It’s not a religion or a cult (though it might feel like that when you are at a Discovery Educator Network event). The DEN is a “is a global community of educators passionate about teaching with digital media, sharing resources, collaborating, and networking.” And “the DEN Guru program honors educators who go above and beyond to share their passion for education with others and demonstrate an expertise in one or more academic topic areas.” They are also experts in helping their students and colleagues get the most from Discovery Education streaming. Wisconsin’s Chad Lehman recently posted about how much he enjoys having recently selected Guru, Jen Wagner, in his PLN and shared her pledge to make every Wednesday “DENsday” on her blog Thoughts from Jen about the DEN. From O.R.E.O. to Guess the Wordle, Jen is another rich source of ideas and inspiration. Definitely worth a weekly peek!
Upcoming on line events from Discovery Education:
October 11th: Clean up your Act! See a project based learning opportunity to clean up your students’ habitat and your class.
October 13th: Curiosity in the Classroom’s “Will Robots Take Over?”
October 22nd: Tech or Treat DEN Fall VirtCon 2011 An online conference you can attend from the comfort of your own home.