Updates from the LC

An update from the SC DEN Leadership Chair:

Hi SC DEN STARS!

I hope everyone has had a restful and productive summer. The SC DEN Leadership Council is getting excited about the upcoming school year. StreamlineSC has added DE MediaShare and DE Health to the StreamlineSC resources. These will be great additions for all teachers and students in our state. The DE Streaming site has also undergone a make-over with new search features and a new look.

SCETV Workshops
These will be held this week from July 28-30. If you’re registered to attend on Tuesday, July 28, arrive early to sign up for our 3:00-4:30 pm DEN geocaching event. Space is limited. Tom Taylor will be leading everyone in a fun geocaching activity around the SCETV buildings. We will provide dessert, and Justin Karkow from Discovery will be here with prizes for the prize drawing.

SC EdTech
Start planning now to attend the SC EdTech conference from October 14-16 in Myrtle Beach. Click here for information on registering. We will have an evening DEN event on either Oct. 14 or 15. More details to come!

Keep Your STAR Status
In order to maintain your STAR status, you must report at least two of your events for the 2008-2009 school year by August 31, 2009.

What is an Event? An event is any time you share the power of Discovery with 3 or more colleagues. Share an integration idea over lunch with your grade-level team. Demonstrate to your peers how you use a Virtual Lab in DE Science. The list is endless.

Log in to the DEN website and you’ll see “Report Event” If you are not sure of how many events you’ve reported send an inquiry to den_events@discovery.com. Or visit the direct link to the event report page.

DEN Summer School Webinar Series
Get ready for a new school year with the DEN! The entire month of August is jam-packed with free webinars.

Digital Storytelling Week – August 3-6, 2009
Leadership Week – August 10-13, 2009
Science Week – August 17-20, 2009
Web 2.0 Week – August 24-27, 2009

Tell a colleague, invite your principal and join us for Summer School with the DEN. Enroll today!

All sessions begin at 11 AM ET.

Save These Dates!
DEN streamathon – September 23, 2009
Fall Virtual Conference – October 24, 2009

Please e-mail me or other LC members if you have any questions about the upcoming events or if you’re interested in helping out at an event. Our 2009-10 Leadership Council members are:

Julia Davis – Events Coordinator
Amy Dent – Events Team
Cathy Nelson – Events Team
Kathy Seibert – Events Team
Beth Thrailkill – Events Team
Jessica Donaldson – Blog Coordinator
Jennifer Thornsberry – Blog Team
Debbie Jarrett – SCETV
Donna Thompson – SCETV

I look forward to hearing from you!

Donna Teuber
SC DEN Leadership Council Chair

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