I'm a DEN Member.....Sort of!

Friday, August 08, 2008 | | 5 comments »

This is cross posted at my new DEN Blog site.

I have no idea whether or not I'm going to continue with 2 blogs, but for now, I'll probably cross post because it will be the easiest. I'm going to try and keep the DEN blog related to Discovery stuff and new things I've learned from the site or other DEN members, but for now, there won't be much there. Perhaps it will lead to more learning for me and others.

For now, here's the post.

Well, I filled out the necessary forms and am now a member of the Discovery Educator Network. I’ve even completed the requirements and became a STAR Educator. I even received my welcome pack consisting of a very cool messenger bag, DEN Star Educator note, and pin. However, I really don’t feel like a DEN member yet because I’m only one in name. Here’s what I mean. While the name is there, until I contribute to the DEN and become an ACTIVE member, I can’t full count myself as part of the DEN. I’ve already met some fantastic people who are DEN members and can’t wait to learn from them. Writing this post is a start of my involvement and my goal in the next couple of weeks is to really dig into the lesson plans that are online and the DEN site itself. I really don’t know if I’ll post too much to the DEN site since this blog is more of a priority for me.

Additional note: I must thank Teryl Magee, Tom Turner, Tim Childers, and Lee Kolbert for sharing the DEN with with me at NECC this past June.

5 comments

  1. Beth Knittle // August 8, 2008 at 2:37 PM  

    Welcome to the DEN it is a great network of educators.

  2. Teryl Magee // August 8, 2008 at 8:02 PM  

    You will find that the more you actively participate via webinars, blogs, and live events the more you will get out of the DEN! I'm glad you have taken the leap to become part of the team. You got your first taste of the DEN at NECC, and the regional event will show you even more.

    Next is becoming LC to help spread the word! If only we could get Rachel to convince you!

    BTW...Feedjit shows I'm stalking your blog but I had problems getting to the comments section via chadlehman.com Very strange!

  3. WI DEN LC // August 8, 2008 at 8:48 PM  

    Glad that you are on the WI team. Teryl is probably stalking you. We are going to get you involved in the LC :)

  4. Tim // August 9, 2008 at 9:46 AM  

    Chad, welcome to our world! Glad we could convince you to join us. I think you bring a lot to the table. Reading your blog I am certain you will make a great asset to the WI team! (hint, hint).

  5. Lee // August 10, 2008 at 7:56 AM  

    Welcome to the DEN! It's an awesome network and you fit right in!

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