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Shawnee Cohn, Discovery Education
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DISCOVERY EDUCATION INVITES EDUCATORS IN NORTH AMERICA AND THE UNITED KINGDOM TO PARTICIPATE IN NO COST PROFESSIONAL LEARNING TOUR

-- Discovery Educator Network’s third annual DENapalooza tour to visit 19 locations in the U.S., Canada and the UK --

-- Day-long events offer participating educators unique professional learning and networking opportunities --

SILVER SPRING, Md. [April 1, 2015] – Discovery Education’s Discovery Educator Network (DEN) invites teachers and administrators across the U.S., Canada and the United Kingdom to participate in the 2015 DENapalooza tour. This series of no cost professional development events offers attendees actionable new tactics and strategies for integrating educational technologies into classroom instruction, as well as unique opportunities to network with their peers. The DEN, a global community of education professionals supported by Discovery Education, connects members across school systems globally through social media, virtual conferences and in-person events, fostering valuable networking, idea sharing and inspiration.

The 2015 DENapalooza tour will visit 19 locations across the U.S., Canada and the UK over the next eight months. Each event will include a mixture of formal presentations by members of the Discovery Education community and the Discovery Education team on a number of relevant education issues, and interactive breakout sessions focusing on instructional strategies. In addition, attendees will have extensive opportunities to network in a relaxed environment designed to maximize sharing and learning. For instance, during “Strategy Sharing Showcases,” attendees can experience new ideas and resources that their fellow educators have used to engage learners and support academic achievement. 

“The fresh tactics and strategies I learned at last year’s DENapalooza showed me innovative new ways to integrate digital content into instruction and evolve my classroom practice,” said Pam Inabinett, instructional coach at Dorchester School District Two in Summerville, S.C.  “In addition, having a local DENapalooza event in my community provided a great opportunity to network with other area teachers and explore solutions to challenges we were facing in our classrooms.  I’d encourage educators everywhere to make plans to attend this great, free professional learning opportunity.”

 Tour dates and stops include:

  • April 11- Chicago, IL
  • April 18- Halifax, NS
  • May 2- San Antonio, TX
  • May 2- Atlanta, GA
  • May 8- Fort Worth, TX
  • May 9- Flint, MI
  • May 16- Denver, CO
  • May 16- Milwaukee, WI
  • May 30- Vancouver, BC
  • May 30- Knoxville, TN
  • September 12- Kansas City, KS
  • September 19- Albuquerque, NM
  • September 26- Anaheim, CA
  • October 3- Kissimmee, FL
  • October 17- Sayreville, NJ
  • November 14- Raleigh, NC
  • November 21- Columbia, SC
  • Fall 2015- London, UK
  • Fall 2015- Toronto, ON

To participate in one of these events, visit www.DENapalooza.com, select your location, and register. 

“Discovery Education is deeply committed to providing the support and resources educators need to build the digital learning environments today’s students demand and deserve,” said Lance Rougeux, vice president of learning communities at Discovery Education. “One critical support we provide is valuable professional learning opportunities like DENapalooza.  At each DENapalooza stop, we are creating connected and collaborative environments that facilitate professional learning and provide a forum for discussion that helps surface creative solutions to the many challenges educators face each day.”  

Supported by Discovery Education, the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms, the DEN is one of the largest and most active communities of tech-savvy educators passionate about teaching with digital media, sharing resources, collaborating and networking. In 2011, researchers from the Harvard Graduate School of Education conducted a study of the DEN to determine how it has impacted educators’ professional development and their use of technology in their work, finding that 90% of study respondents believed their participation in the DEN had tremendously or very much supported their professional growth. See the full report at http://blog.discoveryeducation.com/den-by-numbers/.

For more information on the DENapalooza tour, visit www.DENapalooza.com. To learn more about the DEN and Discovery Education, visit www.discoveryeducation.com.

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