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School Starting? Think Positive!

School Starting? Think Positive!

One of my mentor teachers taught me a very valuable lesson during my student teaching. It was the first day of school and her fourth graders were excited and eager to begin their year. The morning was spent with introductions, the usual collection of paperwork, passing of books, etc. Then it was time for class

What’s In the News?

The Day of Discovery in San Diego is! Right on the heels of DENSI 2011 at the University of San Diego, a fabulous Day of Discovery was held. Nearly 300 educators joined in on the learning. Check out the local news coverage here. (We’ve been told that this link prefers IE or Safari.)

Muggles No More! SoCal Goes Geocaching

On Saturday, May 21, sixty-five Southern California educators, community members, and kids gathered at Santiago Park in Santa Ana for great morning of geocaching! Diane Main and Barbara Barreda kicked off the day with the low-down on geocaching, including ideas for math, science, and social studies connections and classroom management strategies. With those ideas in

Jacaranda, a Hint of Summer

It happens every year during the month of May. Suddenly trees are proffering purple flowers where there was naught but green. Summer is approaching and the Jacaranda (dzha-ke-randa) trees bloom en masse down many of the Southern California streets. These trees actually have two blooming periods, Spring and Fall, although the Fall foliage is not

NorCal DEN Cyber Walk

Take a Cyber Walk in Stockton Take a “cyber” walk with Christa McAuliffe Middle School DEN members! From the comfort of the school’s climate controlled computer lab, you’ll learn powerful ways to integrate digital media and Web 2.0 tools into your instruction. You’ll discover an abundance of resources to expand your own personal learning network.

Win a FLIP Camera from Discovery Education @CUE 2011

Discovery Educator Network Carnival with the STARs @Annual CUE 2011 Join the Discovery Educator Network California Leadership Council for an evening of networking, fun, prizes, and more! We’ll celebrate DEN STARs with learning stations showcasing multimedia integration and the best of DEN.  And don’t be tardy for the party – we’ll raffle off a FLIP

Annual CUE 2011: Discovery Education will be there – will you?

Don’t Miss Annual CUE 2011! Annual CUE 2011 March 17-19, 2011, Palm Springs Convention Center Palm Springs, CA http://www.cue2011.org Your CUE Full Conference registration includes General Session and Closing Session Keynotes, Thursday Keynote, over 200 speaker presentations, Diverse Learners Symposium, TechEd session, poster sessions and 100,000 square feet of vendor displays with the latest in

California Educators – Share How You Teach STEM and Win!

California educators: do you have an exciting way of engaging math and science students in the classroom? Have you been hoping to tell your story about STEM? Join leaders in STEM education to highlight interesting, unique and fun ways of bringing math and science classrooms to life. Submit your idea in a 60 second video

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