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Discovery Educator Network (DEN)

Connecting Educators to Their Most Valuable Resource: Each Other

Learn. Share. Connect.

Trusted by educators since 2005, the Discovery Educator Network (DEN) offers you one of the most thriving professional learning networks in the world. DEN Members are dedicated to preparing learners for tomorrow by using digital resources and DE to create innovative classrooms connected to today’s world. They’re educators from all roles and backgrounds, joined by a passion for continuous learning and a commitment to their students.

DEN Members receive: 

  • Community. Access to an incredible community of educators who are interested in networking to share, staying up to date, and finding the best ways to use DE to reach all learners. 
  • Support. Stay in the loop with the best resources to engage students and other educators with Discovery Education. 
  • Opportunity. Exclusive and early access to learning opportunities, in-person and virtual events, and chances to participate in presentations, publications, and deliver feedback. 


Hear from Avis Canty-Duck, DEN STAR from South Carolina,
about her experience.

Join the Discovery Educator Network!

Apply today to learn, share, and connect with fellow educators! Sign into Discovery Education and complete the application below. We will follow up with you about the status of your application!

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Perks of Joining the DEN

Build Community

Through a number of events and opportunities, DEN Members grow their network and socialize together with educators.

Keep It Fresh

DEN Members receive monthly messages with timely and relevant resources + events for the upcoming month.

Let's Get Together

DEN Members connect regularly through both virtual and in-person meetings and events. This is where the magic happens!

Collective Stories

DEN Members are invited to share their classroom story and how they use DE to engage students through the Discovery Education blog or social media outlets.

Your Voice Matters

Throughout the year, Discovery Education holds feedback sessions for DEN members to share their thoughts on a variety of topics.


Hand in hand with our Public Relations and Communications Team, DEN Members can share their digital media experience and become published in EdTech media outlets.

Professional Growth

Exclusive opportunities for professional development are available throughout the year to expand DE knowledge and grow professionally in the education field.

Share It Out

DEN Members are invited to present in coordination with DE at events like webinars, virtual conferences, or in-person conferences.

Meet the DEN

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Carrie Willis

STEAM and Technology Director, California

Watch as Carrie Willis embeds knowledge building and collaborative problem-solving into lessons with the help of gamified Financial Literacy resources.

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Leann Rains-Sharma

Gifted and Talented Science Teacher, Texas

Explore Leann’s tips for overcoming students' shrinking attention spans and keeping them engaged in the learning process (with the help of DE) on our Blog!

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Dan Jones

High School Computer Science Teacher, Florida

Explore how Dan uses computer science topics to offer simple opportunities to differentiate instruction and how EdTech can make these concepts even more accessible to students.

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DEN Workshop

Explore creative ways to engage students in learning by participating in the DEN Workshop Series. Connect with a DE leader and other participants through three live, online professional learning sessions to maximize using the Discovery Education Experience to support all students.

If you’re looking to build your leadership skills and connect with educators in your school or district, consider leading a DEN Workshop cohort in your school or district. DE supports you every step of the way as you lead fellow educators in the integration of digital media and technology.

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What has made the biggest impact as an educator was knowing that I was not alone; I was a part of a community of like-minded individuals that supported and encouraged each other. The Discovery Educator Network (DEN) gave me that community. The DEN has been a life changing experience for me as a person and as an educator. Educators loosely use the term PLC in their schools. A true PLC is built with people you can rely on and who support and assist you. That is who the DEN is to me.

Peter Panico North Carolina Teacher & DEN STAR

Apply Today to Learn, Share, and Connect with Fellow Educators