1. NEON Citizen Science Academy – Sign Up Now

    NEON Citizen Science Academy –  www.citizenscienceacademy.org Registration is Open NOW for the Fall Session   http://www.citizenscienceacademy.org/registration Would you like your students to become Citizen Scientists and learn about phenology and climate issues?  Learn how with NEON’s Citizen Science Academy. The NEON Citizen Science Academy offers facilitated self-paced online courses for K-12 Formal and Informal educators wanting […]

  2. Did You Know…

      Did you know that the NC Department of Environment and Natural Resources office maintains a “Contests and Awards” page that is full of opportunities for schools, clubs, individual students and teachers? Many of these contests can serve as the basis of student science projects (group and individual) and may also lead to funding or […]

  3. EdCamp SC Right Around the Corner!

    Edcamp SC  is coming to Rock Hill, SC on Saturday, September 7th 2013!  We look forward to a day of learning.   Edcamp SC will take place at Sullivan Middle School.   The physical address is 1825 Eden Terrace Rock Hill, SC 29730. We are currently working with local businesses to secure discounted hotel room rates! […]

  4. Nominate an Excellent Science Educator

    Know an outstanding science educator? Nominate him or her for a NCSTA Award .     Awards given in the following categories:   Outstanding Student Teacher in Science (elementary, middle, and high levels)   District Outstanding Science Teacher (elementary, middle, and high levels)   Distinguished Service in Science Education in North Carolina (elementary, middle, high, college/university, administrator/supervisor, non-school […]

  5. International Dot Day

    I spent part of yesterday working in my classroom, and one of the first things that I needed to do was prepare this…   It is just an empty space right now, but it is ready – and so am I! We are ready for International Dot Day! I have to admit that this is […]

  6. DEN Reads & Shares

    Title: Wonder Author:  R. J. Palacio Rating: 5, This was a great read! It would be great for a classroom read to spark conversations about difference, disabilities, and acceptance of others. Favorite Line/Quote:  When given the choice between being right or being kind, choose kind. – Dr. Wayne W. Dyer Idea Shift: One teacher gave students a precept each month. These […]

  7. EdCamp SC Is Coming Soon!

    Edcamp SC  is coming to Rock Hill, SC on Saturday, September 7th 2013!  We look forward to a day of learning.   Edcamp SC will take place at Sullivan Middle School.   The physical address is 1825 Eden Terrace Rock Hill, SC 29730. We are currently working with local businesses to secure discounted hotel room rates! […]

  8. DEN Reads & Shares

    Title: Creating Innovators: The Making of Young People Who Will Change the World Author:  Tony Wagner Rating: 5, The content is excellent [well researched and great concepts to 'chew on'], but also love that QR codes in the print book and built-in for e-books offer supportive videos. Idea Shift:  The interviews with young innovators provided a “consistent link […]

  9. Edulum Conference

    Are you looking for a professional learning opportunity for this summer?  Check out…    Edulum’s First Annual Teaching Conference Engage, Enrich and Empower   With Keynote Speaker: Tyronna Hooker 2011-12 NC Teacher of the Year   At UNCC on August 2nd from 8:30-4:00 Come learn and network with other teachers and administrators from North and South Carolina. […]

  10. DEN Reads and Shares

          I’m Still Here: Back Online After a Year Without the Internet by Paul Miller The Verge http://www.theverge.com/2013/5/1/4279674/im-still-here-back-online-after-a-year-without-the-internet My Rating:  4, It is very thought-provoking in this time in education where we are trying to find the right blend of technology and traditional. My Favorite Line/Quote:   ”There’s a lot of “reality” in the virtual, […]

  11. DEN Reads and Shares

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          The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything by Sir Ken Robinson My Rating:  5: DEN Finger Worthy; GREAT reading. Once you start, it is hard to put down. My Favorite Line/Quote:   For most of us the problem isn’t that we aim too high and fail – it’s just the opposite – we aim […]

  12. PhotoPin

    I am always looking for the easiest way to find usable photos for my blogs, students projects, and more. Recently, Paul Cancellieri (@mrscienceteach) was giving a blogging workshop I attended, and he shared Photopin. My life is changed! This is, by far, the easiest to use photo search site that I have used. It’s an […]

