Monthly Archives: June 2006

First Annual Northeast Regional Institute

First Annual Northeast Regional Institute

This past week, 50 enthusiastic Discovery educators from 8 states got together for 5 days of fun and learning in Valley Forge PA for the first annual Northeast Regional Institute.  The week of adventure began with a bolt of lighting on Sunday evening when educators checked in to the Valley Forge Freedom Foundation.  The next

NECC coverage from your peers

Can’t make it to NECC?  Don’t worry about a thing, you’ll be getting a full report compliments of the Discovery Educator Network.  We’ve invited our Resource Upload contest winners to be guest bloggers here on the National blog and to share their experiences at NECC.  They’ll be filling you in on what the hot topics

Midwest Summer Institute

Now that the busy week is over, I finally have a chance to reflect on the events of the Midwest Summer Institute in Chicago. I met so many outstanding educators from Michigan, Indiana, Wisconsin, Kansas, and Missouri, and I also had a chance to get to know the great DEN members from Illinois a little

Gettn’ Ready

I ran around all week trying to get everything ready for next week. I took tomorrow off so that I can pick up all the little things. I am like a little kid waiting for Christmas. Watch out ya’ll- Georgia is a comin to NECC!

Summer down time? Hardly!

One of the primary reasons I got into blogging and podcasting was because they offered me the ability to virtually attend conferences that I wasn’t able to get to in person.  Event hough I couldn’t be there, I could still learn from the people who were. The ‘conference effect’ is in full force right now

Thanks for the Memories & Help!

We wish to extend our gratitude for this past DEN Summit in Allen Texas, June 26-29.  We learned a bunch of new tricks and toys and refreshed our training in other areas!!! In appreciation, we composed this little limerick – no it’s not the usual kind…Ha! "We love our DEN, Michelle, Brad and Chris Their

Ed Media, Summer School and Events

Today I had the pleasure of meeting a bunch of teachers from Florida through DEN Member Mel Gilbert. He’s teaching a class this summer on Technology in Education and invited me out to introduce integration of unitedstreaming. Once I met many wonderful educators, showed some fun things to do with unitedstreaming and answered some questions

DEN Camp 3

Although I have lived in Florida for 18 years, I never knew that Fort Pierce is the Sunrise City!  How can you resist going to the beach for sunrise when you are in the Sunrise City?  On the second day of St. Lucie County’s second DEN camp, I ran over to the beach for sunrise

Happy Birthday to DEN

Yesterday was the Discovery Educator’s Network very first birthday!  It really is hard to believe that the DEN has only been around for a single year considering everything that we’ve accomplished together as a community. I did a little reminiscing today with Coni Rechner, the vice president of the Discovery Educator Network, affectionately known as

Media Kits

We are engaging ourselves in a presentation now from Bill Lewis (Instr. Tech Dir – New Braunfels ISD, TX) and Susan Monahan, Instr. Tech – Austin ISD, TX) on Media Kits.  To piggyback on Hall Davidson’s keynote the other night at Texas Land & Cattle, take this idea of the "FOLDER."  Create that folder first……what