Weekly Update: April 7, 2006

Hi, all.  I hope April is treating you well.  Personally, I kicked it off with a trip to Chicago to Delaware to Harrisburg and am minutes away from going to Philly.  But, I couldn’t leave you update-free…

Upload Resources and WIN!
One of the biggest goals right now for the DEN worldwide (yes, we have a DEN in Australia now if you haven’t noticed), is to get as many quality resources uploaded to the Discovery Educator website as possible. We will be announcing the promotion very soon but if you want to get a head start, visit the site and upload a resource or two or three.

Prizes will be given to all Discovery Educators who upload at least two resources by June.  And, I can’t disclose anything specific yet, but there are also some really BIG prizes that will be awarded to several extra lucky Discovery Educators.  Stay tuned! 

Days of Discovery in PA
Over the coming months, we are partnering with many PA Intermediate Units to offer full-day professional development sessions around the many uses of unitedstreaming in the classroom.  If you are interested in attending one of our Discovery Days, let me know.  You have VIP status.

Here are a few dates and locations that are confirmed as of today…

May 8: Northeastern Educational IU 19
May 10: Montgomery County IU 23
May 16: Carnegie Science Center (Pittsburgh)
May 18: Lincoln Intermediate Unit 12

DEN Summer Regional Institute
All DEN members who applied for the regional institute in Valley Forge will be contacted via email on Monday, April 10. 

DEN Challenge: Capture the Inner Harbor
More details about the Inner Harbor Challenge will be sent out next week, so if you expressed interest to me I’ll be in touch soon.

Discovery Partners with Google Earth
A formal partnership has been arranged between Discovery and Google to integrate streaming video of historic sites and other spots around the world through Google Earth software.  Google Discovery Education for more details or check out today’s Washington Post. 

Have a great weekend and send someone a monk-e-mail.

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