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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 two million educators worldwide.

Voted the best professional community by T.H.E. Journal's readers in 2015, the Discovery Education Community offers opportunities to connect with other educators across the globe.

Learn how the Discovery Education Community 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, members of your Discovery Education Community and your Discovery Education 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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These full-day, free professional development events help teachers and administrators learn more about integrating technology into the curriculum, expand knowledge and use of Discovery Education, and provide networking and collaboration opportunities.
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DEN Summer Institute

DENSI is a unique weeklong residential style event, focused on educational excellence, leadership, and networking. Attendees leave connected to other passionate professionals, inspired by experts, and equipped with new ideas to transform teaching and learning.
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DENny Awards

Each year in May, we celebrate the unique contributions of our community members with a live, online awards ceremony. Nominations are submitted by the community and categories include some traditional and nontraditional awards. It’s one of the ways we say “thank you” to the great work of educators in our 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 Ambassador Program

The DEN Ambassador Program is a resource designed to fully support teachers as they integrate digital media into their teaching practice. Discovery Education provides all of the presentation materials, including a suggested script, for three in-person professional learning and networking events for you and your colleagues to learn together. Your Discovery Education Team also provides support as you lead a cadre in your school, district, or region. 
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Teacher Appreciation Week

Throughout the world, day in and day out, teachers dedicate their lives to transforming the lives of others. Through incredibly hard work and an unexplainable kindness, teachers spark a love of learning in their students. They enable them to reach their full potential by encouraging curiosity and exploration.

At Discovery Education, we know how hard teachers work to make a difference in their students' lives. This is why we make sure that our annual celebration of Teacher Appreciation Week is as special as it can be.

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DEN Weekly Update

Packed with timely information about upcoming events, new content and instructional ideas, and exclusive opportunities for Discovery Educators, the DEN Weekly Update is your window into all the great opportunities for you, your students, and your colleagues from Discovery Education.
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Happening this Month

Take a look at just some of the great stuff going on this month at Discovery Education. We invite you to join us. nov2015

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Our experience hosting the Virtual Conference was rewarding because it exemplified the types of teaching and learning opportunities we're fostering and supporting locally. Not only did we get to learn about exciting new and existing resources, but we did so via a medium that connects people and ideas that extend beyond those within our physical boundaries. We believe it's our professional responsibility to share and discuss what's possible and are grateful for the Discovery Education Network for its efforts to help teachers and students everywhere.

David J. Vitale, Ph.D.
Director of Curriculum and Instruction, Watertown Unified School District Watertown, WI

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