Monthly Archives: July 2013

My Reflections on DENSI2013

My Reflections on DENSI2013

DENSI2013 was one of the most outstanding events I have ever attended. From the moment I arrived on Friday afternoon for the leadership council pre-conference, I felt like I was attending a family reunion. People who I hadn’t seen face to face in two years greeted me with hugs and smiles. People who I had

DE Gets Pinning, This Week on Pinterest

From classroom arts and craft activities to creative math lesson plans, Pinterest has it all. Take a look at DEN’s Pinterest Page if you haven’t already. This week we pinned multiple creative math and science lessons, classroom management tips, and brain break activities along with other classroom ideas. Here is a recap: Teaching fractions? Like

DEN Weekly Update 7-26-2013

This week’s DEN Weekly Update is full of great information for you! Here are just a few things to make sure you explore: A STEM Camp Update Reader’s Choice Top 100 Award Grow Your PLN Click here for this week’s Weekly Update to learn about these great opportunities and more.  Your DEN Team  

DEN Reads & Shares

Title: Creating Innovators: The Making of Young People Who Will Change the World Author:  Tony Wagner Rating: 5, The content is excellent [well researched and great concepts to ‘chew on’], but also love that QR codes in the print book and built-in for e-books offer supportive videos. Idea Shift:  The interviews with young innovators provided a “consistent link

Edulum Conference

Are you looking for a professional learning opportunity for this summer?  Check out…    Edulum’s First Annual Teaching Conference Engage, Enrich and Empower   With Keynote Speaker: Tyronna Hooker 2011-12 NC Teacher of the Year   At UNCC on August 2nd from 8:30-4:00 Come learn and network with other teachers and administrators from North and South Carolina.

Fun Fact Friday: Yogurt with a side of bugs?

Did you know that many food products, including most brands of yogurt, are colored using a substance derived from insects? It’s true! You may have noticed Starbucks in the news a while back, announcing that they will no longer use the ingredient known as cochineal. Cochineal is a South American insect. The insect, and its

Chad’s Choices from the Community

Considering that my mind is still swimming with all things DEN Summer Institute, I’m going to continue sharing people and resources related to DENSI 2013. We’ll call this the third special DENSI themed edition of Chad’s Choices from the Community. The first DENSI edition can be found here and the second here. If you want to

DEN STARs in the News: Rae Ann Vandrovec

North Dakota DEN STAR Rae Ann Vandrovec received some great news – she was named the 2013 Technology Leader of the Year for Large Schools in North Dakota.  A quote from an article in the Jamestown Sun, “This year’s recipients were recognized for integrating technological practices into their curriculum, embracing change and modeling and providing