Author Archives: Tanya Gray

Countdown to Christmas

Advent calendars were a tradition at our house while our children were growing up. It was exciting just to see what shape the chocolate was under each flap. I don’t really think they even liked the chocolate. It was just the thrill of the unknown! This Countdown to Christmas wiki, an advent calendar for teachers,

Reach for the Stars with a Day of Discovery at the Kansas Cosmosphere

Join the Kansas Leadership Council and other Discovery Educators on June 5, 2009 from 8:30 to 4:00 at the KS Cosmosphere. Working in partnership with the Kansas Cosmosphere ( participants will create podcasts, enhanced podcasts, vodcasts, or even digital stories. Each participant will select one artifact from the Cosmosphere and then research additional material from

DEN Virtual Conference

Spring Into Action with the DEN and join thousands of educators who are passionate about integrating media into their instruction and collaborating with each other to improve student achievement. During this unique (and free) professional development event you have the flexibility to attend online or in-person at one of many regional events hosted by the

DEN Spring Training 2009

DEN Spring Training is here! We’ve had a lot of new recruits in the past year and we expect big things from the community this spring. Last year the stat we focused on the most was ESA (Earned STAR Average). This year we are looking for STARs who put up solid numbers in the RS

"Thinking Big as the World Gets Small"

Hall Davidson provided the keynote for the MACE conference at KSU in Manhattan on March 5, 2009. As usual, Hall’s energy and enthusiasm were contagious as teachers laughed and learned how today’s technologies can (and should) engage and teach a new generation of students. Watch the ustream of the keynote at: Thanks Dean for

Day of Discovery – A Great Success!

Around 50 educators attended the Day of Discovery at the KSU Alumni Center. Justin Karkow spent the morning sharing the basics of Discovery Education streaming and showing teachers many ways to inegrate videos, images and audio clips into their curriculum. After a fabulous box lunch provided by KSU catering, the group spent 30 minutes Speed