Discovery Education Streaming is now provided free of charge to every School in the state! For more information on how to register for ISEE/Schoolnet and Discovery refer to the Back to School Toolkit at; (insert link here)
All Idaho educators and administrators are members of the Discovery Educator Network! The Discovery Educator Network (DEN) is a global community of educators passionate about teaching with digital media, sharing resources, collaborating, and networking. With over 100,000 members providing professional development to over 600,000 educators worldwide, the DEN connects teachers both on-line and in-person. Discovery Educators have exclusive access to a wide range of resources, professional development activities, networking opportunities, exclusive Discovery Educator events and more!
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. Here, all users can read the blogs and discussion boards. Discovery Educators (any educator that has a Discovery account) have the ability to comment on the blogs, post to the discussion boards, and register for Discovery Educator Network events.
For information click here. http://community.discoveryeducation.com/about.cfm?campaign=flyout_admin_den_about
Idaho just launched our own Idaho DEN blog! Log into ISEE/Schoolnet and Discovery then check mid-November for the first posts! Please feel free to contribute your fabulous ideas or ask questions! It is your blog!! To access the Idaho blog log into ISEE/Schoolnet then click on the Discovery icon in the left corner. Once on the Discovery website please click on Blogs.
Highlights of the benefits of STAR membership include; Welcome and training PD kit, weekly events and promotions, DEN events and access to the Discovery Education Science textbook for free for the 2012 To become a DEN Star log onto ISEE/Schoolnet click on the Discovery icon then click on Professional Development and click on STAR to apply.
Here is a chart which outlines the advantages of becoming a DEN Star
|Discovery Educator||STAR Discovery Educator|
|Read DEN blogs|
|Comment on DEN blog|
|Personal blog hosted by Discovery Education||—|
|Participate in DEN forums|
|Search and download from DEN Educator Resource Library|
|Upload materials to DEN Educator Resource Library||—|
|Attend virtual events (EdTechConnect, Virtual Conferences)||—|
|Welcome Kit from the Discovery Educator Network||—|
|Access to training kits to use during PD sessions and workshops||—|
|Weekly Kit from the Discovery Educator Network||—|
|Exclusive promotions and contests (e.g., Teacher Appreciation Week, Spring Training)||—|
|Access to Discovery Communications events (e.g., Planet Earth premier, lunch with the Mythbusters)||—|
|Opportunity to attend local, regional and state-level DEN events (e.g, Days of Discovery, PETE&C prec-conference||—|
|Opportunity to attend national DEN events (e.g., National Institute)||—|
|Eligible to become a DEN Leadership Council member||—|
Become a STAR Discovery Educator!