Tag archives for DEN LC

  1. 21st Century Learning with the Techno Tigers

    If you want to see a project-based classroom modeling authentic 21st century learning, then be sure to check out Jan Abernethy’s Techno Tigers. Jan shared many ways that her students are using technology across the curriculum. From creating wikis, to blogging, or Skyping other classrooms in PA, her students are collaborating and creating content that […]

  2. FIZZ Man: Beyond the Textbook

    Minutes away from Periods 3 & 4, almost like a science class double-period lab, but with the Fizz Man, Dr. Lodge McCammon, Specialist in Curriculum and Contemporary Media at The Friday Institute for Educational Innovation. Lodge has developed a teaching and professional development process called FIZZ which encourages and models best practices in implementing user-generated […]

  3. Beyond the Textbook: Homework Gone Digital

    We’re in Period 2 and the session I’m blogging is with my guidance counselor and Discovery Manager Matt Monjan. Homework Gone Digital ~ Creating Student Access will change the way you think about constructing homework that students will do gladly. In order to assign content, you need to build content in your Discovery Education account […]

  4. Beyond the Textbook: Multimedia Einsteins

    Among the many hats that Patti Duncan wears, in the summer she teaches young boys in a Science Camp doing hands-on activities. Recently, Discovery has her on the road doing PD for science teachers and is home about 3 days a month (she’s even been to Anchorage). Her switch from the science world to the […]

  5. Save the Dates

    The Spring and Summer will be a busy time for DEN STARS and the LC.  Based on information released during our Leadership Council monthly call, please keep the following dates in mind – more information on the specific events will be coming soon. March 5 – Tentative date for the DEN National Institute applications. April […]

  6. Siemens STEM + Patti Duncan = Cutting Edge Science

    Are you looking for better ways to integrate STEM into your classroom? Register today for the Siemens STEM Academy‘s “Top Ten STEM Resources” webinar to learn about some of the best websites that can help you integrate science, technology, engineering, and math into your classroom. Webinar: “Top Ten STEM Resources” Date: Wednesday, February 17 @ […]

  7. Beyond the Textbook: DEN PreCon at PETE&C

    Beyond the Textbook DEN Preconference Event Sunday, February 21, 2010 We are very excited about our DEN PreCon Event at PETE&C. We have an amazing agenda this year, and we are certain you will be pleased with the session choices. For your convenience, a schedule of the days activities is listed, followed by session descriptions, […]

  8. CONGRATULATIONS, DEN GURUS

    When Discovery Communications launched the DEN, it grew exponentially. Teachers across the nation joined and their students benefited from the resources, opportunities, and professional development that the DEN offered. As the numbers grew, Discovered tiered membership. It began with becoming a DEN STAR. Next came Leadership Council or LC, comprised of STARS who organize and […]

  9. DEN LC Insider Info

    Scott Kinney, Vice-President of Professional Develepment and Outreach at Discovery, opened the DEN LC New Year with a DEN Leadership Council Insider webinar, an event that Discovery will reprise monthly for whole council webinars Although these webinars are intended for DEN LCs, DEN STARS are welcome to attend as well. Lance Rougeux began by thanking […]

  10. Wisconsin Represents at the IL/WI/MI Leadership Council Retreat

    On January 15 – 17, members of the Wisconsin DEN Leadership Team participated in the Illinois/Wisconsin/Michigan Leadership Council Retreat which was held downtown Chicago, IL.  The weekend started Friday night with a team dinner with representatives from the three states.  The task at hand…to continue planning innovative and creative, professional staff development events for members […]

  11. DEN LC Retreat

     Several the Wisconsin DEN Leadership Council are in Chicago this weekend for a couple of days of learning and planning.  We are at Discovery’s downtown Chicago office with other Leadership Council members from Illinois and Michigan.  I’ll be posting more about what the LC will be doing this weekend.

  12. PA SCIcon Live Event

    DEN SCIcon live event was located at Propel Montour School in Pittsburgh. What an amazing day focused on the 3 S’s… Science, Sharing & Socializing! The blustery cold winter weather didn’t keep our attendees from enjoying a day of fun with Discovery Education. Propel (and Joe) as always, were both so accommodating! We had a great […]

  13. STEM Connect and Siemens STEM Academy

    Discovery Education is really stepping up to meet the needs of educators in the area of STEM; Science, Technology, Math and Engineering. Before you stop reading because you think, “This doesn’t apply to me. I teach third grade, or fifth grade.” In the wise words of one PA DEN STAR, LC Event chair, and scientist […]

  14. Are you on the front page?

    Yesterday, I got an email that was obviously a forward from a co-worker.  I can’t stand those forwards with the funny subject lines.  For some reason, I opened it.  I am so glad that I did, because the resource she shared was so exciting…totally up my alley. HERE IT IS! http://www.newseum.org/todaysfrontpages/flash/default.asp As a teacher, I […]

  15. Propel Montour to host DEN SCIcon 2010

     What a great place to hold an event for Discovery Education…a school.  No room fees, no charge for Internet, and we even get to sit in those little chairs.  I was pretty pumped up when I found out that Propel Montour would be hosting this very unique virtual conference on January 9th. Even though it is […]

  16. Forthcoming (Virtual & Live Event) Conference: DEN SCIcon

    If you are not overwhelmed from the holiday that was and the ones to come, mark your calendar for the DENs first-ever science-themed virtual conference – SCIcon 2010 – on January 9, 2010. Discovery is waiting on confirmation from one of our presenters and then we will post the final agenda at: http://blog.discoveryeducation.com/scienceinaction/denscicon. Registration is […]

  17. The STARS Are Shining Tonight

    In this very special edition of Shining STARs, tonight at 7 PM we are featuring students from the Wilkes/Discovery Education Instructional Media program, who will be sharing some of the best projects that they’ve created during their coursework. Be prepared to be dazzled! You still have time to register. Vince Hill is the Director of […]

  18. 5 Things To Share

    We had a Leadership Council webinar last evening, so I would like to share some of the important reminders and information from Lance. Without a doubt, the DEN Tech or Trear Fall Virtual Conference was an astounding success. We held the same numbers of attendees as we had last year. But–and here’s the good news–we […]

  19. Tech or Treat at IU 21: 10-24-09 Schedule

    From Patti Duncan, PA LCs Event Chair Are you excited? Your Leadership Council is and we can almost not wait until our DEN Virtual Conference Live Event this Saturday October 24th! Tech or Treat is shaping up to be an awesome event! Your Leadership Council has been working very hard to provide you with some […]

  20. Welcome to MA LC!

    When you are a part of the DEN, events, celebrations, resources, and most of all the people who form your PLN become part of your online family. So, you become really excited when new states form Leadership Councils. It is with great pleasure that we welcome the Massachusetts Leadership Council to the DEN community. Join […]

  21. DEN LC PM Sessions

    The morning DEN LC was devoted to leadership sessions for state chairs and blog and event coordinators. It was a busy and productive planning session, where you were fortunate to meet with all the coordinators/leaders from all the states (that attended). The blog session, run by Steve Dembo, was excellent, paced for neophyte and novice. […]