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STARs in the News: Joquetta Johnson

STARs in the News: Joquetta Johnson

As we’ve known for a long time, the DEN Community is full of the brightest and best educators around. Recently, I came across an article about Joquetta Johnson. Joquetta is a library media specialist in Baltimore County Schools and is quite the ed tech evangelist. The first time I met Joquetta was at DENapalooza Washington,

STARs in the News: Cheryl Lykowski

STAR Discovery Educators are doing great things in their classrooms each day and we don’t often get the chance to visit those rooms and see educators in action. Last year, I was fortunate enough to visit Michigan DEN STAR and LC member Cheryl Lykowski’s classroom. Cheryl does some pretty great things with her second graders

STARs in the News: Claire Kreuger

Claire Kreuger is one of those special teachers whose passion and creativity take her to places not everyone goes. Her efforts to teach Treaty Education to her students combined with technology and creativity has been recognized by the Canadian Education Association with the Ken Spencer Award for Innovative Teaching Award. She is among 7 people

STARs in the News: Joli Barker and Elaine Plybon

Late last week, the National School Boards Association’s (NSBA) Technology Leadership Network (TLN) announced its “20 to Watch” honorees for 2013-2014. It comes as no surprise that the list includes STAR Discovery Educators Joli Barker and Elaine Plybon, two DENmazing Texas educators. Take a minute to send a little congratulations their way via Twitter or

STARs in the News: Heidi Morgan

Illinois DEN STAR Heidi Morgan, was selected as a MIDWEST SPOTLIGHT EDUCATOR for 2014 for the METC Conference. This recognition honor leaders from the region in education technology, whose practices are making a difference for students as well as teachers. Heidi also presented at last year’s DEN Fall VirtCon.  You can view her archived presentation here. Read more

STARs in the News: Brian Slope

Kids loves apps, right? Do you think kids like making apps? Students working with Pennsylvania DEN STAR Brian Slope are finding out just how great it is to design their own apps. Brian teaches an app development course this year at his high school. The local college has started one as well and asked him to

STARs in the News: Lindsay Morhart

Lindsay Morhart, a DEN Leadership Council member from Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, is the latest DEN STAR in the news!  Lindsay’s grade three students, known as Morhart’s Minions, have been sharing their learning on their blogs and the local newspaper recently came into her classroom to see the great work her students were doing.  Lindsay recently

STARs in the News: Anthony Grisillo

Pennsylvania DEN STAR Anthony Grisillo was recently named  2014 Pennsylvania Teacher of the Year during a Keystone Awards of Excellence event in Hershey, PA.  An educator in the Rose Tree Media School District, Anthony teaches students in the district’s Academically Gifted Program at both Glenwood and Media elementary schools. One fun aspect of the awards celebration

STARs in the News: Diane Ripollone

North Carolina DEN STAR Diane Ripollone was recently chosen for the Siemens STEM Academy Research Experience. During the experience, she took part in a research opportunity with George Last, a geologist working on the Coyote Canyon Mammoth Dig Site. Three other teachers made up their team and for two weeks they researched the dig site.

STARs in the News: C.J. Fattig

Idaho DEN STAR and Wendell School District teacher, C.J. Fattig, wrote a grant to remodel her non-science classroom into a Science classroom. The $20,000 grant was awarded by the Monsanto Fund and it will enable her to put in plumbing, a tile floor to replace the carpet, a ventilation system, and science tables to replace