Posts By Porter Palmer

About Porter Palmer

Special education teacher turned DEN Princess. Lover of ALL things shiny, purple, and all things DEN. Has the best job in the world, supporting educators as they grow professionally and make differences for kids. I love helping the DEN grow!

  1. Discovery Education Student Advisory Board

    We are pleased to announce that the Discovery Education Student Advisory Board is now taking applications for the 2013-2014 school year. All high school students with active Discovery Education accounts are invited to apply. The Discovery Education Student Advisory Board is a group of students in grades 9-12 from across North America engaged with digital […]

  2. DEN Weekly Update 09-27-2013

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    This week’s DEN Weekly Update is full of great information for you! Here are just a few things to make sure you explore: Exclusive Promotions for DEN STARs DEN Fall VirtCon Schedule Connected Educator Month DEN Connects A Virtual Field Trip Click here to learn about these great opportunities and more. Your DEN Team

  3. What Is A DEN STAR Event?

    Last weekend, I had the great pleasure of attending the DEN Gone Country Mini DEN Institute in Nashville, TN. I spent the weekend with 34 remarkable educators learning about the art of songwriting and it’s use in the classroom. Our culminating activity was to mash-up what we learned with images, videos, and songs in Discovery […]

  4. Silver Spring Mini Maker-Faire September 29

    Discovery Communications is a lead sponsor of the Silver Spring Mini Maker-Faire being held Sunday, September 29 in downtown Silver Spring, Maryland. We would like to invite DEN members to join us! The Mini Maker Faire brings together Makers of all types for a spectacular display of art, science, technology, craft and engineering. This “do-it-yourself” […]

  5. DENvisory Board 2013

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    The mission of the DENvisory Board is to continue to make the DEN membership experiences meaningful and engaging for all participants, help the DEN (members) stay active and grow, provide a venue to showcase and share talents of our members, and provide a continued sense of community through active, positive, and professional leadership.     […]

  6. MLK March on Washington Event Tomorrow: Reminder

    This is a quick reminder to tune-in tomorrow at 9:00am for a one-of-a-kind Virtual Field Trip to celebrate Martin Luther King’s legacy and to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Dr. King’s historic march on Washington. This event is intended for high school classrooms. “50 Years of Struggle:  Youth Driving Economics, Education, and Social Change” will […]

  7. DEN Weekly Update 8-23-2013

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                This week’s DEN Weekly Update is full of great information for you! Here are just a few things to make sure you explore: High School Virtual Field Trip DENvisory Board Elections New DEN Community Site SXSWedu Panel Picker Click here to learn about these great opportunities and more. Your […]

  8. Back to School Goodies for You!

    Our pals over at Symbaloo had this nifty idea about gathering some of their friends together to give you some sweet stuff to celebrate back to school. While we are going to have some exciting news of our own headed out to STAR Discovery Educators in a few short weeks, we couldn’t help but jump […]

  9. “Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge” Starts Today

    As global environmental challenges increase, the Siemens Foundation and Discovery Education are looking to our country’s future leaders and problem-solvers for innovative solutions. Since 2008, the Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge has tasked K-12 students, under the guidance of an advisor, with identifying an environmental issue in their classroom, school or community and […]

  10. Vote Today for Discovery Education at SXSWedu!

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    Discovery Education is excited to have a panel and presentation in the running for the 2014 SXSWedu conference. This year’s panel entry features Discovery Education CEO Bill Goodwyn and Comcast Executive Vice President David Cohen discussing how the combination of broadband connectivity and high quality digital content create the authentic learning environments students need for college and career readiness. […]

  11. DENvisory Board Elections

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    The mission of the DENvisory Board is to continue to make the DEN membership experiences meaningful and engaging for all participants, help the DEN (members) stay active and grow, provide a venue to showcase and share talents of our members, and provide a continued sense of community through active, positive, and professional leadership. The DENvisory […]

  12. DEN Weekly Update 6-21-2013

    This week’s DEN Weekly Update is full of great information for you! Here are just a few things to make sure you explore: The Discovery Student Network blog Attend DENSI virtually What’s happening at ISTE Click here to learn about these great opportunities and more. Your DEN Team

  13. DEN Weekly Update 6-7-2013

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    This week’s DEN Weekly Update is full of great information for you! Here are just a few things to make sure you check out: Attend DENSI virtually Learn more about the Discovery Education/Wilkes Master’s degree Celebrate the DEN’s 8th birthday Keep reading to learn about these great opportunities and more. Your DEN Team

  14. DEN Weekly Update 5-31-2013

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    This week’s DEN Weekly Update is full of great information for you! Here are just a few things to make sure you check out: My DE for Students and Board Builder DEN’s Favorite Places Hangout with Kathy Schrock Click here to learn about these great opportunities and more. Your DEN Team

  15. DEN Weekly Update 5-24-2013

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    We’re excited to tell you about My DE for Students, a whole new experience for students in Discovery Education that includes overview pages of their services, new resources, games, a student blog, and opportunities to get involved in projects and contests. Today, we’ve launched Board Builder, the first ever Builder Tool for students. With the […]

  16. 2013 DENny Awards

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    The prestigious DENny Awards were held last night honoring some of the many bright shining STARs in the DEN. We know that for every DENny Award presented, there are tons of other educators out there making great things happening. So, here’s a virtual DENny for all of you! THANK YOU.   Here’s the archive of […]

  17. DEN Weekly Update 5-17-2013

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    This week’s DEN Weekly Update is full of great information for you! Here are just a few things to make sure you check out: My DE for Students and Board Builder DEN’s Favorite Places The DENny Awards Keep reading to learn about these great opportunities and more. Your DEN Team

  18. Join us for the 2013 DENny Awards

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    The DENny Awards are scheduled for May 23. These are special awards for STAR Discovery Educators. It’s a time for us to celebrate the very best of the DEN. With categories like Best DEN Event, The RJ Stangherlin (for excellence in blogging), and Rising STAR (for new STARs), we recognize greatness within the community. Take […]

  19. DEN Weekly Update 5-3-2013

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    This week’s DEN Weekly Update is jam packed with goodness for you! Here are just a few things to make sure you see: Discovery Education STEM Camp A Conversation with Sir Ken Robinson North America Virtual Field Trip Series DEN Geocaching Day Keep reading to learn about these great opportunities and more. Your DEN Team

  20. DEN Weekly Update 4-26-2013

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    Don’t miss out on the fun of DEN Spring Training. It’s happening right now. We’d also like to invite you to take the next step in growing with the DEN by joining the DEN Leadership Council. Let us know about your favorite places in North America by contributing to a special project. There’s a lot […]

  21. Help Judge the Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge

    Discovery Education is seeking judges to review video entries for the Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge. The Young Scientist Challenge is the premier national science competition for students in grades 5-8. The competition is designed to encourage the exploration of science and innovation among America’s youth. Finalists will work side-by-side with 3M scientists on […]

  22. Learn More about the DEN Leadership Council

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    Support each other. Share your successes. Stay active. Does that sound like something you want to do? If so and you are a STAR Discovery Educator, we’d like to invite you to join the DEN Leadership Council (DEN LC). DEN LC members are the most active members of the DEN. They mentor new STARs and […]

  23. DEN Weekly Update 4-19-2013

    Tomorrow is the DEN Spring VirtCon. Join thousands of other educators for this great day of professional development. Spring Training is underway, so you can keep your STAR status in tact. Also, don’t miss out on free access to the DE Techbook until the end of the school year. There’s a lot going on in […]