Tag archives for stars in the news

  1. STARs in the News: Joquetta Johnson


    As we’ve known for a long time, the DEN Community is full of the brightest and best educators around. Recently, I came across an article about Joquetta Johnson. Joquetta is a library media specialist in Baltimore County Schools and is quite the ed tech evangelist. The first time I met Joquetta was at DENapalooza Washington, […]

  2. STARs in the News: Cheryl Lykowski


    STAR Discovery Educators are doing great things in their classrooms each day and we don’t often get the chance to visit those rooms and see educators in action. Last year, I was fortunate enough to visit Michigan DEN STAR and LC member Cheryl Lykowski’s classroom. Cheryl does some pretty great things with her second graders […]

  3. STARs in the News: Claire Kreuger


    Claire Kreuger is one of those special teachers whose passion and creativity take her to places not everyone goes. Her efforts to teach Treaty Education to her students combined with technology and creativity has been recognized by the Canadian Education Association with the Ken Spencer Award for Innovative Teaching Award. She is among 7 people […]

  4. STARs in the News: Joli Barker and Elaine Plybon

    Late last week, the National School Boards Association’s (NSBA) Technology Leadership Network (TLN) announced its “20 to Watch” honorees for 2013-2014. It comes as no surprise that the list includes STAR Discovery Educators Joli Barker and Elaine Plybon, two DENmazing Texas educators. Take a minute to send a little congratulations their way via Twitter or […]

  5. STARs in the News: Heidi Morgan


    Illinois DEN STAR Heidi Morgan, was selected as a MIDWEST SPOTLIGHT EDUCATOR for 2014 for the METC Conference. This recognition honor leaders from the region in education technology, whose practices are making a difference for students as well as teachers. Heidi also presented at last year’s DEN Fall VirtCon.  You can view her archived presentation here. Read more […]

  6. STARs in the News: Brian Slope


    Kids loves apps, right? Do you think kids like making apps? Students working with Pennsylvania DEN STAR Brian Slope are finding out just how great it is to design their own apps. Brian teaches an app development course this year at his high school. The local college has started one as well and asked him to […]

  7. STARs in the News: Lindsay Morhart


    Lindsay Morhart, a DEN Leadership Council member from Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, is the latest DEN STAR in the news!  Lindsay’s grade three students, known as Morhart’s Minions, have been sharing their learning on their blogs and the local newspaper recently came into her classroom to see the great work her students were doing.  Lindsay recently […]

  8. STARs in the News: Anthony Grisillo


    Pennsylvania DEN STAR Anthony Grisillo was recently named  2014 Pennsylvania Teacher of the Year during a Keystone Awards of Excellence event in Hershey, PA.  An educator in the Rose Tree Media School District, Anthony teaches students in the district’s Academically Gifted Program at both Glenwood and Media elementary schools. One fun aspect of the awards celebration […]

  9. STARs in the News: Diane Ripollone


    North Carolina DEN STAR Diane Ripollone was recently chosen for the Siemens STEM Academy Research Experience. During the experience, she took part in a research opportunity with George Last, a geologist working on the Coyote Canyon Mammoth Dig Site. Three other teachers made up their team and for two weeks they researched the dig site. […]

  10. STARs in the News: C.J. Fattig


    Idaho DEN STAR and Wendell School District teacher, C.J. Fattig, wrote a grant to remodel her non-science classroom into a Science classroom. The $20,000 grant was awarded by the Monsanto Fund and it will enable her to put in plumbing, a tile floor to replace the carpet, a ventilation system, and science tables to replace […]

  11. DEN STARs in the News: Terra-Lee Gratton


    Earlier this year, Canadian STAR Terra-Lee Gratton‘s students were featured in an article in the St. Paul (Alberta) Journal.  The students were given a unique opportunity to dig up artifacts and learn about a civilization from thousands of years ago, all without leaving the comfort of the school.  The interactive experience was put on by […]

