Are you one of the many Illinois teachers who has dreamed about traveling to sunny San Diego this summer to attend the National Educational Computing Conference but can’t find the money in the school budget to make the trip? If so, the Discovery Educator Network may have a solution for you. Discovery Educators may earn rewards by uploading resources to the DEN website during a one month period from April 19, 2006 to May 19, 2006, and the ten Discovery Educators who upload the most resources and project files will win educational scholarships to NECC in July. Here are some details:
Grand Prize: The Discovery Educators who upload and receive approval for the most resources to the resource library during the term of the contest will win an Educational scholarship* to attend the National Educational Computing Conference (NECC) in San Diego July 5-7, 2006. Ten (10) Grand Prizes will be awarded.
Participation Reward: Discovery Educator Network members who upload and receive approval for at least two (2) approved resources to www.discoveryeducatornetwork.com between April 19, 2006 and May 19, 2006 will receive a USB hub.
For complete rules for this contest, please download and read this document that contains all of the details:
If you have not yet tried uploading lesson or project files to the Educator Resource section of the DEN website, you might want to save a copy of the Upload Tutorial that I prepared for use by Discovery Educators. It is a PDF file and it provides a step-by-step description of the upload procedures:
The Educator Resource section of the DEN website already contains a wide variety of files filled with innovative and comprehensive teaching ideas, and this initiative should be a great way to expand the resource library even further. I hope that you have been able to locate and download materials to use and share with teachers in your school or district. Please contact me if you have any questions about this contest or need help uploading files. I would love to see some Illinois DEN members have the opportunity to travel to San Diego this summer with a scholarship from the Discovery Educator Network.