Attention Iowa Discovery Educator Network Members:

A first ever science-themed virtual conference – DEN SCIcon 2010 – will take place on Saturday, January 9, 2010. The agenda will be posted soon at: http://blog.discoveryeducation.com/scienceinaction/denscicon

Registration is already open for the virtual sessions at: http://links.discoveryeducation.com/denscicon

NOTE: This would be a great opportunity for Iowa DEN members to meet via the Iowa Communications Network and attend the DEN science conference. If you are interested in participating and would be willing to host/schedule an ICN site, please let us know as soon as possible by sending a message to anicholson@cr.k12.ia.us

As part of the Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge Discovery Education has a two-part DEN challenge that our LCs are already starting to compete in.

Part One

Any STAR Discovery Educator who enters the Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge by January 31, 2010 will have his/her name put into a drawing to win a trip to the NSTA National Conference in Philadelphia, PA (March 18-21, 2010).

Part Two

The state (where there is a DEN Leadership Council) with the highest number of entries to the Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge will earn a Day of Discovery in conjunction with the DEN’s Spring Virtual Conference. The day will be planned, managed and executed by the DEN team. Hall Davidson, Steve Dembo, and other members of the DEN team will be there in person to present.All the details can be found at: http://blog.discoveryeducation.com/blog/2009/11/13/the-den-can-change-the-world/

Also, if you are not a DEN STAR, please consider being one. The benefits are great and it’s easy to become a STAR!  Go to the Discovery Educator Network at http://community.discoveryeducation.com and log on with your Discovery Streaming username and password. Then click on the blue star to find out how to become a STAR Educator.

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