Tag archives for densi2014

  1. DENSI 2014 – Two other perspectives

    One of the things that make the DENSIs so great is the variety of attendees.  We come from different backgrounds and positions in education, we have various and varying skills with technology (and beyond!), we come from east and west and north and “all y’all” come from the south… and this year we were fortunate to have new […]

  2. iMake iLearn – LED Glow in the Dark Ping Pong Ball

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    Making is a passion that comes naturally to me.  But LEDs and circuitry are very new to me.  This June Instructables had a LED Build Night opportunity where makerspaces could apply for free materials.  I applied for our SP Design Lab as the hope this year is to expand beyond lunch hour and after-school to family and […]

  3. iMake iLearn – Sock Monkey Love

    Meet another of our DENovators.  Zulma is one of the core contributors to iMake iLearn as well as the leader of several LC Community Projects. Her endless energy and encouragement have impacted many DEN members around the country. She is one of my inspirations and positively impacts my life from many miles away. She helped […]

  4. DENSI 2014 Reflections

    Waiting at the airport. The plane ride. The drive from the airport home. During all of those times and more, I’ve reflected on the week that was the DEN Summer Institute. I haven’t put any of my thoughts down on “paper” yet, and I don’t know if I will, but thinking about the impact the week […]

  5. Session Archives from DENSI 2014

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    The DEN Summer Institute wrapped up last week. It was a great week with over 125 educators gathering at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN to learn, share, and collaborate with each other. From what I saw throughout the week, they also had a little fun! On Tuesday and Wednesday, attendees had a chance to attend […]

  6. iMake iLearn – DENovator Faire

    This year I was fortunate enough to be selected to participate in DENSI 2014 (Discovery Educator Network Summer Institute).  Over 140 educators from the United States, Canada, and the UK are selected to participate and learn together about different ways to integrate technology to support student learning.  This year a Maker Night was added called […]

  7. August 2014: DENSI 2014 Takeaways

    The Discovery Educator Network Summer Institute was held in Nashville, TN during the third week of July 2014. As a DEN Guru I was both a presenter and an attendee. It was an amazing week with a creative, dedicated, passionate group of Discovery STAR Educators and Discovery Education staff with special Discovery Communication guests, too. […]

  8. DENSI 2014 – Wednesday update

    This post by Monique Liles We started off the sessions with a bang and a fun and interactive assessment using Kahoot. I will definitely be using Kahoot to teach the student handbook as a back to school activity. The DENSI2014 sessions started off with the great Dr. Lodge McCammon. He taught us strategies for maximizing teacher effectiveness, […]

  9. DENSI 2014 – Thursday Update

    This post by Monique Liles We started out another day of mind bending professional development with a Family Feud warm-up game. We listened to an inspirational speaker, Adam Bellow, who reminded us of what school should be like for kids and why we are teachers. His humorous and engaging presentation hit close to home for […]

  10. Keynote Speaker Dr. Lodge McCammon: General Session Opening

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    The Discovery Educator Network Summer Institute 2014 proudly presents Dr. Lodge McCammon as the opening speaker for the two-day Livestream event. If you have not had the pleasure of meeting and working with Lodge at other DEN events, you are in for a very special treat. Welcome to Day 1. Dr. Lodge McCammon’s expertise lies […]

  11. DENSI 2014 – Monday Update

    Now the DENSI2014 conference can kick into full swing. Sunday of DEN-S-I is a special day because participants participate in a passion project that is often designed to give something back to the community. This year was no different.  LC members and some of the principals who remained from the Principal Summit volunteered to make […]

  12. DENSI 2014 – Sunday Update

    Leadership Council (LC) members arrived on Friday. Principals from 50 schools across North America had already been here for a couple of days.  On Friday evening and Saturday the two groups had the opportunity to mix, share and network. Saturday’s unconference sessions were attended by both groups, each of which brought wonderful insight and perspective […]

  13. DENSI 2014 – From the Blogging Team!

    July 11 – Friday, 8 am Today’s the day the LC Pre-Con starts so many of us are on our way!  Your DENSI 2014 Blogging Team will arrive today from various parts of the United States and Canada and we just want you all to know… …we’re on the way to DENSI 2014!!  “I’m on my way […]

  14. The Golden Ticket

    So this was fun. A few weeks ago I hosted a wonderful gathering in Winnipeg with various members from the DEN, DENSTARS and folks who regularly participate in #mbedchat. Steve and I were there and as always connected with so many tremendous educators from Manitoba. But I did have a secret mission that I was […]

  15. Applying to the DEN Summer Institute

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    We are currently accepting applications for the the DEN Summer Institute. This week-long residential style professional development opportunity brings STAR Discovery Educators from all over together to energize their own teaching. This year, the DEN Summer Institute will take place at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN from July 13-18. The institute is free, but there is […]

  16. DENSI: What is all the fuss about?

    As teachers we often work in isolation. The daily demands of classroom instruction, lesson planning, assessment, curriculum integration, meetings, continued professional development and district directives leave us with precious few minutes to spare for our personal and family life. How do you recharge and connect with like-minded educators? DENSI 2014 is your answer! If you […]

  17. Apply to Attend #DENSI2014

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    The Discovery Educator Network Summer Institute (DENSI) is a unique weeklong residential style professional development opportunity that brings together STAR Discovery Educators from across disciplines and geography with a common mission to energize their own teaching through the power of collaboration, technology, and fun. This year, we’ll be gathering on the banks of the Cumberland […]

  18. A New DEN Summer Institute Hint!

    In case you haven’t seen it, the bright minds of the DEN Community have created a Google Doc to help solve this mystery. They seem to be down to seven states. We have actually narrowed it down to nine. I suppose the hints have been a little tricky. I mention the collaborative doc because that’s […]

  19. Where in the World is #DENSI2014

    You did it! You earned another hint about the location of the DEN Summer Institute, so here it is. But first, let me recap the previous hints: Hint #1: Not in eastern time zone Hint #2: Contiguous US Hint #3: In a state I’ve previously visited (that ruled out Oregon and Alaska as an FYI) […]

  20. We Love Groundhog Day and So Will You

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    Flashback with me if you will to February 2, 2010. The DEN Groundhog made his first appearance and our lives have been forever improved. If you missed the event, here it is for your viewing pleasure. Watch live streaming video from discoveryecducation at livestream.com As you can see, we have long loved the groundhog and […]

  21. Where in the World is #DENSI2014?

    Happy new year! I hope you are staying warm out there. Based on my Facebook feed, it looks like a lot of DEN members have enjoyed a couple of extra days of winter break. I see all of the reports of cold weather and it makes me dream of summer. Specifically I start thinking about […]