Monthly Archives: May 2011

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DENny Awards

Just this past Tuesday, May 17th, the 3rd annual DENny Awards was held via webinar. Illinois DEN Star Charlene Chausis received the award of DENthusiasm for her participation and excitement at DEN events that were held during the year. Charlene was also a semi-finalist in the DEN Guru competition. CONGRATULATIONS Charlene!! You make us proud to be from Illinois!! The

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SE Michigan Geocaching Day

The Michigan Leadership Council hosted three events across the state for teachers as part of Discovery Educator Network’s Geocaching Day!  Events were held in Battle Creek, Flint, and Milford.  It was a great day of collaboration, learning, and outdoor fun.  The Milford group found 7 caches along Milford Trail, a path that goes from the

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Building Character with Service Projects

Alas,  the news media has been drowning us with news of character traits that probably shouldn’t be discussed with children. Most of us have been in teaching long enough to remember character building programs that we were asked to implement in our classrooms and playgrounds. High stakes testing has all but eliminated these programs from

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Jacaranda, a Hint of Summer

It happens every year during the month of May. Suddenly trees are proffering purple flowers where there was naught but green. Summer is approaching and the Jacaranda (dzha-ke-randa) trees bloom en masse down many of the Southern California streets. These trees actually have two blooming periods, Spring and Fall, although the Fall foliage is not

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Day of Discovery, Syracuse NY

On May 14 2011, I traveled up to Syracuse NY for my first Day of Discovery experience.  Day of Discovery is one of the events held by Discovery Education to share new ways on how to utilize and implement our website into the classroom. Typically, the Tech Support Team usually answers phones and responds to

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Kansas Represented Well

Tuesday night brought the 2011 Discovery Education DENny Awards.  This special webinar is for all Discovery Educator Network STAR educators to join in celebrating the events, performances, and growth of our PLN.  During the celebration multiple DEN personalities including Porter Palmer, Steve Dembo and Lance Rougeux presented information on upcoming events, including the Geocaching Day (Saturday)

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