Monthly Archives: January 2011

Gathering Goodies on a Snow Day

Gathering Goodies on a Snow Day

Nothing beats a snow day. Educators love a day off as much as their students (sometimes more, don’t you think…). Catching up on some great opportunities I’d like to share. If you’re snowed in and want a refresher course (perhaps for creating PD for your teachers as an IC or you are a newbie), try

Take a Learning Vacation

I had this idea the other day as I was taking a Southwest Airlines survey. In this survey they wanted to know the number of business and pleasure trips. Believe or not this was a difficult question because I had used Southwest to go to Denver and San Jose in the past year. This was

Superintendents Get Schooled in Social Media

Porter Palmer delivered the keynote address to Michigan school superintendents at the MASA Conference in Kalamazoo, Michigan this morning.  She demonstrated six super tools for lifelong learners:  Facebook, Twitter, the new and improved MASA website, RSS, Blogging, and the Discovery Educator Network Administrators’ Academy.  See her presentation and all shared links here.  Enjoy!

EduCon is almost here!

A great learning experience is about to begin. Hundreds of educators will be flocking to Philadelphia this weekend for a couple of days of conversations. Chris Lehmann and the staff and students of Science Leadership Academy will be hosting EduCon. From everything I’ve heard, this is a fantastic weekend of sharing, discussing, and finding ways

The DEN Admin Academy

For more than 5 years now, the Discovery Educator Network (DEN) has been fervently pursuing our singular goal of connecting educators to their most valuable resource, each other. We are expanding our outreach to school and district leaders with the launch of an administrators’ strand, the DEN Admin Academy. Through the DEN Admin Academy, we

Georgia’s Native Habitats Workshop

Come learn about some of Georgia’s amazing aquatic habitats through interactive lessons from Georgia Native Waters and Project WET. The workshop will include a combination of hands-on activities from the two curricula, exhibit tours, and group discussion to promote awareness, conservation, and appreciation of Georgia’s natural habitats. Location: Georgia Aquarium 225 Baker Street, Atlanta, GA

Discovery Education Leading Effort to Meet Presidential Challenge to Bring Digital Textbooks to American Classrooms Today

Indicative of the growing movement toward digital textbooks, Florida has approved the Discovery Education Science Elementary Techbook for Florida for classroom use. Florida joins Indiana, Louisiana and Oregon in adopting Discovery Education’s digital science service as the core instructional resource for elementary science instruction. These approvals, through state textbook adoption processes, empower educators with dynamic

DEN & Discovery Place

On Saturday, January 22, twenty educators from across Southwestern North Carolina met at Discovery Place in Charlotte for an in-person event to celebrate Sci Con 11. We received a special tour from John Leonard, from Discovery Place, who shared with us many of the wonderful things that Discovery Place has to offer for schools. For