Wonder Lead Ambassador

Renee Cunningham

Joined 1 year ago

Renee works as the Media Coordinator at Knollwood Elementary. In my 10th year of education, I started as a Middle School Math and Social Studies teacher. After 5 years, I transitioned into a new role. Renee spent 3 years as a Middle School Media Coordinator before joining Knollwood 2 years ago. She is getting used to little people touching her each day, and loves the enthusiasm they bring to all learning opportunities.

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Feb 21, 2017

Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

It’s no secret that teachers like a good deal...when something is free, like sample pens or pencils, teachers will quickly gobble them up for their ...

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Jan 21, 2017

Dream Big!

During the month of January we have focused on a school wide theme of DREAMS. Our K-5 elementary school is a Title 1 school; with 675 students, 53% ...

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Nov 21, 2016

The Wonder of the Holidays

There is something magical that happens this time of year...the pace of life seems to slow, people are friendlier, families and friends put aside ...

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Oct 3, 2016

Breakout Edu Experience

This week I facilitated my first Breakout EDU session with 5th graders. If you are not familiar, Breakout is an educational movement that is quickly ...

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Aug 28, 2016

First Day Jitters

I have a confession...I still get jitters on the first day of school! I carefully plan out my outfit, pack my bag with new supplies, and have ...

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Aug 8, 2016

The Silent Wonder

My son Will is special; he has special needs. He is on the Autism Spectrum and struggles with speech. Often when I watch him I can see the gears in ...

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Jun 26, 2016

Realia

I was introduced to a new term this year...Realia. Our administrators emphasized the need to make learning real for our students by connecting to ...

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Jun 13, 2016

A Journey of Wonder

This year my co-worker and I decided on a BHAG (Big Hairy Audacious Goal)...we were going to try to connect classes in our school with an ...

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May 15, 2016

Puzzles Make Us Wonder

As a school media coordinator I am always looking for ways for students to use their time in the media center not just to check out books and read ...

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Jun 22, 2017

#CelebrateWithDE – Helen Keller’s Birthday

Born on June 27, 1880, Helen Keller is known for her determination and accomplishments. An early illness left her deaf and blind, but she went on to ...

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Jun 20, 2017

SOS Story: East Elementary SOS Challenge

This week’s SOS story comes to us via Jessica Zepik, the DEN Ambassador Lead for South Madison Community Schools in Pendleton, IN. ...

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Jun 16, 2017

Celebrating and Debating Founding Father’s Day!

Did you know that Ben Franklin’s currency printing firm thwarted counterfeiters by spelling “Pennsylvania” incorrectly and on ...

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Jun 15, 2017

World Refugee Day

World Refugee Day was established in 2000 by the UN General Assembly and is coming up on June 20. It’s a good time to talk to your students ...

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Jun 14, 2017

Community Update: June 15, 2017

  Stay up-to-date with all the resources, events, programs, and tools – brought to you by your Discovery Education Community. Community ...

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