DEN Spring Training 2010

pitcherWelcome to DEN Spring Training 2010!  From now until May 21st STAR Discovery Educators have the opportunity to show how active they are in the DEN.  Below are twenty challenges that test whether you are still working your way up from the Grapefruit League or if you are ready for Cooperstown.

Take a look and then calculate your own DEN Activity Level (DAL) using the following formula.

Add up the total number of STARs earned and divide by 42.  Multiply this number by 23.  The result is your DAL.

Hall of Famer
(21-23)
All STAR
(18-20)
Major Leaguer
(12-17)
Minor Leaguer
(7-11)

Minor League
(1 STAR each, possible 6 STARs)

Subscribe to the Global DEN Blog
http://tinyurl.com/GlobalDENBlog

Register for the DENny Awards – May 25, 2010
http://community.discoveryeducation.com/webinar

Become a fan of Discovery Student Adventures on Facebook
http://www.facebook.com/discoverystudentadventures

Follow the DEN on Twitter
http://twitter.com/DEN

Sign up to win a wireless lab by May 3, 2010
http://cdwg.discoveryeducation.com

Read the DEN Weekly Update every Friday
http://blog.discoveryeducation.com/blog/category/weekly-updates

Major League
(2 STARs each, possible 12 STARs)

Add a STAR badge to your blog, website or Twitter
http://community.discoveryeducation.com
About the DEN > DEN Badges

Take the “It’s 21 Just Pass” quiz
http://its21justpass.discoveryeducation.com

Explore one of the eBooks or virtual labs on the Siemens We Can Change the World website
http://www.wecanchange.com

Check out the student projects on the Discovery Education Wilkes University Instructional Media Program site or drop by the Instructional Media blog
http://www.DiscoveryEducation.com/Masters

Design the car of the future using the new virtual design lab
http://fuelourfuturenow.com

Encourage a colleague to apply to become a STAR Discovery Educator
http://community.discoveryeducation.com

ALL STAR
(3 STARs each, possible 12 STARs)

Have 10 colleagues sign up to win a wireless lab by May 3, 2010
http://cdwg.discoveryeducation.com

Watch all five videos of Hall and Steve at Web 20.10
http://web2010.discoveryeducation.com

Attend a webinar and get a screenshot of yourself saying that
you’re proud to be a STAR
http://community.discoveryeducation.com/webinar

Nominate a student for the Young Scientist Challenge
http://www.youngscientistchallenge.com

Hall of Fame
(4 STARs each, possible 12 STARs)

Apply, or get a colleague to apply, for the Siemens STEM Institute by April 16, 2010
http://www.siemensstemacademy.com

Comment on at least one post on every Leadership Council blog
http://blog.discoveryeducation.com

Tell us how being a member of the DEN community translates to having a positive impact on your students.
http://tinyurl.com/DENImpact

Two Special Spring Training Signing Bonuses

  1. After you calculate your DAL host an event on your home field and share some of the 20 challenges with your teammates.  You don’t have to share them all, but your DEN coaches certainly would be impressed if you did. Then report your DEN Spring Training event and receive a set of three DEN recycling bags perfect for creating a recycling station in your classroom.
  2. Pad your stats by uploading at least one resource to the DEN Educator Resources library.  Tell us what you uploaded, give us your uniform size and we’ll send you a Discovery Education “Beyond the Textbook” t-shirt.

Report your event and/or resource at:
http://links.discoveryeducation.com/DENSpringTrainingEvent

Download the DEN Spring Training 2010 flyer here.

Or, let the NY DEN LC get you started with Spring Training straight from the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY.

Comments

  1. Carol Miller

    Lance this years Spring Training is GREAT. I loved looking at the student projects from the DE Wilkes program I am sharing a couple of them. Thanks for the challenges.

  2. Betsy Ruffin

    One question on the blog on LC posts item: what is you ARE on the LC blog team and thus have posted on a blog regularly? I think that should count somehow! ;-D

  3. Lisa McCulloch

    Have enjoyed doing Spring Training. However, how do you verify points earned? Honor system?
    Thanks for all the neat ideas. Just wish I had more time!

  4. Jen Brinson

    Lance – Great idea for the Spring Training. I could really see both where I do get the “winning edge” and where I could access and use additional resources.

    I agree with Betsy – we should get “points” for writing a blog entry for one of the LC blogs…. jk.

    I enjoyed the LIFE premier tremendously – thank you again for a great night with my fellow LC members and STARS!

  5. Dawn Huston

    Had a great time at the New York Spring Training event. Copperstown was the perfect location. I enjoyed contributing to the making of the video too. Are you DEN Major League!

  6. Tracy

    You’ve done it again, DEN! This was a great way to explore new and exciting Discovery resources. I’ve shared many of these already and can’t wait to share more!

  7. Susan

    How can the stats be higher than 23 if the calculations of total possible points are 42 possible divided by 42 times 23 = 23. Hmmmm curious if math is being done correctly :)

  8. Judy Williams

    OK Lance, this has been great fun! I especially enjoyed doing the LC blogs from each of the states. I really learned alot about what is happening across the nation. But I must say, I am proud to be a California DEN STAR!

  9. Norma Jean Rockwell

    I am impressed how colleagues are beginning to embrace DEN! I have been quietly sharing, and now that several were able to attend a workshop, the excitement has carried over into many classrooms. Thanks!

  10. Betsy

    Susan, well, I don’t know about the rest, but there is a reason I never taught math above 5th grade.

    ;-D

  11. Betsy

    Okay, third time is the charm. I looked again at formula. I have 22 not 23.

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