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DEN Spring Virtual Conference LIVE in Knoxville!

DEN Spring Virtual Conference LIVE in Knoxville!

The Spring Virtual Conference is scheduled for Saturday, April 20th.  While the exact schedule of livestreamed talks are still being ironed out, there is ONE we know for sure! Lance Rougeux will be streaming his session LIVE from the STEM space at the L&N STEM Academy in beautiful downtown Knoxville, TN!  The L&N STEM Academy

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February 28 #DENchat Archived

This past Thursday, February 28, was the inaugural launch of the DEN’s #DENchat on Twitter.  Lisa Parisi and Tim Childers organized the first event with the help of several other DEN LC members from across the country.  And, of course, the fantastic support of Steve Dembo and the DEN Princess herself, Porter Palmer. Our first

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#DENchat Coming Thursday!

Recently we announced the formal organization of the hashtag, #DENchat as a weekly Twitter discussion around topics of interest to members of the DEN.  Tomorrow, February 28th, is the launch date.  We will hold the discussion from 8:00 to 9:00 PM EST.  Mark your calendars! And, like all things DEN, this is a collaborative effort

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DENchat Making Its Official Debut!

Mark your calendars.  Next Thursday, February 28, at 8 PM EST the #DENchat hashtag on Twitter will become an “official” conversation on Twitter! In a recent webinar with the Blog and Social Coordinators for each state’s leadership councils, Porter Palmer and Steve Dembo talked to us about this thought that #DENchat become more than just

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Looking at the Tennessee STARs

If you are a STAR Discovery Educator in the DEN, and you are presenting at a local, regional, state, or national conference, we would like to know about it!  The National DEN Leadership is tracking the STARs through a giant telescope called Google! So, if you are a STAR DEN member presenting at a conference

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Micro-Teaching

A few days ago, some DEN friends and I got in on the Beta test of a new “walkie talkie” video app called Glide.  I invited many more, but they closed the Beta testing right after we got in.  The premise is that we can connect with Facebook friends and send short video messages to

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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

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Why I Love The DEN

I have been a part of the Discovery Educator Network almost since its inception.  I wasn’t at that first NECC (now ISTE) conference when the idea was birthed.  Honestly, I didn’t know NECC or ISTE existed.  I was just a 7th/8th grade English teacher trying to find ways to interest kids in diagramming sentences, fixing

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Techbook Live in Knoxville – Update!

This Saturday, January 26th, we’re hosting the DEN’s Techbook Live at the L&N STEM Academy in Knoxville, TN.  It is a day of professional development and community building that you won’t want to miss!   We’ll start the day at 8 AM with a light breakfast courtesy of Discovery.  At 8:30 we’ll kick of some

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