1. Professional Development

    It is that time of year to either make sure you have all your professional development hours or planning for next years hours.  Arkansas requires 60 hours, so that means educators are always planning and scheduling. Discovery has several webinars taking place right now and are scheduled through June. A certificate of attendance is sent to […]

  2. Flipped Out Winners!

    We have our winners for the Flip Video Contest!  On March 6th, the Arkansas Leadership Council joined with the “Geek Squad” @ Best Buy in North Little Rock to learn about the Flip camera and Glogster.  They later had to create a video and upload it to Glogster to be entered for a chance to […]

  3. Glogster "We've Flipped" Contest

    Win a Best Buy gift certificate by attending the “We’ve Flipped” event sponsored by the Arkansas Leadership Council, taking a video with your Flip camera and uploading it to a Glog you create.  After your Glog has been saved and published, make a comment to this post and place your embedded code in the message.  Saturday, March 13th will […]

  4. Glogster Student Capacity to Change

    When I logged on to edu.glogster.com this morning, there was a notification concerning the number of students individual teachers can register. Currently, the number is 200 but that number will change to 100 after February 28, 2010.  After you register, add all 200 students to your account. You do not have to put in individual […]

  5. We've Flipped! – (capacity for this event has been reached-future events are in the planning)

    Are you ready to learn everything you ever wanted to know about flip cameras?  The Arkansas Leadership Council is collaborating with Best Buy in North Little Rock to offer you a little one-on-one time with the famous Geek Squad.  The event, which will take place on March 6, 2010, at the North Little Rock Best Buy, is […]

  6. Become a Facebook Fan of Discovery Student Adventures and You Could Win a FREE trip

    Teachers (grades K-12) and parents of students ages 10-18 are eligible to win a Discovery Student Adventure “Ultimate Summer Field Trip” to Italy and Greece just by becoming a Fan on Facebook.  Go to http://www.facebook.com/discoverystudentadventures , join our fan club and you will be entered to win. Plus, increase your chances of winning with every […]

  7. Coming in March

    Captivate Students Through the Wonders of LIFE Coming to Discovery Education streaming Plus in March LIFE is the definitive exploration of our planet’s living things and their spectacular and fascinating behaviors.  More than four years in the making, with over 3,000 days of filming in the field, and narrated by Oprah Winfrey, LIFE will take […]

  8. DEN SCIcon 2010

    Saturday, January 9, 2010 9 AM to 4 PM ET Drop by for an hour or stay for the whole day!  It’s virtual and it’s FREE! Register for the online sessions at: http://links.discoveryeducation.com/denscicon or Register for one of many in-person events hosted by our DEN Leadership Councils.  Click here to see the list of in-person events. […]

  9. ABC's of the 21st cenutry Learning Environment

    There’s a great article by Kimberely Ketterer  in the Dec/Jan issue of Learning & Leading with Technology.  As I read through the article, it was amazing to me how many of these topics I had talked with people about at either Discovery’s Leadership Symposium or Discovery’s National Institute.  The 2010 national institute is almost certainly being planned at […]

  10. AAIM on Target 2010 Call for Presenters

    The Spring 2010 AAIM Conference will be held at the Hot Springs Convention Center in Hot Springs, Arkansas on April 18-20.  Jana Dixon, AAIM Conference Chair, has made a  session proposal form available at the conference wiki at http://aaimconference.wikispaces.com/  Consider sharing your expertise with other library media specialist from around the state.  Members of the Arkansas Leadership Council […]

  11. The DEN Can Change the World We have a lot of programs that teachers and their students can participate in for free.  One of my personal favorites is the Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge.  The Challenge is designed to help your students work together to solve an environmental problem in their… Classroom (K-2) […]

