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A global community of education professionals that are passionate about transforming the learning experience with digital media, the Discovery Educator Network (DEN) connects members across town and around the world through social media, virtual conferences and in-person events.



Fostering valuable networking, idea-sharing and inspiration, the DEN was founded in 2005 and has grown into one of the largest most active professional education learning communities. 
 
The DEN has impacted more than one million educators worldwide.

Voted the best professional development website in 2007 by the Association of Educational Publishers, this website is a place to connect to other educators across the globe.

Learn how the DEN helps teachers and administrators.


 
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DEN VirtCon 

DEN Virtual Conferences are a unique form of free professional development events that combine the best of both online and in-person learning.  Attendees have the option of participating individually from home, or face to face at one of dozens of events hosted by STAR Discovery Educators around the world.

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Community Blogs

Each month DEN Leadership Council members and your DEN Team contribute hundreds of blog posts about instructional strategies, hot topics in education, and opportunities to connect in-person and virtually.
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The Discovery Student Network Blog provides current information about resources, events, and activities specifically for students. Students are able to participate in the community through a safe, secure, and moderated Comments section.
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DENapalooza

DENapalooza series of Professional Development events that share the power of making connections through the Discovery Educator Network. Each of the stop is a full day event featuring formal presentations on topics like Digital Storytelling, Project-Based Learning, and Building Your PLN with the DEN in the morning. The afternoon is spent unconference style, with attendees choosing the topics and leading the conversations.
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DEN Summer Institute

The Discovery Educator Network Summer Institute is a week-long residential style professional development opportunity for STAR Discovery Educators focused on professional development and networking.
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DENny Awards

At this annual event, we recognize STAR Discovery Educators who have gone above and beyond for the community during the school year. With categories like Best DEN Event, The RJ Stangherlin (for excellence in blogging), and Rising STAR (for new STARs), we recognize greatness within the community.
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March Madness

DEN March Madness is a fun way for Discovery Educator Network members to share their favorite tools, websites, and apps to use with Discovery Education content. STARs can submit their favorites and the top 16, as selected by the community, will square off until only one is left standing and crowned champion.
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DEN Geocaching Day

Each spring, we encourage STAR Discovery Educators to embark on a virtual treasure hunt on DEN Geocaching Day. Explore the great outdoors while learning how GIS activities can be used to connect your students with others around the world.
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Teacher Appreciation Week

At Discovery Education, we know how hard teachers work to make a difference in their students' lives.  This is why we make sure that your Teacher Appreciation Week is as epic as you deserve it to be.
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DEN Weekly Update

The DEN Weekly Update provides a comprehensive look at all of the things going on in the DEN. All STAR Discovery Educators receive the DEN Weekly Update in their inboxes each Friday. It is also posted to the DEN Blogs for easy reference by the entire DEN Community.
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Digital Learning Day

An annual celebration of innovative teachers and effective applications of digital learning in schools. We'll highlight the incredible work of DEN Community members improving student learning through the use of digital media in their classrooms.
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Connected Educator Month

Connect with others who are using Discovery Education just like you through the Discovery Educator Network (DEN). Explore the rich variety of activities we have planned for October on our DEN Community Calendar.
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Happening this Month

Exciting things are happening in the DEN. Our calendar is created by the community for the benefit of the community. It shows many of the great events and activities going on each month. You can download the calendar, print it, display in the teacher workroom or even place it in colleagues' mailboxes as a reminder of all the ways to stay active with the DEN each month.
 

Whats Happening Calendar

Download a Printable Version of the DEN Calendar
 
Spotlight on Creativity: Thanks to the design efforts of DEN Guru Tracy Carpenter we are able to share this DEN Community Calendar. 

 

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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.

Jason DeHart
8th Grade Teacher, Bradley County Schools, TN

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