There are so many benefits of becoming a STAR DEN Member. The networking with other teachers interested in integrating technology, unique and energetic professional development opportunities, and of course plenty of prizes to be won. But of course, there is always room for a little "extra credit" for our hardworkers!
For the 2007 School Year, we’ll be rolling out new benefits and programs for STAR Discovery Educators. Our first new initiative is the DEN Extra Credit Program.
The DEN Extra Credit Program will provide STAR Discovery Educators an opportunity to earn technology for the classroom by partnering with Discovery Education on various activities. Whether writing lesson plans for existing content, or reviewing academic content of new videos, the DEN Extra Credit Program will provide a wide variety of opportunities for STAR Discovery Educators to contribute their expertise to further the success of the DEN and Discovery Education as a whole.
As a reward for your efforts on each project, participating members will receive various technology products for their classroom. Depending on the size and scope of the project, these products may include wireless presentation devices, digital cameras, LCD projectors, SmartBoards and various technology packages for larger initiatives.
By joining DEN Extra Credit, you are not obligated to participate in all of the projects; we’ll simply communicate each new project and initiative to the DEN Extra Credit team and you can select the projects in which you are interested in participating. For each project, we’ll provide you with the scope, timeframe, skill sets required as well as the technology reward for the project and you can determine if you want to join that particular assignment.
To apply to join the DEN Extra Credit Program, please send an email to Debbie_baillie@discovery.com to sign up and receive further details and information on the first set of "DEN Extra Credit" assignments.