Tag Archives: Friends of the DEN

North America Live on Discovery Channel & Discovery Education

If you enjoyed Planet Earth, Life, and Frozen Planet get ready for this new series from the Discovery Channel by engaging your students with a number of opportunities from Discovery Education. Take advantage of the special CD/DVD just for STAR Discovery Educators that includes an episode of North America and several songs from the soundtrack. See Chad’s Teacher

#DENChat 8: Let Their Passions Shine

Last week Paula Naugle led the #DENChat in a wonderful conversation about how teachers are igniting the passion for learning in their students.  In an age where we are bombarded with reports of how testing is stifling teaching, teachers are still finding ways to let their kids passions shine through. You can read through the

Two Free #STEM Webinar Events Next Week

  Join us next week for two webinars presented by Discovery Education and the Siemens Foundation.  Register today to receive reminder emails as well as follow-up resources from these great events. Cache In, Trash Out for Earth Day Week: a Geocaching 101 Webinar for Educators For Educators – Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at 7pm ET Presented by

#DENChat 4 Archived

Last Thursday the DEN once again met on Twitter at 8 PM ET for #DENChat Number Four!   Paula Naugle led us in a discussion of how teachers are connecting their classrooms.  The ways this is being done are nearly as many as their are DEN members! Looking through the archive put together by Lisa

Universal Learning Design #DENChat

Last week, Lisa Parisi hosted our fourth #DENChat centered on the question of Universal Learning Design (UDL).  Several participants (myself included) had heard of UDL, but was unfamiliar with how it plays out in the classroom.  As a result, the conversation was truly a professional development experience. And that’s a good summation of all our

Looking to spruce up your School? Today is the LAST day to enter.

Who doesn’t want $5000?  For your chance to win this nice grant opportunity head on over to TurfMutt for the Spruce Up Your School Sweepstakes. The lucky winner will have the opportunity to make his school’s play area more eco-friendly and green by adding trees, shrubbery and more.  And, there are multiple chances to win teacher/class prizes

#DENChat Tonight!

This evening, March 21st, will be our 4th #DENChat.  If you havent’ participated in one of these events yet, you have truly missed out!  But, you can still reach the archives here, here and here.  Tonight’s chat starts at 8 PM ET on Twitter. Tonight we will discuss the question, “What does a UDL classroom

The Beauty of PBL

Problem Based Learning, or PBL, is gaining ground with great momentum across the country as more and more states, districts, and local schools turn to various Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) initiatives.  And yet, some teachers appear to know very little about it.  While there is no way to give it a proper look-see