1. It's a Wrap – DEN SCICon 2010

      This past Saturday, January 9, was a great learning and sharing experience. Thanks to Lance Rougeux, Brad Fountain, Patti Duncan, Mike Bryant, Steve Dembo, and Hall Davidson (and anyone else I might have forgotten) for putting together another top-notch professional development opportunity for us who attended and those who will be using the archived sessions. The […]

  2. Discovery on Top 10 List

    I just show a tweet about another Top Ten List. I love these kind of lists so I opened the link and was taken to Times Online list of The 10 best educational websites. I scanned quickly down to see which websites made the list. Discovery got the nod at #4. Go Discovery. The competition […]

  3. Dining with the STARS at LaCUE

    Susan Tompkins, Louisiana LC Chair, did an awesome job of hosting the annual “Dining with the STARS” dinner. It was held at Shucks on Wednesday, December 2 at 7 pm. There were about 25 people in attendance and I got to meet the rest of the LALC face-to-face. Susan Tompkins, Susan Gauthier, and Cindy Wallace […]

  4. La LC Awards

    Congratulations to Louisiana LC Events Coordinator Cindy Wallace for being name the Region VII LACUE Secondary Teacher nominee and to Louisiana LC Blog Coordinator Susan Gauthier for being named the Region II LACUE Special Person nominee.  Join us in celebrating their awards and to cheer them on in the State Competition at LACUE on December […]

  5. Meet Your LA LC COSTARS

    The Louisiana Leadership Council is STAR-Struck by the activities for our DEN members!. We recently hosted two face-to-face Virtual Conference sessions in North and South Louisiana, presented at Regional & State Conferences, and will be teaming up at LACUE (Dec. 2-4). We are planning more exciting activities, so for more STAR Scoop, keep checking our […]

  6. North & South LA Team Up

    Calling All STARS!  It is up to you to help spread the word…and find new recruits!  The Louisiana Leadership Council is heading to Baton Rouge December 2-4 for the state LACUE Conference.  If you have not registered for the conference yet, click here.  If you are planning on attending the conference, please join us for […]

  7. North LA Links Up With NASA!

    We are linking up with NASA today for a guest session for the in-person event at Evangel.  Evangel has been using the application, “Distance Learning…as only NASA can” at their school for a while and is gracious enough to share the connection with the rest of us! NASA offers four different programs through the videoconferencing.  […]

  8. LA is Wild About Discovery!

    Louisiana is hosting 2 locations for the DEN Virtual Conference today.  North LA is trying to beat South LA to the blog post, so here is a pic of us getting started!  Join in anytime today from 9-4 CST at www.bit.ly/DENVC.  The host school, Evangel Christian Academy, rolled out the Jungle Carpet for attendees!  In […]

  9. LA Virtual Conference Events

    Louisiana is getting ready for several upcoming events.  October is a fright-FULL month of activities with Regional TLTC Conferences and the Virtual Conference.  Check here for TLTC information and here for VC information.  Be sure to join the VC online or at an in-person event.  The lineup this year is great and the benefits from investing the time to […]

  10. Welcome to the Discovery Educator Network!

    We are very excited to welcome our new Louisiana STAR Discovery Educators!   Beverly Barquet – Region 1 Teaching, Learning and Technology Center – Plaquemines Parish David Hand – Emily C. Watkins School – St. John Parish Denise Clark – Region 4 Teaching, Learning and Technology Center – Vermilion Parish We look forward to working with you […]

  11. It's not all about videos…

    Come discover the wealth of materials available to educators from Discovery Education Streaming including images, editable video segments, music, sounds, lessons, presentations, and much more. Visit a local Teaching, Learning and Technology Center (TLTC) for Discovery Education professional development. Please share registration information with your friends. Region 1 TLTC Discovery Streaming – LPB Cyberchannel September […]

  12. LA's Action-Packed Autumn

         We are gearing up for some exciting Louisiana DEN events and other professional development this fall.  Remember the DEN Summer Series is ongoing this week with webcasts everyday at 10 a.m.  Be sure to check the National Blog for information how to log on and get in!  “ActivConnectLA” users group/mini-conference will be held at […]

  13. LA is Active

    Greetings LA DEN STARS! The following is an excerpt from guest blogger, Lisa Pumphrey. We are spreading the word about “ActivConnectLA” – a users group/mini-conference to be held at Cope Middle School in Bossier City on Saturday, August 29th.  This is a tremendous opportunity for teacher/users of Promethean ActivClassroom products to gather, learn from peer/colleagues, […]

  14. Introducing the NEW LA LC!

    Louisiana educators now have some new faces on the Louisiana Leadership Council.  Our goal is to bring innovative practices and events to each Louisiana Discovery Educator through direct communication and learning networks.  We are ready to start planning some fantastic events, some original, some that may be borrowed from the incomparable TN DEN, so watch […]

  15. Schooling with the DEN

      Summer School with the DEN The Problem: So, you’ve registered to attend one of the Back to School with DE webinars and now you are looking for great integration ideas for the enhanced DE media library. The Solution: Join the DEN for summer school! Who ever said summer school isn’t fun? Get ready for your […]

  16. LA DEN Geocaching Day ~ May 30!

    On May 30, 2009 we will host our first-ever DEN Geocaching Day!  Every STAR Discovery Educator is encouraged to venture out with some colleagues on May 30 and have some fun geocaching.  Do you want to join us. For muggles (non-geocachers) and pros alike, STAR Discovery Educators Bridget Belardi and Conni Mulligan will host a “Geocaching […]

  17. Louisiana Welcomes Our Newest STARS!

    On behalf of the Louisiana DEN and Leadership Council, we welcome our newest Discovery STAR Educators!  Let’s  “show and tell” others about how fantastic the DEN is. Stephanie Harper Robyn Foret Paige Falcon Charmaine Lewis Ellen Lyon Leave a comment about what your favorite thing about the DEN happens to be…of course, you may not […]

  18. Join us December 2-5 for LACUE!

    If you haven’t already registered for LACUE, you still have time.  Registration is open onsite and your registration fee covers lots of extras:  Opening reception, some meals, and other things.  Join the LA STAR DEN members for a gathering on December 3 after the reception.  Details will be emailed to all LA STARs in the […]

  19. Learning Styles: Real or Not Real?

    Check out this video on YouTube from Daniel Willingham. It has provoked serious thought in the education world. While we understand the point he is trying to make, it seems something is missing. Weigh in on your view and experience with Learning Styles. We would love to know what other DE’s think. Please leave your […]

  20. Check out Studeous!

    Studeous is a beta platform for linking teachers to e-learning, similar to Blackboard and Moodle. It is free and seems to have the same features, from student level to administration level, as its counterparts. It may be worth checking out, since that it what I am planning to do. Please take some time to review […]

  21. Regional Event at SMU

    For all those who will be attending the DEN Regional Event at SMU August 1 and 2, the Texas DEN has started a wiki which includes a place to complete information if you are attending the regional conference. It is a good idea if educators from other states who will be attending the conference participate […]

  22. Green With Envy

    The Discovery Educator Network has outdone themselves once again! This time it included a trip to their studio where STAR DE’s were given access to a professional cameraman and green screen. The session started with an overview by our own Steve Dembo who emphasized that we were to take our time and had words of […]