1. 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 […]

  2. 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 […]

  3. 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 […]

  4. 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 […]

  5. 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 […]

  6. 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 […]

  7. 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 […]

  8. 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 […]

  9. 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 […]

  10. 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 […]

  11. 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 […]

  12. 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 […]

  13. 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 […]

  14. 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 […]

  15. Data Stream Ocean course – Free!

    Calling all educators, both formal and informal!     There are spaces available in the Fall 2013 semester of DataStreme Ocean!  The only cost to you is your time — time to complete the weekly investigations and time to attend the meetings (plus whatever costs are involved for travel to the meetings).   DataStreme Ocean […]

  16. NC DEN STAR Spotlight

    Meet ALISON SCHLEEDE   Where do you teach? Wake County Schools, Raleigh, NC   What do you teach? 9-12 Technology Integration   When did you become a DEN member? 2010   What’s your favorite thing about being a DEN member? I love being able to learn from other educators across the country!  I have connected […]

  17. End of the Year Engagement

    Last week’s #denchat focused on sharing ideas for finishing out the year by keeping students focused and engaged! We all know that this is the best way to keep our students, and ourselves, motivated and out of trouble. Busy kids do best! Here are a few of the highlights from our conversation. Coding: I recently […]

  18. DEN Reads and Shares

    Check out the next installment of great books shared by DEN members! These are some fabulous ideas for professional reads.     The Six Secrets of Change  Michael Fullan 978-1-118-15260-7 Rating: 5: DEN Finger Worthy This is a great read for leaders in education. Not only are the six secrets easy to incorporate, but Fullan […]

  19. NC Geocaching Day Success!

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    Thanks to Mark Case, NC DEN Star extraordinaire, who led an amazing NC Geocaching Day event on Saturday, May 18. Thirty-one educators, geocachers, and families met up at the Cedar Rock park in Guilford County, North Carolina, and learned so much. Thanks Mark!

  20. NC DEN STAR Spotlight

    Meet CONNI MULLIGAN   Where do you teach? Buncombe County Schools, Asheville, NC   What do you teach? K-12 Technology Integration   When did you become a DEN member? 2006   What’s your favorite thing about being a DEN member? My favorite thing about being a part of the DEN is the totally AWESOMTASTIC INSPIRATIONAL […]

  21. Summer Opportunities from NC Museum of Natural Sciences

    The NC Museum of Natural Sciences has some exciting opportunities for educators this summer! Join us for a workshop this July. Workshop descriptions below!   To register, follow this link: http://files.naturalsciences.org/education/Ed_Trek_reg_form_2012.pdf   Entomology 101 for Teachers Prairie Ridge Ecostation, Raleigh, NC July 10-12, 2013 8 a.m.-5 p.m. daily Cost: $25 (includes a field guide and […]

  22. Science Fair Workshop for Teachers in Western NC

    Science Fair Workshop for Teachers June 5, 2013 Western Carolina University Room 143, Cordelia Camp Building Free (pre-registration required) Lunch will be included Register Online Now http://www.wcu.edu/academics/edoutreach/conted/profdev/Science-Fair-Workshop-for-Teachers.asp Jim Davis will discuss his strategies for a successful science fair. Jim, who teaches at Tuscola High School, has been planning successful science fairs for years. He has […]

  23. I’ve Fallen and I Can’t Get Up!

    I always laugh when I see that commercial. I don’t know why. I mean- it is pretty sad…the old man or lady are lying on the floor and they can’t move. I couldn’t understand why they were in that predicament and why they couldn’t get themselves up…..until TODAY!  I am tired. I mean really tired! […]