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DEN Ambassador Program

The DEN is a Professional Learning Network (PLN) where educators create connections and develop a network to grow and learn.

 

How We Do It

DEN Ambassadors engage in the activities and resources provided to members to make an impact. The four core components of the DEN Ambassador program are: Attend Professional DevelopmentParticipate in On-Line Edmodo DiscussionsShare, Share, Share; and Become a STAR Discovery Educator.
 

Activities

The following is a list of activities DEN Ambassadors can use as guide for successful participation

Before In-Person Session 1
  • Once you've completed an application and have been accepted you will receive weekly communication from your district's DEN Ambassador LEAD Guide.
  • Follow instructions from your DEN Ambassador LEAD Guide for joining the Edmodo group.
    • There are 3 ways to be active on Edmodo
      • REPLY to an "assignment" posted by Discovery Education (Ms. Murn)
      • Post a "note" "poll" or "quiz" with a resource, question, or success story
      • REPLY to a note posted by a fellow ambassador.
    • Use this guide to for tips and tricks on maximizing your experience


After In-Person Session 1
  • Schedule your first follow-up meeting with your principal. Provide your principal this letter and use this guide to spark conversation and provide foundational elements for each of your meetings.
  • Share something you learned with colleagues back at your school site.
  • Once accepted to the DEN Ambassador Program, you will need to apply to become DEN STAR unlock all the amazing benefits of our community. For instructions on how to complete this application process click here.
  • To complete the DEN STAR application, you will need to report your first event.  Attending the event does not count as YOUR first event.  The information you shared you with 3 or more of your colleagues back at your school site is considered your first event.
  • Maintain active weekly participation in our Edmodo group.
  • Consider attending one of our virtual events.

After In-Person Session 2
  • Schedule your second follow-up meeting with your principal.  Use this guide to spark conversation and provide foundational elements for each of your meetings.
  • Share something you learned with colleagues back at your school site and report your event through the Discovery Educator Network tab on your My DE page.
  • Maintain active weekly participation in our Edmodo group.
  • Complete your "Event Activity Template" that will be shared with your district and upload to the digital box provided by your DEN Guide. This must be turned in before your final in-person event.
  • Consider attending one of our virtual events.

After In-Person Session 3
  • Schedule your third follow-up meeting with your principal.  Use this guide to spark conversation and provide foundational elements for each of your meetings.
  • Share something you learned with colleagues back at your school site and report your event.
  • Maintain active weekly participation in our Edmodo group.
  • Consider attending one of our virtual events.
     

Resources

To help support you in making your impact, Discovery Education will provide:
  • 3 professional learning and networking experiences
  • DEN weekly updates
  • Special promotions for STAR Discovery Educators
  • Special programs for STAR Discovery Educators
  • Special events for STAR Discovery Educators
  • Instructional Support and Training Resources
  • 2 Event Kits per year (access found on your My DE home page under the 'Discovery Educator Network' tab)
  • .... and more!

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I love the DEN because of all the opportunities it gives me to connect with other educators that are passionate about learning, students, and technology. I also love the DEN because it supports teachers in their endeavor to try new technology in the classroom. Most of all I love the DEN for giving teachers opportunity to share how technology makes teaching more fun, engaging and meaningful to students.
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