Monthly Archives: October 2007

NCLB and Science Education

NCLB and Science Education

I came across this post on NSTA’s site and thought it was definitely worth getting out to the DEN.  Check it out. It is anticipated that Congress will soon be considering revisions to the No Child Left Behind Act. Although schools nationwide must assess students in science, in most states science scores do not count—only


Hey gang!  Here are some things to consider as the TN DEN steps forward into the future: 1.    The National Middle Schools Conference is next week in Houston (November 7-10).  If you are going, please consider meeting with us at the conference.  Email me at tchilders.den at and we’ll set something up! 2.    Teryl

Imax Experience Slideshow

Wow, the IMAX movie was amazing. The technology is outstanding. Feels like the animals swim right over your head. The evening was a ton of fun. Good conversation, good company, wonderful entertainment, delicious food, and memories galore. Here are a few photos from the event. Free MySpace slideshows, photo and video editing at


Welcome!  Although I really love the new WordPress blogging engine, I will continue to blog in my two original places: Cliotech (professional blog) DEN PA blog So, please check out my two blogs.

Start Planning Now for These Student Contests!

TCEA is once again sponsoring student contests. These are a great way to get your students excited about technology and learning! Categories include: web design, digital graphics, multimedia, digital audio, desktop publishing, digital video, and animation. In addition, they are having a High School Programming Contest and a Robotics Contest. For deadlines and more details,

Sedona Spirit

Sixteen years ago my wife and I were scolded by both a hotel clerk and an airport shuttle driver when they found out that our five days in Phoenix did not include a trip to Sedona or the Grand Canyon. We made partial amends this past weekend when we spent two days in Sedona. The

VSTE Board Nominations are Open!

VSTE board member and VA STAR DEN member Jill Baedke wanted to make sure all VA DEN members knew that VSTE board nominations are now open. You can nominate someone or you can even nominate yourself. The information below is was taken directly form the VSTE site. You are invited to nominate yourself or a

LIVE from Sedona with AFI and DEN

I hope all of you are enjoying a lovely weekend in Arizona.  I know that we are having a blast here in Sedona with Joe Brennan and a bevy of enthusiastic DEN members.  For a photo recap please visit our pix of the day.  Here is a taste of the fun!