Author Archives: Dean Mantz

Join the KS DEN LC for an Educational “Discovery”

Join the KS DEN LC for an Educational “Discovery”

The Kansas Discovery Education Network Leadership Council wants to invite all DEN STARS and fellow teachers to the 2015 MACE Conference educational “Discovery” gathering. The LC is looking to promote this global community through conversation shaped around your needs for professional development connecting various aspects of Discovery Education. Check out the Thinglink embed for various

We Love Challenges!

What do you think of when the month of February appears on your calendar? Is it Ground Hog’s Day? What about President’s Day? Black History month? Well, our bet would be Valentine’s Day as the common event one associates with the month of February. In staying with the theme of Valentine’s Day, the Kansas DEN

DENapalooza Visits the Yellow Brick Road

The Kansas DEN Leadership Council wants to invite all Discovery Education subscribers and STAR educators to participate in DENapalooza Wichita. On Saturday, August 23, Discovery Education will be offering a FREE day of professional development and connecting with your peers at Challenger Middle School in Goddard, KS. The day will start at 9am with formal

If you give a DEN Guru an iPad…

Please allow me to introduce myself, my name is Dean Mantz. I have been teaching since 1994 in Central Kansas. My connection to Discovery Education goes back to the early days of the DEN and United Streaming. The DEN has been a major player in how I taught my history classes and developed as an

Last Call Kansas!

KS STARS! You are invited to meet some of the faces behind Discovery Education! On January 22 at Hero’s in Old Town in Downtown Wichita, leaders from Discovery Education will be there including Lance Rougeux, Jenny Bradbury, and Joe Diaz. They will be at Hero’s around 7:30 and would love to meet and greet with

Last Call for Kansas Virtual Conference

The Kansas DEN LC invite you to attend the Day of Discovery Tech or Treat Virtual Conference in Goddard, Kansas at Challenger Intermediate School (335 North Walnut Street, see map below). October 20th is a day that is sure to be a lot of fun, and classroom changing! This year’s presenters are absolutely amazing and

Kansas’s New Rising STAR

The Kansas Discovery Education Leadership Council would like to extend an warm welcome to Gail Ramirez for reaching DEN STAR status. Welcome to the family and we look forward to seeing you at our upcoming events.

What Does A 21st Century Classroom Look Like?

I am currently working with pre-service students attending Sterling College as well as facilitating the “Technology in the Classroom” course online.  In trying to explain what a 21st Century Classroom and Technology Integration should look like I wanted to show off the power of my PLN.  Therefore, I ask that my PLN members and blog