Archives for January, 2011

  1. SCICon in Albany, GA

    Create your own video slideshow at Thanks to everyone who came out to the GA DEN SCICon event in Albany on Saturday! Special kudos to Melissa and Clarence from the Flint RiverQuarium! They did a great job of showcasing the wonderful activities that they provide for school groups visiting the Flint RiverQuarium. If you […]

  2. Discovery SCicon in CT

    SCIcon in CT was so much fun. A small but enthusiastic crew gathered at EASTCONN in Willimantic to enjoy the day.  For me it was a a day of “ah-ha” moments as the presenters shared their tips and tricks. One quick picture here and a link to a few more on Flickr.

  3. Into the Storm

    Congratulations to these winners of an autographed copy of Reed Timmer’s Into the Storm: Stephanie Horah- GA Donna Hollm- AZ Eric Strommer- MI Christine Emond- Ontario Brandon Wislocki- CA Debbie Gaskins- NJ We sure hope you enjoyed the second annual DEN SCIcon! Archives will be posted here later in the week.

  4. Welcome Travis To Our DEN STAR Community!

    Hi! My name is Travis Carr and I just became a DEN STAR Educator! What school do you work at and what is your role? I work at three school in an area called Grand Bay near Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada. Inglewood School, Grand Bay Primary, and Morna Hieghts School are where I spend […]

  5. Six Flags: READ to SUCCEED

    Register Today for Read to Succeed Don’t miss this chance for you and your students to earn free Six Flags tickets as a reward for reading. The Read to Succeed program is a free educational program sponsored by Six Flags to inspire kids in grades K through 6 to engage in recreational reading. All of our […]

  6. Leadership Matters

    Leadership that supports and encourages – 1) strong connections and relationships between teachers and students, plus 2) up to date, engaging instruction and learning opportunities – is the leadership needed today! One concerned and connected adult can make an enormous difference in the life of a student.  A building of concerned adults connected to all […]

  7. Technology to the Rescue while I’m out for jury duty

    TECHNOLOGY TO THE RESCUE! By David Andrade I’ve been selected to serve on a jury here in Connecticut. The case is only supposed to run for about 5 days, so I won’t be out of the classroom that long. However, I don’t like missing school for any reason. So, I’m very thankful for the […]

  8. Remembering SciCon 2011

    Just a reminder that all the SCICon resources–webinars and presenter resources–will be posted to the DEN Global Blog within a week. A very special thank you to all the presenters, the DEN LCs that hosted live in-person events, and to the behind-the-scenes people and planners who often remain unsung. Thank you for a delivering a […]

  9. Closing the DEN SCICon with Stormchaser Reed Timmer: Into the Storm ~ Following the Love of Science

    Brad Fountain Leave it to the DEN SciCon to deliver professional development that is relevant, authentic, inquiry-based, global, and interactive with the best-in-the-business presenters. Add to that streaming live. Love it. Always appreciate when you can find everything in one place. That’s just one of the things I love about Discovery Education. Another is this […]

  10. Top Ten Free Science Resources from Discovery Education: DEN SCIcon with Lance Rougeux

    Lance Rougeux is hosting a collaborative sharing of free science resources from DE with the winners of the Siemens Challenge 2010. At the halfway mark, we begin with the Top 10. Lance stated that there are many partnerships between Discovery and global resources, but these 10 provide labs and interactive educational resources. You can find […]

  11. Real Students, Real Teachers, Real Results: Implementing Discovery Education Science: DEN SCIcon with Dr. Cindy Moss

    Cindy Moss, Director of Science and Math, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, is our West Coast Keynote. Her dissertation looked at factors in the learning environment that lead to improved learning. Her answer: collaboration, inquiry-based learning, and a supportive teacher. Her intervention students were at-risk students who had failed at least 2 classes and had absenteeism issues. Moss’s […]

  12. The Student Experience: Engaging and Assessing Young Scientists: DEN SCIcon with Mike Bryant

    Just a reminder that all the webinars will be archived and resources shared on the DEN Global blog. Click here to download Mike’s presentation. Also, you can access the STEM anthem written and performed by Lodge McCammon by clicking here. Bryant began by remembering a language arts teacher who once told him you “have to […]

  13. The Five E’s of Inquiry-Based Instruction: DEN SCIcon Keynote Patti Duncan

    Our very own PA DEN Guru, Patti Duncan, opens the Second Annual DEN SCIcon with the Five E’s of Inquiry-Based Instruction. Patti is also the PA DEN Events Chair and Discovery keeps her very busy sharing her expertise across the country. Patti is a respected STEM educator and lead science presenter who does fantastic work […]

  14. January Michigan DEN Newsletter

    Click Jan2011 to download and read the newest Michigan DEN newsletter. Some highlights: Welcome to the newest STARS: Bethany Arsenault and Stephen Larzenlere-Kellern! DEN SciCon is tomorrow. There is still time to sign up to join the event. The keynote will be Reed Timmer from Discovery Channel’s Storm Chasers (who happens to be from Michigan!). Click […]

  15. Meet our new DEN Account Manager

    In a recent email interview, Cynthia Brown answered a few questions drafted by MD LC member Fred Delventhal – Meet Cynthia Brown! 1. Where are you from? I am from Delaware County, Pennsylvania 2. Were you a teacher? What did you teach? I was a Social Studies teacher; I taught Economics, Government, Recent American History, […]

  16. Doodle 4 Google is Back

    Doodle 4 Google is back with wonderful opportunities for students to express their creativity and to try to win wonderful prizes. The National Winner will be awarded a $15,000 college scholarship to be used at the school of his or her choice, a trip to the Google New York office for an event on May […]

  17. PETE&C Pre-Conference 2011

    Join us on February 13th for a STAR-studded affair at PETE&C. The DEN pre-conference event is a great way to connect with fellow STAR Discovery Educators from all over the country. We have a fantastic schedule this year including the return of Hall Davidson as our opening keynote for the pre-conference. The PETE&C Pre-Conference is […]

  18. AR DEN SCIcon

      January 29, 2011 Are you interested in networking with like-minded educators? If so, join the AR DEN Leadership Council for an in-person viewing of the 2011 SCIcon.  The 2011 SCIcon is a mini-conference (with an online twist) focused on providing participants with some of the most effective strategies for transforming their science classes through […]

  19. Share your Expertise at MSET

    Breaking Boundaries in the Digital World The premiere ed tech conference in the state is looking for  inspiring presentations from DEN leaders. Consider joining us on April 11,12 and 13th in Baltimore.  Proposal submissions are due by Feb 1. Get your DEN heads thinking and come on over to B’more, hon.

  20. A Janus View

    As I begin my third year teaching Digital Storytelling in the Discovery Education/Wilkes U. instructional media program, I find myself in a god Janus kind of mood: looking forward and backward at the same time. I feel confident that the almost three hundred students I have had contact with have taken away something they can […]