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Wonderopolis is Wonderful

wonderopolusWonder is for everyone. It can happen anywhere and at anytime. Connecting the learning we do in our schools, our homes, and our communities. Wonderopolis walks the line between formal and informal education. Each day, we pose an intriguing question and explore it in a variety of ways. Our approach both informs and encourages new questions, sparking new paths of wonder and discovery in family and classroom settings.

Wonderopolis is a site where natural curiosity and imagination lead to exploration and discovery in learners of all ages. Wonders of the Day® will help you find learning moments in everyday life. Or, you can search for moments to share on topics of your choice! Wonderopolis can be used as a bell ringer or for an introduction to a unit.  Challenge students to create their own wonder videos.

  • Wonderopolis has been lauded for our fresh approach to wonder and learning. Some of our awards and recognition include:
  • TIME magazine’s “50 Top Websites of 2011”
  • “Best Kids’ App”
  • EdSurge featured School Tool WOMMY winner (2011)
  • USA Today 4-star rating
  • TIME Techland Technologizer endorsement of the Wonderopolis app Winner of Learning Magazine Teacher’s Choice Award for the Family – See more here!

About Heather Mullins

Heather Mullins is the Chief Academic Officer in Newton-Conover City Schools. She is a North Carolina Teaching Fellow who spent 12 years as a high school English Teacher. She received her B.S.Ed. in Secondary English Education from Western Carolina University. Heather completed her National Board Certification in Adolescent Young Adult English Language Arts in 2002. She holds an M.Ed. in Academically and Intellectually Gifted from UNC-Charlotte. Heather has served as a Curriculum Specialist in Hickory City Schools, an adjunct professor at Lenoir-Rhyne University, and a Professional Development Consultant for the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. She completed her Ed.D. in Educational Leadership through Western Carolina University. Heather is one of the co-founders of #NCed Chat, North Carolina’s first Twitter chat for teachers. She is passionate about innovative practices, instructional technology, student ownership of learning, and supporting teachers. Heather serves on the advisory board for the North Carolina Digital Learning Plan, North Carolina School for the Deaf and Catawba Science Center. She is a recipient of the 2015 NCMLE Central Office Administrator to Watch Award. She also received the 2016 Don Chalker Award for Excellence in Educational Leadership. Heather is the proud mother of one son, Jackson.

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