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Discovery Education Summer Institute

For more than 10 years, Discovery Education has provided free immersive, residential-style, professional development experiences for our user community.

The programme features seminars and workshops from keynote speakers, the Discovery Education team, and members of the Discovery Education Community. These experiences will energise your teaching, and the opportunities to connect, collaborate, and share with Discovery Education teachers from around the world, will inspire you to continue learning and leading.

WIN a trip to the United States for a week of professional development 

Sharing your best practice is the essence of being in our community. Doing it as part of our competition to attend the Discovery Education Summer Institute means there’s a chance for you to get something even more rewarding for your efforts!

The prize: Five all-expenses paid places at the Discovery Education Summer Institute, exclusively for UK school teachers and senior leaders. This week of learning and networking is a unique opportunity to share ideas with educators from around the world. You're bound to bring new inspiration back to your own school.

Date: 15 - 20 July 2018
Location: University of North Carolina, Wilmington, NC (USA)

Need more information? Please contact Chris Nash at

How to enter

There are two parts to your entry.

Part 1: The written portion 
In addition to providing information about who you are in general, you'll be asked to describe how you are using Discovery Education resources, why you should be accepted, and how you will share what you learn at the summer institute. Please answer the questions thoughtfully. This will help us learn more about you as a teacher.

Part 2: The video submission - so we can get to know you
A simple two-minute video of you talking to camera, made using any device, telling us about how you are transforming teaching and learning in your classroom and/or school.

The detailed bit

Deadline: 18th March 2018

Eligibility: Prize draw is open to teachers aged 21 years and above, employed on a full-time basis in a UK based school (inc. Northern Ireland), with an active subscription to a Discovery Education service (Espresso, Coding or Secondary). Five winners chosen by judging panel. Competition closes on 18th March 2018 at 23:45 GMT. Terms and conditions

FAQs and summer institute agenda

Note: Although we only have 5 all-expenses paid places available, we would love to have as many UK teachers as possible attend the event. If you're not a winner, but would like to join our community then please get in touch with the Community Manager on