What is the DEN Guru Program?
DEN Gurus are STAR Discovery Educators who possess expertise in one or more pedagogical topics (e.g., Differentiated Instruction, Project Based Learning, etc.), have demonstrated their expertise through a variety of professional experiences, and advocate for the meaningful integration of Discovery Education digital content across their area(s) of expertise.
DEN Gurus will are promoted throughout the community as thought leaders in the educational field and have the opportunity to share their expertise in a variety of ways.
DEN Gurus may:
* be featured as regular contributors to the Global DEN blog.
* present their own featured DEN webinars.
* represent the DEN at a major educational conference during the year (registration and travel expenses covered by the DEN) or choose a guaranteed spot at the DEN Summer Institute (travel expenses covered by the DEN)
Who are the current DEN Gurus?
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Lea Anne Daughrity
How do I apply to be a DEN Guru?
Through a competitive application process we accept up to five DEN Gurus each May. Applicants must be STAR Discovery Educators and agree to fulfill all requirements associated with formal recognition as a DEN Guru.
DEN Gurus are frequently called upon to share their expertise during virtual conferences, monthly webinars, pre-conference events, and the DEN Summer Institute. We want to know about your areas of expertise and presentation experience. The application will ask you to provide information about your experience, your motivation, and will also require you to submit a proposed session topic and description that demonstrates your expertise and incorporates Discovery Education.
Applications for 2014 are being accepted. Click here to apply.
Application deadline – March 14
Finalists Announced – March 21
DEN Guru Finalist Presentations – April 21-24
DEN Gurus Announced – May 22 at the DENny Awards
If you have any questions about the DEN Guru program please refer to the DEN Guru FAQ document and/or contact Porter Palmer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Building those relationships with the other educators and having the opportunity to learn and share more is always important, building that community.
8th Grade Teacher, Bradley County Schools, TN