1. Upcoming Discovery Student Adventures Events

    ARE YOU A TEACHER?? You are invited to a FREE Happy Hour!!!The Celtic Knot 626 Church Street Evanston, IL May 7th from 5-7pm Please RSVP by May 2nd by visiting DiscoveryStudentAdventures.com/Chicago Enter to WIN a $2,500 Travel Scholarship to award to the student of your choice! To find out more about the Adventure of a […]

  2. Win with Discovery Student Adventures

    Sign-up to Lead a Discovery Student Adventure and hold your first Parent Meeting before March 1st and RECEIVE a $100.00 VISA Gift Card!  You have 16 destinations to choose from…two domestic destinations are available for Middle School Students!  WE are also excited to introduce Spring Break Travel for 2011! Sign-up to travel to the destination […]

  3. 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. […]

  4. Speak Up

    Here’s your chance to share your views and ideas on 21st century education and technology. The Speak Up National Research Project collects and reports on the views and opinions of students, parents and educators on critical 21st century education issues. Speak Up is facilitated by a non-profit organization – Project Tomorrow®.  Data findings are shared […]

  5. Illinois Education & Technology Conference

    Illinois Education & Technology Conference (IETC) Notice REGISTER ONLINE AND POSTMARK CONFERENCE FEES BY OCT. 9 FOR REDUCED CONFERENCE RATE! DATES OF IETC:  Thursday, Nov. 19 – Friday, Nov. 20, 2009 LOCATION:  Crowne Plaza Hotel, Springfield, IL WHAT IS IETC?  This conference is an exciting opportunity offering teachers, technology coordinators, administrators, curriculum/media specialists, special education instructors, technical staff, and […]

  6. Shedd Day of Discovery

    Discovery Education cordially invites you to join us for the SHEDD AQUARIUM Day of Discovery The Shedd Aquarium and Discovery Education are pleased to present a Day of Discovery on October 10, 2009. This Day of Discovery will provide educators with an exciting and enriching day of professional development focused on creative ways to engage […]

  7. Register Now for the Streamathon

    Annual DEN streamathon   Join us on Wednesday, September 23, 2009 for a day’s worth of DE streaming! Click here to register for the DEN’s Annual streamathon. Schedule All times Eastern 9 AM Back to School Changes in DE streaming           10 AM A Day in the Life with DE streaming          11 […]

  8. Tech Con and ICE Updates

    As you may know, the Illinois Computing Educators has partnered over the past three years with two other professional organizations – The Illinois Association of School Business Officials (IASBO) and the Illinois Chief Technology Officers (IL-CTO) – to host an annual event called TechCon. Plans are being finalized for the 3rd annual conference to be […]

  9. Hey Northern Illinois, Show 'Em Your Colors!

    On Friday August 21st the Wisoconsin DEN will be Friday’s Front Row from 2:30-5:00 at TGI Friday’s inside Miller Park.  This is an excellent opportunity for you to have fun meeting members of the DEN community. There will be presentations given by DEN members and information about the DEN, drinks, appetizers and prizes! Illinois DEN members […]

  10. DEN at NECC 2009

    We look forward to celebrating the DEN’s fourth birthday with many of our STARs at our pre-NECC Birthday Party Extravaganza on Saturday, June 27, 2009 at Discovery Headquarters. If you are staying for NECC, I strongly encourage you to check out the following sessions from the DEN team. Using Multimedia in the Classroom Join mimio and […]

  11. Congrats to Lori Abrahams of IL! Congratulations to STAR Discovery Educator Lori Abrahams for being selected as the winner of the mimio® Interactive System and mimio® masters™ Tuition.  And thanks again to mimio for helping us kick off our week-long celebration of our STARs.  Make sure to check the blog every day this week.  We […]

  12. Tell Your DEN Story-How Has the DEN Impacted Your Professional Development?

    Good evening, bloggers!  The DEN is trying to collate experiences from educators to see how their association with the DEN has impacted their professional development as well as student learning in their classroom.   I have the embed code posted as a TinyPaste link on my Tell The DEN Story page. http://blog.discoveryeducation.com/jendorman/tell-the-den-story/  (Feel free to copy/paste […]

  13. DEN Virtual Conference: Spring Into Action

    Saturday, April 25, 2009 – 8 AM to 3 PM (CDT) Spring Into Action with the Discovery Educator Network (DEN) and join thousands of educators who are passionate about integrating media into their instruction and collaborating with each other to improve student achievement. During this unique (and free) professional development event you have the flexibility […]

  14. Duncan Spells Out Preferred Uses of Stimulus Aid

    Link to the article online: http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2009/04/07/29stim-spend.h28.html?tkn=U[NFMHGxyOILHfMsSLLBPkiVE%2BIqLoz5jGqNBy Michele McNeil After delivering a stern warning that states and school districts must use their federal stimulus money smartly or risk losing billions more, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and his staff are starting to spell out exactly what they mean by “smartly.”Career coaches for graduating special education […]

  15. 2009 DEN National Institute: Apply Now!

    After a lot of ideas, much feedback and a bunch of votes from the community, we are ready to announce this year’s location for the DEN National Institute.  The voting was very close and pretty evenly distributed across locations – so close in fact that the DEN team put our heads together to select this […]

  16. Adding Video to SMART Notebook Files

    Ok, I love my SMART board.  I love my Discovery Education Streaming Videos.  Putting them together makes for a powerful lesson. But, in order to embed streaming videos directly into Notebook files they need to be converted into Flash video.  (We all know that coversion tools can be time consuming and sometimes difficult.)  But thanks […]