Author Archives: Diana Laufenberg

Live from Mission Control… Mars calling!

Live from Mission Control… Mars calling!

Darcy White, Alison Oswald-Keene, Justin Karkow and I (Diana Laufenberg) were just treated to an amazing event at Jet Propulsion Laboratories in Pasadena, CA. About two hours ago we were on site watching as the information reported in on the Phoenix Mars Lander landing. Just a few minutes ago, mission control and the scientists at

Batter UP!

The latest DEN event couldn’t be more relevant to the great state of Arizona, home to Spring Training!  Let’s get those email addy books out, fire off some IM’ s and blog away to grow our AZ DEN!!!  Here is how it all works… DEN Spring Training is back! This year the DEN coaches are

Reaching for the Stars Technology Conference

Connect with educators from across the state during this unique professional development experience.  The Reaching for the Stars Technology Conference is an event that provides educators a unique opportunity to experience hands-on, quality professional development.   We will kick-off the event on Friday with a gallery walk displaying student work and a keynote address from

Virtually Conferencing in Snowflake!

So…. it’s Saturday and here we all sit, in Snowflake, AZ.  Through the efforts of Vicki Schmidt and Brian Weir, we are treated to the comfort of a lovely lab in Snowflake High School and access to a wealth of great information from the DEN.  There are about 20 of us watching and learning.  At the

AzTEA Upcoming Event

  On January 26th, Dr. Tim Tyson will be a part of the second AzTEA conference of the season in Tucson at the 16th Annual Teaching and Technology conference.  The theme of the day will focus on Students in a Global Village.     Tim Tyson will be presenting sessions titled From Classroom Knowledge to Global Contribution,

AZ Tax Credit Time Again!

It is that time of year again when our pocketbooks are empty, exhausted from another holiday season!  If there is still a penny or two around, I would highly suggest digging deep to particpate in the Arizona Tax Credit Program.  There is almost no way to ever direct your tax dollars to a specific program

Just in time for the holidays

  The season of giving is upon us and this is a limited and unique opportunity for starting your holiday shopping a little early.  One Laptop Per Child is offering the chance to buy one of the new XO laptops that are being distributed worlwide.  The program is called “Give One, Get One” where you can donate

LIVE from Sedona with AFI and DEN

I hope all of you are enjoying a lovely weekend in Arizona.  I know that we are having a blast here in Sedona with Joe Brennan and a bevy of enthusiastic DEN members.  For a photo recap please visit our pix of the day.  Here is a taste of the fun!         

AzTEA will be holding three regional conferences again this year in Arizona. Peak Performance Conference in Flagstaff on November 3rd Teaching and Technology in Tucson on January 26th Way out West in Glendale at ASU-West on May 3rd The keynote for all three conferences is Dr. Tim Tyson.  Dr. Tyson will be speaking and presenting on a range