Congratulations to a few great educators right here in Idaho for taking home a coveted 2013 DENny Award from Discovery Education. Each year, Discovery Education hands out the DENny Awards to educators who stand out as bright shining stars in the Discovery Education Network, or DEN.
This year, three Idaho educators received a 2013 DENny Awards for Most Creative/Best DEN Event for hosting DENapalooza Boise on May 11.
The winners are:
- Marita Diffenbaugh, teacher at Star Elementary School in Joint School District No. 2 (Meridian)
- Kim Miller, teacher at Star Elementary School in Joint School District No. 2 (Meridian)
- Carol Scholz, Digital Content Coordinator at Idaho State Department of Education
DEN was founded in 2005 with the mission to connect educators to their most valuable resource: each other. Idaho joined DEN last year when the Idaho State Department of Education signed a statewide contract to provide Discovery Education to every teacher in Idaho's public schools.
On May 11, Marita, Kim and Carol helped make the third DENapalooza in Boise a huge success. Even though it was held on a Saturday, they reached about 80 educators statewide. DENapalooza is a fun-filled, free live virtual event that Discovery Education hosts to highlight best practices in digital learning.