Colorado Day of Discovery – a great gathering!

Saturday, April 14, 2012 nearly 150 educators gathered in Aurora, CO for a Day of Discovery.  Not sure what a Day of Discovery is?  It’s a day of professional development, networking, learning and fun — all centered around Discovery Education!

This day was hosted at Vista PEAK Preparatory School, which is a new building in Aurora Public Schools.  Thanks so much to the staff for taking such good care of the Discovery Education team and providing us with a wonderful facility.

The sessions that day focused on various topics, including;  iPads, Power Point, Digital Storytelling, Audio, Video and TechBook!  Many people indicated, even before the day was over, that they had learned so much and couldn’t wait to get back to their classrooms to put what they’d learned to use.  Please share in the comments below how you’ve implemented something new that you learned that day!

Helping Hall Davidson with his Keynote

 

 

 

It was a great day, and lots of fun.

Getting Started!

 

My Spring Fling with Colorado continues as I will be attending the Share Fair on May 5 and the TIEs Conference in June!

“Newer” DEN Account Manager

I have had the pleasure to meet so many people in the few months since I’ve joined Discovery Education, and I’m looking forward to meeting many more.

I joined the team in November of 2011 and I am working out of the Los Angeles office.  I will be working with educators in what we’re calling the “Rocky Mountain Region”, which includes Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho, North Dakota and South Dakota.  I’m feeling pretty lucky since this includes several states that I have yet to visit.

I was an elementary classroom teacher for several years, teaching both second and fourth grades.  I left the classroom after moving from my home state of Ohio to California when I began working for a K-12 software start up.  I earned the project management professional certification from the Project Management Institute and I’ve worked in educational software ever since.  I’ve learned so much from working with educators all over the country.  We all have our individual issues and struggles, but at the core, we all want to do what’s best for learners!

When I’m not learning all that I can about Discovery Education, I enjoy reading, running, movies and spending time with my husband.  We recently adopted a 2 year old Japanese Akita we named Sawyer who keeps us laughing and busy.

I’m so excited to be a part of a team with such smart and dedicated individuals and to work for a company that provides exceptional products and services for educators.

This is Sawyer and his Wubba Wabbit!

 

 

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