DEN Research                         Study HighlightsTuesday, June 28, 2011
Discovery Educator Network (DEN)                                      A global community of educators                     ...
2005Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Connecting educators to                            their most valuable                          resource...each other. 1 m...
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
How much or how little has the    DEN contributed to your      professional growth?                                     We...
How has your use of technology in your work           changed over the last three years as a result of                    ...
Over half reported that DEN had been  able to help them      40.5%   with overcoming  challenges related             59.5%...
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Almost 70% of  respondents use   social media to interact with DEN   at least once a month and almost   50% use social  me...
39%                         32%                         24%Tuesday, June 28, 2011
76.1% Most of the respondents read the Weekly Update   optimally, every week. Only three of the 226 respondents (1.3%) rep...
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Challenges of Professional Growth   • Helping to integrate   technology                “When I first became a member, I bar...
In what ways has your participation in the DEN community          supported your professional growth?         52%         ...
I have said this before, and I will say                 it again - Thank you so very much to                the DEN for pr...
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Join the Community!       Become a STAR Discovery Educator         – Post on the DEN Blogs and                “Personally ...
Connect with DEN Members          Upcoming Events            – DEN Summer School Webinar              Series              ...
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DEN Research Study Highlights

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Does the DEN Impact Your Teaching & Learning?
We wanted to know just that; so we asked researchers from the Harvard Graduate School of Education to investigate. The research team conducted an online survey in March 2011 with 231 members of the DEN Leadership Council to determine how the DEN has affected their professional development, and their use of technology in their work.

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DEN Research Study Highlights

  1. 1. DEN Research Study HighlightsTuesday, June 28, 2011
  2. 2. Discovery Educator Network (DEN) A global community of educators passionate about teaching with digital media, sharing resources, collaborating, and networking. community.discoveryeducation.comTuesday, June 28, 2011
  3. 3. 2005Tuesday, June 28, 2011
  4. 4. Connecting educators to their most valuable resource...each other. 1 million+ educators reachedTuesday, June 28, 2011
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  7. 7. How much or how little has the DEN contributed to your professional growth? We all can learn so much from each other, and it helps immensely to have such a great collective brain to connect to when I need help. 89.2% answered “tremendously” or “very much”Tuesday, June 28, 2011
  8. 8. How has your use of technology in your work changed over the last three years as a result of your participation in DEN? 97% indicated that the DEN had improved and increased their use of technology in some wayTuesday, June 28, 2011
  9. 9. Over half reported that DEN had been able to help them 40.5% with overcoming challenges related 59.5% to technology use at work.Tuesday, June 28, 2011
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  11. 11. Almost 70% of respondents use social media to interact with DEN at least once a month and almost 50% use social media to interact with DEN at least once a week. #DENpreconTuesday, June 28, 2011
  12. 12. 39% 32% 24%Tuesday, June 28, 2011
  13. 13. 76.1% Most of the respondents read the Weekly Update optimally, every week. Only three of the 226 respondents (1.3%) reported reading the Update less than once a month.Tuesday, June 28, 2011
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  17. 17. Challenges of Professional Growth • Helping to integrate technology “When I first became a member, I barely knew how to check my school email. I had • Providing access to created one powerpoint in my professional lifetime, and had bungled its use badly at practical resources a conference. I wasnt really excited about trying to integrate technology any further! • Networking with Now, I use technology every day with my students. I create lessons that integrate colleagues media and provide instruction for my students in how to use internet resources • Keeping up with and create projects using media.” current trendsTuesday, June 28, 2011
  18. 18. In what ways has your participation in the DEN community supported your professional growth? 52% 16% building a keeping up with network of current trends colleagues 4% 15% enriching developing practice withleadership skills new ideas 21% 8% integrating increasing technology confidenceTuesday, June 28, 2011
  19. 19. I have said this before, and I will say it again - Thank you so very much to the DEN for providing exciting ways to be a great teacher!!!! Teachers are constantly asking me, ‘Where did you learn that?’ My response, ‘The Discovery Educator Network! You should join it.’Tuesday, June 28, 2011
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  21. 21. Join the Community! Become a STAR Discovery Educator – Post on the DEN Blogs and “Personally and professionally, I am more excited Discussions Forums about learning than I ever have been. I attribute it to the DEN.” – Search, download and upload resources via the DEN Educator Resources library – Participate in special promotions and contests – Attend online professional development events – Order materials for your training events – Receive invitations to exclusive Discovery events – Attend local, regional and state-level DEN events – Apply for the DEN Summer Institute – And more! community.discoveryeducation.comTuesday, June 28, 2011
  22. 22. Connect with DEN Members Upcoming Events – DEN Summer School Webinar Series • August 1-4 (11 AM to 2 PM ET) • Digital Storytelling, Science and Hot Topics – Annual streamathon • September 14 – Fall Virtual Conference • October 22 Hear what the community has to say about the DEN http://tinyurl.com/DENsummer2011 community.discoveryeducation.comTuesday, June 28, 2011

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