Discovery Educator Network

What is the Discovery Education Network (DEN) and How do I Become a Star?

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.

How do I become a DEN Star? What are the advantages?

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 checkmarkcheckmark
Comment on DEN blogcheckmarkcheckmark
Personal blog hosted by Discovery Education checkmark
Participate in DEN forumscheckmarkcheckmark
Search and download from DEN Educator Resource Librarycheckmarkcheckmark
Upload materials to DEN Educator Resource Librarycheckmark
Attend virtual events (EdTechConnect, Virtual Conferences)checkmark
Welcome Kit from the Discovery Educator Networkcheckmark
Access to training kits to use during PD sessions and workshopscheckmark
Weekly Kit from the Discovery Educator Networkcheckmark
Exclusive promotions and contests (e.g., Teacher Appreciation Week, Spring Training)checkmark
Access to Discovery Communications events (e.g., Planet Earth premier, lunch with the Mythbusters)checkmark
Opportunity to attend local, regional and state-level DEN events (e.g, Days of Discovery, PETE&C prec-conferencecheckmark
Opportunity to attend national DEN events (e.g., National Institute)checkmark
Eligible to become a DEN Leadership Council membercheckmark

Become a STAR Discovery Educator!