Teacher Appreciation and More

Take a look at all the wonderful things in store for educators from the DEN!

DEN Teacher Appreciation Week: May 3-7, 2010
It’s that time of the year again where we celebrate our STARs for all the great work they do every day.  Make sure to check the DEN blog every day next week.  We have special surprises lined up all week that you won’t want to miss. 

Also, mark these dates and times on your calendar for special DEN Teacher Appreciation Week webinars.  If you can’t make it, we will record and post them on the DEN blog.  Topics will be revealed next week.

  • Monday, May 3 at 5 PM ET
  • Tuesday, May 4 at 5 PM ET
  • Friday, May 7 at 4 PM ET

Register at: http://community.discoveryeducation.com/webinar

DEN Summer Institute Update
Applicants for the DEN Summer Institute will be notified today.

DEN Spring Virtual Conference: Connect the Thoughts
Thank you to everyone who joined us last Saturday for an amazing virtual conference.  A special thanks to our STAR presenters and Leadership Council members who organized in-person events.

Over 750 sites logged on throughout the day in addition to the 1,000 educators who attended the in-person events hosted by the DEN Leadership Councils. 

In-person events took place in AZ, CA, FL, GA, KS, LA, MI, MO, NC, OH, TX and WI.  Matt Monjan also hosted our first-ever in-person virtual conference event in Canada!

Educators joined us from all over the world including Canada, Egypt, Columbia, Australia, Japan, Italy, Peru, UK, and Romania.

The archived versions of the day’s sessions can be found on the DEN blog.

DEN Geocaching Day: May 22
On May 22, 2010 we will host our second annual DEN Geocaching Day.  Every Discovery Educator is encouraged to venture out with some colleagues on May 22 and have some fun geocaching as you connect with your fellow educators one more time before the summer. 

To help get you ready we have a series of webinars leading up to the day.

Geocaching 101
Monday, May 3 at 7 PM ET with STAR DE Jim Clark
Thursday, May 13 at 7 PM ET with STAR Bridget Belardi

Curricular Connections of Geocaching
Thursday, May 6 at 7 PM ET with STAR Conni Mulligan
Monday, May 17 at 7 PM ET with STAR Tom Turner

For more information check out DEN Geocaching Day on the blog.

DEN Spring Training 2010
Spring Training is in full force.  Calculate your DEN Activity Level (DAL), share what you know, upload a resource and earn some really cool DEN swag.  Check out the details on the DEN blog.

DEN’s Pre-ISTE Event: June 26
Are you going to ISTE this summer in Colorado?  If so, join us for a day of networking and professional development at the Denver Zoo.  Register today.

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