It's Open House at the Discovery Educator Network This Week!

It's Open House at the Discovery Educator Network This Week!

The Discovery Educator Network is an awesome, free, resource for educators, filled with other educators. The DEN is a great place to connect with other educators and share resources, ideas, lesson plans, and much more. It's not just about Discovery Education resources either. I've met some great people in the DEN and learned so much. It's a great Personal Learning Network for any and all educators.

This week, September 10 - 14, 2012, the DEN is having and open house to share resources and how the DEN can benefit educators. There will be webinars, blog posts from educators, and much more, all for free. Come and join us!

Check out the details below for details and more information. And don't forget to check out the Discovery Educator Network blogs, with lots of great information and resources from other educators.

Help us kick off the school year with DEN Back-to-School Week. September 10-14, we’ve got a great schedule of activities to help you share the DEN and even learn more yourself about the community. In addition to daily blog posts about a variety of topics, we have a few special webinars and Google Hangouts scheduled. This is a great chance for you to grab a colleague and introduce them to the DEN.

Monday, September 10

Best of Matt’s Media Tips for Back to School at 3:30 and 7 PM ET

Registration for 3:30 session

Registration for 7:00 session

Tuesday, September 11

We’ve gathered a bunch of DEN Gurus for a Hangout (8pm ET, join at

Jen Wagner

Karen Ogen

Traci Blazosky

Conni Mulligan

Rita Mortenson

Tim Childers

Kathy Schrock

David Fisher

Techbook 2.0 Preview at 6 PM ET

Register at:

Using Notebooks and Journals with the Discovery Education Science Techbook at 7 PM ET

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Wednesday, September 12

Celebrate International Dot Day with our Livestream for classrooms with Peter H. Reynolds, author of The Dot at 1 PM ET

Techbook 2.0 Preview at 5 PM ET

Register at:

Exciting Enhancements to Discovery Education at 7 PM ET

Register here.

Thursday, September 13

Exciting Enhancements to Discovery Education at 4 PM ET

Register here.

The Common Core Connection…. Resources from the DE Science Techbook that Build Common Core Skills at 6 PM ET

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Meet these members of the DEN Leadership Council at a DEN Open House via Google Hangout at 7 PM ET (Register here.)

Linda Rush

Linda has many years of teaching experience working with students with disabilities in public, private, hospital and university settings. For the last twelve years, Linda has been at the Notre Dame Special School of Dallas teaching technology and computer skills to children with cognitive disabilities. Integrating web 2.0 ideas, movie making and digital storytelling has been her passion. She is a SMART exemplary educator/certified trainer and a DEN Guru. For the past six years Linda has been on the Texas Leadership Council.

Heather Hurley

Heather Hurley has been in education for 21 years. She is an instructional Technology Coordinator in Arlington, VA. She supports and trains teachers at two elementary schools, Arlington Traditional School and Glebe Elementary School. In her free time she loves taking pictures and attending wine festivals.

Mary Carole Strother

Mary Carole is a Library Media Specialist at Finch Elementary in McKinney, TX. She been a member of the DEN for 6 years, serving on the Texas Leadership Council and has been an active member of the Events team. This year Mary Carole wanted to be a Rising STAR mentor to share all the things she loves about being a part of the DEN.

Friday, September 14

Live Podcast with Steve and Dean (Time TBD, Join at

Prize opportunities in the DEN Weekly Update

This is a great opportunity to learn more about Discovery Education and the Discovery Educator Network.

David Andrade, MS Ed, a former educator, edtech specialist and school district CIO, is the Business Development Manager, Google Services, at CDW•G, a leading provider of integrated information technology solutions. He works with schools and internal teams on services and solutions around their Google environment.