Author Archives: Phil Sewall

Discovery Education Inside :30 Webinar Series

Discovery Education Inside :30 Webinar Series

Professional Learning for Busy District-Level Administrators Inside :30 is a new thought-provoking webinar series that will explore important educational topics and provide you with innovative ideas to make improvements in teaching and learning…all in just 30 minutes.

Future@Now: A New Math Experience

For decades, math education has been a lightning rod for controversy. As educators, experts, and policymakers have debated the “right” way to teach mathematics, American students continue to lag further behind their international peers and superintendents and Boards of Education continue to search for solutions. The most recent NAEP scores show that only one-quarter of

Mythbusters’ Kari Byron Dishes on Girls and STEM

Kari Byron (Mythbusters, Head Rush) is incredibly passionate about science, and she’s joining an increasingly large number of educators, parents, and celebrities in urging young girls to brush aside “nerdy” stereotypes that have plagued them for years — and get them to explore STEM opportunities and careers. We caught up with Kari at SXSWedu this

Discovery Education Wins SIIA Education Technology CODiE Award for Social Studies Techbook

Discovery Education, the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms, today announced that the Discovery Education Social Studies Techbook™ won an SIIA CODiE Award for Best Social Sciences or Social Studies Instructional Solution. Discovery Education’s Social Studies Techbook™ is a complete digital solution that replaces traditional textbooks and features standards-based digital

#SpaceDay2015: From Tannhäuser Gate to the Pillars of Creation

This is a featured guest post written by Wyatt Channell, Executive Producer for Science Channel’s How the Universe Works.  Don’t forget to register for our #OfthePeople Virtual Field Trip to NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center this Friday at 1 PM EDT! I couldn’t tell you how many programs I’ve made about space over the last five years. I’ve

Of the People: A Conversation with President Obama

A Discovery Education Virtual Field Trip Join President Obama in this live discussion with students about his favorite books, how books have influenced his life, and the importance of technology in classrooms and libraries. This discussion builds on the ConnectEd initiative launched by President Obama in June 2013 to ensure all students have access to

Increasing Math Achievement at the Secondary Level

Ensuring that students meet more rigorous math standards requires a coherent and comprehensive plan for preparing and supporting teachers and administrators. Hear from experts and a school district about the pedagogical and practical considerations in building an effective professional development plan.

Bringing Teachers to the Front of the Class

“Classrooms are changing, and they’re changing fast. Get on the bus, or get out of the way.” Dr. Terry Grier Superintendent, Houston Independent School District (TX) Brian Lewis’ wife began her career as a teacher in 1981. She was the school’s first hire in nearly 12 years, and the youngest by far, which landed her

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