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Top 5 Reasons to Tune In to Fall VirtCon

Top 5 Reasons to Tune In to Fall VirtCon

VirtCon is a virtual conference that brings the Discovery Education Community together to hear cutting-edge keynotes, inspirational and thought-provoking presentations, and engaging discussions with the community around the globe.          Here are five reasons to tune in on Saturday, October 21. 1. What’s Hot Now From Virtual Reality in the classroom to participation in collaborative

Powerful Practices: Q&A with St. Vrain Schools’ Michael O’Toole on Fostering Future Scientists

At St. Vrain Valley School District, students apply their passions for science in the real world. Thanks to a series of community outreach efforts, students at the Longmont, CO school district are being immersed in their science education through a career context. Students work with scientists, researchers, and city officials to learn how science is applied

Discovery Education’s Top 9 Ideas of 2016

With 2016 quickly coming to a close, it’s time to reflect on what the year brought us. We’ve reviewed some of our best articles, white papers and case studies posted to the Discovery Education Blog this year to bring you a sampling of some of the most powerful education leadership ideas we read. Each post below

Influential Educator Keynotes Southeast Powerful Practices Event

Classroom, curriculum, and central office leaders from across the Southeast and beyond met in Atlanta, Ga., for a jam-packed day of workshops with nationally renowned educators. More than 100 education leaders met on Oct. 14 for Discovery Education’s fourth Powerful Practices event, an instructional leadership experience for educators. The session kicked off Friday morning with

Using #Techbook to Engage

Why do we have government?  What is the common good? Should government provide for the common good of the people? This is a question that all citizens should continuously ask themselves and others as active participants in our democracy. Unfortunately, your answers most likely pigeonhole you into a specific political party, far from the ideals George Washington

Learn the 5 Principles to Making a Digital Transition

By Marty Creel, Chief Academic Officer and Vice President, Curriculum & Instruction, Discovery Education All across the country, school districts are adapting to digital curriculum to give their students the competitive edge they will need once they leave the classroom. Making this transition to digital learning can be fraught with fresh challenges, but there are

Helping Students Develop Insider Knowledge

If we want students to learn biology, why not teach them to think, read, and write like biologists?  If we want them to learn history, shouldn’t they be able to think, read, and write like historians? Approaching core subjects from this perspective is at the heart of disciplinary literacy. Now more than ever, it’s become

Mastery through the Masters

This is a guest post from one of our Education Consultants, Andy Tidswell. A big thank you to Andy for his contribution. To find out more about Andy please see his bio at the bottom of his post. We are generally the better persuaded by the reasons we discover ourselves than by those given to us by

Teaching Shakespeare isn’t just for our Shakespeare 400 VFT

We hope that many of you will be joining us for our celebration of Shakespeare this Friday (22nd April) at 2:30pm BST. You can watch live or register for the on-demand version. We know that teaching Shakespeare is more than a one-day event though — you and your students learn about Shakespeare’s works at various

Let Me Tell You About WELV!!!

I am still mentally unpacking all of the great learning and connections made at the 17TH ANNUAL WELV CONFERENCE! As I explained in my brief remarks prior to an amazing keynote by Dr. Carol Ann Tomlinson, I couldn’t have felt more at home. Growing up in a household with three sisters and marrying into a family

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