Author Archives: Steve Dembo

Hanging with the Gurus

Hanging with the Gurus

This week we had a fantastic conversation with our DEN Gurus via Google Hangout!  Since it was a part of Open House week, we spent some time sharing how each of them got started with the DEN and what they remembered about their experiences were with the community.  Since we have just wrapped up Connected

I pledge allegiance to the DEN!

Posted on behalf of Cindy Dunagan Oliver Wendell Holmes once said, “A moment’s insight is sometimes worth a life’s experience.”  I choose to post for Open House Week because it was exactly one year ago that I attended my first DEN event and what an excellent adventure this last year has been. On September 10,

Unlocking Creative Potential with Adobe Youth Voices

In an exciting partnership with Discovery Education, The Adobe Foundation’s Adobe Youth Voices Essentials Curriculum is helping educators unlock students’ creative potential by weaving digital media-making into their everyday teaching practices. The result?  Oneisha Freeman, an afterschool program coordinator in Atlanta, Georgia, experienced first-hand the effects of using media to engage young people.  With the Essentials

Where will your students’ stories take you?

If you teach storytelling, be it traditional or digital, you’ll definitely want to visit the fantastic resources we have available at! But that’s not what I want to talk to you about today. I want to talk to you about getting your students writing, and about you winning some fantastic prizes from Discovery Education

DEN Gurus featured in THE Journal

Who are those smiling faces being featured in THE Journal this month? None other than our very own DEN Guru class of 2010! In case you missed the announcement, our five gurus are: Traci Blazosky – Guru of Creative Construction with Multimedia Tim Childers – Guru of Project-based learning Patti Duncan – Guru of Science

Applications open for Siemens STEM Institute

Are you looking to bolster STEM learning in the classroom?  Do you want access to top STEM scientists, thought-leaders and innovators?  Then you’ll most definitely want to apply attend the Siemens STEM Institute! The Siemens STEM Institute is a one-of-a-kind immersion program that promotes hands-on, real-world integration of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) in the

Featured Leadership Council: Connecticut!

We are going to begin featuring a different leadership council every week and we’re kicking it off with our newest LC, Connecticut! The LC team is chaired by Joe Fromme, an education technology specialist for the Capitol Region Education Council (CREC) in Hartford, CT.  He recently attended the Discovery Education Network National Science Institute, where

EdTechConnect featuring Gary Stager

On Wednesday, November 18th at 7pm EST, we’re thrilled to feature Gary Stager as our EdTechConnect speaker!  There are few speakers that are more passionate, dedicated and devoted to bringing about change in education.  If you’ve never had a chance to see him present before,  you won’t want to miss this opportunity.  If you HAVE