Daily Archives: April 5, 2007

AFI’s Coming to Pittsburgh

AFI’s Coming to Pittsburgh

The PA Leadership Council is proud to host the American Film Institute’s Screen Ed training in the Steel City of Pittsburgh, PA on May 11 and 12, 2007.  All STAR Discovery Educators are invited! Carnegie Science Center, Pittsburgh, PAFriday, May 11 (5 pm to 8 pm)Saturday, May 12 (9 am to 3 pm)Cost = $0

DEN Spring Training

Report your events from this school year (starting September 1, 2006) by visiting the DEN Events Reporting Site. What is an event? Download what_is_an_event.pdf Need some new equipment?  Order a training kit by visiting the DEN Training Kits Site. STARs who have a good Spring Training and report at least three events by June 1


Have you signed up for TeacherTube? If you haven’t been there go! This site was launched March 6, 2007. Teachertube is a place to post educational videos you or your class create. Registration is FREE! TeacherTube is committed to stay educationally focused all videos uploaded are asked to address a specific learning objective and/or provide

My Content – Unitedstreaming

Unitedstreaming-ETV streamline videos have become an important resource in my classroom.  Many topics are covered in short, easy to understand content for all subject areas, many with blackline masters to go along with the content.  Content can be searched by grade, by subject, or by standard.  The best part, in my opinion, is that once

Classroom Blog Portal

Blogs are becoming increasingly popular in education, and teachers are eager to begin using blogs with their students.  Blogs are a wonderful instructional tool because they allow students to publish their writing.  Students can post research notes, keep online journals, publish creative writing, and collaborate with other students on class projects. Many school districts block

Assessment Response

The response has been great from DEN members wanting to try our new assessment tool, DETA. Therefore……………..we have decided to extend our invitation until April 13 for those who would like to try it free for the remaining school year! I recently had a discussion about formative versus summative assessment and would like to hear

Planet Wow!

A couple of weeks ago Debbie Bohanan, Paula Rovnak, (FL DEN Star Educators), their fourth grade class, and I got to go behind the scenes with one of the Planet Earth’s producers, Dr. Penny Allen (see Implementation Blog Posting – "5 Years In The Making") What we learned and experienced was amazing.  So amazing that

District Technology Plans

Many school districts are facing the challenge of a new tech plan this year in Illinois?  For those not in the know, the state has not been very timely in their setting parameters.  How are your districts responding to this pressing problem?