Archives for September, 2011

  1. Fall VirtCon 2011: Tech or Treat with Us Oct. 22

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    Get your crazy costumes ready, and mark your calendars! The fall virtual conference Tech or Treat has been scheduled for Saturday, October 22, 2011 from 9am to 3pm ET. Join us for an hour or stay all day. We have a spooktackular day of professional development (and PRIZES!)  planned for you. Join us online, or […]

  2. Don’t miss the CECA/CASL Joint Conference 2011!

    eNGAGE!  Teaching and Learning in a Digital World  Monday, October 24, 2011 http:///www.ceca-ct.org Jason Ohler will Keynote the conference. Keynote Address: Digital Citizenship for kids, teachers, administrators – citizens.  Presentations by AASL president, Carl Harvey II: 21st Century Skills are Elementary! and Roadmap to Library Leadership. Distinguished local and regional presenters have been invited to share their expertise with you. Exhibit Hall […]

  3. A Sputnik* Moment

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    Many Americans are unaware of the young minds around the globe who are competing and will complete with American graduates.  As Americans and as educators 0 globalization and technology expertise can not be taken lightly! 1  Zhejiang University 2  University of Michigan at Ann Arbor 3  Tsinghua University 4  St. Petersburg State University 5  Nizhny Novgorod State University 6  Saratov State […]

  4. Target Field Trip Grants

    FYI – There are only 11 days left to apply for a Target Field Trip Grant!  If you’re looking for $ to support a field trip for your students/school, then you’d better act fast and complete the request.  You can find more information here: http://sites.target.com/site/en/company/page.jsp?contentId=WCMP04-031767

  5. NYDEN Fall Virtual Conference – Saturday, Oct 22, 2011

    Spend the afternoon connecting. Come connect in-person with fellow NYDEN friends. Together we will connect to the DEN Fall Virtual Conference, http://blog.discoveryeducation.com/blog/2011/09/08/save-the-date-oct-22-lets-tech-or-treat/   Join us for an afternoon of professional development and networking as we “Tech or Treat” with the Discovery Educator Network.   Participants Will Leave With: -Deep exploration of the rich variety of […]

  6. NYDEN Star Party – Saturday, October 1st

    Come join the NYDENLC as we attend Starway to Heaven with the Westchester Amateur Astronomer’s Association. The Westchester Amateur Astronomer’s Association meets monthly to view the night sky. They have kindly agreed to help lend their expertise to us. What a wonderful opportunity for DEN stars to mingle with each other and learn a new […]

  7. Relax, it will be okay!

    For many of us, the start of the school year in Maryland has been a challenging one. Days have already been missed due to natural disasters: earthquake and hurricane Irene. Then are all of those other challenges that face educators in our state: increased class sizes, limited budget funds, testing, and more. Finally let us […]

  8. Dolphin Tale, Science and Discovery Education

    With the upcoming release of Dolphin Tale I expect many students will gain an increased curiosity around these amazing mammals.  This is a great time to explore amazing content from Discovery Education’s Science Techbook.  You can use the Rollin’ Down the River reading passage to have students learn about the differences between freshwater and saltwater […]

  9. Have You Ever Wondered?!?

    If life had a K-W-L chart, then “Curiosity” would be your curriculum. Join us for a peek at what the new program Curiosity in the Classroom offers you and your students. What questions might you be able to solve this year? Join us September 22, 2011 at 7pm ET for a free webinar Have You […]

  10. Win A Wireless Lab Grand Prize Winners Announced

      CDW-G and Discovery Education just announced the three grand prize winners of the 2011 Win a Wireless Lab Sweepstakes, which awarded nearly $200,000 in customized classroom technologies to 53 schools nationwide. Piner Elementary School in Kentucky, Spaulding School in Illinois, and St. Veronica Catholic School in Virginia each won a state-of-the-art 21st-century classroom valued […]

  11. CECA Pre-Conference Day of Discovery

    Discovery Education, CECA, and Meriden Public Schools are pleased to present: CECA Pre-Conference Day of Discovery Designed specifically for Connecticut-area educators, this interactive day of free professional development will highlight creative ways to engage students and invigorate your curriculum using the latest 21st century tools. Whether you are new to Discovery Education or a long-time […]

  12. A Day of Firsts

    We never forget those ” first” moments that stay with us throughout our lives. If we close our eyes, we can picture the moment as clear as day, remembering every detail as vivid as it was yesterday. Today was one of those first moments at my school, Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Meriden. Twenty […]

  13. New to the CT Leadership Council

    Earlier in September,  I watched the webinar with Steve Dembo on blogging for the state councils, but when I accessed the DEN Blog Network for the first time, I just couldn’t find the “categories” panel so I could put my check by CT. I must have clicked on something different this time because I found […]

  14. With a Little Help From My Friends

    I can grow with a little help from my friends… As educators, we need to continue our journey on the road to discovery and be life-long learners.  It is always appreciated when a friend passes along an opportunity to collaborate and learn with others in the field of education.  I have recently received two such […]

  15. Stream-a-thon… Are you ready?

    Today Discovery is hosting the Stream-a-thon webinar. The 6th annual Discovery Education stream-a-thon is being held on September 14, 2011. Discovery has set up full day of information-packed sessions on how to integrate DE streaming and the newest online technologies used by today’s media-savvy students into classroom instruction. The webinar starts at  8:00am (central time). This […]

  16. The Stars Came Out for the Discovery Back to School Night

    Discovery Stars and DEN members interested in becoming a Star were shining at the Teacher Training Center in Fleming Island, Florida, Tuesday, August 16.  Over thirty DEN members from three counties met with Kyle Schutt, Manager for Discovery Educator Network, along with Leadership Council Members Trudi Lawson, Janet Hallstrom, Cheryl Woolwine, and Carol Papuga. Cheryl, […]

  17. Why did you get up today?

    Did you ever stop to think about why you got up today? Are you marking off another day on the calendar that gets you closer to retirement? Did you think about the staff meeting, ppt, or other get together with a sense of dread? Did you think about the students you are going to be […]

  18. NJ LC Member Highlight: Stacy Kasse

    The New Jersey LC would like to highlight our very own, Stacy Kasse. Checkout her  great blog titled, Sharing is Caring.  http://stacykasse.posterous.com/ Walking the Walk…Talking the Talk by Stacy Kasse       Whenever parents ask me what they can do to find out what is going on in their child’s life, I always suggest they […]

  19. Games and Interactives in the STEM Classroom (Part 1)

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    Toss out those old worksheets and engage your students in exploring STEM content with games and interactives! I will feature several games and interactive simulations that help bring science concepts to life for students in a series of blog posts on games and simulations for the STEM classroom. Use the featured sites in your classroom, […]

  20. Back to School Webinars are BACK!

    Did you enjoy last month’s Back to School webinars? Do you wish you had one more chance to see them? Well, back by popular demand, we are hosting MORE Back to School webinars this month! If you have Back to School fever, join us for our upcoming webinars to get your classroom connected with Discovery […]

  21. The DEN Membership Field is Wide Open!

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    With three weeks left, it is still anybody’s game in the Discovery Educator Network Membership Season!  Every state and province will have one MVP – aside from bragging rights, you’ll also be the only one in your state or province that gets to sport the exclusive 2011 DEN jersey. Get started today!  To report your […]