Surrey's got STAR teachers

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Bear Creek Elementary teachers Tia Henriksen and Diana Williams have been named STAR Discovery Educators by Discovery Education for their commitment to harnessing digital learning to inspire students’ curiosity and prepare them for future careers.

STAR Discovery Educators are active members of the Discovery Educator Network (DEN), a global community of educators who are passionate about teaching with digital media and technology and sharing ideas and resources.

As STAR Discovery Educators, Henriksen and Williams have proven themselves as leaders in transforming and enhancing learning in Surrey School classrooms.

“Discovery Education and the DEN are proud to honor the hard work and dedication of Tia and Diana,” said Lance Rougeux, vice president of learning communities and instructional implementation for Discovery Education.

“It is the work of passionate and committed educators like them who are engaging students through the use of digital media and technology that is making a difference across the country.”

As STAR Discovery Educators, Henriksen and Williams will share resources and innovative teaching methods with fellow educators across the district, to improve student engagement and achievement.

STAR Discovery Educators have exclusive access to a wide range of free professional development activities provided by the DEN. The DEN offers best practices for effective and appropriate use of digital media and technology in the classroom and provides educators a forum for collaborating and networking online and in-person.

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