Looking for a few good DEN

Tl_logo_3So that we can share T+L with all DEN members, we are looking for three STAR Discovery Educators who would like to attend and share their learning through blogs and podcasts.  Here’s the deal.  If you are a STAR Discovery Educator and would like to attend T+L, let me know by posting your name and preferred contact information as a comment to this blog post by October 13, 2006.  Three members will be chosen randomly to attend.  The trip will include airfare, lodging and conference registration (meals not included). 

In return, you MUST agree to share your conference experience with other DEN members by:

  • Attending the T+L conference from November 7 through November 10, 2006 (including a special DEN pre-conference session on Tuesday November 7 featuring special guest Deneen Frazier Bowen).
  • Post a minimum of one blog post per day while attending the conference.
  • Do one podcast for the entire conference.

**Please note: if you are new to blogging or podcasting, no problem, we will have plenty of support there for you!

The three educators selected to receive the educational scholarship will be announced October 16, 2006 on this blog.  Good luck, I hope to see you there!


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  1. Stacie Rivera said:

    I would LOVE to attend the conference and blog!! I LOVE learning new things!! Please pick me!!

  2. Dana Kauk said:

    I would like to attend the conference. Blogging my thoughts and observations would be an adventure and a learning experience. Please, enter my name.

  3. Teryl Magee said:

    Wow! What an exiciting opportunity. I learned how to create podcasts this summer with our school’s tech department and posted one on thier website. I would love the opportunity to do even more! Let me know via e-mail if I get this awesome opportunity!

  4. Paula Frank said:

    Count me in for this great opportunity. My preferred contact is via email.

  5. Pam Spencer said:

    I am very interested in attending the T& L Conference in Dallas. Please consider me for one of the scholarships. Posting to the blog or podcasting would be great.
    Thanks for making these opportunities available to teachers.

  6. Cheryl Woolwine said:

    I am interested in attending T&L. Blogging no problem I do it daily anyway! Podcasting I ‘ve been wanting to learn and what better way than just jump and do it! especially with the support from Discovery! Thanks for the opportunity.

  7. Nancy Anthony said:

    I would love a chance to attend a national conference. I would be so happy to share what I learn at the conference to other DEN members. Count me in and thanks.

  8. Kathy Dziok said:

    Yes!! Please consider me for the T&L conference! I would love to share with other educators about UnitedStreaming and technology! My preferred method of contact is by email at kdziok@mec.edu. Thanks!

  9. Judy Coolidge said:

    I would be very interested in taking advantage of the opportunity to go to the T+L conference. I’m from Maine and have been a technology integrator for the past two years but because of budget cuts in our district my position was cut so I am now back in a second grade classroom. I miss all the learning that takes place with the technology to keep me stimulated. I am busy with my second graders just learning some of the basics in technology so hopefully by the end of the year they will have accomplished some really neat technology projects. I like the idea of learning how to podcast. I’ve been interested but haven’t made myself learn how to do it before so this would be a great opportunity.

  10. Judy Coolidge said:

    I would be very interested in taking advantage of the opportunity to go to the T+L conference. I’m from Maine and have been a technology integrator for the past two years but because of budget cuts in our district my position was cut so I am now back in a second grade classroom. I miss all the learning that takes place with the technology to keep me stimulated. I am busy with my second graders just learning some of the basics in technology so hopefully by the end of the year they will have accomplished some really neat technology projects. I like the idea of learning how to podcast. I’ve been interested but haven’t made myself learn how to do it before so this would be a great opportunity.

  11. Beverly Plein said:

    I would love to attend the T+L Conference…I always enjoy learning new things! It would be great fun to share my thoughts about the conference with other DEN members by blogging and podcasting. Please contact me via email –

  12. Carlene Shortz said:

    Please include me in this great opportunity. Carlene

  13. carlene Shortz said:

    Sorry, forgot in excitement to say, contact me by email when I win:)

  14. Cassandra Turner said:

    Please contact me at the above email! This would be such a wonderful experience to share with the other teachers at school. Thanks for the chance to go!

