1. DENvice: Love to Help Others

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    Three DEN Summer Institutes and countless regional events later, my love of the DEN hasn’t faltered. There seems to be a commonality among the DEN: a passion to help others. Multiple Stars are true experts and yet are friendly, ready to start a conversation. Now there is something new to continue conversations between the face-to-face […]

  2. Get Doodling with Google!

      Do your students doodle? Well, it’s time to harness those doodling powers! Encourage your students to exercise their creativity and enter the Doodle 4 Google contest. Doodle 4 Google is a nationwide competition open to all K-12 students. The contest challenges students to design an original doodle around a given theme.  The winning doodle […]

  3. Siemens STEM Carnival

    Are you a K-8 teacher interested in sharing resources, learning about best practices related to STEM, or connecting with other educators?  Attend the Siemens STEM Fair and Science Day on Saturday, December 1st.  This free event runs from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Langley Education Campus, 101 T Street Northeast in Washington, DC. […]

  4. The DEN Makes You Special

    It is a fact that there are some DEN Stars that are Gleeks. While the love for the show might come from the music or storyline, we feel the that same connection. If you have ever been at an in-person DEN event, you understand this quote from the first season. I realized in 2008 that […]

  5. It is Summer! Now what?

    Well we were lucky this year! For educators in Maryland, the school year actually ended on time due to the mild winter. Once you get a little extra sleep and completely chill for a couple of days, it might be time to start thinking about how to make the most of the few weeks in […]

  6. Selena Ward…nuff said.

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    Maryland’s own Selena Ward will be recognized at ISTE as one of the Emerging Leaders for 2012! We are so proud to have one of our DEN Community members receiving such an honor. Yeeaaaaaah, Selena! The image below is from the Maryland Society for Educational Technology’s latest newsletter.    

  7. The DEN shines at Common Ground ’12

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    Common Ground 2012 is now just hours away! In the morning, the Baltimore Convention center will be buzzing with educators dedicated to learning and improving the classroom. Discovery and Maryland Stars always shine at this event, but this year is even better. Here are sessions you don’t want to miss! Hall Davidson will be giving […]

  8. Lucky State

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    We are pretty lucky to be living in Maryland. As they say in real estate it is all about, “location, location, location.” The geography of the state itself is fantastic with the mountains, the ocean, and of course the bay. Being in the mid-Atlantic makes it convenient to take all sorts of day trips up and down the […]

  9. Have you registered for Common Ground?

    There has been some changes since the days of the MICCA conference. We all had to get used to it changing to MSET, as the focus became more instruction and less hardware. Now the next big leap is from the MSET conference to Common Ground 2012. While MSET is leading the way for the conference, […]

  10. What to Expect at PETE&C

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    You will surely be able to ENGAGE, TRANSFORM, and ACHIEVE teaching and learning by attending any of these sessions at the upcoming PETE&C Day of Discovery! If you are a DEN Star and haven’t signed up yet, click here now: links.discoveryeducation.com/petec2012. Check it out…

  11. RD3 @ PETE&C

    RD3…That’s (Lance) Rougeux, (Hall) Davidson, (Steve) Dembo & (Patti) Duncan delivering featured presentations at the Discovery Education PETE&C PreCon this year! If you are a DEN STAR and you want to join this amazing line-up of presenters and/or participate in our Educator Showcase Poster Session, send in your proposal description with contact info ASAP: links.discoveryeducation.com/petec12submit Required […]

  12. Do you have a SWEET session idea for PETE&C 2012?

    PETE&C Proposal Form!

    In February Discovery Education will be back at the Hershey Lodge and Conference Center Hershey, PA connecting with educators looking for creative ways to use digital media in the classroom. Are you a STAR who still hasn’t registered? Do so now at: links.discoveryeducation.com/petec2012. Are you interested in presenting at the PreCon Day of Discovery at PETE&C […]

  13. Powered Up!

    This past weekend in Prince George’s County MD, at the Powering Up With Technology Conference, educators from the DC/MD/VA metro area came together for an energized day of learning, collaboration, and fun. The keynote speaker, PGCPS Superintendent, Dr. William R. Hite, Jr., gave a very compelling address to the audience. He charged all teachers with creating […]

  14. Collective Brain – Powering Up Conference

    What a fantastic district-level conference in Prince George’s County, MD yesterday! It was a beautiful fall day with football in the air, but over a 1,000 educators still spent the day learning from each other at the Powering Up conference. As promised, here is the revised version of our Collective Brain session. Thanks to everyone […]

  15. Tech and Treats this Saturday

    Why stay at home in your PJs when you can come out to share in the learning with the Maryland Leadership Council? It is always better to learn together, to ask questions, and share ideas. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Come in costume to compete in the contest, but it is not a requirement. […]

  16. PETE&C 2012…Let your STAR shine!

    Planning on attending PETE&C in February? Are you a STAR? Guess what? Discovery is taking over the Pre-Con! That’s right. The entire day is going to be a blast! DEN STARS should register for the pre-conference here: http://links.discoveryeducation.com/petec2012 The Discovery Educator Network (DEN) is pleased to present a special full-day pre-conference event. The day will […]

  17. Relax, it will be okay!

    For many of us, the start of the school year in Maryland has been a challenging one. Days have already been missed due to natural disasters: earthquake and hurricane Irene. Then are all of those other challenges that face educators in our state: increased class sizes, limited budget funds, testing, and more. Finally let us […]

  18. Join in the Maryland Geocaching Day!

    If you are a newbie to Geocaching like me, then the DEN’s Geocaching Day is a perfect event to have fun and learn with others. Never heard of Geocaching? Here is a little intro video…. http://youtu.be/-4VFeYZTTYs Fred Delventhal is leading the Maryland Geocaching Day with a fantastic theme! Here is more information from Fred’s blog: […]

  19. Learning, Sharing, and Having a Good Time

    We had a blast at Walker Mill Middle School for our Spring Virtual Conference Live Event. The talking never stopped, but thank goodness Carmella Doty, a MD LC member, did an outstanding job collecting all of the links. 1.       Back channel links and resources from the Virtual Conference from Porter Palmer http://bit.ly/iyTThQ 2.       Tim Childers posting […]

  20. Discovery Education Sparkled at MSET 2011

    On Tuesday, April 12th and Wednesday, April 13th, Kyle Schutt and I had the pleasure of hosting the Discovery Education Digital Media Lab at MSET 2011.  Our goal during these two days was to share and uncover new ways to captivate the attention of 21st century learners using digital media, tools, and resources from Discovery […]

  21. Administrator’s Day of Discovery in Silver Spring, MD: Registration Now Open

    Discovery Education is pleased to present the 2011 Administrator’s Day of Discovery at Discovery Education’s World Headquarters in Silver Spring, MD on May 6, 2011. This event has been specifically designed for area Administrators including: Building Administrators; District Administrators; District Personnel; and Curriculum Coordinators and Supervisors, and it will be framed by the following essential […]