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. Join 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 […]

  2. DEN Weekly Update 3-29-2013

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    There is a lot going on in the DEN this week. Check out several virtual events for your professional growth like Future@Now, the Spring Virtual Conference, and a chance to learn from the authors of the social studies Techbook. Also, don’t forget to vote for your favorite tools to use with Discovery Education in DEN […]

  3. #DENSI2013 Deadline: TODAY

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    The DEN Summer Institute has been scheduled for July 14-19 at the University of Vermont in Burlington, VT. The application window closes Today at 11:59pm ET! The main portion of this year’s application is a short  (unedited) video that tells your DEN story. We want to know about you and why you are part of the DEN. […]

  4. Meet Ketsana from OH at #DENSI2013

    This is Ketsana Phommalee, a new STAR Discovery Educator from Ohio. 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 […]

  5. Meet Howard from TX at #DENSI2013

    This is Howard Martin, a STAR Discovery Educator and Leadership Council member from Texas. 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 […]

  6. Meet Sandi Dennis from GA at #DENSI32013

    This is Sandi Dennis, a STAR Discovery Educator and Leadership Council member from Georgia. 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 […]

  7. Meet Carlos from FL at #DENSI2013

    This is Carlos Fernandez, a STAR Discovery Educator from Florida. 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 […]

  8. Don’t Forget: Apply for #DENSI2013

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    The DEN Summer Institute has been scheduled for July 14-19 at the University of Vermont in Burlington, VT. The application window closes Monday! The main portion of this year’s application is a short  (unedited) video that tells your DEN story. We want to know about you and why you are part of the DEN. Tell us what […]

  9. 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 […]

  10. 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 […]

  11. 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 […]

  12. 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 […]

  13. 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 […]

  14. 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 […]

  15. 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 […]

  16. 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 […]

  17. 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 […]

  18. 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” […]

  19. 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 […]

  20. 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.   […]

  21. 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 […]

  22. 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, […]

  23. 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 […]