- Highly qualified, certified teachers
- A network of nearly 30 schools who can provide teachers
- Classes not offered in rural school districts
- Effective cost-saving opportunity for school systems by eliminating the cost of a full-time teacher
What is DEN?
MPB is the statewide hub for this technology, which is connected with interactive video networks throughout Mississippi, other states and countries. DEN is a free service to Mississippi schools designed to enhance learning through the utilization of technology. In conjunction with the Institutions of Higher Learning, DEN provides a variety of courses – mathematics, foreign language, chemistry, engineering, ACT test preparation and more.
By making an investment in the necessary video conferencing equipment, school districts can save thousands of dollars by enrolling in the no-cost, teacher sharing network.
Each participating class requires a facilitator. Facilitators have a critical role in the success of classes on the DEN network. The facilitator’s role as classroom manager at the remote or receiving sites is to maintain discipline, provide instructional assistance and make the video teacher’s lesson go as smoothly as possible. Teachers and facilitators will be trained and supported by MPB staff to operate the equipment and perform basic troubleshooting tasks.
The Digital Education Network (DEN) at Mississippi Public Broadcasting received peer nominations for teacher, facilitator, and student of the year for their classroom participation. These nominees utilize, instruct and facilitate DEN services throughout the year. We would like to congratulate the following winners:
- Teacher of the year: Dr. Tisha L. Bogan, DEN ACT Prep Instructor
- Facilitator of the year: Mary Johnson, Spanish and Visual Arts, Coffeeville High School
- Student of the year: Isabella Grace White, enrolled in Spanish I, Eupora High School