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DEN Summer Institute

July 14 - 17 DENSI Principal Summit
July 15 - 16 DENSI DENLC PreCon
July 17 - 22 DENSI



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.

Top 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.

We asked previous attendees how they would describe DENSI. Here's just a sample of what they had to say.

Interested in learning more?

Explore the websites created by attendees from previous years. Information about presenters, sessions, and activities is available.
Click here to access the DENSI2015 website.
Click here to access the DENSI2014 website.
Click here to access the DENSI2013 website.


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


Apply to attend DENSI2015

There are two portions to this year's application.

Part 1: Written Portion In addition to providing information about who you are in general, you'll be asked to describe how your educators are using Discovery Education resources, why you should be accepted, and how you will share what you learn at DENSI. Please answer the questions thoughtfully. This will help us learn more about you.

Part 2: Video Submission This two-minute video should be of you telling us about how you are transforming teaching and learning in your classroom, school, and/or district.

You'll be asked to create a video that shows:
who you are and what you do professionally
something about you and your life outside of work
what you are doing to transform teaching and learning

Ready to apply? Read the FAQ document first.

Important Dates

April 1 (6pm ET) Application window closes
April 18 Acceptance/Wait list notifications sent
April 22 Attendee Confirmations due
July 14 - 17 DENSI Principal Summit
July 15 - 16 DENSI DENLC PreCon 
July 17 - 22 DENSI

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