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DEN Summer Institute

July 2017 | San Diego, CA

The DEN Summer Institute (DENSI) is a unique weeklong residential-style event, focused on professional learning, leadership, and networking. Attendees leave connected to other passionate educators, inspired by experts, and equipped with new ideas to transform teaching and learning.

DENSI2017 - University of California San Diego

What is the DEN Summer Institute?

Each year, Discovery Education brings together educators from a wide variety of specialties for a week-long professional development and networking event. Attendees learn how to use technology to energize their own teaching from keynote speakers, the Discovery Education team and each other. Educators leave inspired and motivated with a new network of collaboration and friendship.

DENSI 2017 Dates

There are three different start dates depending on which portion(s) of DENSI you are invited to attend.

  • DENSI Principal Summit - Thursday, July 13 at 6:00 PM (PT)
  • DENSI Leadership Council PreCon - Friday, July 14 at 6:00 PM (PT)
  • DENSI - Sunday, July 16 at 6:00 PM (PT)

Registration will open at 3pm PT each day of arrivals.

Five Reasons You Should Apply

  1. Connect with other passionate educators from all over the world.
  2. Hone your craft in great workshops and sessions
  3. Be inspired by education leaders.
  4. Share your expertise.
  5. Have fun with amazing people.

Are you a principal interested in information about the DENSI Principal Institute? Learn more here.


2017 Important Dates

April 9, 6:00 PM (PT) - Application window closes

April 21 - Acceptance/waitlist notifications sent

April 30 - Attendee Confirmations due

July 13 - DENSI Principal Summit begins

July 14 - DENSI PreCon begins

July 16 - DENSI begins


Past DENSI Events

Explore the websites created by attendees from previous years. Information about presenters, sessions, and activities is available.