Join the DEN Leadership Council

Support each other.
Share your successes.
Stay active.

Does that sound like something you want to do? If so and you are a STAR Discovery Educator, we’d like to invite you to join the DEN Leadership Council (DEN LC). DEN LC members are the most active members of the DEN. They mentor new STARs and each other. DEN LC members host local events supported by Discovery Education. They support social media efforts and contribute regularly to the DEN blogs.


Being a part of the DEN Leadership Council is a commitment, but it also comes with many rewards. DEN LC Members commit to attend monthly team meetings, the LC Insider, and to remain active. By remaining actively engaged, members of the DEN LC receive a number of benefits:

  • Active voice in shaping the DEN
  • Increased networking opportunities
  • Access to the Discovery Education suite of products
  • Formal recognition (e.g., press releases, features on the DEN website, etc.)
  • Priority for exclusive events (e.g. Summer Institute, Discovery Channel events, etc.)
  • Extra thank yous sometimes (like those cool blue hoodies)

DEN LC members choose a team with whom to work. Here’s a little information about each team and what they do.

Blog/Social Media Team- Plans efforts to connect STARs through social media. Frequently contributes to the DENblogs about local and global events/interests.

Events Team- Plans local and regional events supported by Discovery Education. All members of this team are expected to support or host at least one LC event. The Spring and Fall VirtCons are perfect launching points.

Rising STARs Mentors- Works with ~25 new STARs in a structured capacity. Welcomes new STAR Discovery Educators to the community.

Innovation & Strategy Team- Provides feedback/ideas for product improvement, community enhancement.

DEN Connects Team- Creates projects and supports opportunities for educators to connect their classes with other classes involved in the project.

Partnership Ambassador Team- Shares and supports the free programs offered by Discovery Education’s partners.

We hope you’ll consider joining this group of DENspiring educators. If you are a DEN STAR and are ready to take the next step in growing with the DEN, click here to sign up for the DEN LC.  Enrollment ends April 29. If you sign up, save May 7 at 7pm ET. That’s our first meeting!


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  1. Ketsana said:

    Thank you, Porter! This is an amazing opportunity! I’m excited to be a part of it all!

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