Daily Archives: March 21, 2013

Stars on Stage: episode #1

Stars on Stage: episode #1

The Michigan Association for Computer Users in Learning (MACUL) is holding their Detroit conference March 20 – 22. Are you attending MACUL? You won’t want to miss these DEN STAR sessions: 3/20 Eric Strommer – Discovery Education: How not to drown. 3/21 Andy Losik – Advanced iMovie Techniques for All Grade Levels 3/21 Dave Tchozewski

Contributing to the Conversation of Teaching, Learning, and Interdependent Thinking

I have had the good fortune to both write the foreword  and contribute a chapter for this Teachers College Press book. The Foreword focuses on the value of “thinking together”.  The chapter I wrote is titled: “Creating and Influencing Momentum: The Challenges and Power of Adults Thinking Interdependently”. Additionally, I work with Patricia Reeves with

The dreaded phone call!

I want to give you a heads-up, this blog has NOTHING to do with school. Just needed to share with my friends. We (my husband and I) got the dreaded phone call today. You know the one- where someone on your daughter’s phone says, “Hi this is….your daughter has been in an accident. Can you come

Looking to spruce up your School? Today is the LAST day to enter.

Who doesn’t want $5000?  For your chance to win this nice grant opportunity head on over to TurfMutt for the Spruce Up Your School Sweepstakes. The lucky winner will have the opportunity to make his school’s play area more eco-friendly and green by adding trees, shrubbery and more.  And, there are multiple chances to win teacher/class prizes

Meet Howard from TX at #DENSI2013

This is Howard Martin, a STAR Discovery Educator and Leadership Council member from Texas. He’s been accepted to attend the DEN Summer Institute July 14-19 in Burlington, VT. Here’s his DEN story: Tell us yours. The main portion of this year’s application is a short (unedited) video that t ells your DEN story. We want

Upcoming Events at Pine Knoll Shores Aquarium

Interested in meeting and engaging local marine and environmental scientists about how you can use their research in your classroom?  The University of North Carolina’s Institute of Marine Sciences has partnered with the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores to bring K-12 teachers together with over a dozen groups of local scientists from various

DEN STARs in the News: Kim & Marita

Idaho DEN STARs Kim Miller and Marita Diffenbaugh earned awards through Idaho State Department of Education’s new 21st Century Classroom Recognition Awards program.  In February for Digital Learning Day, the Idaho State Department of Education awarded nine Idaho educators for using technology in innovative ways to improve student learning. Kim and Marita won “Best Unit Plan.”  Their unit, Mystery

#DENChat Tonight!

This evening, March 21st, will be our 4th #DENChat.  If you havent’ participated in one of these events yet, you have truly missed out!  But, you can still reach the archives here, here and here.  Tonight’s chat starts at 8 PM ET on Twitter. Tonight we will discuss the question, “What does a UDL classroom