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. Class of 2013 DEN Guru Finalists

    Every STAR has his/her own special talents, skills, and passion for utilizing digital content across the curriculum. We want to continue to provide opportunities for STARs to share their knowledge with the community so we began the DEN Guru program. Through a competitive application process, up to 5 DEN Gurus are selected each year. DEN […]

  2. Using Technology to Transform Education: Tennessee

    SCORE is hosting a virtual convening on March 13, 2013 at 3:30 CDT with a panel of Tennessee educators to discuss how technology can be used to transform teaching and learning.  The interactive event will be live streamed to allow educators from across the state to participate in the discussion and contribute their diverse perspectives […]

  3. Meet Shelby from MO at #DENSI2013

    This is Shelby Bailey, a new STAR Discovery Educator from Missouri. She’s been accepted to attend the DEN Summer Institute July 14-19 in Burlington, VT. Here’s her DEN story: Tell us yours. The main portion of this year’s application is a short (unedited) video that t ells your DEN story. We want to know about […]

  4. Meet Kim from ID at #DENSI2013

    This is Kim Miller, a DEN Leadership Council Member from Idaho.  She’s been accepted to attend the DEN Summer Institute July 14-19 in Burlington, VT. Here’s her DEN story:   Tell us yours. The main portion of this year’s application is a short  (unedited) video that t ells your DEN story. We want to know about you […]

  5. Meet Jeremy from MI at #DENSI2013

    This is Jeremy Badiner from Michigan. He’s been accepted to attend the DEN Summer Institute July 14-19 in Burlington, VT. Here’s his DEN story:   Tell us yours. The main portion of this year’s application is a short  (unedited) video that t ells your DEN story. We want to know about you and why you are part […]

  6. Meet Zulma from MD at #DENSI2013

    This is Zulma Whiteford, STAR Discovery Educator from Maryland. She’s going to the DEN Summer Institute July 14-19 in beautiful Burlington, VT. She’s on the DEN Leadership Council too, so she’s joining us for a special DENSI PreCon on July 12 and 13 too! Here’s her DEN story: Tell us yours. The main portion of this […]

  7. Meet Lea Anne at #DENSI2013

    Lea Anne Daughrity is a DENvisory Board member from Texas. She’ll be at the DEN Summer Institute and would like to meet you there. Here’s a special message from her. The DEN Summer Institute has been scheduled for July 14-19 at the University of Vermont in Burlington, VT. The main portion of this year’s application is a […]

  8. DEN Weekly Update 2-22-2013

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    This week, learn about three new community initiated projects: DENvice, #DENchat, and The DEN Zone. Don’t miss the free webinars and virtual field trips happening this week like a visit to the Discovery Channel Telescope and Google’s Doodle World. We’re also announcing who was accepted this week to the DEN Summer Institute. Be sure to […]

  9. Meet Alison from NC at #DENSI2013

    This is Alison Schleede, STAR Discovery Educator from Mooresville, NC. She’s going to the DEN Summer Institute July 14-19 in beautiful Burlington, VT. She’s on the DEN Leadership Council too, so she’s joining us for a special DENSI PreCon on July 12 and 13 too! Here’s her DEN story: Tell us yours. The main portion of […]

  10. Brianna Adair and the DENSI “Cup Song”

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    I’ll go ahead and confess that I have not seen “Pitch Perfect” so the Cup Song made popular there and then covered many times over on YouTube didn’t hit my radar until this week. Here’s the short history: 1937 Mainers Mountaineers released “Miss Me When I’m Gone” 2009 Lulu and the Lampshades posted their “Cups” […]

  11. Meet Edie from MI at #DENSI2013

    This is Edie Erickson, STAR Discovery Educator from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. She’s going to the DEN Summer Institute July 14-19 in beautiful Burlington, VT. Here’s her DEN story: Tell us yours. The main portion of this year’s application is a short  (unedited) video that t ells your DEN story. We want to know about you and […]

