My #DENthanks by Deborah Wrobel

Here’s another #DENthanks story that has been submitted.  At the bottom of this page, you’ll find info about giving your own #DENthanks and sharing your story.


9 years ago I was a new tech teacher and I went to a conference with many other people that did the same job as me! It was heaven to be able to share my “geekdom” with other teachers and I found this product called United Streaming was transforming my teaching with so many great videos to incorporate into my lessons. Discovery Education had a couple of presenters at the conference and I went to both. Hall Davidson was truly inspiring and my ADD mind enjoyed his zest for technology as well as his sense of humor. Jennifer Gingerich blew me away with all that she was doing in the classroom and I spoke with her after her seminar. I was invited to the Discovery event and was “hooked” ever since. There are people in your life that help transform you into a better person/teacher/leader…etc and Jennifer and Hall have made the difference for me.


This is the time of year when people share things they are thankful for.  In the DEN, we are thankful for all of you – the fantastic educators who love to share, collaborate, and learn from each other.  Working with you over the years has been wonderful and the DEN wouldn’t be what it is without you.  There are over 5,000 STARs in the DEN and we know the community has grown over the years because people have been sharing with their colleagues and showing how great the community really is.

With that in mind, we’d love to hear your DEN story of thanks.  Is there a person who got you started with the DEN?  Did some of your colleagues drag you along and now you’ll never go back?  Is there a great story about how you became more involved?  It’s time to give a big THANKS to those that have helped you.

Post it to your blog, Tweet it #DENthanks, or just email the person. Then tell us about it.

We’ve created a brief form for you to use to give thanks and tell your #DENthanks story.  We’ll be sharing these on the DEN blogs and can’t wait to hear how so many wonderful educators got involved in the DEN.


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