  12. Arkansas Sites for Fall Virtual Conference

    Midland High School Pleasant Plains hosted by Judy Pearson and Karen Wells registration: https://lrougeux.wufoo.com/forms/den-fall-virtual-conference-pleasant-plains-ar/ Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences, and the Arts Hot Springs hosted by Daniel Moix and Glenda Jenkins registration: https://lrougeux.wufoo.com/forms/den-fall-virtual-conference-hot-springs-ar/ Har-Ber High School Springdale hosted by Evelyn McFadden registration: https://lrougeux.wufoo.com/forms/den-fall-virtual-conference-springdale-ar/ Saturday, October 24, 2009 9 AM to 4 PM ET Click here […]

  13. Western TN Day of Discovery

      Discovery Education, St. George’s Independent School, the Memphis City Schools, and the DEN Leadership Councils in Tennessee and Arkansas, cordially invite you to join them for a day of discovery, learning, and networking.  Date: Saturday, September 26, 2009  Location: St. George’s Independent School1880 Wolf River BoulevardCollierville, TN 38017 Time:  8:30AM – 3:30PM Cost:   FREE! Space […]

  14. Virtual Conference

     The in-state sites for the October 24th virtual conference are as follows:  Glenda Jenkins and Daniel Moix co-hosting at ASMSA in Hot Springs Evelyn McFadden hosting at Har-Ber High School in Springdale Karen Wells hosting at Midland High School in Pleasant Plains Make plans now to attend one.

  15. Collaboration Between Tennessee and Arkansas

    The Arkansas Leadership Council is supporting the Tennessee Leadership Council by participating in the Western TN Day of Discovery.  Information has been included below for those of you who would like to attend.  Members of the Arkansas LC will be presenting at the event.  Western TN Day of Discovery Registration Form – http://sn.im/wtndod St. George’s Independent […]

  16. Stories for FREE!

    Isn’t it amazing how the word “FREE” always catches our attention!  As educators we are always looking for free ways to bring technology to the classroom.  Recently I found a website that allows anyone to download stories to mp3 players and yes..it is FREE.  Storynory is an excellent resource for teaching fairytales, classics like Alice in Wonderland […]

  17. Summer School Webinars

    As Star members begin to have back to school training sessions, what better way to introduce DISCOVERY than “Leadership Week” Focus will be on: Are our Schools up to the Task? Safety and Social Networking Web 2.0 for Administrators and Others Schools, Tools, and the 21st Century Data Driven Decisions with Discovery Education Assessment  To […]

  18. YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS THIS!

    Tuesday, July 28, 2009, at 3:00 PM eastern time,  you have the opportunity to attend a Webinar on Explore Africa Today  Register today! Take a virtual expedition to Africa and join fellow teachers and students in a one-of-a-kind live web event!  Explore the Republic of Benin, one of the most diverse areas of West Africa, with […]

  19. The Wonderful World of Technology

    It is a never ending list of the things we continue to learn about.  Some of us learn when things are first introduced and others of us find them later. Either way, learning is taking place and if we share it….someone else will find it! ( I heard a movie saying in my head> something […]

  20. 21st Century Projects

    I know everyone has seen or logged onto a wiki  at some time.  I’ve always relied on someone else to design and direct me to their wiki. After a long needed vacation , I returned to summer workshops, to learn how to create my very own wiki space. It is still in the making so […]

  21. Using Phones in the Classroom

    It is time to encourage good use of phones in the classroom.  This link talks about the research about using the phones and how they will use them in Math and Science (linear equations specifically). Home school (illness) kids can still communicate with other students. Teacher can always see what the kids are doing with […]

  22. Keep Your STAR Status!!

    Don’t forget!! In order to maintain your STAR status, you must report at least two of your events for the 2008-2009 school year by August 31, 2009. We don’t want anybody to lose their STAR status, so be sure you take the time to let us know about all the times you’ve shared the power […]

  23. Discovery Education Assessment Webinar

    Event: Discovery Education Assessment: Predictive Benchmarks   Date and Time: Monday, June 22, 2009 1:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time (GMT -04:00, New York) Change time zone Duration: 30 minutes Description: Match, predict and improve student performance on state exams with Discovery Education Assessment: Predictive Benchmark. A powerful formative assessment resource, Predictive Benchmark generates a clear, […]