DEN Virtual/Face-to-Face Conference on October 25

There is a “Day of Discovery” event coming up soon, and you won’t want to miss it!  The Discovery Educator Network is having its second annual Virtual Conference on Saturday, October 25.   The DEN Virtual Conference provides a unique opportunity to learn powerful ways to integrate digital media and Web 2.0 tools into your instruction as well as discover an abundance of resources to expand your own personal learning network.

Educators can attend the conference from home, or they can attend a face-to-face event, where hands-on workshops are facilitated by Michigan STAR educators, in one of the following two locations:

  1. Haslett High School:  8:30am to 3pm. This event is jointly sponsored by the Michigan Association of Computer Users in Learning (MACUL) and the Discovery Education Network (DEN), featuring virtual sessions from nationally known speakers (see schedule below) and face-to-face sessions with experienced technology leaders. Attending is FREE and lunch will be provided!  All teachers are welcome, although space is limited.  Attend in-person sessions on digital storytelling, podcasting, new features of DiscoveryStreaming, Creating voice and screen capture videos, interactive websites, and more!  Click here to register for the Haslett event or to attend the conference on-line.  Click here for event flyer.  Questions?  Contact Lisa Wickman at
  2. Macomb Intermediate School District: 8:30am to 3:45pm.  This event is sponsored by Macomb ISD and the Discovery Educator Network.  Virtual sessions will be provided by nationally known speakers (see schedule below). The hands-on breakout sessions will be presented by local technology experts and STAR Discovery Educators including Arnie Comer, Rita Hughes, Frank Miracola, Jennifer Parker-Moore and others.  The cost is $20. Click here to registerClick here for event flyer.  Questions?  Contact Frank Miracola at

Virtual Presentation Schedule

9 AM: Raise You’re Hand if You’re a Rock Star
Steve Dembo

10 AM: No Mind Left Behind: Using Media to Reach Your Students
Jannita Demian and Matt Monjan

11 AM: Discover the DEN
Lance Rougeux

12 PM: Power Up Your Professional Learning Network
Jennifer Dorman

1 PM: Moving Beyond the Information Age
Scott Kinney

2 PM: It’s in Your Pocket: Teaching Spectacularly with Cellphones
Hall Davidson

3 PM: Raise You’re Hand if You’re a Rock Star (encore)
Steve Dembo

4 PM: No Mind Left Behind: Using Media to Reach Your Students (encore)
Jannita Demian and Matt Monjan

5 PM: Understanding Your Students’ iBrain
Brad Fountain


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  1. Sue Stanley said:

    How do we view the Virtual Presentations? And can they be view at a different time?

  2. Pam Shoemaker said:

    Great question, Sue. Register for the conference at You’ll see the choice on the registration form to attend the face-to-face event at Haslett High School OR to attend virtually. Once you register, Discovery will send info about how to view the sessions on-line.

    Discovery will also archive the online sessions for viewing later…I’ll post the link on the Michigan blog when they are available – usually they are posted within a few days.

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