Author Archives: Dean Mantz

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Scavenger Hunt KS DEN LC Style

Scavenger Hunt KS DEN LC Style

As a way to promote Discovery Education here in Kansas, the Leadership Council will be conducting a scavenger hunt as part of Discovery Education’s Teacher Appreciation Week events. Members of the KS LC will be sending out email messages each day providing a question. The questions will take each participant through a variety of Discovery

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Dodge City “Discovery”

Joing the posse and ride into Dodge City, Kansas on February 11, 2012 (Saturday). Even though, Wyatt Earp, “Bat” Masterson, Gunsmokes’ Matt Dillon will not be present, the members of the Kansas Discovery Education Leadership Council will be. Those interested, ride into town and meet us at Dodge City Middle School (2000 6th Avenue). View

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Day of Discovery at USA Conference

Discovery Education returns the America’s Heartland by sponsoring a Day of Discovery in Wichita, Kansas (Wednesday, January 25, 2012) as a pre-conference for the Unified School Administrators of Kansas Conference. Kansas administrators will have the honor of listening to Matt Monjan as the keynote speaker as well as Justin Karkow and Joe Diaz during breakout sessions.

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A Model of Objectives

–> Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player. –> via celt.iastate.edu How many educators are asked to develop objectives to be integrated into lesson plans for administration, grant applications, or even individualized education plans (IEPs)? Nearly every teacher correct? I encourage everyone to review this website from Iowas State University.

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Goodies Shared in Goddard

October 22nd provided educators from central Kansas the opportunity to connect, collaborate, share, and create as they participated in the Discovery Education Network “Tech or Treat” virtual conference. The participants came from nearby towns like Hutchinson, Augusta, Wichita, as well as Goddard. We even had one educator make the drive from McPherson which is about

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Last Call! KS Tech or Treat in Goddard

The Kansas Discovery Education Leadership Council is looking forward to our time collaborating, learning, and creating with our fellow educators during Discovery Education’s “Tech or Treat” virtual conference October 22nd. It is not too late to register and participate with us at Challenger Intermediate School. The physical address for Challenger is 325 Walnut Street, Goddard,

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Do I or Do I Not Update to iOS 5?

Were you one of the millions updating their iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad today once Apple released their iOS 5 update? I was and with mixed results. In updating our new iPads at school, I was successful in updating 1 of 3 without issues. Thus, I did not update the other 22 iPads. Upon Tweeting

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Lets “Tech or Treat” in Goddard

You are invited to an in-person event hosted by the Kansas Leadership Council, with support from Goddard Public Schools. Join us for this day of free professional development and networking as we “Tech or Treat” with the Discovery Educator Network in Goddard, Kansas October 22, 2011. The day will take place at Challenger Intermediate School

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From Good to Great and Beyond

As an educator, I am always asking, “How can I improve myself?” as well as “What successful methods are out there and can be applied to education?” In searching for answers, I read Jim Collins’ book Good to Great as part of an administrator’s book share. I highly recommend this as an excellent resource for

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Surfs Up….DEN Summer Institute

We all know how powerful Discovery Education Network Day’s of Discovery are when it comes to connecting, sharing, and learning. Well, the DEN Summer Institute in San Diego, California starts July 9th and runs through July 14th. For those of us less fortunate folks unable to attend the unbelievable learning opportunity, I have established a

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