Author Archives: Emily Wirth

Community Member of the Week: Zulma Whiteford

Community Member of the Week: Zulma Whiteford

  Happy New Year! We are kicking off a new weekly blog series- Community member of the week. This series will  highlight Discovery Education users from around the globe. You’ll learn how they integrate DE resources into their lessons, their favorite ways to use DE and get to know your fellow educators!   Our first

Event of the week: December 10, 2014

This week Marie Coleman from Collier County Schools in Florida shares the “Tech Tool Tuesday” session she hosted. This session was a follow up to faculty learning about the Flipped Classroom concept and trying out the TedEd version of using YouTube videos to flip your classroom. The Tech Tool Tuesday session was offered to faculty

Event of the Week: November 25, 2014

This week’s event comes from Turner Creek Year Round School. Wanda Hanley and Erin Pretlor shared their engaging ideas for kicking- off a staff training session.   “What could be more engaging than a classic game, like Jenga?  Our Jenga pieces were numbered and matched a question that staff members would answer to share their

DEN Weekly Update: November 21, 2014

This week we are thankful for you. Thank you for putting children first everyday. Thank you for supporting each other. Thank you for learning and growing with us. Thank you for choosing to make a difference. Words cannot adequately express our appreciation for all that you do to support your Discovery Education Community. Take a

Event of the Week: November 18, 2014

This week we’re sharing how Jessica Kemper in Baldwin County shared the SOS activities with her grade level team. The educators used grade level time to discuss the SOS activities and decided on one to use in an upcoming science lesson. The following week they had students create Paper Slide presentation on ecosystems and in the

Event of the Week: November 11, 2014

This week’s event is from Cheryl Verla de Lofgren in Baltimore City Public Schools, MD. As part of professional development days, teachers from across subjects meet to share best practices in their field. Cheryl shared how she supported the ESOL department in their work providing strategies to target ELL students needs in mainstream classrooms.   “Since

DEN Weekly Update: November 7, 2014

This week’s DEN Weekly Update is full of great information for you. Here are just a few things to explore and do:     Take your students LIVE to the Tower of London Get access to the Science Techbook Connect with other classrooms       Click here to learn about these great opportunities and

Streamathon 2014 Recap: Live Events

The DEN Streamathon held Saturday, October 25 provided a full day of live professional learning sessions- if you missed it be sure to check the archives at . In addition to the live broadcast location at Discovery Communications Headquarters in Silver Spring, MD there were more than 3,000 educators who attended virtually. While some enjoyed the

Event of the Week: November 5, 2014

This week we’re learning about how Patrick Vernon, a STAR Discovery Educator from Western Alamance Middle School in North Carolina provided support to his colleagues using Discovery Education. Patrick shared that while teachers had access to Discovery Education for a few years and had recently begun using the Discovery Education Benchmark Assessments, there was still