  15. Jen Kraft said:

    I would love to visit another part of Texas!!!! I would also love to participate in another wonderful learning opportunity! Deneen Frazier Bowen is awesome and always makes her “performance” a bit different and better than the last time that you’ve seen it so it’s always new and exciting! Count me in!!!
    Preferred contact is e-mail: kraft@kennedykrieger.org!

  16. Kim Murphree said:

    I would love to attend. Please, put my name in the hat!

  17. Libby Hamilton said:

    I would love to attend! I read all about the T& L Conference and feel it would be an excellent opportunity! Thanks for considering me!

  18. Emily Crabb said:

    Oh…What are you thinking? Of COURSE I want to be there. What an opportunity for education and growth! This would be such a wonderful way to keep on the cutting edge of technology and then have the opportunity to share with others in my district.
    Go ahead, MAKE MY DAY!
    My preferred contact information is:

  19. Gail Soriano said:

    I would be so excited to attend! I hope my name is chosen. Please contact me by email if my name is selected!

  20. Gena Price said:

    I would definitely be interested in the opportunity to attend this conference. How excited I would be if my name were chosen!!!

  21. Michelle Krill said:

    This would be a great chance to see what’s going on in another state. I get to the PA conference every year, but a chance to hear from new educators and make new face to face contacts would be unbelieveable.
    We’re starting blogs and have teachers interested in podcasting, so this experience would provide some hands on training in these areas.
    Thanks for considering!

  22. Michele Futch said:

    Obviously Scott, I am not the only one that wants to go!!! I would love to attend this conference. I love learning new things and would love sharing about this experience with others. No one in my county has ever been to this conference. I could bring a lot back to my county and North Florida.

    I could even bring the “Cosmeo Kid” to learn more great stuff about the DEN & Cosmeo to tell everyone, young and old, he comes in contact with. My son is your best promoter! He loves the DEN and COSMEO!

    Also, my birthday is October 16th. What a great birthday present for me! Thanks for considering me!

    Michele Futch
    North Florida DEN

  23. Christy Slifkey said:

    Hi Scott,

    Please add my name to the hat. I would love to attend the conference and share the event with other DEN members via blogging & a podcast. I prefer that you contact me via the email address in my profile. Thanks for the opportunity!


  24. Jen Turney said:

    Oh, I”d love to do this! Please throw my name in the hat. Email is probably the best way to reach me, but Chris (South Texas DEN) has my phone number too.


  25. Erik Wittmer said:

    I am going to through my hat into the ring for a possible selection to this great conference. I would love to be able to perform podcasts and report back using blogs since these are two tools I am looking to incorporate into my classroom after Thanksgiving!

  26. Melissa Rollosson said:

    I would love to be considered for this opportunity. I am trying my best to get teachers in my district interested in both blogs and podcasts and this would be a great way to gain interest.

  27. Phyllis Crabbe said:

    I would love the opportunity to attend this conference! I con’t wait to share what I learn! Please e-mail me at:

    Phyllis Crabbe

  28. Becky Hart said:

    Boo Hoo! My budget was cut and I had to cancel my plans to attend the T&L conference in Dallas…BUT WAIT, now the SUPER DEN steps in and saves the day! All my dreams of bringing technology integration ideas back to Hot Springs, the state of Arkansas, and the DEN are fulfilled!! Please turn my dreams into reality with an email to hartb@hssd.net !

  29. Debbie Bohanan said:

    Count me in! This sounds like a wonderful conference. I would be glad to blog each day and podcast. I’ll keep my fingers crossed that you pick my name.
    Debbie Bohanan

  30. Tracie Belt said:

    I would love to attend T&L. I have never been to this conference and am always trying to learn as much as I can.

  31. Peggy Wood said:

    WOW..what an awesome opportunity! I would love to attend the T&L conference & share the experience through blogging and podcasting.

    Peggy Wood
    Elkton Middle School
    Elkton, Maryland

    Best contact is via email:

  32. Susan Dornberg said:

    Thank you for the chance to attend the T&L Conference in November via the Educational Scholarship. Please add my name! I was unable to attend any Tech Conferences last year, but the blogs and information on the Discovery Educator’s Network was great!

