Jefferson Houston School

[one_half] JOB NAME: Jefferson Houston PK-8 School LOCATION: Alexandria, VA CONTRACTOR: Turner Construction ARCHITECT: VMDO Architects/Concordia AWARDS Seeking LEED Silver Certification DATE OF INSTALLATION: Summer 2014 SUMMARY: Jefferson Houston School is a 130,000 square foot new building that houses Pre-K through 8th grades in Alexandria City, VA. The contemporary learning facility houses up to 800 … Continued

Langley Middle School

[one_half] JOB NAME: The Langley Middle School SCHOOL: The Langley School LOCATION: McLean, VA PARTNER: The Langley School CONTRACTOR: Miller Brothers ARCHITECT: DCS Design DATE OF INSTALLATION: Summer 2014 SUMMARY: The Langley Middle School is a 28,000 square foot new building that is part of The Langley School K through 8th campus in McLean, VA. … Continued

ARCHITECTURE DC – “Builds to Reclaim Former Glory”

The Spring 2014 issue of Architecture DC magazine includes a feature article “Dunbar High School – Builds to Reclaim Former Glory”, highlighting the re-imagining of Dunbar High School in Washington, DC. DES is proud to have worked closely with Perkins Eastman and Moody Nolan architects on the projects, along with the District of Columbia Public … Continued

In the News…Aerospace Program at Duval High School

The new Aerospace Program at Duval High School in Prince George’s County Public School District, MD, has recently been featured in both The Washington Post and The Edvocate publications. U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan even tweeted the “Wonderful story.” DES worked closely with teachers and administrators in the District to provide curriculum, resources, and … Continued

Hire Ed 2014 Conference

Join us at The Homestead Resort, VA, December 10-12 for the VCCS Hire Eduation Annual Conference! For more information, visit: [divider_hidden] Featured Partners [one_third] [/one_third] [one_third] [/one_third]

VSTE 2014 Conference

Join us at the Virginia Beach Conference Center, December 7-9 for the VSTE Annual Conference! Come visit our booth for a hands-on demonstration with the new immersive 3D classroom technology, zSpace. For more information, visit: Here’s a preview: [divider_hidden] Featured Partners [one_third] [/one_third] [one_third] [/one_third]

Afinia Receives MAKE Distinction for 3rd Year

Afinia Receives MAKE: Distinction for 3rd Year in a Row The Afinia H480 was named as “Reliable Performer” in Make: Magazine’s “Ultimate Guide to 3D Printing 2015.” The Afinia is also included in their top 10 3D printers (out of the 26 tested). In recent years, the machine has also been awarded “Best Overall Experience,” … Continued

Seven Modules, Two Stories

Grace Metz Middle School, Manassas, VA, was recently featured in the August-September 2014 of The Pitsco Network, published by Pitsco Education. The article, entitled “Seven Modules, Two Stories” highlights the school’s use of a Pitsco Module lab to support middle school Science classes, the student score gains they have experienced, and the methods they used … Continued

FREE 3D Printing Curriculum from Afinia

Afinia is offering FREE 3D Printing Curriculum with machines purchased through DES! Starting in August, Afinia will be including a FREE download of 3DVinci’s “Modeling with SketchUp for 3D Printing” by Bonnie Roskes with all new machines purchased from Diversified Educational Systems, Inc. This offer is exclusively available through Afinia’s Authorized Educational Resellers, and is … Continued

Fun with New Aerospace Lab at Duval High School

DES worked with school and district personell at Duval High School in Prince George’s County Public School District, MD, to provide a range of curriculum resources for their new Aerospace Engineering & Aerospace Technology program, launching Fall 2014. See below demonstration of a Precision Flight Controls Flight trainer in action. Test Drive! @PGCPSCEO @ THE … Continued


FAB LAB – The Dream It, Make It, STEM Experience [one_third] [/one_third] [two_third] [quote]Fab Lab is the ideal way to bring STEM Concepts to life for Today’s learner. It allows them to experience college and career ready problem based learning while affording teachers enhanced versatility and flexibility within the classroom.[/quote] [/two_third]   [button_medium color=”dark” url=””] … Continued

NEW Afinia H480

Afinia is excited to announce the next generation of its award winning H-Series 3D Printer: The Afinia H480. With the added features of Auto-Leveling Platform Calibration and Nozzle Height Detection, the easiest Desktop 3D printer to use just got easier! The Auto-Leveling Feature makes calibrating the build platform easier than ever! – Compensates for warped … Continued

Dunbar High School

[one_half] JOB NAME: Dunbar High School SCHOOL: Dunbar High School LOCATION: Washington, DC PARTNER: District of Columbia Public Schools and Department of General Services CONTRACTOR: Smoot / Gilbane Construction ARCHITECT: Perkins Eastman / Moody Nolan DATE OF INSTALLATION: Summer, 2013 AWARDS: 2013 – LEED Platinum Certification SUMMARY: In partnership with Perkins Eastman Architects, Smoot / … Continued


  Marcraft, a DES partner, provides comprehensive out of the box learning solutions that include outstanding instructor support materials, customer service, and state of the art curriculum and hardware. For over 30 years, Marcraft has been producing electronics, computer, IT and mobile electronics training programs that excel in the classroom environment. [quote]Over 270,000 people work … Continued

Ascend Learning CTE – NEW Health & Medical Science Partner

DES is proud to announce a new partnership with Ascend Learning ( Ascend Learning brings together assets from across the Ascend Learning family of companies to develop complete programs that give schools access to industry recognized certifications, high quality supporting resources for teachers and students, and opportunities for job exploration. The Ascend Family contains brands … Continued