1. 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 […]

  2. 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 […]

  3. 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 […]

  4. 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 […]

  5. #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 […]

  6. 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, […]

  7. 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 […]

  8. #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, […]

  9. 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 […]

  10. 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 […]

  11. #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 […]

  12. #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 […]

  13. #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!   […]

  14. #DENchat TONIGHT

    Tonight’s #denchat topic is “DE & Assessment.” Join guest host, @ajpoggio (Andrew Poggio), at 8:00 pm EST for a discussion that is sure to get you thinking more about authentic assessment in your classroom and beyond. Andrew Poggio is the Director of Assessment, Discovery Education Kansas City, Missouri Area.   Here are a few great tips on the […]

  15. NASA Educator Treks in NC

    There are still spaces in all three NASA Educator Treks at the Museum! Join us for a day of engaging activities and take away materials and ideas to use in the classroom. To register, please fill out and mail registration form and deposit. The registration form is online at: http://files.naturalsciences.org/education/Ed_Trek_reg_form_2012.pdf NASA Educator Trek: Exploring Atmospheres […]

  16. #DENchat in 2014

    2014 is ringing in a renewed #denchat. We hope you will join us each Thursday night at 8:00 pm EST for a weekly Twitter chat on a variety of education hot topics. Check your DEN Weekly Update and here at the blog for topics that are coming up!   Here are a few great tips […]

  17. NCSLA Science Leadership Fellows

    NC Science Educators, Take advantage of this exciting leadership professional development opportunity! Apply to be a NCSLA Science Leadership Fellow The  NCSLA Science Leadership Fellows Program will enhance you professional competence and develop the leadership  abilities necessary for you and other science leaders to operate  effectively in various leadership positions in science education.  This  two year […]

  18. NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores

    Here is an upcoming opportunity at the NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores the evening of February 20, 2014. ***************************************************** The Scientific Research and Education Network (SciREN) event is an annual workshop that aims to connect local marine and environmental scientists with K-12 teachers from across North Carolina. This networking event allows teachers to obtain […]

  19. My Favorite Things: Animated Hero Classics

    The Animated Hero Classics series on Discovery Streaming is a great way to teach biography in context. These engaging biographies of historically significant people are excellent for students in grades three and up, as they tackle more complex details of the individuals’ lives. Here are a few tips…   1. Find the whole series by […]

  20. Mike Rowe

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    Whether it be ingrained from teaching or motherly instinct, I often feel the need to say, “I’m proud of you!” to strangers when I learn of their good deeds or words. Mike Rowe is my latest recipient. It is both a tragedy and a blessing that his TED talk was emailed to me recently. The […]

  21. My Favorite Things: Liberty’s Kids

    If you are a teacher in grades 4-8 and you teach about the American Revolution, you should be using Liberty’s Kids, an excellent television series from PBS. This 40-episode series tracks the events leading up to the Revolution, documents the causes, provides cultural context, introduces important historical figures, and extends through the Second Continental Congress. […]