Would you like a community of friends and colleagues to share ideas and advice? Have you ever needed a sounding board from someone who “gets it” in your world as an educator? How much fun would it be to stay in college dorms for a week learning with some of the most passionate educators around? Then you should apply for this year’s DEN Summer Institute (DENSI) being held in Chicago, IL in July.
DENSI is a week long professional development opportunity unlike anything you have ever experienced. Connecting and networking are at the forefront all week long. Beyond the sit and get prevalent at many PD times throughout the year, DENSI’s design revolves around the people. The future friends you will meet will connect with you over and over again sharing ideas, resources, and their areas of expertise. As each new challenge presents itself throughout the school year, the friends you make at DENSI will be there to help you through. Technologies and resources ebb and flow over time; the people with whom you connect will become life long friends encouraging you through the daily challenges of being a teacher.
So what does it take to get in? Really, it is just a few easy steps. Answer three questions about the resources you have and how you can bring them back to your school. Create a quick video about you. It doesn’t have to win an Emmy; it really is all about you. It’s okay to share your quirky side, quiet moments, or the passion that makes you tick. That’s it! You can find more information and the application here:http://www.discoveryeducation.com/what-we-offer/community/connect-with-the-den/den-summer-institute.cfm