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Welcome to DENSI 2023!

This schedule page will be your one-stop shop to access all of the DENSI sessions as they go live on Tuesday, July 18 and Wednesday, July 19. Simply click on each zoom link to join a session. 

Note: This page is private for registered attendees only. Please do not forward or share. Thank you and enjoy learning with your global community!

All times below are in Eastern Standard Time. 

10:30 am - 10:55 am

Opening Session

Join us for the opening of DENSI! Learn, share, and connect with fellow educators.


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11:00 am - 11:45 am

DE Foundations

Join the session that fits your comfort level with DE!

Level 1

Are you new to Discovery Education or has it simply been a while and a refresher would be beneficial? Join us for a general overview of the Discovery Education Platform. We will review everything from basic navigation to searching capabilities to differentiation supports to ready to use activities. You will leave with ideas ready to implement immediately and all year!


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Level 2

The Discovery Education team invites you to join us as we dig deep into Discovery Education and unveil ten things you didn’t know you could do to support your students with your FAVORITE learning platform!! Whether you have been using Discovery Education for years, are a first-time user looking for more than just the basics, or just curious to what you might be missing by not taking full advantage of Discovery Education in your district we welcome you to join us for a deep dive into content, strategies, activities, and tools you can use with your students tomorrow and throughout the year!


Level 3

Ready to take your Discovery Education expertise to the next level? Learn how to access and create engaging active learning experiences for students using Quiz and Studio. These creator tools provide interactive opportunities for students to share their learning in a variety of formats. This session will provide a quick overview of how to create Live, Video, and Standard Quizzes and Studio Board Activities with SOS Templates and multi-response question types. Quiz and Studio are the perfect tools to monitor student progress all year long.


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11:50 am - 12:35 pm

Sneak Peek: Product Team

Get a peek behind the curtain with the product team and some exciting updates coming to the DE Platform!


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12:35 pm - 1:00 pm


Take a break and grab a bite to eat!

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Explore DE's Products

Learn about other products that Discovery Education offers! Select the most interesting option for you!

Mystery Science

Mystery Science is a unique, NGSS-aligned science curriculum for grades K-5 designed to help students stay curious. Mystery Guides lead engaging, open-and-go lessons with step-by-step, hands-on activities that explore scientific phenomena using items commonly found in the classroom.
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Pivot Interactives

Pivot Interactives is an online science curriculum supplement that helps teachers provide more phenomena-based, active learning without adding to their plates. With 500+ interactive activities for grades 6-12, students see, measure, analyze, and explore science for themselves.

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DoodleMath is a research-based, standards-aligned digital math practice solution for grades K-5 that builds student skills, fluency, and confidence. Working seamlessly alongside the teacher, DoodleMath provides a fun, self-paced, personalized program that continuously adjusts to the unique learning needs of every student.

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Sandbox AR is an augmented reality ‘maker’ app that allows students and teachers to create, share, and even inhabit virtual environments, created for immersive learning. By placing a stage on a flat surface and adding models to create a sandbox, students create a virtual world they can experience and share.

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1:35 pm - 2:30 pm

Breakout Time!

Come back together to share your learnings from the day with each other. Then, get a glimpse into a new breakout experience!

2:35 pm - 3:15 pm

Community Sessions

Hear from fellow educators! Select the session that interests you most!

Investigating Heat with Tasty Treats
Mindy Kernahan

Students learn about characteristics of heat energy, how it transfers through conduction, convection, and radiation, and apply their knowledge by designing and building solar ovens to make tasty s'mores.


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SOS: Rescuing Professional Learning Using Spotlight on Strategies
Cheryl Hinzman

Are you looking for more engagement in your professional learning sessions? Do your sessions offer reflective practice for meaningful learning? Using Spotlight on Strategies, this session will offer three reflective learning strategies to facilitate professional learning with adults in virtual or face-to-face settings. We will discuss adult learning principles and reflective practices that make professional learning more meaningful.


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Grab and Go Back to School Resources - Great Ways to Save Time
Rita Mortenson & Jessie Erickson

When the summer break starts to wind down, we know your mind is starting to focus on “Back to School” and setting up your classroom. We have the perfect resources that will save you tons of time and are also super engaging. We’ve gathered our favorite Discovery Education activities, Virtual Field Trips, teaching ideas, and skill-builders to share in this high energy, fast-paced session. Come discover grade-appropriate, ready-to-use resources to save you time as you begin your back-to-school planning.


