For those who have never attended a national DEN event…ya gotta do it! Some of my fondest memories with my DEN buds are from events and happenings at national events.
This year’s summer institute will be held just outside of Boston, Massachusetts at Bentley University in Waltham. The dates are July 18 (6PM) – July 23 (12 noon). Transportation costs are the responsibility of the attendee…but everything else, from food to housing to fun, is covered by DEN! I promise you will leave the institute with some wonderful technology integration ideas and some really, really funny stories of your week with the crazy DEN folks.
Below is the link for more information. Please be sure to apply soon…applications are due 5PM ET on April 26. For this year’s application, you will submit a digital artifact. Don’t stress out…it’s not as scary as it sounds! I have posted some notes below from the FAQ found on the webpage.
If you have any additional questions, please feel free to reply to this email and I will get back with you. We look forward to seeing a great cadre of Virginia STARs at the 2010 DEN Summer Institute! http://blog.discoveryeducation.com/summer-institute-2010/
Q: What type of digital artifact are you looking for as part of my application?
A: You have an infinite number of choices regarding the digital artifact you submit. It could be a video, Glog, slideshow, podcast, etc. Just make sure that it specifically demonstrates the following:
* motivation (why you want to attend)
* activity (what you have done as a STAR that makes you an active member of the community)
* expertise (what you are willing to share with other attendees)
Katie Knapp – LC Chair