Author Archives: Joe Fromme


My DEN Love Story

Porter Palmer, as she is so good at doing, has inspired me to write my DEN love story. I have been a member of the DEN since 2006 and a STAR since the program started. It has also been my privilege to have been the chair of the CT DEN LC for the past three


CT DEN SCICon Registration Is Now Open

I am very pleased to announce that the CT DEN leadership council will be hosting a live event for the SCICon virtual conference at the Mark Twain House in Hartford on Saturday, January 28, 2012. DEN SCIcon focuses on providing participants with some of the most effective strategies for transforming their science classes through the


CECA Pre-Conference Day of Discovery

Discovery Education, CECA, and Meriden Public Schools are pleased to present: CECA Pre-Conference Day of Discovery Designed specifically for Connecticut-area educators, this interactive day of free professional development will highlight creative ways to engage students and invigorate your curriculum using the latest 21st century tools. Whether you are new to Discovery Education or a long-time


Why did you get up today?

Did you ever stop to think about why you got up today? Are you marking off another day on the calendar that gets you closer to retirement? Did you think about the staff meeting, ppt, or other get together with a sense of dread? Did you think about the students you are going to be


Twitter as a Research Resource

Back in the fall I was given the assignment to learn as much as I could about the iPad in order to support the agency I work for, and our member districts, as they begin various pilot programs.  When I was first presented with this project, I was overwhelemed with the amount of information I was


No Such Thing as Best

The list of Web 2.0 tools grows exponentially day by day it seems.  In almost every workshop I facilitate lately, one of the most frequently asked questions is, “Which Web 2.0 tool(s) do you like best?”  That’s like asking me, “Which tool do you like best when building a house?”  The answer all depends on


Can We Talk?

It is 9:09 am Wednesday morning.  I have been awake since 6:30 am.  So far today I have checked my work email, my hotmail and gmail accounts, voicemail, twitter, facebook, my elfster gift exchange with my PLN, and the headlines from  I spent a half hour in the car driving my nephew to school.