As many of you probably know, one of the big technology conferences for educators in Illinois is scheduled for the middle of November. The 12th annual Illinois Education and Technology Conference 2005 will be held on November 17 and 18 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Springfield. As always, the conference planners have put together a comprehensive schedule of keynote presentations, informative sessions, and workshops, and I hope that you will be able to attend this year.
In an effort to increase awareness in the Discovery Educator Network and encourage active involvement by teachers and media specialists in Illinois, I am announcing a special opportunity that is scheduled to coincide with the Illinois Education and Technology Conference 2005. All Illinois educators who submit an application for the Discovery Educator Network and are accepted into the program no later than Monday, November 14, 2005, will be entered into a drawing for an InFocus LCD projector. The name of the winning DEN educator will be announced at the conference. You do not need to be present to win, but if you are at the conference, it will be my pleasure to present your new projector to you in person and to recognize you for your accomplishment at the same time.
Information about the Discovery Educator Network and application materials are available on our website. If you would like additional information about the Network or you would like me to send you the application materials directly, please contact me: Dick_Marchessault@discovery.com. If you know of other teachers in your school who might be interested in this program, please feel free to forward this information to those individuals.