Happy Teacher Appreciation Week 2016


Thank you for being a STAR Discovery Educator and for contributing to your community. Your passion for transforming learning experiences with digital media, sharing resources, collaborating, and networking make a difference not only for the students you teach, but other educators with whom you share.

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We appreciate what you do each day as you join Discovery Education in our mission to transform teaching and learning by sharing what you have learned. As a small token of that appreciation, we have a handful of treats just for you.

Everything you find on this page is a special treat just for STAR Discovery Educators. Don’t share this page!

STAR Discovery Educator Badge

As a STAR Discovery Educator, you are part of a community of passionate educators who support each other. That’s something to celebrate! Let others know you’re an active part of a community of practice committed to transforming teaching and learning with Discovery Education. We’ve designed a STAR Discovery Educator badge for you to proudly display on your website, blog, and/or email signature.

A Gift, Just for You

We have a little something we’d like to send you as a thank you for all that you do. We hope it will serve as a reminder that to us, you are a gift.
Sign up for your gift here.

Hey! It’s Friday, and we promised a special deal from our friends at Sphero. Find it in your DEN Weekly Update, or if you are too excited to wait, you can get it here.


SMART amp™

amp_tawIn honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, our friends at SMART are excited to offer all STAR Discovery Educators who are Google Apps for Education users one-year promotional access to SMART amp. SMART amp is a collaborative workspace where teachers and students can share and work on lesson content. More than just text documents, amp lets you import anything from multimedia content to images as well. The whole class, groups of students, or individuals come together in a shared space to work on projects, add multimedia content, and instant message. This is all done using student devices and while tracking contributions from each student, so educators have insight into who is contributing what. Leveraging Google Apps for Education, SMART amp takes co-creation and student-led learning to a whole new level. Sign up by May 6 to be entered in a draw to win a SMART Board® 6065!

If you’re a Google Apps in Education user, sign up for your one-year promotional access to SMART amp here.

New Tools for Sharing Your Passion for Discovery Education

When you became a STAR Discovery Educator, you signed on to share what you have learned with your colleagues. At Discovery Education, we try to create things to help you do that more easily. We’ve recently worked with some STAR Discovery Educators to create some cool new tools for you:

  • The SOS Bulletin Board Kit is a great way to encourage teachers in your school or district to pick up new instructional strategies. Use this kit to decorate a bulletin board in your staff lounge and then change out the SOS weekly or monthly to share new strategies with your staff. Special thanks goes to VA STAR Discovery Educator, Heather Hurley for creating the first SOS Bulletin Board and sharing it with us.
  • The DEN Ambassador Program provides all of the materials you need to host three in-person professional learning and networking events for your colleagues, so you can grow your practice together. Join us for the fall 2016 cohort.



PS. Remember, everything you find on this page is a special treat just for STAR Discovery Educators. Don’t share this page!