Author Archives: Karen Ogen

Project Polar Bear

Join Project Polar Bear and Make a Difference!

Join Project Polar Bear and Make a Difference!

Are you looking for a way to get involved and have an impact?  Consider becoming an adult advisor for a team of Project Polar Bear contestants. Every year, bright young minds work to reduce CO2 in their communities- by setting up no-idling zones, encouraging their schools to power down, and other upbeat projects. You can


South Carolina Middle School Association Conference

SCMSA  provides a fantastic opportunity for middle level educators at the annual conference.  If you work with young adolescents in any capacity, you don’t want to miss the SCMSA conference! February 28- March 2, 2014 Sheraton Conference Center, Myrtle Beach, SC Conference Information Meet up with DEN Star and Leadership Council member Norma Rockwell at the SCETV


Share Some KinDENess in December

        Celebrate and share the special ways you, your students, your schools, your community, and your colleagues help others- it is called #kinDENess! The great thing about being part of the DEN is that I am surrounded by hard-working, selfless, smart people!  The ways that this community of educators share ideas and


Share Some KinDENess!

      We all know that educators (and especially Discovery Education educators) are generous and kind people.  We  find ways to share our generosity and kindness in what we do everyday: a kind word for the struggling or bullied student, a cup of coffee for a co-worker, or a home-cooked dinner for our family


Planting Trees for the Environment

Thanks to a grant from Polar Bears International and Roots & Shoots Korea, Nursery Road Elementary now has 15 new trees!  This weekend we held a planting event and invited our students, staff, and community out to plant trees with us and to learn how trees can help our environment. Did you know that trees


Mystery Skype!

Recently I arranged a Mystery Skype for one of my 3rd grade classes.  A Mystery Skype is a game played over Skype where the classes take turns asking one another yes or no questions to try to guess the state, province, or city that the other class lives in.  We played with Mrs. Abernathy’s 5th