Author Archives: dave kootman

Team DEN – Fontana Unified School District

Team DEN – Fontana Unified School District

After an incredible weekend at the San Francisco Grand Prix of Cycling, I have had some time to reflect on what I gained from this amazing experience.  I was impressed by what good role models these athletes are and how dedicated they are to what they do.  I was able to mingle Sunday evening at

Discovery Pro Cycling Team… The Real Deal!

          What a day it has been… but tonight was my favorite part!  All too often, when we see sports figures we categorize them in a class their own.  Far from “normal.”  They take on a “super star” status.  I see this in kids, as well as adults. Tonight the riders of

The Ride of a Lifetime for 2 Discovery Educators

   I think it would be safe to say that Ken Decroo of Fontana and Skip Johnson of San Bruno, along with their families, experienced the ride of their life today at San Francisco’s Grand Prix Pro Cycling Event.  First and foremost, we must thank the incredible Pro Cycling Team Staff.  From the time we

The Big Race… from the eyes of Skip

I am the principal of El Crystal Elementary School in the San Bruno Park School District, in San Bruno, California. I attended the San Francisco Grand Prix yesterday with my wife Anne as guests of the Discovery Educator Network and Discovery Channel.  My wife and I had no idea what to expect from this event

Cycling: A sport in the purest form

I just witnessed a race on a grand scale, in its purest form.  We spent the day as specia l guests of the Discovery Channel. I had never participated or watch a bicycle race in such comfort!  We spent the day at the Discovery Pavilion right next to the start/finish line.  We were pampered with

San Francisco Grand Prix of Cycling

After a hectic day of travel, my wife Tammy, son Sam and I reached our hotel here in San Francisco. Tomorrow begins a major event in cycling, the San Francisco Grand Prix of cycling.  I have attended and participated in many cycling events in North America. Tammy and I just finished the Cool Breeze Century

One Click Away… Websites, Projects, and Beyond

Several of the applications I read through today, included links to some incredible websites and projects that they had been working on.  I wanted to create a posting area for you to share some of your favorite educational websites. I didn’t want to just copy and paste the websites you listed here, because I felt

Going Beyond the Four Walls…

For the 5th year in a row, San Francisco will host a Grand Prix event for the Pro Cycling Team, where 160 world class riders will wind themselves through the steep and crooked streets.  Eight members of Discovery’s Pro Cycling Team, led by George Hincapie, will take on this grueling 108 mile race.  Can you

Discover More…

Being “Fresh out of the Classroom,” as some have referred to me as, especially since I still get excited about free notebooks and pens, and brand new to the “Corporate” world, I have had such incredible adventures over the last few months as I acquaint myself more to Discovery.  As I have traveled around demonstrating

Let's Learn About Each Other!

Hello to the new California DEN team!  My name is Jannita and I am the Discovery Educator Network Manager for Southern California… however lately I have been spending a lot of time up north as well, as our Northern CA DEN members would say.  I am thrilled to be part of such a dynamic initiative.