    Susan Dornberg
    Please contact me via email

  33. Jeff Newby said:

    Looks like a great opportunity. I would love to learn more about podcasting. I am always interested in learning new things to help my students.

  34. RJ Stangherlin said:

    I am almost afraid to say I would love to go to T + L again, since I was one of the very fortunate 9 to attend in Denver last year. What I love most about any DEN event is that it brings the cutting egde to you before it’s been cut. Nothing equals the power of Discovery, and our students always benefit. Of course I’d love to attend again and be a part of those special sessions open only to DEN. Where else will the ratio of keynote speakers to educators ever equal what DEN offers. I love to blog, was just given an iPod video at the Keystone Summit, and bringing the message back is what I love best. But quite a talented group would like to go who haven’t been, and I can tell you from experience that you are in for the best time of your life. Good luck to you all.

  35. Linda Bilak said:

    I would love to attend and share the entire experience from beginning to end with others.
    Pick me oh please pick me!
    (My professional goal this year is to PODCAST like a maniac for my classes- I am a middle school Spanish teacher-can’t think of a better thnig to use to practice a new language!)

  36. Marie Belt said:

    I would love the opportunity to attend and learn and share! Please add my name to the list of wannabies!

  37. Maryann Molishus said:

    Hi! Looks like there are LOTS of good DEN, not just a few! I too would love to attend and participate. You could contact me by email at molishus@comcast.net. I sure hope my husband lets me go if I’m picked!!!

  38. darcy white said:

    Doing something i’m a little timid to actually try on my own, that would be an awesome adventure…
    It could be one more techie skill to share with my students and staff upon return…and it just so happens we just covered the Alamo/Teas territory in our history class.
    i’d consider it an honor!

  39. Darla Peanasky said:

    I would love to attend the conference in Dallas. I am a newcomer to United Streaming and have been learning new technology things all the time!

  40. Brenda Green said:

    I would like to be considered to participate in the T & L Conference. I am the staff development teacher at my school and would be able to share information I learn at this conference with my entire staff. Thank you!

  41. Denyse Holloway said:

    I would love to attend this conference! It’s a great opportunity to get involved with the DEN and learn new things to share with the other teachers in my school.

    Denyse Holloway

  42. Julie Weaver said:

    Please pick me to attend the T & L Conference! What a great opportunity to learn new things and network with other DEN Star Educators. Wow!, how exciting! I can be reached via email.


  43. Patricia A. Hawkenson said:

    O.K. So it took me a little while to find the time to write this comment. I have been BUSY! In my district I have held United Streaming Presentations for three Elementary Schools. (Another is planned for next week.) I am also presenting at our regional teacher’s convention – Northwestern Wisconsin Education Association. I will be sharing United Streaming and Quia.com where I create my webpages that support my classwork. It includes a calendar of assignments, notes to parents, on line practice activities, quizzes and links to other research sites. I am currently working with my Technology director to set up my classroom podcasting and wiki sites. Somehow, I still find time to be prepared for class and parent teacher conferences! (Yes, type A – anal.) Could I please have one more thing to juggle? Sadly, I can’t offer up my first born child as a tempting trade for the chance to attend the T+L Conference, but I can promise to LEARN and SHARE! ~Pat Hawkenson hoping to represent the great state of WISCONSIN! (GO, Jan!)

  44. Travis Hunt said:

    I would love to represent Idaho at the T+L conferencse. We need all the attention we can get since we don’t even have our own blog yet… Jennifer, help me with that! 🙂

  45. Gnger Jewell said:

    This would be a blast! Thanks for the opportunity.

  46. Rita Mortenson said:

    I would LOVE to attend. I have been pleased with all of the unitedstreaming events they have hosted or been involved with so I am looking forward to this opportunity.

    Please count me in.


  47. Marci Lanois said:

    Hello from Wisconsin! This conference sounds like a wonderful opportunity to experience new ways to enhance student learining through technology. Thanks for giving three educators a chance to attend. I hope I am one of them.

  48. Keith Schroeder said:

    What an awesome opportunity! What an excellent example of the benefits of being a DEN educator.

