DENSI2014 Maker Faire

The first DEN Maker Faire was a huge success. A big thank you goes to Kristy Vincent for all of her planning. A great number of DEN STARS brought many amazing and different craft/maker projects to share. There were MANY highlights. Here are just a few –                 […]

Transdisciplinary STEM lessons

Last week I had the pleasure or attending the DEN Summer Institute in Nashville Tennessee. This was my first DEN Summer Institute and I really enjoyed meeting the talented, energetic and passionate members of the DEN who are constantly working to improve their effectiveness as educators and leaders. During the Unconference sessions I participated in […]


I just attended the most incredible professional development of my life!  Walking through the airport on the way home to Raleigh, NC, I did not want to take off my name tag as I did not want the experience to end.  But having been home one day, I realize that it is not over as […]

Do you know your oceans?

  This is a straightforward map for the younger grades.  Map the Oceans and Continents allows you to drag and drop the labels (on the bottom) to the right place on the maps.  This would work well as a station or on an interactive board. You can see the complete post here from TeachersFirst.

DENSI2014 Reflection

My DENtastic Experience! I subscribe to other blogs and I started my DENSI2013 blog post but thought too much and never showed anyone. As I was dozing on my first flight headed home from DENSI2014 I started thinking about what everyone shared at the closing session and what I was going to do differently this […]

DENSI 2014: Day 5 Recap

So, it is Day 5 of DENSI, which means today was all about un-conferencing. The notes and resources for today were kept in the Google spreadsheet, so I’m not going to go through and list them, but I will give you a quick rundown of today (at least in my experience). Tired people showed up […]

This week has blown me away!!!!

What can you say about massing together over 100 fantastic energetic friendly fun supportive wonderful people in one place with one goal for an entire week:  Learn, Inspire and Connect.  WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My brain was full just by meeting my roommates.  I don’t know how I got so lucky to room with these fantastic down to […]

My First Post

It’s an honor to be here at DENSI. It’s Thursday already!  Talk about a fast week.  I would be fibbing if I said I wasn’t overwhelmed!  But, I will use what I’ve learned a little at a time.  Thank  you to those who have been so welcoming and kind to me (which was everyone I’ve come […]