1. Event of the Week: November 5, 2014

    This week we’re learning about how Patrick Vernon, a STAR Discovery Educator from Western Alamance Middle School in North Carolina provided support to his colleagues using Discovery Education. Patrick shared that while teachers had access to Discovery Education for a few years and had recently begun using the Discovery Education Benchmark Assessments, there was still […]

  2. Event of the Week: October 29, 2014

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    Educators in Wake County Public Schools in North Carolina are turning a focus on using digital resources to enhance literacy instruction. At Fox Road IB Magnet Elementary a group of DEN STARs led a short, whole staff professional development session on how to use Discovery Education resources to support readers theater.   DEN STAR Andrews […]

  3. 100 Counties in 100 Days: A NC Challenge

    Looking for a way to engage your students in meaningful content creation, while highlighting our Board Builder tool? Want to give your students the chance research more about their local communities and our state? Check out this special Board Builder Challenge, just for teachers and students in North Carolina!   100 Counties in 100 Days […]

  4. The Belk Service Learning Challenge Is Back and Bigger Than Ever

      The Belk Service Learning Challenge is Now Open for Entries Submit a Video Today! Join Belk, Discovery Education and the International Society for Technology in Education as they celebrate another year of service learning with the Belk Service Learning Challenge! The Challenge invites student teams in grades 6-8—with the guidance of an educator—to identify an issue in their […]

  5. Dining with the STARs at NCSLMA

    Will you be attending the NC School Library Media Association’s annual conference on October 9-11 in Winston Salem, NC? Do you live in the Winston Salem area?   Join Judy Uhrig and other local DEN STARs for Dining with the STARs! Let’s celebrate the great work you are doing with our students, build community, and […]

  6. SC Events Coming Soon!

    Are you in or near South Carolina and looking for ways to engage with other passionate educators? Check out these events coming up soon in South Carolina! All events are free, and all educators are welcome.   DE in SC – Gone Fishin’ on July 28 at the SC Aquarium in Charleston, SC. Join us for […]

  7. Today is a Great Day to Meet!

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    Wow! I just checked on one of my TodaysMeet.com rooms that I set for the Upstate Technology Conference in South Carolina. Guess what I learned? Today marks a new era for Today’sMeet. Apparently, now you can optionally sign up and get a few new features: You can see a list of all of the rooms […]

  8. Spring VirtCon Next Steps

    It’s been a few short weeks since Spring VirtCon 2014. You may have attended one of the many face-to-face events across the country with your colleagues and friends. You might have checked out the sessions from the comfort of your couch, sipping your coffee, and relaxing in your PJ’s. You may even have watched some […]

  9. DEN Geocaching Day 2014

    Yesterday, educators and geocachers across the United States made it an official DEN Geocaching Day! Fifteen events across the country paired teachers with expert geocachers to help teach others the how-to’s, tips and tricks, and fun of these satellite based scavenger hunts. Mark Case, organized an in-person event for educators in the Piedmont in North […]

  10. I Didn’t Know Discovery Did That?

    As an Instructional Technology Facilitator, workshop presenter, teacher and an avid promoter of using Discovery Education products and resources, I am constantly hearing, “I didn’t’ know it did that???” when working with administrators, teachers, district curriculum coaches and department heads.  So, here are some of the most often heard things that I am asked and […]

  11. Spring VirtCon in Greensboro!

    Greetings North Carolina Educators! I wanted to invite you to a face-to-face location for our upcoming April 26th Spring VirtCon!  If you are in the Greensboro area, please join us for a great day of professional learning, networking, food, prizes, and good conversation!  Who wants to watch the VirtCon alone when you can experience it […]

  12. DENaissance Faire

      HUZZZAH and welcome Ye Lords and Ladies, and anyone who has even an inkling for FUN, festivities, and edutainment to the first DENaissance Faire. Embrace your imagination for a spectacular day of learning from and with artisans, story tellers, courtiers, alchemists, fortune tellers, and musicians. Bridge time and talent as we weave together traditional […]

