Discovery Education Community presents a summer institute for school partners The 2015 DEN Summer Institute, held in Washington, D.C., provides UK teachers an opportunity to gain innovative, digital strategies and network with educators all over the world. UK educators are invited, by the Discovery Education Community, to become involved in their annual DEN Summer Institute (DENSI). The 2015 DENSI, held in Washington, D.C. (USA), is a weeklong professional development event for educators all over the world. Five educators from the UK will be chosen to attend the all-expenses paid trip to this teaching and learning event. DENSI boasts numerous hands-on learning experiences for teachers to use the latest technologies to inspire their students to become digital citizens and empower them to become a part of a global community. Teachers learn how to use digital resources in the classroom with practical strategies that are ready to implement. Further, DENSI encourages educators in attendance to network with one another, share techniques and lesson ideas, and build a global support system. “Discovery Education isn’t about promoting a certain product, telling you how to do something, or giving you the latest technology, it’s really about connecting you with people who are passionate about learning and enabling you to learn from each other and to share your ideas. So the main things I came away with, as well as a whole host of exciting resources and apps to try out, was a connection and a real audience for the children to have, and a global one at that.” says a 2014 DENSI participant, Andrew Phoenix, the Head Teacher of Hampsthwaite CE Primary School in North Yorkshire. To be considered for DENSI, educators must share their best practices and how they transform teaching and learning in their school in a written summary and a two-minute video. Submissions are due by 29 May 2015 via www.discoveryeducation.co.uk/densi.