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TN DEN to Meet for Sundown in the City!

TN DEN to Meet for Sundown in the City!

Calling all TN DEN members! We are about to launch our first official get-together in East Tennessee.  Thursday, May 3rd, we will meet in Knoxville for the weekly downtown summer concert series, "Sundown in the City." We will meet and greet outside the Preservation Pub on Market Square to the right of the Sundown stage

DEN at NECC 2007

There are plans in the works for a DEN gathering at NECC in Atlanta!  In order to make this a successful event, we need all DEN members to take a short survey.  Literally, it is only two clicks and you’re done! You can access the survey by clicking here. Thanks for your help!  It could

Civil War Institute in Chattanooga

The Civil War Preservation Trust (CWPT) will be conducting a teacher institute in Chattanooga from 8:00am Friday, 20 July through 1:00pm Sunday, 22 July 2007.  There   will be a combination of content sessions, teaching strategy sessions,  receptions, meals, and tours of the Chattanooga area battlefields.  Teachers are responsible for their own room and travel, but meals

A Call Out to All Social Studies Teachers

I know it is short notice, but the following information was sent to me by Karla Halcomb about a week ago.  I apologize for the lateness in getting it posted! . American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS is pleased to announce a new fellowship opportunity for elementary, middle, and secondary school teachers of social studies,

Memphis LC Posts New Podcast!

Cindy Putnam alerted me to a podcast website for Memphis City Schools.  I’ve been listening to some of them, and they are awesome!  It makes me really jealous that our system is so "behind the times"!  I’ve now added this site to my favorites list so I can continue to learn from our partners across

Remembering Virginia Tech Victims

I just received this from Karla Halcomb today.  Sorry it is posted a little late, but please read… SAIC to Make Virginia Tech Contribution, Support "Orange and Maroon Effect" Day 18 Apr 2007 SAIC has a large contingent of Virginia Tech alumni as employees and many SAIC employees have sons, daughters or relatives who attend

Confirmation of National Institutes

4, 3, 2, 1…. That’s right… the final countdown in rolling!  3 days left to make sure you have your application in to the National Institutes. I have to tell you, I went to the National Institute last year in Silver Spring, Maryland, and it was a turning point for me.  I learned so much

DEN Reminders!

Calling all DEN members in Tennessee! Don’t forget to post your DEN events for the Spring Training Promotion.  You can post them here.  Three events by June qualifies you for a DEN baseball cap! Also, there is still time to register for one of the Summer Institutes.  The three possibilities include Maryland, California, and a

I-lighter Working Out the Bugs

i-lighter is an interesting little tool that I am trying to decide if I really like or not.  i-light is a free download that allows you to highlight text on any webpage, add your own notes, and then save the highlighted text and notes in a file for later review. I had a little trouble

The Story of Movies

I just received John Norton’s "Of Particular Interest" email newsletter for middle school teachers.  His review of The Story of Movies website caught my attention, so I took a brief trip over there. The Story of Movies currently offers 3 DVD curriculum choices: The Day the Earth Stood Still, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, and