Day of Discovery at Biltmore!

Yes, our first ever tri-state Day of Discovery at the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC, is officially over.  But the impact of that day continues!

Over 140 educators from three states began their day at 8:30 playing DENgo and getting to know one another a little better.  By 9, Jennifer Dorman and Justin Karkow were welcoming everyone and giving a quick overview of the DE Streaming site for those who were new to the DEN.

The day continued with two breakout sessions.  Jen Dorman and our very own Teryl Magee showed us ways to use DE Streaming more effectively in Language Arts and Social Studies.  Justin Karkow and NC DEN LC member Kelly Hines demonstrated ways to utilize streaming in the STEM areas of Math and Science.  Even during the lunch break several attended a short demonstration of DE Assessment!

Our final presentation was from the education team of the Biltmore House itself.  We were shown many of the ways the tour will change toward the end of May, so even if you’ve been recently you will be amazed at the changes if you go again during the summer.  Most of the attendees then took a guided tour of the house while others visited the beautiful gardens now in full bloom highlighting Biltmore’s gorgeous tulip collection.

If you missed the day, here are some resources to help you catch up!

Video archive of the sessions

Justin Karkow’s Flickr group of pictures (great job!)

An Animoto of the day (with a final picture of my district’s teachers….so glad you made it!)

For those that DID attend, be sure and fill out the feedback form you received from Justin by email. After filling out the form you will have access to the PPT files used by Jen and Justin during the day.  You will also get to print out your certificate of attendance from there.

What a great day for our three states!  Thanks Discovery!

Look for a follow-up post about the education opportunities at Biltmore.


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  1. Yvonne Rittenhouse said:

    Tim! This was such a fantastic day, & I’m so glad to have been a part of it. Love the jazzy Animoto — what a Guru!

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