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DEN UP Newsletter September 2012


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Back to school issue of the DEN UP Newsletter

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DEN UP Newsletter September 2012

  1. 1. ISSUE NO. 2 DEN UP DISCOVERY EDUCATOR NETWORK / SEPTEMBER 2012 “TECH” This Out! Integration Station:Welcome back to the 2012-2013school year! As you settle into Presidential Election & Mars Missionanother year we would like to sharesome of the amazing resources theDEN has created over the summer.DEN OPEN HOUSE SERIESDo you want toknow moreabout theDEN? We arehosting a seriesof virtualhouse events Presidential Election: Mars Curiosity Mission:where you canlearn ABOUT the community FROM As our country gears up for the Curiosity has landed on Mars!the community. Each open house willfeature DEN STARs as they talk about November election Discovery Discovery Education is buildingintegrating digital media in the Education is working hard to upon this fantastic feat byclassroom and share their favorite provide up to date resources to bringing NASA’s latest mission totips and tricks. Click HERE for more discuss the election with your schools everywhere through thisinformation and to register. middle school students. Check site: http://CONNECTED EDUCATOR MONTH back frequently as resources are past August the DEN added weekly: curiosity/mars.cfmparticipated in the first annual DEElectionConnected Educator Month. ClickHERE to access our Collective BrainWebinar series where members of theDEN shared their favorite resourceswith the community. MUST SEE STUDENT CENTER PARTNERS IN EDUCATIONIf you have logged-in to DE recently you have International Dot Day Discovery Education and the American Eggprobably noticed some new features and Board recently announced the “Be a Goodfunctionality. Discovery Education has been On September 15th, Egg” contest. The school with the mostworking around the clock over the summer innovative educators contest entries will receive a $5,000months to build an even better DE. Check celebrate International educational grant for a health or nutritionout all of the exciting changes to the DE Site Dot Day by making initiative. Anyone can enter the contest onceby attending one of the Back To School time to encourage daily through November 15th.Visit http://webinars. To register visit: http:// their students’ creativity. Click HERE for more information. register.
  2. 2. DEN STAR Embracing Technology through Flipped Classrooms ONE TEACHER’S JOURNEY TO INSPIRE OTHERS On May 19th we hosted a Day of Discovery in Miami. A few weeks later, DEN STAR Glenda Moton reached out to us to share what she had done after being inspired by a “Flipping Your Classroom” session she attended at the DoD. It was such an inspiring story we decided to feature Glenda’s story on our national DEN blog. You can read her story by clicking here.SPOTLIGHTName: Glenda MotonDistrict: Miami-Dade Interested in learning more about Flipping Your Classroom?County Public Schools To watch our archived webinar click HERE.School: EducationTransformation Office Want to see a sample? Click HERE to see a lecture, paper slide and music video from Dr. Lodge.Role: Science CurriculumSupport SpecialistNumber of years ineducation: 10 BITS AND BYTES FROM THE DENWhy I became a STAR:I am passionate aboutteaching and enjoy sharingresources with teachersfrom all over the world. It’sgreat to know that I haveaccess to a network ofprofessionals who inspire Back to School Advice by DEN STAR David Andrademe to go beyond the while integrating back-to-school-here-are-some-great-resources-for-all-educators/real life experiences inscience through the use oftechnology in the classroom. Learning to Blog by Jannita DemianSpecial Recognition Glenda for the-filter-barrier-blogging-and-facebook-in-your-class/being highlighted on thenational DEN Blog! Thank STAR Stories featuring Brian Harrisonyou for sharing yourinspiring story. star-stories-brian-harrison/ ELL Strategies using DE presented by Jannita Demian
  3. 3. Hangin’ Out THE DEN SCRAPBOOK with Gin & Jannita DEN Directors Common Core Bootcamp Academy- ••• Albuquerque[As part of our monthly DEN UPNewsletter, Gin and Jannita will hosta Google + Hangout to introduce theissue and talk about all things DEN.Enjoy the September hangouthere: ]What a busy summer! The DENSummer Institute in Bozeman, aCommon Core Bootcamp Academy inAlbuquerque, and Days of Discoveryin Las Vegas were just a few of theevents we hosted over the summermonths. As the summer comes to aclose and we begin a new school yearwe wanted to take a moment to share DEN STARs from Albuquerque, Miami and Charlotte explore Yellowstone during DENSIsome exciting new opportunities withyou.DEN CONNECTS DEN SUMMER INSTITUTE SUMMARY THE “BULLEDEN” BOARD PROJECTWe are proud to introduce a new, From July 21st-July 26th 126 We have an exciting new project toinnovative program built by DEN educators came together in Bozeman, announce called the BulleDEN BoardSTARs during the DEN Summer MT to attended DENSI, a week-long Project. We are looking for the bestInstitute. Each month, DEN Connects intensive professional development bulletin boards out there. DEN STARswill provide a theme, mini-lessons, event. Participants attended inspiring who submit an entry will be in thedigital dive scavenger hunts and keynotes and concurrent sessions running to win a Google Nexus 7opportunities for your class to during the day followed by tablet! Click HERE for all the details.connect with other classes networking events in the evening.participating. Visit Take a few minutes to explore all today to sign the amazing resources captured onup! ScoopIt: densi2012  THE DEN: HOW DO I JOIN THE FUN? Share your ideas! Stay Connected!What would you like to see in the next DEN UP The DEN strives to connect educators to their mostNewsletter? Do you have a tip or trick to share with the valuable resource.....each other! To learn more aboutcommunity? Email your suggestions to how to connect with the DEN, or — Gin and Jannita