On Tuesday, Scott Kinney shared a "Status of the DEN" webinar, where we looked back at the last two years and then looked forward to the future. It was part celebration, part town hall meeting, and 100% filled with DEN spirit. Would you believe that 2 years ago we had 6 STAR Discovery Educators? And now we have 2500! Quite amazing to say the least.
The growth of the DEN has been northing short of phenomenal. We have Leadership Councils in 16 states (and Second Life), and more are forming as we speak. We have collectively reached over 350,000 teachers through our events. Just think about how many student’s lives we have affected through our efforts. From premieres to Institutes, Days of Discovery to conferences, the DEN has become a major force for positive educational growth throughout the country.
However, we’ve barely scratched the surface of what we can accomplish. We are constantly seeking to improve the program and rely on your feedback to direct us. We heard many suggestions from the STARs who attended, but would also like to hear some feedback from those of you who were unable to attend. What do you love about the DEN? What could we be doing better? What changes do you think could be made to the program to help us do more to support your efforts? Take a few minutes to reflect on your own personal DEN experiences and share your thoughts as a comment. And let’s look forward to yet another incredible school year!
If you couldn’t be there, here is a copy of the presentation for you to glance through: