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The Road to the Puppy Bowl Passes Through Soldier Field!

The Road to the Puppy Bowl Passes Through Soldier Field!

Saturday June 27th, Animal Planet will be hosting Woofstock: Road to Puppy Bowl at Soldier Field in Chicago!  They will be attempting to break the Guiness Book of World Record for the largest gathering of adopted pets and their owners. Woofstock is a family-friendly event that is sponsored by Animal Planet, AT&T U-verse, ASPCA, PAWS


DENapalooza Chicago Agenda!

We’re excited to be bringing the DENapalooza to Chicago area educators on Saturday, April 11th! Through the DENapalooza series of professional development events, educators can share the power of making connections through the Discovery Educator Network. These free, full day events are open to any Discovery Education user! We’ll have presentations from DEN STARs and area


Welcome Des Plaines School District 62

Des Plaines School District 62 has joined the Digital Leader Corps Community! On August 19th,  D62 Teacher Leadership Corps was launched with teacher leaders, building/district personnel and community members. It was an amazing day. Check out the storify below for highlights! [View the story “Des Plaines Consolidated School District 62 Launches Teacher Leadership Corps” on


Event of the Week: STARring Karie Huttner!

STAR events come in all shapes and sizes.  While most people tend to log events that they’ve done within their own district, this week we’re turning our eye to a presentation shared by Karie Huttner at the 2014 ICE Conference in Illinois!  Karie is a Wisconsin STAR hailing from Stoner Prairie Elementary in the Verona


ICE is nice, but a DEN get together is even better!

On Thursday, February 27, from 6-8, we would love for all the DEN Stars that are going to ICE conference in Illinois (or are around St. Charles, IL) to come and hang out, laugh and socialize with other STARs at TGI Friday’s. First beverage is on us, along with some munchies!  It’s only a block


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


DEN-tastic I.C.E. Cream Tips at the Social

A number of educators (including DEN Stars) attending the 2013 Illinois Computing Educators (ICE) Conference were in for a treat at the DEN-tastic I.C.E. Cream Social. The best part of these “social” events is the networking and sharing ideas and discoveries. We spent some time exploring the “Reflector”  App that allows an iPad screen to broadcast