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Top 10 Reasons to Attend DENSI 2014

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Top 10 Reasons to Attend the DEN Summer Institute: 10. It’s free. Once accepted, you are just responsible for travel to and from Nashville. 9. You’ll learn a bunch of new stuff to take back to your students. 8. It’s a great chance to expand your personal learning network (PLN). 7. You’ll go on an outing with more than […]

DENSI: What is all the fuss about?

As teachers we often work in isolation. The daily demands of classroom instruction, lesson planning, assessment, curriculum integration, meetings, continued professional development and district directives leave us with precious few minutes to spare for our personal and family life. How do you recharge and connect with like-minded educators? DENSI 2014 is your answer! If you […]

Apply to Attend #DENSI2014

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The Discovery Educator Network Summer Institute (DENSI) is a unique weeklong residential style professional development opportunity that brings together STAR Discovery Educators from across disciplines and geography with a common mission to energize their own teaching through the power of collaboration, technology, and fun. This year, we’ll be gathering on the banks of the Cumberland […]

Where in the World is #DENSI2014

You did it! You earned another hint about the location of the DEN Summer Institute, so here it is. But first, let me recap the previous hints: Hint #1: Not in eastern time zone Hint #2: Contiguous US Hint #3: In a state I’ve previously visited (that ruled out Oregon and Alaska as an FYI) […]

Where in the World is #DENSI2014?

Happy new year! I hope you are staying warm out there. Based on my Facebook feed, it looks like a lot of DEN members have enjoyed a couple of extra days of winter break. I see all of the reports of cold weather and it makes me dream of summer. Specifically I start thinking about […]

Top Tweets from DENSI 2013

I was scrolling through Twitter to see what others were sharing about the DEN Summer Institute and was amazed at what was being shared. The humor, emotion, and sincerity of the tweets were incredible. I don’t know exactly how many tweets were sent out during #DENSI2013, but there were a ton. I decided to take […]

DENSI 2013 LIVE! The Archives

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We had many great presentations this week at the DEN Summer Institute and we shared many via our LiveStream channel.  If you’re anxious to learn with us, take a peek at the archives of the sessions, they’re available now.  Please keep in mind that these are unedited and we will be cleaning them up a […]

Top 10 Things I Learned at DENSI

In many ways we each live in our own isolated world. It is difficult to stay informed and aware of new ideas and tools that could improve our performance and effectiveness in the classroom. My week at DENSI (Discovery Education Summer Institute) 2013 gave me a fantastic opportunity to observe and interact with innovative educators […]

DENSI 2013 Daily Recap – Day #4

Keynote Day #4 of DENSI 2013 started with keynote speaker, Hall Davidson (@halldavidson). Hall spoke to us about the new 3 R’s – Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, and QR Codes. Hall started by providing us with some great ideas for student made video projects, using samples from the California Student Media Festival. I think everyone […]

DENSI 2013 Daily Recap – Day #3

Keynote Today kicked off our first day of sessions at DENSI 2013 and I don’t think I’m the only one experiencing serious mind-mush right now! Our day started with a fantastic speaker, Richard Bryne, (@rbyrne) award-winning author of the website freetech4teachers.com. His keynote address focused on the idea of jobs and how to prepare our […]

DENSI 2013 Daily Recap – Day #2

Today was our fabulous DENSI outing! We started the morning with a trip to the Shelburne Museum, and by museum, they really mean complex! Aside from a number of historic buildings, galleries, and gardens, there was also an actual lighthouse and a full sized ship, the Ticonderoga! We spent the morning touring the grounds and […]

DENSI 2013 Daily Recap – Day #1

Kickoff What better way to get to know one another than a BBQ? The answer is, “There is NO better way!” The University of Vermont treated us to a delicious BBQ served al fresco where DENSI attendees new and old mingled, exchanged gifts, and of course, ate! The gift exchange was so much fun – […]

Exciting News! DENSI Live!

I have never attended the Den Summer Institute, but I’ve always envied those who have. This year it takes place in our own neck of the woods, Burlington, Vermont. Congratulations to all those wonderful DEN stars who were chosen to attend. But guess what! The rest of us are not going to be left out […]

Live Sessions from DENSI – Join Us Virtually

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This wasn’t the year for you to attend the DEN Summer Institute (DENSI), but that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the great professional development offered this year.  There are a couple of ways you can participate virtually.  One is to follow the event hashtag (#DENSI2013) on Twitter all week long.  In addition, […]

#DENSI2013 Deadline: TODAY

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The DEN Summer Institute has been scheduled for July 14-19 at the University of Vermont in Burlington, VT. The application window closes Today at 11:59pm ET! The main portion of this year’s application is a short  (unedited) video that tells your DEN story. We want to know about you and why you are part of the DEN. […]

Meet Ketsana from OH at #DENSI2013

This is Ketsana Phommalee, a new STAR Discovery Educator from Ohio. She’s been accepted to attend the DEN Summer Institute July 14-19 in Burlington, VT. Here’s her DEN story: Tell us yours. The main portion of this year’s application is a short (unedited) video that t ells your DEN story. We want to know about […]

Meet Howard from TX at #DENSI2013

This is Howard Martin, a STAR Discovery Educator and Leadership Council member from Texas. He’s been accepted to attend the DEN Summer Institute July 14-19 in Burlington, VT. Here’s his DEN story: Tell us yours. The main portion of this year’s application is a short (unedited) video that t ells your DEN story. We want […]

Meet Sandi Dennis from GA at #DENSI32013

This is Sandi Dennis, a STAR Discovery Educator and Leadership Council member from Georgia. She’s been accepted to attend the DEN Summer Institute July 14-19 in Burlington, VT. Here’s her DEN story: Tell us yours. The main portion of this year’s application is a short (unedited) video that t ells your DEN story. We want […]

Meet Carlos from FL at #DENSI2013

This is Carlos Fernandez, a STAR Discovery Educator from Florida. He’s been accepted to attend the DEN Summer Institute July 14-19 in Burlington, VT. Here’s his DEN story: Tell us yours. The main portion of this year’s application is a short (unedited) video that t ells your DEN story. We want to know about you […]