Daily Archives: May 4, 2009

Geocaching Anyone?

On May 30, 2009 the DEN will host the first-ever DEN Geocaching Day!  Question for Michigan teachers… If I volunteer to be the guide for an event in SE Michigan, would you be interested in participating?  If so, leave me a comment on this blog post.  If we get a small group of people who

Congrats to Lori Abrahams of IL!

Congratulations to STAR Discovery Educator Lori Abrahams for being selected as the winner of the mimio® Interactive System and mimio® masters™ Tuition. And thanks again to mimio for helping us kick off our week-long celebration of our STARs.  Make sure to check the blog every day this week.  We have a lot more up our

Siemens WCCTW Challenge State Finalists Announced!

The State Finalists have been announced for the Siemens We Can Change The World Challenge!  The winning teams were posted to the We Can Change website this morning.  We’d like to extend a hearty congratulations to each of the 22 teams that have been honored as State Finalists this year.  They have all done an

Cast a Vote and Help a MO DEN STAR!

Calling all MO DEN members…How would you like to help a Missouri 4th grade student win a national contest to represent us! Connor won the “Limit the Sun” contest sponsored by the Shade Foundation with his poster “The Good, The Bad, And The Sunburned”. Connor needs your help by voting on the following website for

T Minus 16

Just 16 days and counting til the deadline for the Discovery Education & 3M Young Scientist Challenge 5th-8th grade video applications are due. The YSC site has a list of helpful links to presentations that Hall and I did specifically for this nation wide search. I haven’t seen any of this year’s entries yet but


There is just not enough room to thank you as an educator for all you do.  I feel STAR educators deserve and “extra” THANK YOU because you go out of your way to do the extra things that make a difference.  Being a STAR Discovery Educator shows that you are interested in the new things

DEN Teacher Celebration Week Kick-off Rocks!

Copied from the DEN National Blog. Happy Teacher Appreciation Week! We’ll say it over and over this week so get used to it! We are so thankful to have a community of incredibly passionate and creative educators like our STARs. As a small token of our appreciation for the work you do we have something