  13. Free PD for Secondary Science Teachers

    Wake County Public School System will be hosting a half day workshop consisting of various breakout sessions on science education.  This is a FREE opportunity for any secondary science teachers that will be in the Raleigh area on July 15th OR August 15th.  It will be held at Broughton HS (723 St. Mary’s St. Raleigh, NC) from 8:00-12:00.  Here […]

  14. Learning through research at the Duke Lemur Center

    Join us at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences for Science Saturday!  This Saturday (July 6) at 11am in Windows on the World on the 3rd floor of the Main Building! Learning through research at the Duke Lemur Center   Speaker: Chris Smith, Education Specialist, Duke Lemur Center The Duke Lemur Center is the world’s largest captive center for lemurs with […]

  15. UTC Admin Day of Discovery

    It’s gonna be hot in July! But guess where all of the cool people will be? The Upstate Tech Conference Administrator Day of Discovery! We hope you can join us. UTC Admin Day of Discovery • Wade Hampton School | 100 Pine Knoll Dr., Greenville, SC 29609 • Thursday, July 11, 2013 • 8:00AM-1:45PM For […]

  16. DEN Reads and Shares

    It’s time for this week’s additions to the DEN Reads suggestions. Have you taken any suggestions? Which have been your favorites?   Fall Down 7 Times Get Up 8 by Debbie Silver My Rating:    5: DEN Finger Worthy, This book is fun to read and has a great approach to learning strategies that target all sorts […]

  17. DEN Reads and Shares

    It’s almost Friday, and it’s time for an update to our professional reading suggestions from the DEN Community. We’d love to hear about any books from our lists that you’ve read this summer. Leave us a comment to share what you chose to read and what you thought!   The Mind of Boys by Michael […]

  18. DEN Reads and Shares

    It is time to break out those reading lists again and dust off your library cards. The DEN comes to the rescue with more great professional reading suggestions for your summer and beyond.  Check out some more great suggestions.   The Ten-Minute In Service By Todd Whitaker and Annette Breaux DEN Rating: 4, I lead […]

  19. DEN Reads and Shares

    School’s almost through. Summer sun is beating down. It’s time to dust off those reading glasses and that favorite lawn chair. Check out these great professional suggestions from DEN members across America as you start that pile of books to tackle this summer. They are good ones!   The End of Molasses Classes: Getting Our […]

  20. Great Summer Opportunities for NC Teachers

    North Carolina has some amazing opportunities for educators around the state. Don’t let the chance pass you buy to build your professional network, grow your own learning, and find new ways to make your classroom engaging for your students!   The NC Museum of Natural Sciences has some exciting opportunities for educators this summer. See […]

  21. DEN Reads and Shares

    Looking for ideas for summer reading? Want to start a professional book club in your area? Check out these excellent suggestions from DEN members from across the country.   Brain Rules John Medina 979777704 Rating: 4 I think this is a great book for teachers to read about how the brain works. Favorite line/quote:  Brain […]

  22. Pendemonium

    Are you looking for ways to incorporate more grammar lessons into your class? Do you love finding ways to integrate history and geography throughout the day? If so, check out the Pendemonium series on Discovery Streaming. In Discovery Education’s Lesson Plan Library, you can even find a collection of free lesson plans to enhance your […]

  23. Free STEM Opportunity for NC Students

    The Exploring the Earth Camp could be for you! NC State is offering a FREE weeklong summer day camp to for rising Juniors and Seniors to learn geoscience field and laboratory research techniques. Geoscientists investigate the Earth, its rocks, oceans and atmosphere. We forecast the weather, develop land-use plans, explore other planets and the solar system, determine environmental impacts, find new […]

  24. DEN Reads and Shares

    More excellent professional reading suggestions from our awesome DEN members!   Creating Innovators Tony Wagner 978-1-4516-1149-6 Rating: 5: DEN Finger Worthy In this book Tony Wagner provides a powerful rationale for developing an innovation-driven economy. He explores what parents, teachers, and employers must do to develop the capacities of young people to become innovators. This […]