and have been impressed over the past while at the burgeoning online community of passionate, thoughtful educators

What Innovation Looks Like

It was great to return to Nova Scotia and meet with teachers and leaders in several districts. Not only is Nova Scotia a beautiful part of Canada but the people are among the most hospitable. It was great to spend one morning in Bedford South School in Halifax. This is a school that serves students

Sometimes, it’s just too much fun

I feel guilty that I get to have this much fun and get paid for it. Wednesday Discovery Education Canada partnered with the Edmonton Regional Learning Consortium and hosted a pre-conference event for the ATLE event in Edmonton, Alberta. To set the stage for the conference we send out this little preview video: I was

A Quick Screencast

I was great to see the last DEN newsletter feature 12 new Canadian STARs. Thanks to Chad and team for getting our technical issues sorted out. As I travel around and get to know the many educators across Canada using Discovery, it’s certainly evident how many fantastic, passionate teachers are out there. When I consider

Hey Canadian STARs, We’ve Had Some Issues

One of my goals as Canadian Community Manager has been to increase the number of DEN STARs in Canada. When I began the job in the beginning of January there were about 60 stars. Over the first few months that number increased to 80+. I’m not about to take credit for that that but the

The Thirteenth Podcast

Unlucky 13th? I don’t think so. Even with Halloween around the corner. It’s been a while since Steve and I podcasted but we made time even though Steve was driving. Forgive the few times where his audio gets wonky but enjoy our chat about the upcoming Virtcon. Listen, share it, retweet it and more importantly

An Evening of Discovery

What do you get when you  take folks from across Canada from their classroom, their kitchen, and their car  and connect them with 40 teachers in a local watering hole? An Evening of Discovery. Most of you have heard of Days of Discovery. These are full out events put on by Discovery during the day

Star Stories…Brian Harrison

During DENsi 2012 we had the chance to interview a few Stars and get their stories. The fabulous and talented Dennis Grice did the filming and we edited it down to about 3 minutes. We hope to create more of these and perhaps see some of you consider creating these yourselves. The idea is simply

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