Author Archives: Phil Sewall

Keys to Leading a Successful Digital Transition

Keys to Leading a Successful Digital Transition

By: Marty Creel, Chief Academic Officer and Vice President, Curriculum & Instruction, Discovery Education How can administrators ensure a smooth and successful digital transition? Leading the digital transition is a process that should start with emphasizing good instruction. It is crucial to select the right technology pieces and to prepare networks for increased use, but

How a Random Encounter With an Airport Cleaning Lady Changed This Teacher’s Destination

From the Heart: Powerful Stories from Passionate Educators Chris Layton, Oak Ridge Schools (TN) Chris Layton had hit the wall. After seven years of teaching, the long hours, late nights, and stress had caught up to him. He was ready to do something else, so he left the school system and took a job as

Developing Teacher-Leaders to Drive the Digital Transition

Discovery Education Partner Stories: Wake County Public Schools (NC) The largest school system in North Carolina, Wake County Public School System is also one of the best in the country, with an exceptional standard of excellence for students and teachers alike. Of its 11,000 teachers, 2,455 are certified by the National Board for Professional Teaching

Bringing New Teaching Strategies to Life in Des Plaines 62

What do you think it means to introduce a digital curriculum into the classroom? Many people feel that simply making tablets or computers available for students to use is enough when it comes to using digital resources for learning. It’s true that computer and Internet accessibility is vitally important to students. However, to truly see

Virtual Field Trip: Constitution Day in Philadelphia

On September 17, Discovery Education celebrated Constitution Day with an exclusive day of events in Philadelphia, and we invited teachers and students nationwide to join us for a Virtual Field Trip to learn about the Constitution, the Founding Fathers, and the foundation of our democracy. Students and teachers from all over the country watched as

Discovery Education and Science Channel’s Support Our Science Initiative

Last week, Discovery Education and Science Channel hosted two interactive STEM assemblies in Houston area schools as part of the Support Our Science (S.O.S) initiative, an ongoing effort to ignite students’ curiosity while providing educators with the means to build skills and knowledge in STEM. We were joined by special guest Dr. Hakeem Oluseyi, astrophysicist

Swim with Sharks During the Worldwide Summer Adventure!

As your summer adventure heats up, its now time to swim with the sharks. Find out how you can create a social media page for your favorite shark, complete with photos, #hashtags, status updates, and reactions to Discovery Channel’s Shark Week. Since the summer of 1988, Discovery Channel Shark Week on has been raising awareness

Inside :30 Webinar: Taking Your District Digital

Taking Your District Digital… Building Shared Vision & Collective Ownership You’ve committed to going digital, but how do you build consensus around your vision and engage key stakeholders in building and implementing a long-term plan? Join this engaging conversation between leading Superintendents as they discuss how they’ve tackled these challenges and built solid digital plans

Discovery Education and Eagle Communications Bring Community Night to Schyuler, Nebraska

Written by Gary Shorman, President & CEO of Eagle Communications There’s nothing like seeing the joy on a student’s face as she walks her parents through a project she’s been working on at school, or the pride you see when another student explains how the use of using dynamic digital content such as video and