  13. Attention Ye Lords and Ladies

      HUZZZAH and welcome Ye Lords and Ladies, and anyone who has even an inkling for FUN, festivities, and edutainment to the first DENaissance Faire. Embrace your imagination for a spectacular day of learning from and with artisans, story tellers, courtiers, alchemists, fortune tellers, and musicians. Bridge time and talent as we weave together traditional […]

  14. #DENchat Tonight

    Thanks to Dorie Glynn for a great chat last week! This week, Cate Beck will be leading our #DENchat with a Valentine’s Day twist. We’ll be sharing our favorite things about Discovery Education and the Discovery  Educator Network. If you aren’t a STAR yet, we’ll also share how to join in. We can’t wait to […]

  15. 4th Annual Dining with the STARs at NC TIES

    Will you be attending NC TIES this year? Do you live in the Raleigh area? If so, join us for the 4th Annual Dining with the STARs event. We want to celebrate the STARs of North Carolina and your accomplishments and involvement with the DEN. Bring a friend and celebrate! It’s filling up fast! When: Thursday, March 6, […]

  16. House App Contest Announced!

      Did you know that the U.S. House of Representatives kicked off its first annual Congressional Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Academic Competition, the “.”? The contest is designed to engage student’s creativity and encourage their participation in STEM education fields. High school students from participating congressional districts may enter the competition by creating […]

  17. #DENchat Tonight

    Tonight is the first #denchat of February. January chats were amazing, brought in lots of new people, and allowed for the sharing of excellent resources and ideas. Thanks to everyone who participated. We hope to see you back in February! Tonight, we are chatting about DEN STAR Exclusives. You’ve hopefully heard the term “DEN STAR” used, […]

  18. Upcoming Opportunities for NC Educators

    Check out these awesome upcoming opportunities for North Carolina educators!   “Beyond the Trail of Tears: A View from the Cherokee Homeland,” is a Summer Institute for K–12 teachers. The Institute is sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and hosted by the NC Center for the Advancement of Teaching (NCCAT). The three-week […]

  19. Hear Ye, Hear Ye – DENaissance Fair

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      HUZZZAH and welcome Ye Lords and Ladies, and anyone who has even an inkling for FUN, festivities, and edutainment to the first DENaissance Faire. Embrace your imagination for a spectacular day of learning from and with artisans, story tellers, courtiers, alchemists, fortune tellers, and musicians. Bridge time and talent as we weave together traditional […]

  20. #DENchat Tonight

    Tonight’s #denchat topic is “Beating the Winter Blah’s.” Join hostess, @kellyhines (Kelly Hines), at 8:00 pm EST for a sharing time of your favorite tips and tricks for beating the winter blah’s and blues. It’s the time of year when snow days can ruin plans and kids can’t get outside to play. What do you do to […]

  21. #DENchat Tonight

    Tonight’s #denchat topic is “Blended Learning.” Join hostess, @catebeck (Cate Beck), at 8:00 pm EST for a discussion of the principles of blended learning, a discussion of pro’s and con’s, and tips and tricks for implementation. This is a hot topic today, so join in!   Here are a few great tips on the best ways to […]

  22. #DENchat TONIGHT

    Tonight’s #denchat topic is “Starting Over.” Join hostess, @lparisi (Lisa Parisi), at 8:00 pm EST for a discussion of how to get kids to stay in the groove, instead of thinking…It’s January…why am I still telling you this? Many of us are at the start of a new semester, so don’t miss out on this timely chat!   […]

  23. Belk is giving the gift of TIME

      To start off 2014 we’re giving you the gift of TIME.  That’s MORE TIME to register for the Belk Service Learning Challenge for a chance to win student scholarships and teacher prizes!   The deadline to submit your application has extended and is now February 28, 2014. Don’t forget, all you need is a good […]