Put on Your Flip Flops we are Saving Our Students
Amy Fraboni

Want to Save Our Students from the same strategies all the time? Try the Flip Flop and others all right in DE. In this session learn about SOS (Spotlight On Strategies) starting with Flip Flop and how you will enhance your lessons, activity centers, choice boards and more. SOS has teacher resources and student resources to support good sound strategies in the classroom. Used as is or modified to fit a need or age group, you will always find something.


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3:20 pm - 3:50 pm

Optional Feedback Session: Empowering Students to Tackle Global Health Challenges (Grades 6-12)

Better Health in Action empowers students to take action towards achieving health equity in their community and around the world, with resources available in 10 languages. Discover more about how this global program, a partnership with Discovery Education and Takeda, is connecting students to their future careers and helping to create healthier communities around the world. Learn what resources we are creating next and share your ideas on how we can build a better program that fits the needs of your classroom and community.

Better Health in Action Website
Better Health in Action Channel in DE

Zoom Link

10:00 am - 10:30 am

Optional Feedback Session: Social Studies Lessons (Grades 3-5)

Join us in taking a sneak peek at new social studies lessons coming to Discovery Education Experience this school year! We are developing social studies lessons for grades 3-5 on United States historical events to supplement educators’ existing curriculum. The lesson presentations will include produced videos and classroom activities to engage students and create opportunities for classroom discourse on important historical events. Utilizing artifacts (primary or secondary sources) that reflect these moments in history, educators will guide students through structured learning experiences that provide opportunities for text analysis and collaboration. Additional literary supports will be included and woven throughout the lesson presentations to supplement elementary teachers’ needs for high-quality literacy instruction in the content areas.


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10:30 am - 10:45 am

Welcome to DENSI: Day 2

Join us for the opening of Day 2 of DENSI! Learn, share, and connect with fellow educators.

10:45 am - 11:15 am

Social Impact Partners: Round 1

Learn about Social Impact Programs at DE! We'll do 2 rounds - so pick what interests you!!

STEM, Health and Wellness:


Immersive Learning:




11:20 am - 11:50 am

Social Impact Programs: Round 2

Learn about Social Impact Programs at DE! We'll do 2 rounds - so pick what interests you!!

STEM, Health and Wellness:


Immersive Learning:




11:55 am - 12:25 pm

Scavenger Hunt

Get to know fellow community members while learning about each other + DE in an interactive scavenger hunt!

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm


Take a break and grab a bite to eat!

1:00 pm - 1:50 pm

Sneak Peek: Content Team

Get a peek behind the curtain with the content team and some exciting content coming to the DE Platform!


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1:55 pm - 2:40 pm

Community Sessions

Hear from fellow educators! Select the session that interests you most!

Social Emotional Care and Discovery Education
Brandi Bergeron

We are all now aware of the importance of our student's social and emotional well being. Do you know that Discovery Education cares as much as you do and has curated resources? Join me as I show you where to find some of my favorite SEL resources. I will demonstrate how to navigate the site in order to treasure trove these ready to use resource for all grade levels and including adults.


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7 + Ways to Strengthen Classroom Community with DE!
Jessie Erickson

Classroom community matters! Amazing things happen when the classroom has a strong community. A space where students feel a sense of belonging, mutual respect is shown for both peers and adults, and an overall sense of responsibility to work together. Simply put, your classroom community is a foundational element of success for everyone. We will explore how to leverage Discovery Education resources to foster the development of a “DEN-mazing” Classroom Community!


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Creating Standards Based Lessons for Grades K-5
Leslie Pope

As a District Instructional Technology Facilitator that serves 5 elementary schools, I knew that I needed to incorporate Discovery Education into some of the lessons I created to help teachers & Media Coordinators incorporate more digital tools. It all started with one Media Coordinator who was willing to let me create anything as long it was standards-aligned, and it hasn't slowed down yet! Join me as I take you on a journey through my process and share all of my resources with you!


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DE Workshop Design - What to Include/Not Include
Andy Mann

A principal asks you to present an intro to DE workshop. What are the key elements you would include? What elements would you save for a future workshop? Would you model an SOS strategy? With a partner, you will select the elements to include/not include in a 30, 60, or 90 minute workshop. Be ready to share your design.


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2:45 pm - 3:15 pm

DENSI Closing Session

Join us to close out DENSI and reflect on the two days.


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