Monthly Archives: February 2013

5th Annual Technology Institute for Educators

5th Annual Technology Institute for Educators

  The 5th Annual Technology Institute for Educators is scheduled for April 19-20, 2013. This year the Institute’s theme is “FUTURE TEACH: Preparing Educators to Use Technology to Promote STEM Education in K-20.” We invite faculty, students, administrators, and staff to participate by submitting proposals and attending the Institute. For more information about the Institute visit

EdCamping on the Weekend

Edcamps have become a wonderful phenomenon throughout the country. This past weekend I was fortunate enough to connect with educators with a passion for technology in Madison. I didn’t even know about it until the night before and was more than willing to just show up and hope they welcomed me in. Upon arrival I

DEN STARs in the News: Jared Heidinger…again

Jared’s been getting a little press lately and this time we’ve posted with tag along with another video. Jared was featured on a local TV show about his engaging teaching practices. Look for the Global DEN team member making a cameo. Have you been recognized in your local newspaper? Have you been published? Were you

Animals that Slither, Slide, Run and Hide

ANIMALS THAT SLITHER, SLIDE, RUN & HIDE: A FUN, FAMILY-FRIENDLY, AND FREE COMMUNITY EVENT  Would you like to meet turtle-tracking dogs and join them while they work? Do you know someone who wants to hold a turtle, a salamander, or a snake? How about a hayride to an amphibian pool, a bonfire with hot chocolate

Congratulations to Michigander Jeremy Badiner

Today turned out to be a snow day for my school district. With a little extra time today, I was able to catch up on some email. I received the DEN Weekly Update and was thrilled when I began reading it and saw that another Michigan DEN Star was chosen to attend the DEN Summer

Congratulations to Michigander Edie Erickson

I would like for you to join me in meeting and congratulating Michigan DEN Star, Edie Erickson! Edie is a 3rd Grade teacher from Manistique, Michigan and was recently accepted to attend the DEN Summer Institute in Burlington, Vermont! Edie and I got together over “Google” during a recent snow day of mine and after

DEN STARs in the News: Deanna Duray

Deanna Duray (@dlpd17) got some great news in late January.  The Colorado DEN STAR’s classroom at Little Elementary in Arvada, CO, was one of seven classrooms in Jefferson County that were chosen to receive an iPad 1 to 1 grant from The Friedman Family Foundation.  The Denver Post wrote a short article about the grant.