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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.



VirtConDEN 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.


DEN Summer Institute (DENSI)

DEN summer instituteThe Discovery Educator Network Summer Institute is a week-long residential style professional development opportunity for STAR Discovery Educators focused on professional development and networking.



DEN-a-paloozaDENapalooza is a series of Professional Development events that share the power of making connections through the Discovery Educator Network.  Each of the ten stops on the North American tour 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. 

DEN Ambassador Program

DEN Ambassador
DEN Ambassasors are a passionate community of educators who believe in the power of digital media to transform teaching and learning. Through 3 in-person professional learning and networking events, Ambassadors engage with their local and global community as they integrate digial media and technology into their teaching practice.

DENny Awards

DENny AwardAt 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.


March Madness

March MadnessDEN 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.


Teacher Appreciation Week

Teacher WeekAt 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.


DEN Weekly Update

DEN Weekly UpdateThe 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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I love the DEN because it keeps me in the loop. There is so much that we can learn from one another, and I'm so grateful for all the folks who spend time enthusiastically sharing what they have learned or tried and had success with - so that other educators and their students can benefit, as well. I enjoy the conversations in the chat during webinars, and the face-to-face conferences that I've attended have been joyous experiences.

Carolyn Stanley

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