Extra! Extra!


There are so many benefits of becoming a STAR DEN Member. The networking with other teachers interested in integrating technology, unique and energetic professional development opportunities, and of course plenty of prizes to be won.  But of course, there is always room for a little "extra credit" for our hardworkers!

For the 2007 School Year, we’ll be rolling out new benefits and programs for STAR Discovery Educators.  Our first new initiative is the DEN Extra Credit Program.

The DEN Extra Credit Program will provide STAR Discovery Educators an opportunity to earn technology for the classroom by partnering with Discovery Education on various activities.   Whether writing lesson plans for existing content, or reviewing academic content of new videos, the DEN Extra Credit Program will provide a wide variety of opportunities for STAR Discovery Educators to contribute their expertise to further the success of the DEN and Discovery Education as a whole.

As a reward for your efforts on each project, participating members will receive various technology products for their classroom.  Depending on the size and scope of the project, these products may include wireless presentation devices, digital cameras, LCD projectors, SmartBoards and various technology packages for larger initiatives.

By joining DEN Extra Credit, you are not obligated to participate in all of the projects; we’ll simply communicate each new project and initiative to the DEN Extra Credit team and you can select the projects in which you are interested in participating. For each project, we’ll provide you with the scope, timeframe, skill sets required as well as the technology reward for the project and you can determine if you want to join that particular assignment.

To apply to join the DEN Extra Credit Program, please send an email to  Debbie_baillie@discovery.com to sign up and receive further details and information on the first set of "DEN Extra Credit" assignments.

If you are NOT a DEN Star but you’re curious on how to become one, check out our blog announcement and the DEN website for more information.


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  1. Bethany Rosenhack said:

    WOOOHOOO!! Count me in those are great rewards!! How do I learn more about doing the family technology night? I am very interested in doing that!

  2. Michele Futch said:

    Me, 3!

    I have already e-mailed Debbie and challenge the other NFL DEN Superstar members to do the same!!!

  3. Debbie Bohanan said:

    Wow! This is great news!!!! Thanks for keeping us posted!

  4. Debbie Bohanan said:

    Did you design the flashing Extra Credit? If so, how did you create it?

  5. Michele Futch said:

    When will we hear from Debbie? Are the projects supposed to be done within a certain timeframe?

  6. Nikki said:

    Emailing her right now!! There are always so many great opportunities here!!

  7. Michele Futch said:

    I agree with Debbie B. The flashing sign is very catchy! You’ll have to share your secret!!!

  8. Christine Brink said:

    So many opportunities and so little time. I aways loved extra credit as a student. Great Title!!

  9. Danielle Abernethy said:

    I can’t take credit. This is a great opportunity coordinated and title is from Betsy Whalen. We’re just spreading the good news. 🙂

  10. Cheryl Woolwine said:

    What fun – for all us over achievers! We can all use more equipment for our schools.

  11. Cheryl Woolwine said:

    Just received an email from Debbie about the first Extra-Credit – I am so excited!

  12. Danielle Abernethy said:

    Can someone forward the first extra credit email to me? Sniff, I didn’t get it. Thanks!

  13. Angel Spurling said:

    I just received mine as well !! Extra credit here we go !!!

  14. Cheryl Woolwine said:

    Technology night is going to be a lot of fun! Can’t wait to get my kit and get it started!

  15. Susan Vinson said:

    I agree- Extra Credit sounds both profitible and fun! Now, I’m off to see if I can make my own blinky! Thanks Danielle!

  16. Debbie Bohanan said:

    The first extra credit is such a great idea. Do you know how often they will offer extra credit?

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