  12. DEN STARs in the News: Thomas Mclaughlin


    Are you looking for apps to help with career readiness for your students? You’re in luck. Pennsylvania DEN STAR Thomas Mclaughlin was recently featured in Scholastic Adminstrator sharing some of this thoughts on career readiness apps. Check out the article here. Have you been recognized in your local newspaper? Have you been published? Were you […]

  13. DEN STARs in the News: Rae Ann Vandrovec


    North Dakota DEN STAR Rae Ann Vandrovec received some great news – she was named the 2013 Technology Leader of the Year for Large Schools in North Dakota.  A quote from an article in the Jamestown Sun, “This year’s recipients were recognized for integrating technological practices into their curriculum, embracing change and modeling and providing […]

  14. DEN STARs in the News: Karen Lirenman


    Canadian DEN STAR Karen Lirenman is the 2013 recipient of the Kay L. Bitter Vision Award, giving by the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE).  This award recognizes a PK–2 educator whose work has had a significant positive impact on the use of technology in education.  Karen received her award at the ISTE Conference last […]

  15. STARs in the News: Eileen Malick


    In early May, RichTech, the Greater Richmond Virginia Technology Council, held their 18th Annual Richmond Technology Awards.  The Educator Award, sponsored by Computer Resource Team, is awarded to the educator or school program that provides exceptional technology leadership and encourages students to pursue higher education or training in science, technology, engineering and math.     […]

  16. STARs in the News: Tally Burkhart

    Tally Burkhart, a California DEN STAR, shared her experience that appears in an article in the May 2013 issue of Educational Leadership.  The issue focuses on poverty and there is a piece called “Tell Me About…/Your Firsthand Experience with Poverty.”  People with a wide range of occupations and experiences share their experiences, including Tally.  Tally […]

  17. DEN STARs in the News: Geneva Hultenius


    California DEN STAR Geneva Hultenius recently shared information about a class project her students worked on.  Geneva, a third grade teacher at Heritage Elementary School, put her students up to a challenge and the prize was a $1,000 scholarship provided by a Bonnie Plants.  Geneva was interested in teaching her students about the scientific method […]

  18. DEN STARs in the News: Todd Nesloney & Dr. Chris Craft


    The National School Board Association’s Technology Leadership Network came out with their “20 to Watch” list earlier this year.  Twenty education leaders from across the country are being recognized for their ability to inspire colleagues to incorporate innovative technology solutions that contribute to high-quality learning environments and more efficient school district operations.  Read more about […]

  19. DEN STARs in the News: Mary McCullagh


    On March 8th, The Holocaust Documentation and Education Center awarded Florida DEN STAR Mary McCullagh with the highest honor that a teacher can receive from their organization – the Teacher of the Year Award. The HDEC Award Committee reviews the contributions of exceptional teachers from Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade and Monroe counties, and selects only […]

  20. DEN STARs in the News: Kati Searcy

    Georgia DEN STAR Kati Searcy has been named a receipient of The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History’s 2013 Best Practices Teaching Award. The award is given for innovation and excellence in using their resources through classroom applications and student projects.  The $500 award can be used for professional development and Kati is using the money for her trip […]

  21. DEN STARs in the News: Kathy Cassidy

    Canadian DEN STAR Kathy Cassidy is a published author.  Her new ebook, Connected from the Start: Global Learning in the Primary Grades, is now available through the PLP Network. From the site, “This highly interactive digital book — featuring dozens of color photos, six student-centered videos, and hundreds of live links to helpful downloads and […]

  22. DEN STARs in the News: Kelly Hines


    North Carolina DEN STAR and Leadership Council member Kelly Hines was recently named a Kenan Fellow.  The Kenan Fellows Program has awarded 49 Fellowships to North Carolina public school teachers in every region of the state. The newest cohort of Kenan Fellows will tackle summer research projects in a variety of fields including curriculum design, renewable energy, […]

  23. DEN STARs in the News: Cheryl Lykowski


    Michigan DEN STAR and Leadership Council member Cheryl Lykowski‘s students, along with all students at her school, grades 2-5, participated in the World Education Games. These are 3 days of real-time competition in Literacy, Math, and Science with students from all over the world. At the end of the competition, the school answered over 67,000 […]