The Network Launches in Florida!

Karen_and_danielle After much anticipation, the Discovery Educator Network has officially launched in the Sunshine State.  Discovery welcomes our two most recent Field Managers Karen Seddon ( and Danielle Abernethy (  Both Karen and Danielle are skilled educators, trainers and community builders and we are ecstatic to have them join our team.

Polk This Wednesday, the three of us had the pleasure to visit the Polk County Public Schools and witness their extraordinary efforts to roll out unitedstreaming, providing nine full-day workshops to teachers across the district.  Kay Teehan and Peggy Koren have done an incredible job informing and inspiring teachers on ways digital media can enrich teaching and learning.

Osceola On Thursday, we hosted a dinner for over thirty Discovery Educators from the Osceola County School District.  Karen kicked off the event with introductions followed by an incredible sample lesson.  After dinner (and wonderful networking with others) we had some trivia.  Mark Hall, Production Teacher at Saint Cloud High School and Discovery Educator, loaded some questions and with his wireless response system engaged teachers in a fun (and somewhat competitive) test of their unitedstreaming knowledge.

I look forward to great Discovery Educator Network opportunities in the state of Florida and would like to thank everyone for a wonderful trip to the Sunshine State.  Look for Karen and Danielle’s blog and their upcoming announcement related to an event in conjunction with FETC.


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  1. Danielle Abernethy said:

    We are very excited about the upcoming events for Discovery Educator Network in Florida and are ready to begin! If any of our Florida teachers are ready to jump in with the network, make sure you sign up and then email Karen and I. We are rapidly planning a pre-conference session for FETC and would love your input.

  2. Lee Kolbert said:

    Hi Girls!
    How exciting that we finally have our own group! I’m in Palm Beach County and have been a DEN member for only a few months but it is quite exciting. If there’s anything I can do to help you guys out, let me know.


  3. RJ Stangherlin said:

    Congratulations, Karen and Danielle, and all you lucky Florida DEN members. The Discovery community just got even better. Karen, I hope to meet you soon, and Danielle, I can’t wait to reconnect with you at PETE&C. The dedication and expertise that you both bring to the team will energize the network. Go girls, go!

  4. CIndy Lane said:

    FYI, I’m doing a session at FETC “Interactive Learning with Discovery Education in Your Classroom” on Friday..last time slot, sigh…sooo, hope to see all of the great FLORIDA educators !
    And Danielle, it was GREAT to meet you in DC right before Christmas!!

  5. Maria O. Rodriguez said:

    Thank you Scott, Karen and Danielle for the scrumptous dinner at Fat Boys and for all the free goodies. I look forward to working with you all!

  6. Alyson LeBlanc said:


    Thank you for such a wonderful time at our welcome party!!! We all look forward to working with your group. 🙂 And congrats on getting Karen…she is a gem!

  7. Jan Wee said:

    Congrats to Danielle and Karen for a great “coming out” DEN event! Florida is a very, very lucky state to have TWO tremendously creative and fun DEN Field Managers. It is exciting to watch our national DEN grow!

  8. Loren Nowak said:

    Congratulations Danielle – Florida is going to love having you and the technology folks in South Carolina will miss you. I’m hoping to get to FETC, so maybe I’ll see both you and Karen there!

  9. Debbie Bohanan said:

    Thank you for the royal welcome reception into the DEN! The food was great and it was a pleasure to meet Danielle and Scott.

    Karen is going to be missed in Osceola County but she will be an asset to the network and we are thrilled that Osceola is still within her range. I look forward to working with you at FETC and through the DEN. What a wonderful education network you have created.

  10. Doris Cobb said:

    I’m so excited that United Streaming will not “go gently into that good night” in Osceola County! I can continue to confidently promote this wonderful instructional technology tool within our learning community and collaborate with teachers, knowing expertise is at the helm!

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