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 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 […]

  2. 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

  3. 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 […]

  4. 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 […]

  5. 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 […]

  6. 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 […]

  7. Special Screening: My Country Is Tibet

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    Please join Discovery Education and BYkids as we present a special screening of My Country Is Tibet Discovery Education Headquarters   |   1 Discovery Place, Silver Spring, Maryland May 5, 2013 from 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm The evening will include a reception and a post-screening discussion with the young filmmaker and exiled king of Tibet, […]

  8. DEN Spring Training 2013

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    Are you ready to keep that STAR status in shape? DEN Spring Training is just the thing to help. We’ll connect, collaborate, learn, and even earn some cool prizes like this awesome solar powered dancing butterfly. (You always wanted one of these. I know it. You know how I know? I have one on my […]

  9. DEN Weekly Update 4-12-2013

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    This week, we have some great news about the Discovery Education Techbook to share. We also have several great virtual events like a Livestream from a First Nation classroom, the DEN Spring VirtCon, and the April science stream on rocks and minerals. Don’t miss information on in-person gatherings like DENapalooza and “California DENning”. There’s a […]

  10. Discovery Education Techbook Brings Learning Alive

    Now until the end of June, educators in North America can experience what Techbook can do for their classrooms. Get exclusive access to a comprehensive digital solution that replaces traditional textbooks, engages students, and enhances teaching and learning. Whether your district has one computer per student or one computer per classroom, the Techbook has options […]

  11. Nominate a DEN STAR for a DENny

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    Save the date! The DENny Awards are scheduled for May 23. The DENny Awards? Yes! 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), […]

  12. DEN Weekly Update 4-5-2013

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    Are you ready to take the next step in growing your network? Consider joining the DEN Leadership Council. We’ll share how you can connect with other classrooms with the latest DEN Connects project. Also, learn about DEN Reads! and become a DENbrarian. Click here for the DEN Weekly Update and to learn about all the […]

  13. 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 […]

  14. 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 […]

  15. #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. […]

  16. 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 […]

  17. 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 […]

  18. 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 […]

  19. 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 […]

  20. 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 […]

  21. 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 […]

  22. 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 […]

  23. 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 […]