Author Archives: Kelly Hines

DEN LC Symposium

This week the North Carolina DEN Leadership Council is in Waltham, MA at Bentley University with the DEN LC Symposium. We have a packed agenda focused on networking, continual learning and fun. Over the next few weeks, we will focus on sharing the things we are learning with you and making sure that we keep the

Check it out!

If you are looking for an excellent way to spend your summer while also enhancing your professional teaching and learning, look no further.   Jeff Utecht has completed his first book, Reach, and is offering it as a free download. Don’t miss this great opportunity to learn about building communities and networks for professional development.         

DENny Awards

Last night, DEN awarded its annual DENny Awards. Check out the results HERE! We would like to send out a very special congratulations to our own Conni Mulligan, who received a DENny Leadership Award. Way to go Conni! Photo Credit: Free Fun Happy Colorful Birthday Party Balloons  by Pink Sherbert Photography on Flickr

DEN Geocaching Day 2010

All across the United States Discovery educators met to learn about geocaching and how to use it in the classroom. We had several events across North Carolina, including one in the eastern region at Lawson Creek Park in New Bern. A huge thank you goes out to Todd Williamson, a DEN Star from Broad Creek

End of the Year Activities

It’s hard to believe, but the 2009-2010 school year is wrapping up for most of us. While we are juggling end of year activities, report cards, testing and much more, it is important that we keep our students engaged and focused. Here are some great ideas and resources for making your last weeks of school

Teacher Leadership: The Ostrich Syndrome

Head in the sand or stick your neck out? Those are often the choices that we, as teachers, face when offered leadership opportunities. Teacher Leadership is an integral part of leading and learning in our schools and classrooms. We often underestimate the power of influence that we possess as individuals, schools and larger groups when dealing