I’ve been getting a great history lesson from a third generation Floridian and DEN member, Mary Cox. She’s from Leon County and is a fascinating person. From bee keeping to banjo playing – well she’s a lady of many talents.
I had simply asked what would you like to re-name/nickname Team North Florida. It brought on a lot of discussions. Now before we go any further, let me also say that we will not be getting any items with this on it or a new logo. We are part of the Discovery Educator Network. This is just for fun. Something we’ll refer ourselves as.
Okay, so Mary suggested that we name ourselves "de Leon Discoverers" after Juan Ponce de Leon, the first to discover Florida in 1513 and very early explorer of North Florida. She even suggested our slogan could be "DEN de Leon: causing an uproar in North Florida with unitedstreaming." (I found a great video segment about our founder in unitedstreaming. He never set up a colony here because he was killed by Indians off the Tampa Coast, but boy did he try!)
Others suggestions included
- North Florida Voyagers: Going Where No Educator Has Gone Before (thanks for the great PowerPoint Marsha. I may have to borrow parts of it!)
- The North Florida Navigators: Following the Star of Discovery
- North Florida Pioneers: The First to Discover in Education
- North Florida Explorers: Let no byte be unturned with DEN
There was another suggestion from Tom – but I’m not posting it. Sorry Tom. It was a little over the top.
Okay, now I’m giving you a chance to earn those blogging points for the Good News Contest. Don’t forget to send Karen your wonderful ways that you use unitedstreaming. Share these wonderful ideas with the rest of Florida!
I’ll be in Flagler, Putnam and Pasco County this week. I hope to see some DEN members!