Tag Archives: STARS

What do teachers do when it snows?

What do teachers do when it snows?

What do tech-savvy teachers do when school is cancelled? A. Sleep in B. Catch up on emails C. Use their children as guinea pigs D. Try out new web tools E. ALL OF THE ABOVE I am taking a wild guess that many of you chose E. ( unless you don’t have children)  With the exception

Meeting a Hero

Last year at this time we all marveled and rejoiced as we watched the miracle of Captain “Sulley” Sullenberg landing a disabled US Airways jet on the Hudson River.  The plane stayed intact and all passengers and crew survived!  This year courtesy of the DEN, Donna Criswell, the Chair of the Massachusetts Leadership Council, attended

DEN STARs present at MassCUE

Massachusetts DEN STARs will be doing three presentations at MassCUE this week.  All their presentations will be on Wednesday.  Kathy Schrock, Director of Technology for the Nauset Public Schools in Orleans will be a spotlight presenter.  She will be addressing Winning Strategies to Conquer Information Overload. Kathy Schrock Beth Knittle, the District K-12 Technology Integration

Focus on Massachusetts STARs: Introducing Sara Fischer

    Sara Fischer, 5th Grade Teacher, Israel Loring Elementary School, Sudbury, MA  01776 Sara has worked on many technology related projects throughout her 8 eight at the Loring Elementary school.  Sara’s teaching skills are exemplary and apparent in the day to day happenings in her classroom.  Her students are attentive and eager to learn

Meet the Massachusetts Blog Team

  Robin Talkowski, Coordinator Robin Talkowski is a Reading Specialist at the John Glenn Middle School in Bedford.  She has been teaching for 15 years.   Robin also provides a number of professional development opportunities for her colleagues on Project CRISS and Thinking Maps.  She also services as the facilitator for the year long New Teacher

Focus on Massachusetts STARs: Introducing Laura Burney

Laura Burney, grade 4 teacher at the Israel Loring Elementary School in Sudbury, MA. Laura Burney has been a classroom teacher for grades 3-6 since 1992.  Currently a 4th grade teacher at the Israel Loring Elementary School in Sudbury, MA, Laura has sought many leadership roles in Mathematics and Technology within her district.  In addition

DEN Leadership Council Symposium

The Discovery Education Network held a Leadership Symposium for three days in June at the Discovery headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland.  Donna Criswell, Massachusetts Leadership Council Chair, and Robin Talkowski, Massachusetts Blog Coordinator attended the event  with other Council members from across the United States.  We had a great time learning about the recent changes