Take the Lead! Join a DEN Leadership Council

den globe smallWe’re looking for a few good DEN (sorry, couldn’t resist)!

Seriously, the DEN has doubled in size since last year and this amazing growth has a lot to do with our incredible DEN Leadership Councils.  We are in awe of the work they have volunteered to do to make the DEN community what it is today.  Wouldn’t you love to be part of these incredible groups of STAR DEs?  Now’s your chance.

In order to provide the necessary support to ever-growing state-level DEN communities, give new STAR Discovery Educators the opportunity to take an active leadership role with the DEN, and allow current LC members a break (if they choose) we are starting an annual LC election process.

From now until Friday, May 15, 2009 you have the opportunity to express interest in staying active as an LC member, joining an exisiting LC or helping to launch a new LC.

Every STAR Discovery Educator is encouraged to formally express his/her interest by completing the self-nomination form.  You will select which leadership role(s) you are interested in as well as provide a brief statement of interest that will serve as your “campaign speech” should someone else wish to be considered for the same leadership role.

In order to be considered for the Chair, Blog Coordinator or Events Coordinator roles you must serve on the DEN LC for at least one year as part of the Events Team or Blog Team.  For new LCs this does not apply.

For more details about the DEN Leadership Councils including the roles, responsibilities, benefits and the election process please read the DEN LC Overview.

If you have any questions, please post them as comments so everyone can see the response.


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  1. Meg Griffin said:

    One of the best things about the DEN (and there are many!) is that we, the teachers, ARE the DEN. For the DEN to continue to grow and be as fabulous as it is, we need people involved in the Leadership Councils. Consider joining your state’s LC….or, consider starting a LC.

  2. Lee said:

    Great idea! I just applied but even if I don’t “make the cut,” I’m happy to help out in any capacity where help is needed. BTW: I love the title, “We’re Looking For a Few Good Den!”

  3. Harry Anderson said:

    This is a wonderful idea and I am very anxious to be a part of it. If selected, we will have a rip snortin’ DEN in Tennessee.

  4. Eva Harvell said:

    Does Mississippi have a current leadership council??

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