DEN Spring Training 2010

(This is a re-post from the National DEN Blog via Lance Rougeux)


pitcherWelcome to DEN Spring Training 2010!  From now until May 21st STAR Discovery Educators have the opportunity to show how active they are in the DEN.  Below are twenty challenges that test whether you are still working your way up from the Grapefruit League or if you are ready for Cooperstown.

Take a look and then calculate your own DEN Activity Level (DAL) using the following formula.

Add up the total number of STARs earned and divide by 42.  Multiply this number by 23.  The result is your DAL.

Hall of Famer
Major Leaguer
Minor Leaguer

Minor League
(1 STAR each, possible 6 STARs)

Subscribe to the Global DEN Blog

Register for the DENny Awards – May 25, 2010

Become a fan of Discovery Student Adventures on Facebook

Follow the DEN on Twitter

Sign up to win a wireless lab by May 4, 2010

Read the DEN Weekly Update every Friday

Major League
(2 STARs each, possible 12 STARs)

Add a STAR badge to your blog, website or Twitter
About the DEN > DEN Badges

Take the “It’s 21 Just Pass” quiz

Explore one of the eBooks or virtual labs on the Siemens We Can Change the World website

Check out the student projects on the Discovery Education Wilkes University Instructional Media Program site or drop by the Instructional Media blog

Design the car of the future using the new virtual design lab

Encourage a colleague to apply to become a STAR Discovery Educator

(3 STARs each, possible 12 STARs)

Have 10 colleagues sign up to win a wireless lab by May 4, 2010

Watch all five videos of Hall and Steve at Web 20.10

Attend a webinar and get a screenshot of yourself saying that
you’re proud to be a STAR

Nominate a student for the Young Scientist Challenge

Hall of Fame
(4 STARs each, possible 12 STARs)

Apply, or get a colleague to apply, for the Siemens STEM Institute by April 16, 2010

Comment on at least one post on every Leadership Council blog

Tell us how being a member of the DEN community translates to having a positive impact on your students.

Two Special Spring Training Signing Bonuses

  1. After you calculate your DAL host an event on your home field and share some of the 20 challenges with your teammates.  You don’t have to share them all, but your DEN coaches certainly would be impressed if you did. Then report your DEN Spring Training event and receive a set of three DEN recycling bags perfect for creating a recycling station in your classroom.
  2. Pad your stats by uploading at least one resource to the DEN Educator Resources library.  Tell us what you uploaded, give us your uniform size and we’ll send you a Discovery Education “Beyond the Textbook” t-shirt.

Report your event and/or resource at:

Download the DEN Spring Training 2010 flyer here.


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