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DEN Summer Institute

Every 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.

DEN Summer Institute

Looking Back at DENSI 2014

DENSI2014 brought together 187 teachers, library media specialists, instructional coaches, school and district administrators, and technology directors from 26 US states, 5 Canadian provinces, and the United Kingdom.

This year DENSI2014 was expanded to include the DENSI Principal Summit. School leaders engaged in rich conversation with their peers and industry experts around digital transformation and the fostering of a collaborative school culture.

Attendees were inspired by a special keynote address from Greg Siers, Director of Broadcast Custom Content for Discovery Communications.  They networked and explored Nashville on a guided tour followed by a special screening of How the Universe Works. Science Channel producer Wyatt Channell joined the event for Q&A following the screening.

Morning keynotes from Dr. Lodge McCammon and Adam Bellow were presented along with the launch of DEN Speaks. A series of inspirational talks by community members for the educational community at large. Participants attended concurrent sessions on using digital media, building a personal learning network, STEM, Discovery Education's Board Builder, and grant writing as well as many other topics.

For a complete wrap up of this year's conference, click here.

Watch DENSI 2014 Sessions

Watch these highlights from DENSI 2014:

Watch: Dave Tchozewski  Watch: Dave Fisher

Watch additional DENSI 2014 sessions in the session archives.

Thank You for Being A Friend



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What Educators Are Saying

"This was an educational conference like no other. During the week, I met lots of people who are passionate about the use of technology in the classroom, who have expert technical knowledge and great teaching skills and classroom practise. But more than anything, they are passionate about sharing their skills to support and develop community and education well beyond their own settings."

Andrew Phoenix
Hampsthwaite CE Primary School, UK

"We might be part of a small fraction of a VERY HUGE company, but we are each treated like we are the most important people in the world when we interact with Discovery Education. What other company will send out vice-presidents to work and play with clients for a whole week? What other corporate vice-presidents do you have the direct email address for? I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone at Discovery Education for their amazing product, service and "customer" experience!"

Sandy MacDougall