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Exploring the Future of Energy and Examining the Role of Water

Exploring the Future of Energy and Examining the Role of Water

Exploring the Future of Energy and Examining the Role of Water A FREE Professional Development Institute for Teachers   Tuesday July 16th, 12:30PM – 5:00PM Wednesday, July 17th, 8:30AM-5:00PM Thursday July 18th, 8:30AM-4:00PM At the North Carolina Botanical Garden UNC-Chapel Hill     In this two and ½ day teacher professional development institute participants will


DENapalooza Hits Atlanta!

The second stop on the DENapalooza tour has been finalized.  We’ll be stopping in the Atlanta area on April 27th.  Join the DEN for this exciting day of professional development with formal presentations from DEN STARs in the morning and an unconference in the afternoon. Registration is NOW OPEN! For more information about DENapalooza, visit


NASA Educators Workshop at UNC-Charlotte

Interested in exploring NASA resources that can help you enrich and enhance student learning in STEM? Ever wonder about Butterflies in Space or how you can have the Solar System in Your Pocket? The 5th Annual NASA Educators Workshop on STEM (NEWS 2013) will be held at UNCC on March 4, 5, and 6. This


Thanks to DE for Supporting Our Eco-Challenge!

From mid-November to mid-December I ran an eco-challenge with three of my elementary schools.  I challenged my teachers and students to reduce their use of electricity, paper, and plastic in the classroom and at home.  For a month, they kept track of their daily habits on a spreadsheet and tallied their points for turning off classroom


Poster My Wall

I am LOVING PosterMyWall!  I have to thank my colleague Jennifer Morrison for sharing this great resource on our Discovery Education Edmodo site because it is a real find. PosterMyWall is an online site that will allow you or your students to instantly and FREELY create wonderful quality posters.  You can use the pre-loaded backgrounds


Join Me Virtually On My Adventure to the Polar Bear Leadership Camp

In just six weeks I will leaving on an amazing adventure to learn about polar bears in their natural habitat.  Thanks to Discovery Education and Polar Bears International, Tammy Einarson and I were the recipients of this wonderful trip.  We will be spending a week with zookeepers and other educators on a tundra buggy outside of Churchill, Canada


iPad Apps iLike

I was lucky enough to spend a week with a group of wonderful educators at the Discovery Education Summer Institute.  Some of these apps I learned about from the conference and some I have used before, but most importantly, ALL of these apps can be used in your classroom- no matter what subject or grade level

Lodge with Karen and Amy

Shining STARS at the SC Upstate Technology Conference

The Upstate Technology Conference in Greenville, South Carolina was another great opportunity for DEN educators to learn, share, and to have fun!  The conference highlight was Dr. Lodge McCammon and two days of his inspiring keynote sessions.  We also were very proud to have had 12 DEN Stars that gave excellent presentations and workshops throughout