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Montana Hosts the DEN Summer Institute

Educators Gather for Weeklong Session

Listen and learn. The tables were turned as well over 100 Educators from 30 states, five Canadian provinces and even Romania gathered for the annual Discovery Educator Network Summer Institute in picturesque Bozeman, Montana. Of course, professional development and networking were on the DEN agenda. But it’s all about thinking outside the box and this group was privy to some special treats:

  • A surprise visit by Discovery Education's Chief Meteorologist, Reed Timmer
  • Renowned Photographer Daniel Cox led group walk to Old Faithful
  • Education Author, David Warlick and 2011 Montana Teacher of the Year, Paul Andersen
  • DENmazing Race
  • Ice cream social
  • Western-themed hoedown
  • Final keynote address by Author, Wes Fryer and his daughter

Check Out the Archives


An amazing collection of videos from DENSI2012 from 'Strategies to Engage Students' to 'Splunking for Resources' and even 'Blowing your Kid's Minds with iPads and Mobile Devices.' You won't want to miss out.

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     Credit Photographer - Daniel J. Cox at

DEN Summer Session Quotes

“I left feeling energized and excited about all the things I could do with my students this year!"
Patti Grammens
“DENSI is the best professional development experience of my many years of life. Thank you to all of you."
Robin Talkowski
“I will never take for granted the awesomeness of the Discovery team or the DENSI experience."
Melissa Robison


DENSI2012 Resources