  49. Wendy Liska said:

    I’d love to Blog my way to and from Texas! What a great way to share the conference with others who can’t make the journey. Count me in as a candidate, I’d love to bring the conference to all the other teachers at home! Thanks for another great DEN opportunity!

  50. Beth Killian said:

    This is the first opportunity I’ve had to check this out. I’d LOVE to be a lucky winner! I don’t know too much about blogging or podcasting, but am very willing to learn. Sharing new ideas with fellow educators is one of my passions. The hardest part is finding the time to “catch” people and show them all the NEW STUFF. I’ll keep my fingers crossed!

  51. Alfonso Correa said:

    I am a teacher by choice and a life long student because I just love learning. I would love to go to Texas and be abel to bring back as much information as possible for everyone to share. My birthday is in November and nothing would make me more happy than to learn and share knowledge during my birth month! I would be an honor and a pleasure to be chosen.

  52. Sandra Benedict said:

    I would love to go to Texas and bring back the latest and greatest technology ideas to our educators.

  53. Sue Baez said:

    Yes, yes, yes i would love to attend the T&L conference! i love to share and communicate my resources with my colleagues. it would be delightful!
    thanks, contact me by email

  54. Carmen Maglievaz said:

    Like so many others, I would love to have my name added into this drawing. What an awesome opportunity!
    I can be contacted through the above email, or my school mail:
    or call my school 501-450-4835, or my cell 501-472-9748

  55. Amy Hinrichs said:

    Throw my name in the top 5 gallons of that 10 gallon rep hat. I’d love to represent WI at T&L. Yee-haw and thanks for the draw-ring style giveaway. Amy

  56. Annette Campos said:

    I would love to go to this conference. I am willing to learn new things I can share with my students, and this would also help me with my classes that am am taking for my masters in Educational Technology.

  57. Susan Tompkins said:

    Please consider my name for the drawing to attend the conference. Our state has limited funds due to the hurricanes so it would be great to have this opportunity made available. Thanks for supporting educators.

  58. Carolyn Daniels said:

    I am a STAR DISCOVERY EDUCATOR in training, from Connecticut, and a conference would be a FANTABULOUS way to become a real DEN member! Good Luck to everyone! Happy Fall from Connecticut!

  59. Heather Blanton said:

    WOW! Send me! Send me! I would love to go and share the conference with my fellow Discovery STARS!

  60. Karen Overstreet said:

    I think I posted this in the wrong place. I would like to enter to go! Please contact me by email.

  61. Melodi Power said:

    I’ve already mentioned reasons why I’d love to go. But, I’m gonna say it again. Please consider me for this wonderful opportunity 🙂

  62. Wendy Norton said:

    I would love to be considered to participate in the T & L Conference. I think the DEN brings lots of info to teachers just in resources alone. However this month has been extrodinary with the launch of ATLAS (webnair), presenting COSMEO at parent nights, doing COSMEO research for lesson plans at EPCOT and unitedstreaming trainings for new teachers in the classroom. I think I can still do more to bring new technology Florida via the conference. Thanks for all the new opportunities.

  63. Naomi Harm said:

    I would truly enjoy the opportunity to be an active participant at the T&L Conference to represent the STAR Discovery Educator network. By being an active participant, I could bring back to our Western Wisconsin educators and K-12 students a wealth of instructional technology resources and best practices. I would also like to share the T&L Conference’s message through my upcoming keynote presentation at UW-L, where I will speaking to over 750 Master teachers about the subject matter of how instructional technology practices and strategies enhance student achievement. Thank you for providing this high quality professional development opportunity for us as educators- it is greatly appreciated!

  64. Sherry Terpstra said:

    What a great oppotunity! I would love to learn more about podcasting and represent Wisconsin at the T&L Conference!

  65. Alicia Williams said:

    I would love to have the chance to learn something new to bring back to my teachers.

  66. Dawn Rowland said:

    This is super! Thanks again for always offering such great opportunities to DEN members. I feel so unworthy, yet grateful. Please throw my name in the hat.

