Spring Virtual Conference


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 Archives from the 2009 Spring Virtual Conference can be found below:

Spring Into Action at the DEN Virtual Conference!
Saturday, April 25, 2009
9 AM to 3 PM (EDT)

Over 1000 educators joined us for the DEN Virtual Conference, Spring Into Action.  During this unique (and free) professional development event educators had the flexibility to attend online or in-person at one of many regional events hosted by the DEN Leadership Councils.

The day featured a special presentation from Chris Lehmann, Principal of the Science Leadership Academy in the School District of Philadelphia.  Entitled Building School 2.0, Lehmann’s presentation examined ideas of constructivist pedagogy and the use of 21st century tools to create schools that are engaging, caring and relevant places of learning for everyone involved.

9-10 AM
The Benjamin Button Effect
Lance Rougeux
10-11 AM
Virtual Breakout
Turning Data Into Action: Exploring the reporting features of Discovery Education streaming
Matt Monjan
11-12 PM
Virtual Breakout
Sowing Seeds of Success: Projects, Ideas and Tips from STAR Discovery Educators
12-1 PM
Building School 2.0
Chris Lehmann
1-2 PM
Virtual Breakout
Closing the Global Achievement Gap: Beyond Test-Prep, Toward Life-Prep
Brad Fountain
2- 3 PM
Virtual Breakout
The Impact of IT in RTI
Hardin Daniel
3-4 PM
Virtual Breakout
Sowing Seeds of Success: More Projects, Ideas and Tips from STAR Discovery Educators


  1. Vicki said:

    Great! Is there a schedule of repeat broadcasts available for the West coast?

    Are the Star tips sessions two unique sessions or broadcast twice?

    We’re prepping our schedule for a local gathering – thank you, Vicki in AZ

  2. Lance Rougeux said:

    Hi, Vicki.

    We’ll have all the sessions archived, but we’re not repeating live during the day this time. However, the STAR sessions are two unique sessions with different leads and different STARs.


  3. Lance Rougeux said:

    Justin is leading the 12 pm and Mike B. is leading the 3 pm session. Would you like to present? 4 STARs per session so you’ll have 10 minutes.

  4. Jutti said:

    You mention “local” regional onsite locations, where are these places? Where do we find information about the actual locations?


  5. Jutti said:

    LOL! I love the validation math! Good thing it’s not trig! I’m a little rusty! ; o )

  6. Lance Rougeux said:

    @Jutti: When you go to the registration page you will see a drop down of the 15 in-person events (city and state). More information will be posted as the local organizers finalize the agendas, but if you register for an in-person event they will send you info as well.

  7. Christine said:

    I’m interested in this virtual conference, but can’t do the whole day. Can I register and only do part of it?

  8. Heather Nugent said:

    I would be interested in seeing a webcast of this event, however I did not see any Canadian sites listed. What would be the cost? I teach general science and biology in a senior high school (10 – 12).

  9. Lance Rougeux said:

    @Heather: the sites listed are the in-person gatherings our STAR Discovery Educators host, but most people just participate in the virtual component from home. It’s completely free! Just go to the registration page and sign up. You’ll receive directions via email on how to join the webcast 🙂

  10. Jill Gibbs said:

    How many PLU’s will we recieve for participating the whole day?

  11. Karen Batory said:

    Can this be applied to professional development hours and how?

  12. Lance Rougeux said:

    @Jill and Karen: You are more than welcome to pursue PD hours/PLUs but we don’t have a formal mechanism in place to facilitate that.

  13. Margie Guillot said:

    My principal may count these hours for our professional development trade days, if I can prove I ‘attended’ the sessions. Any suggestions? I assume we don’t get a certificate at the end…

  14. Charles Miller said:

    In reference to the partial day event, if we can only be present for part of the day, can we also see the presentations later? If so, how? Also, is Illuminate being used to see the presentations?

  15. Alejandra Quaglia said:

    I’m a 6 grade Language Arts teacher in a bilingual school in Buenos Aires Argentina. I integrate IT in my lessons and I would like to know if I can attend this course on line and what the cost is.
    Thanking you in advance and waiting for a prompt reply,
    Alejandra Quaglia

  16. Joe Brennan said:

    @Charles: it’s via Webex, drop in whenever you can.
    @Alejandra: ¡Bienvenida! It is free, gratis! Please register and join us. You can attend and tango in the privacy of your own casa.

  17. Dedra Thornton said:

    I tried several times last week to register and am not sure if I was successful. Would you please check and let me know?



  18. Cynthia Nacional said:

    I didn’t receive the info for attending the Virtual (not in person) conference. I only received info about attending the Long Island face-to-face. Can I get info on the virtual conference?

  19. Derin Thompson said:

    I was really enjoying the conference, lost the connection completely, and cannot get back in. I was really looking forward to hearing Kathy Schrock. I will watch for more of this type of thing again. Thanks so much.

  20. Kate said:

    Where can we find the archived sessions from the April 25th Virtual Conference?

  21. Carlos Sutton said:

    I am so grateful. I attended this conference at the GPB building. I felt like a lot was going on. This series of posts will be very helpful.

  22. Jean said:

    The morning presentations by the STAR groups does not seem to be working
    Sowing Seeds of Success: Projects, Ideas and Tips from STAR Discovery Educators. I saw this one but want to see again. Is it going to be available or is there a text version I could get?

  23. Pat Duncan said:

    Steve had suggested that we download the files for better quality and to be able to read the chat…
    BUT how do we do that? Are they also uploaded to Media Share?

  24. Cate Beck said:

    I can’t seem to view the m4vs, and they don’t seem to have an active link. Help?

  25. LouAnn Getz said:

    Links are still note live. I had my DEN star teacher, Jennifer Hand try to help me.
    Please help.

  26. Dolores said:

    help, i would like to know how to locate the spring virtual conference archive!

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  34. bibvpn said:

    I tried several times last week to register and am not sure if I was successful. Would you please check and let me know?


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