Posts By Lance

About Lance

I’m a former middle school teacher who loves working with educators and students from all over the globe. Helping to build and support the DEN community has been my passion since it began in 2005.

  1. Tundra Connections Start Today!

     The Polar Bears International® Tundra Connections webcasts start today.  Join us to learn from leading scientists while polar bears roam around outside. To support your discussions about these webcasts, Patti Duncan has put together an amazing wiki with lessons (K-12) that correspond to the webcasts. Check it out at: http://depbitundraconnections.wikispaces.com See you later today! WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24 […]

  2. What Do You Want For Your Students?

    I had the privilege of spending the day in Miami with 70+ members of the district’s leadership team.  Curriculum specialists, instructional coaches, classroom teachers, and more dived right in to a discussion about what they want to see for their students.  I thought it would be fun (and funny) to share the products they developed […]

  3. Discovery Education Science TECHBOOK Lab Coats – Earn Yours Today!

    How are you using Discovery Education Science TECHBOOK with your students?  We want to know.  More importantly, your colleagues want to know!  Share your awesomeness with us by submitting a lesson presentation, and we’ll say thanks by sending you a stylish Discovery Education Science TECHBOOK lab coat. Here’s the Challenge Create a lesson plan presentation […]

  4. Beyond the Textbook Event in New Jersey – Join Us!

    Saturday, November 3 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM Samsel Upper Elementary School Sayreville, NJ Register at: http://beyondthetextbooknj.eventbrite.com Join the Discovery Education team for a free professional development workshop to help you go “Beyond the Textbook” with your instructional practices. Attendees will cycle through a series of workshops that provide practical strategies you can use in your […]

  5. Tundra Connections: Join us Live from the Tundra

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    Are you interested in taking your students to the tundra to observe polar bears?  Is that slightly out of your field trip budget?  Well, no worries.  We have once again joined forces with our friends at Polar Bears International® (PBI) to bring four incredible virtual field trips live to your desktop. Through PBI’s Tundra Connections® you’re invited […]

  6. What’s Your Advice for Going Beyond the Textbook?

    There was a great article today on eSchool News about Albuquerque Public Schools’ transition from textbooks to the Discovery Education TECHBOOK.  Definitely worth a read – Albuquerque schools embrace ‘techbooks’ instead of textbooks. The article talked about some of the many benefits of this digital transition and also provided perspective from some educators about the challenges […]

  7. Showcasing Youth Media

    I had the opportunity to join in on the fun this summer at our Day of Discovery in San Diego before ISTE where we had a supercharged day of professional development with our friends from Adobe to officially launch our partnership around the updated Adobe Youth Voices curriculum.  Since then, I’ve been exploring the endless […]

  8. SOS: A Support Group for Spouses Of STARs

    Hi, I’m Lance.  And my wife is a teacher. As the school year begins for most teachers around the continent my school year begins as well because I’m married to a teacher, and a STAR Discovery Educator at that.  Now, I started my career as a teacher and still consider myself a teacher, but when […]

  9. For Administrators: Dear Colleagues, Guess what I learned…

    At today’s Admin Day of Discovery Kyle and I facilitated conversations about the free resources Discovery Education provides through our many partners, as well as the essential tools and ideas educators can access and use.  As we had multiple discussions with principals and tech specialists, the recurring theme became: “I’m going to send this stuff […]

  10. Which STARs want to go to the tundra?

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    Seriously.  The title of the post is real.  If you are a STAR Discovery Educator, in good standing, active, polished, full of DEN-thusiasm and all that stuff, pay attention. Our amazing friends at Polar Bears International have offered two full scholarships to active members of the DEN community (i.e., STAR Discovery Educators) to attend their […]

  11. DEN Dr. Lodge Video Challenge – Voting Process Update

    Dear DEN Community, First of all, Happy DEN Teacher Appreciation Week! This is one of our favorite times of the year because we get to celebrate the amazing work our STAR Discovery Educators do every day to inspire young people to pursue their interests and develop a love for learning. We hope you have been […]

  12. Collective Brain – Powering Up Conference

    What a fantastic district-level conference in Prince George’s County, MD yesterday! It was a beautiful fall day with football in the air, but over a 1,000 educators still spent the day learning from each other at the Powering Up conference. As promised, here is the revised version of our Collective Brain session. Thanks to everyone […]

  13. DEN VirtCon – PhotoPeach Challenge

    DEN VirtCon is all about the tech and the treats.  So, here’s a challenge to see how easy it is to master the tech and potentially win a really nice treat. Create a DEN-themed PhotoPeach and send the link to Porter_Palmer@discovery.com by Sunday, October 23, 2011 and have a chance to win a free PhotoPeach […]

  14. Why you should attend DEN’s Fall VirtCon

    In one week, we will host the DEN’s annual Fall Virtual Conference for educators from all around the world.  Our virtual conferences (fall, spring and SCIcon) are a blast, and we all learn so much as a community.  And, they are very well attended.  But, I always wonder why we don’t have every single educator […]