  67. Cheryl Triplett said:

    Danielle got to go last year – now it’s my turn! Cheryl Triplett, Sumter School District Two, Sumter, SC – please email me at ctriplett@scsd2.k12.sc.us or call me at 803-469-6900, ext 410. I’m ready to join ya’ll!

  68. Linda Rush said:

    I would love this opportunity to attend the T&L conference in Dallas. I teach computers to mild to moderately mentally challenged students ages 8-21. Technology is how I engage all my students and I am eager to learn more. You can contact Linda Rush at ljrush@swbell.net

  69. Angel Spurling said:

    Please consider me for the opportunity to attend the Dallas Conference! My county is very technology challenged ! This would be a great way to move it into the 21st century! I also teach ESE and count on computers to spark an interest in learning! You may email me at spurlinga@firn.edu

  70. Melanie Corn said:

    I would love to be considered for this great opportunity. It would be so exciting!! You may contact me through my email at mcorn@roe12.net
    Melanie Corn

  71. Diana Kenney said:

    Yee Haw! I’d love to represent Nor Cal at the T&L in TEXAS. Wish me luck!

  72. Tommy McClellan said:

    I would love to represent the NFL Den in Texas. DEN and United Streaming are awesoome! I really enjoy them both immensely!

    My email is: mcclellanwt@firn.edu

  73. Bill Lemberg said:

    I would love to attend the T & L event in Dallas. My teachers are so excited about using United Streaming, and some of them are ready to go to the next level with blogging and podcasting. I’d love to model these technologies for them.

  74. Rachel Hoffman said:

    The weatherman says that we’re in for a couple of inches of snow/sleet tomorrow and a high of about 40 degrees. SO…do I want to stay here (where it is cold) or attend an awesome conference (where it should be nice and warm) and learn things to bring back to my lovely 7th grade students? Count me in! Contact me via email at hoffmrac@rhinelander.k12.wi.us if I’m chosen. THANKS!

  75. Jean Thorpe said:

    Who could pass up the chance to go to T+L?? Once a “newbie,” I am hooked on blogging and would jump at the chance to learn more about podcasting (since I recently got my very own iPod). So, the chance to go to Dallas for just doing what comes naturally (that would be the talking part) each day and one podcast (more talking)? Toss my ticket into that lottery!(YEAH Shannon!!)


  76. Vicki Reed said:

    Dallas, DEN, T+L what a combination! Count me in!!! The best way to contact me is by e-mail.


  77. Shirley Crehan said:

    Having been to T & L as well as presented, it would be great to go back to share it with others particularly in Pennsylvania

  78. Bridget Belardi said:

    I feel as though this is the only way I could ever attend T+L!! I would love, love, LOVE to go. I would do PA proud…I could wear black and gold and my Steelers gear for the whole week!!!
    Please add my name to the drawing!

  79. Joreen Kelly said:

    As I write this I have my Discovery Educator t-shirt on because we had a special dress down day today and I enjoy wearing it to school. I am proud to wear it and so happy to be a DEN member. The Summer DEN institute at Valley Forge was such an amazing experience, it would be so awesome as well to be able to attend and share my experiences with my fellow Educators. I’ve been wanting to learn how to make a podcast anyway. Thanks for your consideration.

  80. Amanda Carrico said:

    T+L = ME??? I guess the math teacher in me is coming out! I would love to have the opportunity to attend this event. Thanks for considering me!

  81. Mark Engle said:

    I believe that T+L would be an outstanding experience. I would be thrilled to have the ability to share it with the rest of the DEN. Please place me into the running. My best means of contact is my email. mengle@gmsd.k12.pa.us
    Thank you

  82. Michael Cichocki said:

    I would love to attend this conference. Thanks for your consideration. Mike

  83. Bert Shoulberg said:

    Perfect timing! After having a great experience with the DEN Regional Institute this summer, I returned to school feeling extremely motivated and excited to share all that I learned about blogs and podcasting. I feel as though these technologies will make the reading, writing, and creative thinking processes more meaningful and authentic for my students. It’s reassuring to know that the DEN is there to act a catalyst for such activities. And, I think Dallas would be a great place for an EAGLES fan to visit!

