A New DEN Summer Institute Hint!

In case you haven’t seen it, the bright minds of the DEN Community have created a Google Doc to help solve this mystery. They seem to be down to seven states. We have actually narrowed it down to nine. I suppose the hints have been a little tricky.

I mention the collaborative doc because that’s really what being part of the DEN is about. The educators in the DEN are committed to working together to solve problems. It might be a little thing like figuring out the location of the DEN Summer Institute, or something of much greater significance like how to reach a tough to teach kid. That’s why I feel so blessed everyday to be a part of your community.

You’ve earned yourself another hint.

Again, thanks to Mark Case for the help! (You can pester Mark for the location, but I promise he doesn’t know. That kind man took the list of contenders and gave us information about each of them.)

Hint #7: The official state rock is NOT agate.

Ok. There you have it. Now get to guessing! Where do you think #DENSI2014 will be? Tell us all about it in the comments.



  1. Kristy Vincent

    Ok. So that takes care of Nebraska and Kentucky. I’m still holding out for Colorado. Maybe it’s just because some of the local DEN Stars figured out we can turn it in to a road trip :-) of course we have to get accepted first!

  2. Shelby Bailey

    Is the hint for state ROCK only?

  3. Jennifer Morrison

    Minnesota as well I think, while they don’t have a state rock, Agate is their state mineral

  4. jen wagner

    Hmmm want to stick with Colorado but just might be Nebraska.

  5. Nancy Sharoff

    Tennessee folks! It’s Tennessee!

  6. Robyn Thiessen

    I am holding out for Nevada, there are cheap flights from Canada!!!

  7. Mark Case

    Does this constitute a DENny award nomination? Lol. ;)

  8. Kelly

    I’m with Nancy! Am afraid Colorado doesn’t fit the area parameters from the last hint :)

  9. Chad

    Has anyone double checked the Google Doc for mistakes? Is there a chance that one of the states that’s been eliminated is actually the one?

  10. Jeremy

    So close to knowing! (Holding Breath!)

  11. Mark Case

    @Kelly and @Nancy why doesn’t CO fit? The state rock is NOT agate.

  12. Melissa Robison

    Go Missouri! “We” are still in the running.

  13. Elaine Plybon

    So Nancy and Kelly had it right = automatic acceptance??? :) Good luck everyone!

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