Tag archives for In the News

  1. One of Our Own is Chosen!

    As everyone probably knows by now, Discovery Education is starting a new program called Discovery Student Adventures. Through this program, teachers and students will go on educational trips to various countries. Since this is the pilot year, Discovery created a special opportunity for nine STAR educators to take trips to Australia, China, or South Africa […]

  2. TCEA 2010 Call for Participation

    What? We just finished another great TCEA! Yes, the call for participation for TCEA 2010 is now open. TCEA 2010 is entitled “Charting New Waters” and submission of proposals is open until May 8. It’s time to be thinking about what session(s) you’d like to present and get those proposals turned in! Visit TCEA’s website […]

  3. What's Up With The DEN?

    If you’ve been watching the announcements from the Discovery Education team about what is in store for 2009, you’ve been blown away by their commitment to making the DEN stronger than ever, with more resources, more educators, and more activities that will enhance student success in all of our classrooms. Continuing long-standing programs (national institute), […]

  4. One Of Our Own Texas STARs Featured

    Awhile back, Lori Reed, of Kress ISD, was featured on this blog as a Texas STAR. Well now she has been featured by SMART in the feature article of their monthly newsletter, 21st Century Hallways. It is a great article, and Lori’s experience, both in the classroom and with a vast array of online networking […]

  5. October Texas STAR!

    I know I’m a little late getting this up, but believe me, this STAR is worth waiting for! Our Texas STAR for the month of October is Lea Anne Daughrity. Lea Anne has had an interesting life and is totally dedicated to the DEN and what it stands for. Read on! ********************************** Lea Anne Daughrity […]

  6. Green Light Contest

    PC Mall Gov, along with Hewlett-Packard, InFocus, and T.H.E. Journal is sponsoring a contest that encourages middle and high school students to move towards a greener future. It is an essay contest entitled “Green Light”. Students in grades 5-12 (in two categories, 5-8 and 9-12), will submit essays of 1,000 words or less describing how […]

  7. Your Opportunity to Virtually Shine!

    Region XI (Fort Worth) is hosting a Virtual Technology Conference November 10-14, 2008. The really cool thing about it being a virtual conference is that you don’t have to be from the Fort Worth area to attend OR to present! They are still accepting proposals for presentations. If you’d like to join Hall Davidson (keynote), […]

  8. NECC 2009 Call For Participation

    Whether you’ve ever been there or not, you have hopefully heard of the National Educational Computing Conference (NECC) sponsored by ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) every year. This annual conference is a definite must-attend, as there will be over 17,000 educators, administrators, and others interested in technology in education there to share their experiences, […]

  9. Put On Your Press Hat For Project Report

    YouTube, in partnership with the Pulitzer Center has launched a new video contest that sounds interesting. This contest gives participants an opportunity to show their journalism skills and report on issues and individuals who are under-covered in today’s media. The first round of the contest requires entrants to produce a video about an individual in […]

  10. Texas Considers GPA Change

    I woke up this morning and opened Twitter to see what was up in the education world and found a tweet posted by Unklar about something I thought I’d share with other Texas educators. There is a proposal to change how GPA is calculated in Texas. The changes would include removing classes like band and […]

  11. New Challenge Announced

    A great new initiative has been started as a result of a partnership between Discovery Communications, NSTA, and the Siemens Foundation. It is called the Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge. The initial launch of the challenge begins with middle school students competing in an environmental challenge – students identify a problem, research solutions, and […]

  12. Infinity Project Offers Scholarships

    The Infinity Project, creators of a nationally recognized curriculum designed to bring math and science to life for students in grades 6-12 through engineering principles, have announced that they will be offering professional development scholarships to 48 middle and high school teachers in the state of Texas. The Infinity Project operates with support from Southern […]

  13. Discovery streaming Information Webinars!

    Discovery Education has made quite a few changes recently to Discovery streaming, as some of you may already be aware. I’m sure you have a lot of questions. You are in luck! Discovery Education is going to be hosting three webinars tomorrow (Thursday, June 26) for anyone who is interested in learning more. You can […]

  14. AFI ScreenNation Is Here!

    Here’s information from Frank Guttler of AFI. Some of you may have met him during an AFI Lights, Camera, Education! professional development. If you did, you know that he wouldn’t steer us wrong! Read on: “The American Film Institute (AFI) is proud ot announce AFI ScreenNation(tm), the first online video posting-and-sharing community for middle and […]

  15. AFI Dallas Has Begun!

    In case you haven’t noticed, the American Film Institute Film Festival in Dallas has begun! I’ve looked at this year’s lineup and it looks like there are a lot of good movies to be seen this week. The Festival runs through April 6. If you’d like to see what this year’s festival has to offer, […]