Tag archives for In the News

  1. Award-Winning Stars!

    Each year, TCEA gives awards to teachers across the state. Two of the awards this last year went to two of our great DEN Stars out of Bastrop, Texas. Peggy Perkins (on left) won the Professional Educator Grant at TCEA in February.  Her main job is to be the GT Support Teacher at Mina Elementary […]

  2. Hooray for Teachers….

    May 3 – 7 is National Teacher Appreciation Week and the DEN folks do appreciate their STAR members!  Each day this week the DEN National team will post about something special for DEN Stars.  Monday’s event was a free one-year account with Prezi, a slideless presentation tool.  Check the National Blog (http://blog.discoveryeducation.com/)  for more details — daily!

  3. Dive Deeper: What I Learned

    From the students via their appreciative teachers, these comments on what a typical group of students learned from Phillipe and the folks at Seattle Acquarium:  My students enjoyed learning about and seeing some of the unique fish and sea creatures at the aquarium that they had never seen. They ALL learned about: why you should […]

  4. A Den Shining Star

    Lori Reed, a Texas DEN Star Educator, is featured SmartTechnologies website.  Catch her shining moment at http://smarttech.com/ !  What creative ways do you have to use interactive whiteboards, like the Smart Board, with Discovery products?  If you have a special  moment –  such as being featured on a website, presenting at a conference, receiving an award, or […]

  5. Our Texas Den Stars Shine at Upcoming Conferences

    Mary Carole Strother: ·         ebooks for ekids  02-10-2010 TCEA Presentation – 50 Minute session #100527 Elaine Plybon: ·         Thursday, 02/10: Getting Started in Second Life – TCEA 90 minute workshop 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. session #100081 ·         Friday, 02/11: Discovery Streaming Exploration: Discovering What We Already Have! – TCEA 3 hour workshop 8:00 a.m. […]

  6. TCEA nominations now open

    TCEA – the Texas Computer Educators Assocation  — has opened nominations for their 2010 Educator Awards.  Catagories include Classroom Teacher, Library Media Specialist, Instructional Tech Specialist, and more.  Now, we know that DEN members and DEN Stars are some of the best when it comes to using technology in education, but we would like for […]

  7. Join The DEN For A Day Of Discovery At The Ballpark!

    (Okay, start humming in the background now… “Take Me Out To The Ballpark..”) Hey, it’s still summertime and Discovery Education is bringing more fun to Texas!  I’ve been a part of numerous Discovery Institutes and Days of Discovery and none of them failed to deliver on the promise of great professional development.  Account Manager Justin […]

  8. Change is Inevitable – Growth is Optional

    Image by krossbow via Flickr This post is to let everyone know that with the recent Leadership Council election process we have had some changes to the Discovery Educator Network in Second Life Leadership Council (DEN in SL LC). Our blog chair – Laelia Laval will be taking a much needed breather and becoming a […]

  9. The Adventure is About to Begin!

    Actually, for three teachers and 12 students, an adventure has already begun! The Discovery Student Adventure pilot program to Australia has started. You can follow the blog HERE. For us Texans, the excitement is building for our representative, Linda Rush, and four students from the Catholic Diocese of Dallas, who will leave on their adventure […]

  10. DEN in SL Sweeps the DENnys!

    The Discovery Educator Network hosted its first-ever DENny awards on Tuesday, May 26. It was a night of recognition for DEN STARs from all over the country. Our very own DEN in SL Leadership Council members won several “real-life” awards, including Anne Truger and Lori Abrahams for being so helpful to everyone. In addition, Fred […]

  11. Texas Wins at the DENnys!

    Tonight was the first-ever DENny awards – given to outstanding STAR educators and Leadership Councils for outstanding commitment to the DEN. There were lots of great awards given out to so many deserving people! One of those people is our very own Leadership Council chair, Linda Rush. She was awarded a Leadership DENny for her […]

  12. Texas Needs You!

    As a result of the growing presence of the state-based leadership councils and their activities, the DEN has decided to begin an annual review and election process. What does this mean to you? It means that now is your opportunity to express your interest in becoming an active member of the Texas Leadership Council. If […]