1. 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 […]

  2. 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 […]

  3. 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 […]

  4. 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 […]

  5. 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!

  6. 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 […]

  7. Get ready for DEN Geocaching Day with Mark Case


    DEN Geocaching Day is this Saturday, May 18th! Interested in learning more about geocaching? You’re in luck! DEN STAR Mark Case is sharing his love of geocaching this week on DENvice. Mark is a geocaching expert! Join him each day to chat about different geocaching topics. So far this week, Mark has laid out the basics […]

  8. 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 […]

  9. 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 […]

  10. 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! […]

  11. Observing Regional and Global Water Resources – Free PD

    Observing Regional and Global Water Resources Using remote sensing and field data to better understand the hydrologic cycle   A FREE Professional Development Institute for Teachers   Tuesday July 30, 8:30AM – 5:00PM Wednesday, July 31, 8:30AM-5:00PM At the North Carolina Botanical Garden UNC-Chapel Hill In this two day teacher professional development institute participants will […]

  12. NC STAR Spotlight

    Meet DOTTIE SMALL   Where do you teach? Garrett Elementary   What do you teach? ELA, 5th Grade   When did you become a DEN member? 2010   What’s your favorite thing about being a DEN member? I like to be invited to free seminars and such for information on new initiatives.   What’s your […]

  13. Climbing the TrEE Conference

    The 2013 Conference Committee for Environmental Educators of North Carolina has released the Call for Proposals. Climbing the TrEE will be held at the NC Arboretum in Asheville on September 12-15, 2013. http://www.eenc.org/index.php/in-the-news/north-carolina/178-call-for-proposals       Proposals will be accepted until May 31, 2013.   The committee is seeking proposals that fall into one of five […]

  14. DEN Reads… and Shares

    Are you ready to stock up on some summer reading? Check out some of these great professional suggestions from our fellow DEN Readers! We will post new suggestions every week. Don’t forget that you can add your own favorites and earn points for DEN Spring Training. Make your recommendations HERE!   Flip Your Classroom: Reach […]

  15. NC STAR Spotlight

    Meet KELLY HINES   Where do you teach? Guilford County Schools   What do you teach? 5th Graders!   When did you become a DEN member? Spring 2008, I think   What’s your favorite thing about being a DEN member? I love the enthusiasm, encouragement and expertise of my fellow DEN members!   What’s your […]

  16. Grants R’ Us

    I had the most amazing privilege of attending DENSI 2012 last summer in Bozeman, Montana. I met some of the most beautiful and talented people that I have ever known in education. We learned, ate, raced, danced, blogged, videoed, traveled, laughed, and then we unconferenced! During this unconference time about 15 people gathered and spent […]

  17. Discovery Education Sneak Peek Webinar Series

    Be the first to get a look at upcoming enhancements to Discovery Education! This sneak peek will showcase integration strategies for leveraging new tools, content, and resources, including Discovery Education Student Board Builder and the new Discovery Education Streaming Plus with model lessons, assessments, and digital content designed to address specific Math and ELA Common […]

  18. This just in!

    DEN Guru and STAR extraordinaire, Conni Mulligan, announced today that she will be hosting an event for DEN Geocaching Day, May 18, at the North Carolina Arboretum in Asheville, NC. Directions: http://www.ncarboretum.org/plan-a-visit-or-event/hours-directions/Registration for the day will be open at 9:00 with the days activities beginning at 9:30AM. We will wrap up the days events at 2:00 […]

  19. DEN STARs in the News: Kelly Hines


    North Carolina DEN STAR and Leadership Council member Kelly Hines was recently named a Kenan Fellow.  The Kenan Fellows Program has awarded 49 Fellowships to North Carolina public school teachers in every region of the state. The newest cohort of Kenan Fellows will tackle summer research projects in a variety of fields including curriculum design, renewable energy, […]

  20. Wake County Hosts The DEN Spring Virtual Conference

    On Saturday I had the pleasure of working with Marlo Gaddis, Alison Schleede and Jean Monroe from Wake County where we hosted the largest in-person event for the DEN Spring Virtual Conference. Nearly 70 educators from across the district joined us for a day of professional development, networking, food, and fun. We hosted both in-person […]

  21. VirtCon Live in NC

    Discovery Education’s Spring VirtCon was an amazing day of learning across the world, and especially in North Carolina. Seven face to face events were held across the state, and around 100 educators benefited from the online learning and collegial conversations inspired by the VirtConLive presenters. Thank you, Discovery Education and the DEN for another great […]

  22. Geocaching Day in NC

    Did you attend DEN’s Spring VirtCon yesterday? If so, you may have had the pleasure to spend part of your day learning with one of North Carolina’s own, Mark Case. He shared his expertise on “Connecting Communities One Geocache at a Time.” If you missed the fun, you can find the archive HERE. You may […]

  23. thinc Career Chat with Peter H. Reynolds

    I don’t know what your lesson plans are for 1:00 pm EST tomorrow, Friday, April 19th. I do know what they should be, though! Clear those calendars and check your connectivity because it’s time to spend an afternoon with artist and author, Peter H. Reynolds, sponsored by the Purple Feet Foundation.   Here are the […]