  84. Dave Solon said:

    Please consider me as well, I’d love to go! Now that I have a full-time instructional tech job, it’s nice to be able to do what I love when I go to work and the DEN has been a great support in that — Thanks!
    If you feel like listening to a fellow podcaster, check it out here:
    Feel free to contact me via email with comments — I love constructive criticism!

  85. Kevin Conner said:

    You want the truth? YOU CAN’T HANDLE THE TRUTH!! I will, however, be truthful in my blog posts and podcast dispatches as I cover the T+L conference. I will also expose the TRUTH about the DEN blog to representatives from the 42 school districts we serve in our regional service agency.
    Kevin Conner

  86. Donna Unterreiner said:

    What an awesome experience this would be! I love learning and sharing with other educators. Everytime I give a workshop in our district I get excited about this technology all over again. I’ll do a podcast or whatever it takes, another new experinece!!

  87. Catherine Parsons said:

    This would be a great opportunity, I would love to attend, and you KNOW how much I would pass on about my experience LOL! My name is in the ring, my toes and fingers are crossed, and my mac is ready to pod, vod and blog away!(catherine.parsons@dcboces.org)

  88. Sharon M. Sizemore said:

    Okay – you asked for representation from the deep south – well, why not invite your 2 Mrs. Alabama’s? I’m blogging with a class from Canada and I’ve done a podcast or two. Please pick me – cause I’m always the runner -up and never won a contest! sizemoresm@vestavia.k12.al.us

  89. Helen Maddox said:

    I would love to go to Dallas and do the blog thing! Podcasting – I am very much into – so would really enjoy this opportunity to learn and share…..

  90. Scott Peterson said:

    I am sure it would be a great experience to network and share ideas. Please consider me for the conference. Contact via email at speterson@gsd1.org. THANKS

  91. Kathy Schmidt said:

    I would LOVE to be a blogger/podcaster for the T+L conference for Discovery Education!

  92. Brad Fountain said:

    I would love to have this opportunity!

    Sheryl Winstead

    I would love to represent SC! Cheryl Triplett

    I would love to attend! What a great way to learn!

    (910) 392-0720 x. 246
    Patricia Burns

    I would very much like to attend.

    Conni Mulligan
    Work (828)778-5013

  93. Katie Warren said:

    I would love to attend T+L as a rep from the So Cal DEN!


  94. Grace Hauseur said:

    What a great opportunity! Put my name in! I am feeling lucky! Does the winner get to fly out with their STAR manager, too? Traveling with Jannita would be awesome! Grace Hauseur – Contact Phone: 858 523-6071

  95. Linda Rood said:

    Please consider me for this opportunity. I would love to attend.
    Linda Rood

  96. Dave Kootman said:

    In the name of kids, pick me!

    I’ve been video blogging and podcasting for a while and would love to showcase for DEN members.
    My contact info is open for anyone at all to contact me regarding educational technology.

    Dave Kootman

  97. Susan Little said:

    This sounds like an awesome opportunity. Thank you Unitedstreaming for giving us a chance to attend.
    Susan Little
    (909) 357-5710

  98. Randy Kolset said:

    Count me in! I’d love to represent the S.CA DEN!

  99. Louise Kennedy said:

    Wow, what an opportunity! I want to learn about podcasting. This would be a great chance to focus and acquire some terrific skills. I will be off track and I would love to go!!! Contact me at kennjl@fusd.net or 909-957-8340

  100. Regina Wagner said:

    What a wonderful opportunity. Thanks for even offering this to us all. 🙂

    Regina Wagner
    Santa Ana, CA

    reginaedtech [@] gmail.com

  101. Chuck Hobbs said:

    This sounds so incredible. I would love to attend and also would love to learn to podcast, so I can use it with my class. I’ll keep my fingers crossed that I can be one of the three.

  102. Karen Green said:

    If I’m selected I am probably in trouble with my family but it sounds so great =)
    Even if I do not win, thanks for all you do for us!!!

  103. Judy Williams said:

    When you wish upon a STAR! That’s me a STAR in the DEN! I’m wishing to go!

  104. Suzanne Wesp said:

    I would love the opportunity to share my experiences at T&L. Contact me at this email.

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