  12. DEN Weekly Update 2/15/2013

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    This week, we’re introducing the DEN Connects theme for February and March, telling you about several LIVE streamed events for classrooms, and sharing several opportunities for your students to win amazing prizes. We’re also announcing who was accepted this week to the DEN Summer Institute. Be sure to apply for your chance to attend.   […]

  13. Kids to Parks Day School Contest

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    Our good friend Buddy Bison from National Park Trust (NPT) is hosting the Kids to Parks Day School Contest to help teachers engage their students with their local parks. This national contest is open to all schools across the U.S. and in the U.S. territories. Students can submit proposals for a Kids to Parks (KTP) event […]

  14. I <3 DEN by Carolyn Stanley

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    I love the DEN because it keeps me in the loop. There is so much that we can learn from one another, and I’m so grateful for all the folks who spend time enthusiastically sharing what they have learned or tried and had success with – so that other educators and their students can benefit, […]

  15. I <3 DEN by Judy Uhrig

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    My love affair with the DEN began over 7 years ago when Brad Fountain was at our school for professional development, and told us about this “new” network of educators. Since then this whirlwind romance has taken me to exotic places such as Silver Spring, San Francisco, Boston, San Diego, Bozeman…….I have been showered with […]

  16. I <3 DEN by Lori Abrams

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    I love the DEN for allowing me to network with educators who are collaborative, creative, talented, fun, and make me feel respected and valued. I love the DEN for all of the resources available to help me be a more collaborative, creative, talented and fun educator! If you are on the DEN Leadership Council, you […]

  17. I <3 DEN by Cheryl Woolwine

    Florida STAR Discovery Educator and member of the DEN Leadership Council, Cheryl Woolwine asked me to post her #DENlovestory for her. If you are on the DEN Leadership Council, you have access to post a blog right here. Tell your story about why you love the DEN. If you aren’t, you can add a comment […]

  18. Navy STEM for the Classroom

    NavySTEMfortheClassroom.com provides unique STEM educational opportunities for high school students, introducing them to exciting curriculum that sparks interest and enthusiasm for STEM.  The program will introduce STEM concepts (such as engineering, biomedical, electronics, technology, etc.) through engaging curriculum and interactive tools and will create the connection between individual student interests and relevant career choices (for example: If you are interested […]

  19. I <3 DEN by Mary Anne Jezierski

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    I love the DEN because it has allowed me to grow as a professional and gain confidence. I work at a Catholic school that is run by a parish. You can imagine how small my world is! The DEN has given me the opportunity to collaborate with other teachers from around the country and and […]

  20. I <3 DEN by Tracie Belt

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    I love the DEN because of all the opportunities it gives me to connect with other educators that are passionate about learning, students, and technology. I also love the DEN because it supports teachers in their endeavor to try new technology in the classroom. Most of all I love the DEN for giving teachers opportunity […]

  21. Countdown to #DENSI2013

    The DEN Summer Institute #DENSI2013 application window is open. STAR Discovery Educators far and wide are invited to submit an application to attend the week long event in Burlington, VT this July. Here’s a little counter just to help you remember just when the fun begins! COUNTDOWN WEBSITE Other Important Dates February 1    DENSI2013 Application Window […]

  22. Do you really love the DEN?

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    “Work is love made visible.” Kahlil Gibran For my work with the DEN, there is no truer statement. Everyday, when I come to work, I do so with a heart full of love for every single member of this community. I even catch myself signing emails to community members “Love, P”. A few weeks ago, […]

  23. DEN Weekly Update 2-8-2013

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    This week, find out where you can meet up with the DEN on tour for DENapalooza 2013, apply to attend the DEN Summer Institute, and share your expertise as a DEN Guru. Check out the DEN’s new podcast, a great hangout with the Google doodle team, and a virtual field trip to the Discovery Channel […]