Archives for April, 2008

  1. Mythbusters YSC

    So, just in case you’re like me and the last week in April snuck up on you and passed right by, you might have missed our 2007 Discovery and 3M Young Scientist Challenge finalists on the Myth Busters special this weekend (and even the subsequent re-broadcasts on the Discovery Channel). But for those of you […]

  2. May Events at DEN in SL

    OMG!  Can you repeat after me? ‘M’…’A’…’Y’…that’s right!  It’s going to be MAY in two (2) days!  Where did the winter go?LOL  Not that I’m looking for it!  Though in SL, the weather is always just perfect.  Anyway, get your calendars out, get the pen ready, turn on your PDA, sync the info to your […]

  3. DEN Guides at Work

    You too can join the DEN in SL Den Guide program! As you can tell, the work isn’t all that difficult (thx Unklar for modeling!LOL). You meet, greet, and answer any questions that visitors may have. It’s a great way to hone your SL skills as well. Contact Beth Kohnke in-world.posted by Laelia Laval on […]

  4. Midwest Batting Practice

    The Midwest is 4th in the race for the Spring Training Pennant.  We’ve got a great schedule ahead, with several large events, but as my coach always said, “practice makes perfect”.   To kick it up a notch, I’ve schedule some “Batting Practice” webinars.  Here’s what you do: Pick a Tuesday afternoon practice from the below […]

  5. Kankakee’s King Middle to Visit Discovery

       DEN STAR Educator Tracy Selock and 20 5th graders from King Middle School in Kankakee School District 111 will visit our Evanston, IL office on Friday, May 9.  Mrs. Selock’s class will present their digital stories and web2.0 projects to Discovery Education employees.  Following their presentations and lunch, the troop will head into downtown Chicago to […]

  6. Hamilton Lunch & Learn

    I head over to Hamilton, MI on May 7 to join DEN STAR Andy Losik and over a hundred other future DEN STAR educators for a full day of professional development.  Hamilton Community Schools will be hosting the event, with Discovery Education sponsoring a “Lunch & Learn” session.   I’ll be presenting an overview of the DEN, with […]

  7. DEN Summer Institutes: Q&A Webinar

    If you’ve been invited to either the DEN Leadership Council Institute (July 14-18) or the DEN National Institute (July 21-25) this summer at Discovery headquarters in Silver Spring, MD, join us for a Q&A session that will answers all of your questions about travel, food, roommates, and more. Topic: DEN Summer Institutes Q&A Date: Thursday, […]

  8. Virginia Rocks!!!

    If you haven’t heard, Virginia is in first place in the DEN Spring Training competition! We are well on our way to winning the State Challenge (the state with the most STAR Discovery Educators recruited during DEN Spring Training will receive a Day of Discovery featuring Hall “of Famer” Davidson and other major leaguers from […]

  9. DEN Event Hits One Out of the Ball Park!

    We had a fabulous time Saturday at the American Museum of Science and Energy. The facilities sit in the middle of Tennessee’s former “secret city,” Oak Ridge. It was called the “secret city” because scientists were working on nuclear weaponry there during World War II. Sally Walters was first at bat with “50 Ways to […]

  10. "Crab? Does anyone have any crab?"

    The following post is from one of our new STAR members, Stacy Kasse That was the question of the night posed by Captain Sig Hansen, one of the captains of the popular Discovery Network show, “Deadliest Catch” Tuesday night at the Sampson Street Oyster House. CAPTAIN Andy Hillstrand The captains mixed and mingled with guests […]

  11. Welcome New LA STARs!

    We are once again excited to announce our newest STAR DE’s: Linda Lingefelt Lisa Pumphrey We are excited about the opportunities Discovery has in store for these new DEN Members. They are now part of the global community of educators who have a strong desire to bring innovative classrooms to their students. Leave a post […]

  12. Gentle Reminder – April 30th

    Don’t forget to join us this Wednesday at 5 p.m. SLT (8 p.m. EST) for another fabulous workshop!  This week it’s  ‘Get Creative with Images! Online Photo Editing for Education and Fun!’ presented by Geekie Kidd (Charlene Chausis – RL).  Geekie will share ideas for editing, annotating and/or enhancing digital photos — either from your […]

  13. The Blogger’s Tale

    With apologies to Chaucer, dear me! Thanks to fellow IL Computing Educator and twitterist, Beth Pollock-Burke, I was able to attend the Chicago premiere of “Dear Me: A Blogger’s Tale.” Beth went to high school with both of the producers who are married, but oddly enough didn’t meet until they were out in L.A. This […]

  14. The Deadliest Catch

    Eric Strommer, a member of Michigan’s DEN Leadership Council, won a trip to Philadelphia to meet the cast and crew of The Deadliest Catch, a show on the Discovery Channel. According to Eric, “It was such a pleasure to be able to talk with the captains that were there (Sig, Andy, and Johnathon). They are […]

  15. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Day of Discovery

    What a wonderful day we just had in Charlotte!!!  The entire Discovery Education team thoroughly enjoyed their time with a group of nearly 100 passionate educators from across the district.  These dedicated educators voluntarily gave their Saturday to continue their own professional development and improve instruction for students.  A special thanks goes to out Scott […]