1. Happy ValDENtines 4 U!

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    I am so happy to take some time to share the love and support DEN has given me.  Since my first experience with DEN team members in 2010, my understanding and implementation of 21st C learning techniques has grown exponentially. Sure, I have always been a very motivated educator, pursuing professional growth, sharing my feats while searching […]

  2. DEN Hangout

    In the upcoming months, you have a chance to learn with the DEN while in the comfort of your favorite spot using Google Hangout. Please sign-up and join us for some DEN learning and sharing. Loading…

  3. iPad iMovie Trailers

    Next month, several students and I will be leading an after-school course on designing iPad iMovie Trailers.  In my search to learn about how to create an iMovie on the iPad, I found some really amazing resources. Teaching Paradox has a wonderful PDF that can be downloaded to storyboard the trailer. http://teachingparadox.edublogs.org/files/2012/08/iMovie-Trailer-Storyboard-2b1qirp.pdf I didn’t know […]

  4. AP Calculus: Back to the Future!

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    I have traveled back in time to the 20th Century, teaching AP Calculus with a hard covered time machine, which had no support beyond the examples in each section and odd numbered answers.  I spent first quarter struggling to efficiently and effectively teach this advanced curriculum, knowing that the “future” held so much more support. […]

  5. On Wisconsin!!

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    The DEN is about bringing educators together to network by creating common experiences. This past Saturday DEN members met in our state capitol, Madison to learn and share with each other. Starting at the Capitol building, participants learned about the history of one of the most important buildings in our state. The beautiful holiday tree […]

  6. #DENthanks to YOU!

    I struggled a long time, trying to decide which member of my DEN Family deserved my #DENThanks – and due to my less than traditional manner in which DEN became part of my daily life, there are just too many significant people who inspired me and reached out to help me grow in my craft […]

  7. EEN: AweSTEM Alternative Assessment Strategies

    Are you looking for ways to validate learning beyond reduced choice exams? Join Jason Altman from the DE assessment team and DEN STAR’s Peg Hartwig and Cary Supalo For a refreshing look at 21st C assessment strategies for low incidence populations throughout K12 science and mathematics. All educators interested in alternative assessment strategies for low […]

  8. WI Day of Discovery Recap

    On Saturday, October 20th, well over 60 educators from around the state traveled to Neenah, WI to participate in a Day of Discovery. Whitney Mihoulides created a day packed full of live sessions while tapping into the DEN Fall Virtual conference for virtual session options. WI Educators found a wealth of information from DEN presenters […]

  9. Hey WI Teachers! Come Discover!

    Are you interested in a proactive, supportive community of educators who are ready to help you become a more effective 21st C educator? The DEN Fall Virtual Conference : Tech or Treat 2012, (Register) Discovery Education is offering both Live and Virtual/Live events for ALL educators! Whether your district has a Discovery account or not, […]

  10. National Digital Education Perspective Webinar

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    State and National Perspectives on the Digital Transformation of Education: A Conversation with Gov. Bev Perdue and Gov. Bob Wise   Wednesday September 26th 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM (ET) I received this invitation through  The Alliance for Excellent Education.  This Webinar is being sponsored by both the Alliance and the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation.  Because we […]

  11. Meet Me: Peg Hartwig’s Spirit of the DEN

    Hey all you DENmazing Educators! Welcome to the DEN Blog Open House! I am a STEM Math teacher and Tech Integration Specialist in Marshfield WI. I first learned of all the wonders of Discovery Education while experiencing the Siemens STEM Institute in 2010. While attending the STEM Institute, I was catapulted into real 21st Century […]

  12. DENSI: The End of The Beginning

    Part III …As the final two days of DENSI 2012 progressed, we as educators knew this was only the beginning of our new school year, filled with new ideas and approaches, supported by the connections we had made with each other. The mission of DENSI2012 was that of DEN Community Service, accentuating the value of […]

  13. STEMulating kids using DE Science TechBook

    So after Exploring the Wonders of Weather through the DE Science TechBook with my Middle School Academy STEM kids, I took on a much younger and more energetic group of 3rd to 5th graders who were interested in Alternative Energy, during our week of College For Kids at UW Marshfield/Wood County.  This mini STEM institute explored […]

  14. Intriguing Students through the DE Techbook

    I just completed my first week of integrating the DE Science Techbook with a group of STEM middle school students, through  UW- Marshfield/ Wood County Continuing Education, who wanted to explore the wonders of weather, delving into how tornadoes and hurricanes gain their destructive potential. Now, I am a math teacher who integrates science and […]