Silver Spring National Institute is underway!

The first of three National Institutes being hosted by the DEN this summer is now officially underway!  With barely one night under their belts, I understand their exhausted already 🙂  We don’t waste a minute when we’ve got 50 educators in one room together!

You can read a great blurb about it on the South Carolina Blog, but here’s a little recap.  The day was opened by Bill Goodwyn, President of Domestic Distribution and Enterprises and also the fearless leader of Discovery Education.  Afterwards, everyone split into groups to create enhanced podcasts about how technology can improve student learning.  People scrambling with camcorders, digital cameras, microphones and editing program made for quite a sight!

And that’s just on the very first night! *phew* It’s going to be one long week o’ learning in Silver Spring.


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  1. MaryAnn Sansonetti said:

    The institute is ending today… I have one day to rest before NECC but what a great experience.
    Thank you Discovery Education!

  2. Joe Konecki said:

    What a rewarding experience the institute has been! It was great to meet so many exemplary educators from around the country and learn from them. Many thanks to everyone at Discovery for making this such a memorable event!

  3. Kathy Dziok said:

    Thank you so much to Jannita, Lance, Steve, Joe, and all the amazing educators that were at the DEN Silver Spring Institute! I have learned so much this week, and I can’t wait to start planning for the fall! (I have to rest a bit first after such an exciting week) Thanks again for such a wonderful time!

  4. Kathy Dziok said:

    Thank you too to Scott! My head is still spinning, forgive me!

  5. Susan Tompkins said:

    Thank you, everyone, for the great effort to bring eager educators together for a thrilling week of learning! The Institute not only changed our lives, but it will greatly impact student learning, which is our central goal. We appreciate your support and all that you do.

  6. Rita A. Mortenson said:

    Scott, Jannita, Lance and Steve, thank you for the best professional development of the year. I have learned so much over the past week…I can hardly wait to start all of the projects I have in mind. I appreciated this opportunity and want to let you know that you have inspired me.

    Thank You!

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