Update: September 10, 2006

Get Active in the DEN

With the new changes in the DEN, many members have been requesting information on how to stay active.  So, whether you are brand new to the DEN or not sure of the resources available to you, I’d like to help you find ways to become active in our community.  Over the next few weeks, I will post a variety of different ways you can become or stay active in our network.  I will begin this week by posting a summary on Events & Trainings.  So, keep your eyes peeled on the Blog for this post and more engaging activities that count toward your active membership. 

STAR Educators

On September 1, all STAR Educators should have received an e-mail from Discovery Education with a link for a special back-to-school gift.  In order to receive this gift, you must click on the link (included in the e-mail) and complete the survey by Friday, September 15th at 5:00pm. Fifty-seven Pennsylvania & Delaware Educators have already signed up for their free gift but we still have sixty-nine STAR educators who need to complete this survey.  Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity—fill out your survey today!!

A Successful Night of Food & Fun

Last Thursday, I had a wonderful time eating, relaxing, and chatting with numerous teachers from the Pittsburgh area.  We all met for dinner at the Rock Bottom Restaurant in Homestead PA.  I loved hearing all the classroom success stories and incredible unitedstreaming implementation strategies being shared by everyone there.  We had a fantastic dinner and everyone made it home in time to watch the Steelers game.  Thanks to everyone who came out to meet me, it was great to put faces to some of the e-mails I have been receiving. 

Upcoming Events

I am still taking names for anyone interested in coming on the Coal Mining Tours in Eastern PA.This event will take place on Saturday, September 23rd from 9-3.  Please e-mail me if you are interested in attending…for more information Download mine.pdf

Also, here are some upcoming events/conferences you might want to attend, mark your calendars:

TRETC                        2006 Three Rivers Educational Technology Conference

  • The conference will be November 8th & 9th at the Carnegie Science Center in Pittsburgh PA
  • Steve Dembo from Discovery Education will be one of the keynote speakers
  • For more information check out their website: http://www.tretc.org/nuke/index.php

Day of Discovery/Science Fair

  • Scheduled for December 5, 2006 at Carnegie Science Center in Pittsburgh PA
  • I will send out more information in upcoming weeks


Just a reminder… Webinars on the new features of unitedstreaming and the builders will be this week. The meetings are schedule for Tuesday 9/12 at 4:00pm EST and Thursday 9/14 3:00pm EST. I sent an e-mail with the details last week.  Please be aware that the default time zone on webex may be set for central time.  You can change the calendar time under my webex/preferences. (However, don’t be alarmed if the time is different) Just show up–Let me know if you need more information. 

Have a great week and keep in touch 🙂


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