DEN Opportunities and Deadlines

The poets claim that April is the cruelest month, but those of us in the DEN know April is the BUSIEST month. With that in mind, her is your list of opportunities and deadlines.

Upcoming Webinars:
Register at:

The Way I See It with Dr. Temple Grandin
Tuesday, April 13 at 7 PM ET

Dr. Temple Grandin gets down to the REAL issues of autism, the ones parents, teachers, and individuals on the spectrum face every day. Temple offers helpful do’s and don’ts, practical strategies, and try-it-now tips, all based on her “insider” perspective and a great deal of research.

Celebrating Our Past and Future Efforts to Conserve Our Oceans with Philippe Cousteau
Wednesday, April 14 at 1 PM ET

Earth Day turns 40 this year. To celebrate, join Philippe Costeau, grandson of Jacques Cousteau, as he shares his experiences as a prominent environmentalist working toward the protection of our oceans. Philippe serves as Chief Spokesperson for Environmental Education for Discovery Education and often hosts programs on the Discovery Channel, Planet Green, and Animal Planet.

EdTechConnect with Leslie Fisher: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly: Taking Digital Pictures Effectively
Wednesday, April 21 at 7 PM ET

Leslie Fisher has been fortunate enough to learn her digital photography skills from some of the biggest and brightest in the industry. This presentation will go over examples and methods to take better digital pictures. Everything from composition, lighting, flash techniques and point and shoot camera settings will be discussed. Time permitting, Leslie will show you some of her favorite Photoshop tips to help you enhance your digital images.

Win a Free Lab Coat

The first 100 educators to sha
re two or more resources on the STEM Academy website will win a limited edition (and really, really cool) lab coat. Share your STEM resources today!

And while you are visiting the STEM Academy website, you might want to check out the archived webinars. by the Siemens STEM Academy. This phenomenal series has included other such notable names as Garth Gundem, and Michio Kaku.

Win the Tools You Need for Your 21st Century Classroom
Register to win an interactive whiteboard, notebook computers, wireless cart, projector and document camera from CDW-G. You are only a click away from
winning, and you can enter every day!

DEN Spring Training 2010: Now to May 21

Spring Training is in full force. Calculate your DEN Activity Level (DAL), share what you know, upload a resource and earn some really cool DEN swag. There are so many ways you can win some sway, so you will want to check out the details on the DEN blog.

Siemens STEM Institute: Deadline April 16

Interested? Read the FAQ document, Check out the blog for more information and then click here to apply. This is an amazing opportunity for teachers. Hope you apply.

Spring Virtual Conferene 2010: April 24

Connect the Thoughts: While we always have an exceptional lineup for our Virtual Conferences, we’re especially excited about the speakers slated to present this year. DEN Guru Lee Kolbert will kick off the day, with presentations from Dean Shareski, STAR Discovery Educator Carol Anne McGuire, and Christina Asquith.DEN team members Matt, Lindsay and Lance round things off, for one of the most unique days of professional development you’ll find. Attend online, attend in person, attend in your pajamas if you like! Click here to register and see what in-person events are available.

Summer Institute 2010: Application Extension April 26

The DEN Summer Institute for 2010 will take place from July 18-23, 2010 at Bentley University in Waltham, MA just twenty minutes west of Boston. Attendees will have the opportunity to connect with fellow STAR Discovery Educators from all over during an exclusive, intensive, week-long networking and professional development event. Click here to apply!

Leadership Council Elections: Now to April 30

Last year we started an annual process where any STAR in the community can take the lead with our DEN Leadership Councils. It’s that time of the year again when our STARs can express interest in staying active as a LC member, joining an existing LC or helping to launch a new LC. From now until April 30, 2010 you have the opportunity to become part of the DEN Leadership Councils for 2010-2011.

  • Any STAR can help take the lead, but this year we have decided that it is in the best interest of the community to keep the Chair, Events Coordinator and Blog Coordinator positions for existing LCs intact, thus making these positions a two-year term.
  • STARs who want to continue to serve on an existing LC or join an existing LC can express their interest by completing this form.
  • For STARs in states where a leadership council is not currently formed, express your interest here and select DEN LC as your leadership council. If we have enough STARs express interest in a given state we will form a new leadership council. Otherwise, these STARs will be part of the overall DEN Leadership Council. More information can be found on the DEN blog.

Coming Attractions:

DEN National Geocaching Day: May 22

DENny Awards: May 25

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