1. And We’re Back

    We have all settled back into our routines after a short break. Some of us have been a little overwhelmed with new jobs but have had the pleasure of sharing all the neat stuff we do with the DEN and Discovery Education. I have enjoyed sharing the Discovery Education Mobile App with my colleagues as […]

  2. RD3 @ PETE&C

    RD3…That’s (Lance) Rougeux, (Hall) Davidson, (Steve) Dembo & (Patti) Duncan delivering featured presentations at the Discovery Education PETE&C PreCon this year! If you are a DEN STAR and you want to join this amazing line-up of presenters and/or participate in our Educator Showcase Poster Session, send in your proposal description with contact info ASAP: links.discoveryeducation.com/petec12submit Required […]

  3. Do you have a SWEET session idea for PETE&C 2012?

    PETE&C Proposal Form!

    In February Discovery Education will be back at the Hershey Lodge and Conference Center Hershey, PA connecting with educators looking for creative ways to use digital media in the classroom. Are you a STAR who still hasn’t registered? Do so now at: links.discoveryeducation.com/petec2012. Are you interested in presenting at the PreCon Day of Discovery at PETE&C […]

  4. VSTE 2011: Educators Battle with Synonyms

    This past weekend I had the opportunity to witness an amazing group of educators come together to network with, learn from, and share with each other. Where was I and what was I doing, you ask? Well VSTE of course! That’s right, in the heart of Roanoke, VA attending the Virginia Society for Technology in Education […]

  5. Powered Up!

    This past weekend in Prince George’s County MD, at the Powering Up With Technology Conference, educators from the DC/MD/VA metro area came together for an energized day of learning, collaboration, and fun. The keynote speaker, PGCPS Superintendent, Dr. William R. Hite, Jr., gave a very compelling address to the audience. He charged all teachers with creating […]

  6. Deadline Extended for VSTE Student Technology Integration Challenge

      The deadline for entries for the VSTE Student Technology Integration Challenge has been extended until October 31, 2011. Are your students creating exciting curriculum-based projects using technology? The Student Technology Integration Challenge (STIC) is your chance to show off this work to the world! This challenge, sponsored by VSTE, is designed to highlight the […]

  7. VirtCon 2011

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    This Saturday dust your costume off or create something new and join us for the Virtual Conference 2011 Tech or Treat. You can register at this link: http://www.discoveryeducation.com//VirtualConference2011/index.cfm Here is the schedule: Time Title Description Presenter 9:00-9:50 The Monster Mash-Up In this session I’ll share some creative ways to ‘Do the Mash’ DEN Style. We’ll […]

  8. And We’re Off!!

    Hello Virginia!! We, here at the LC (Leadership Council), would like to welcome you to another great year with the DEN! We have a lot of great events planned this year. We know your time is precious so lets jump right into introductions. Intro We hope you all are off to a great year. Please […]

  9. VA STARs Shine Bright

    I just want to say congratulations to two of our VA STARs. Katie Knapp and Becky Fisher– The VA DEN is well represented on the VSTE Board of Directors! Congratulations to Katie (VA Beach) and Becky (Albemarle Cty) who were recently elected to the VSTE Board of Directors. These two ladies will join current BOD […]

  10. Please Vote for Us!

    Hi All, One of my fifth grade teachers and I are finalists in the “Bust-a-Myth” Video Challenge. Students used Discovery Education content and tools to investigate a popular science myth (Will cola clean a penny? Discolor a tooth? Dissolve a steak?). We are the  ONLY elementary school competing in this event! We need VOTES to […]

  11. Upcoming Discovery Events

    Hello, DEN STARs! I wanted to reach out to you with some friendly reminders about upcoming DEN events. April 30, 2011 > 2011 DEN Spring Virtual Conference The 2011 DEN Spring Virtual Conference is coming up this Saturday, and it features a fantastic lineup of presenters including Dr. Lodge McCammon and Rushton Hurley who will […]

  12. Beyond Chalk: Tools and Training Make the Modern Classroom

    I recently had the opportunity to spend half a day listening to a major national speaker in the area of technology who spent a number of opportunities during her presentation addressing interactive whiteboards.  Her stance was that this was a waste of money, that indeed a sheet and an overhead projector could accomplish the same […]

  13. Administrator’s Day of Discovery in Silver Spring, MD: Registration Now Open

    Discovery Education is pleased to present the 2011 Administrator’s Day of Discovery at Discovery Education’s World Headquarters in Silver Spring, MD on May 6, 2011. This event has been specifically designed for area Administrators including: Building Administrators; District Administrators; District Personnel; and Curriculum Coordinators and Supervisors, and it will be framed by the following essential […]

  14. Registration Now Open: 2011 Day of Discovery in Silver Spring

    Discovery Education is pleased to present the 2011 Beyond the Textbook Day of Discovery at Discovery Education’s World Headquarters in Silver Spring, MD on May 7, 2011.  This interactive event will provide area educators with an exciting and enriching day of professional development focused on creative ways to engage 21st century learners using digital media […]

  15. Registration Open for Virginia Spring Virtual Conference Events

    Spring Virtual Conference Virginia Sites April 30, 2011 9 AM to 3 PM ET Think Outside the Book with thousands of educators from all over the world as we connect during this unique professional development experience where you can attend in-person at one of two Virginia face-to-face sites! Learn powerful ways to integrate digital media […]

  16. SUN, FUN AND LEARNING!

    I know it seems like the summer is far far away but it is never too early to plan for summer learning fun. This summer there will be many training opportunities throughout the state of Virginia, listed below are two such options.  Think about presenting and sharing a great lesson or project that you found […]

  17. Quest for Curiosity is Here!

    STAR Discovery Educators check out this message from Cynthia our DEN manager This past Friday, Discovery Education launched the Quest for Curiosity, a teacher led activity allowing students to navigate Discovery Education STREAMING resources to find answers to 10 questions spanning their curriculum!  No matter the grade or academic focus of the classroom, the Quest […]

  18. Sneak Peek 2011

    STAR Discovery Educators! Discovery Education’s Sneak Peek 2011 is this Thursday, February 17th! Virtually join your friends at Discovery Education’s Sneak Peek 2011 featuring Jeff Corwin, EMMY-Award winning TV personality & Discovery Education’s leading animal behavior expert. Get a first look at dazzling content, meet Jeff Corwin’s favorite furry friends, and learn about the innovative […]

  19. Discovery Education, Celeb-style, at MSET

    If you’re planning to go to MSET this April, consider joining us at the Discovery Education Digital Media Lab.  During the conference, April 12 and 13, Discovery Education and STAR Discovery Educators will be delivering interactive, hands-on sessions in the Digital Media Lab. Here’s a preview of our featured sessions: 21 Ways to Reach the […]

  20. New Beginnings

    It is with sadness that the VA DEN says goodbye to Matt Monjan our wonderful leader. Matt is embarking on a new journey with Discovery. Matt will be the new Vice President of Strategic Account Implementation and DEN Account Management.  With his new position, Matt will manage Discovery’s nationwide (and Canadian) efforts. Please join me […]