DEN LC members are the most active members of the DEN. They mentor new STARs and each other. DEN LC members host local events supported by Discovery Education. They support social media efforts and contribute regularly to the DEN blogs.
Being a part of the DEN Leadership Council is a commitment, but it also comes with many rewards. DEN LC Members commit to attend monthly team meetings, the LC Insider, and to remain active. By remaining actively engaged, members of the DEN LC receive a number of benefits:
All STARs are invited to apply to be a part of the DEN LC each spring. DEN LC members choose a team with whom to work. Here’s a little information about each team and what they do.
Blog/Social Media Team- Plans efforts to connect STARs through social media. Frequently contributes to the DENblogs about local and global events/interests.
Events Team- Plans local and regional events supported by Discovery Education. All members of this team are expected to support or host at least one LC event. The Spring and Fall VirtCons are perfect launching points.
Rising STARs Mentors- Works with ~25 new STARs in a structured capacity. Welcomes new STAR Discovery Educators to the community.
Innovation & Strategy Team- Provides feedback/ideas for product improvement, community enhancement.
DEN Connects Team- Creates projects and supports opportunities for educators to connect their classes with other classes involved in the project.
Partnership Ambassador Team- Shares and supports the free programs offered by Discovery Education’s partners.
DEN LC enrollment occurs each April.