Archives for January, 2012

  1. Museum Educator of Excellence Institutes

    Since 1987, the Museum’s Educator of Excellence Institutes have provided exceptional educators with staff development opportunities that transform the way they view and teach natural sciences. Educators from across North Carolina have been inspired by their experiences in outstanding natural areas such as Belize, Ecuador, and Yellowstone National Park. These workshops are partially subsidized by the Educators of Excellence […]

  2. FETC Conference Catchup

    This week has been a whirlwind of activity in Orlando at the Florida Educational Technology Conference. Tuesday had everyone flipping as we learned how to use Flip cameras to make a huge impact on our student’s learning. Thanks Discovery for a great pre-con event. Dr. Lodge’s music, paper-slide videos and flipping techniques were enjoyed by […]

  3. Inching the Door Open

    A recent blog entry on the Teaching Channel caught my interest. It was titled, “The Detriment of Teacher Isolation.” I have never considered myself an isolated teacher. I do spend a lot of time in my classroom with the door closed; however, I don’t feel isolated. Hallway discussions, conversations with colleagues, and great resources like […]

  4. What to Expect at PETE&C

    PETE&C Schedule 1

    You will surely be able to ENGAGE, TRANSFORM, and ACHIEVE teaching and learning by attending any of these sessions at the upcoming PETE&C Day of Discovery! If you are a DEN Star and haven’t signed up yet, click here now: Check it out…

  5. PBS KIDS Lab website offers new resources to help children build math skills

    Did you know that The Public Broadcasting System has expanded its PBS KIDS Lab website, which offers more than 50 cross-platform games designed to help children ages 2-8 develop their math skills, by adding new features to support caregivers and teachers. These additions include bilingual translations of parental instructions, math tips for families and teachers […]

  6. And We’re Back

    We have all settled back into our routines after a short break. Some of us have been a little overwhelmed with new jobs but have had the pleasure of sharing all the neat stuff we do with the DEN and Discovery Education. I have enjoyed sharing the Discovery Education Mobile App with my colleagues as […]

  7. SCIcon is This Saturday!

    Only a few more days now!  We’re gearing up for the 3rd annual DEN SCIcon on Saturday, January 28th and hope you’ll join us either virtually or in one of the in-person events planned across the country. DEN SCIcon focuses on providing participants with some of the most effective strategies for transforming their science classes […]

  8. Going to TCEA?

    If you are heading to Austin for TCEA in February, be sure to watch for the great sessions by Discovery Educator Network speakers. Hall Davidson and Steve Dembo are featured speakers with presentations during the day on Wednesday and Thursday. Then our own Texas LC team is well represented with sessions by Lea Anne Daughrity, […]

  9. NCDPI STEM Webinar

    The NCDPI in collaboration with NC STEM will host a STEM Webinar on Thursday, Jan. 26, from 10-11 a.m. The webinar will focus on a new service for North Carolina schools called the NC STEM Learning Network. This webinar is designed to elaborate on STEM tools, resources and professional development programs for schools, school systems […]

  10. To Dramatically Change Learning Outcomes: Dream and Create a Shared Vision and be willing to Commit and put forth Effort

    Baby waving - Gordie

    A bright future for student learning isn’t just a dream!!  For effective and helpful leaders – having a clear vision or dream is an essential!  In a very simple sense – developing a shared dream or collectively embracing a clear vision – is the work of leadership.  “Shared dreams” or a “common vision” provide for […]

  11. Engage Your Students in Black History

    Engage your students in the study of Black History by attending some of these informative museum sponsored events during Black History Month. View the Civil Rights museums page ( to find out where you and your students can see a replica of the Yates & Milton Drugstore which was one of Atlanta’s first black-owned […]

  12. NC TIES 2012

    NCTIES 2012 Awards, Scholarships, and Grants!     Each year NCTIES recognizes outstanding individuals who have shown outstanding achievement and leadership in implementing technology to improve education.  NCTIES has three AwardCategories: Media Specialist Technology Innovation Award Outstanding Teacher Award Outstanding Leader Award Each year NCTIES offers three (3) $3000.00  Grants that will be awarded for innovative, student-involved […]

  13. NC DEN & Sci Con

    NC DEN is presenting an in-person Sci Con event. Don’t miss out. Sign up today!                     Dr. James Z. Zhang, Interim Dean of the The Kimmel School at Western Carolina University, and Dr. Chip Ferguson, Interim Department Head for the Engineering and Technology Department welcome Discovery Educators to their campus to hold this years […]