I need to preface this post with the fact that I am not one to enjoy “labels” but on the other hand, if you have a talent, I very much feel you should be sharing what you know…..
With that said……
I would like to invite you to consider applying to be a DEN GURU.
DEN — Discovery Education Network
GURU – Guy/Gal Using Resources Uniquely!! (That is my interpretation!)
If you are STAR Discovery Educator….and you have an expertise you really excel at……
be it classroom organization, video editing, creative art ideas, literature interactions, etc……
consider applying to be a DEN GURU.
Before March 19, 2012 you will need to submit an “artifact” that shows your expertise.
This can be a wiki, a video, blog, handout, powerpoint, etc.
If you are chosen as a finalist, you will need to be available sometime between April 23 to 25 to present a session (showcasing your expertise) during a webinar.
Some of the perks of being a guru includes:
- be featured as regular contributors to the Global DEN blog
- present their own featured DEN webinar
- represent the DEN at a major educational conference during the year (registration and travel expenses covered by the DEN) or choose a guaranteed spot at the DEN Summer Institute (travel expenses covered by the DEN)
But honestly – the biggest perk is the ability to be available to share out your ideas with those who REALLY REALLY wish to listen and learn.
And also – when I say “expertise” do not equate that with being an expert. Each of us have strengths and knowledge on something we could easily share with others…..something you are so comfortable with using and sharing that it just comes easily and naturally! Don’t think you have to have “arrived” to apply as a GURU….but you do need to be on the journey!
I hope you consider to apply – and when you do, here is the link: