Spring Reminders

Since the PA Blog went live again in late February, we’ve posted a number of exciting announcements.  I want to take a quick minute to recap two of those items that were originally posted on the DEN National Blog. 

DEN National Institutes

back!  Last summer we sponsored a series of wildly popular DEN
institutes across the country and we’re ready to do it again. 

We are pleased to announce the DEN National Institutes for Summer 2007.


Discovery Headquarters, Silver Spring, MD
June 18-22

Bahamas Cruise, leaving from Port Canaveral, FL
July 14-19

University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
August 6-10

Okay, have you caught your breath yet?  Good.  Let’s get to some of the details. 

This year STAR Discovery Educators can apply to any, or all, of the
national institutes.  However, if you are selected you will only be
able to attend one.

The national institutes will once again focus on bringing STAR
Discovery Educators together for intensive professional development
opportunities in fun, collaborative environments.  Each national
institute will accept up to 50 STAR Discovery Educators selected based
upon the responses provided in the applications. 

Lodging and meals will be covered by the Discovery Educator Network
(see FAQs for more details).  All travel costs to and from the
institute, in addition to a $100 registration fee, are the
responsibility of the STAR Discovery Educator.


March 16
DEN National Institutes Announced – Applications Open

April 13    
Deadline for applications

April 20   
Applicants notified

April 27   
Deadline for accepted applicants to RSVP

May  11   
Registration fee due

If you’re interested in applying, download the application below.  When completed, submit your application to educator_network@discovery.com.

Download national_app.doc

For more information, please download the FAQs document. 

Download den_national_institutes_faqs.pdf

We hope to see you this summer!

The cut-off for applications is April 13th!  So get your applications in ASAP.

Spring Training Promotion

It’s that time of year when the DEN coaches start looking at potential
prospects for next year’s All-STAR team.  Do you have what it takes?

Every year STAR Discovery Educators are asked to report at least two
events they have conducted in the past school year in order to have
their contracts renewed for the following season (i.e., maintain STAR
status for next school year). 

So, grab a bag of sunflower seeds and your laptop and show us what you’ve got. 

Report your events from this school year (starting September 1, 2006) by visiting the DEN Events Reporting Site.

What is an event?

Download what_is_an_event.pdf

Need some new equipment?  Order a training kit by visiting the DEN Training Kits Site.

STARs who have a good Spring Training and report at least three events by June 1 will get an officially licensed DEN baseball cap.  See our lovely model to the left.

If you need some ideas, don’t worry, the DEN coaching staff is here
to help.


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