My DEN Summer Institute Reflection…….

So what was DENsi for me? 1400 miles, 150 educators, 10 days, revisiting old friends, making new ones, singing the “Sound of Music” soundtrack at the Von Trapp Family Lodge, 3 cones of Ben & Jerry’s ice-cream, Shelburne Museum, a Lake Monster baseball game, grant-writing sessions, 3-hour cruise on Lake Champlain, visit to Urgent Care, 14 unconferences attended, 9 professional sessions, 4 keynotes, a costume party, the Harlem Shake, the DENmazing Race, 2 overnight airport stays, and the most amazing, mind-blowing professional development that I have ever experienced.

In a nutshell- I spent the last 10 days with some of the greatest educational minds in North America. We collaborated and decided it’s not about what we teach- it’s about how we deliver and how they (the students) respond. Real-world connections=real-world application!

I’ve been on the mountain-top and would rather just stay up there if everyone is okay with that. #missingdensi2013 As I unpack the memories and learning in my mind- I will share as I teach it!


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  1. Francie Snyder said:

    I have not gotten around to putting my reflection down yet, but this made me smile. I agree let’s stay up on that mountain top #missingdensi2013.

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  3. Terra-Lee said:

    Your reflection is dear to my heart and I was glad to be a part of your 10 days in VT since Day 1. Thank-you for the lasting memories!

  4. Max B. said:

    Hey Dacia,
    What happens when you combine an iPad, and a few cool apps to respond to an amazing DEN STAR post?


    Hope you like it!
    Apps: Tellagami, Splice, Intro Lite

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