DEN Summer Institute 2020
Loyola University, Chicago
July 13-17, 2020

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To help maximize their efforts and amplify their impact, Discovery Education would like to welcome our partners to the 14th annual DEN Summer Institute (DENSI). At this immersive five-day event, participants are empowered with current best practices in education, equipped with the tools and resources for using Discovery Education’s digital curriculum resources, and recognized with an exclusive Discovery Education Certification. This includes:

  • Advance access to Discovery Education product releases
  • Ready-to-go professional learning resources, tools, and programs focused on leading and supporting teachers, curriculum leaders and administrators
  • Pathways that support school or district initiatives, such as literacy, differentiation, and digital citizenship
  • Best practices for building support within the community
  • A collaborative network of professional learning, with colleagues from around the world
  • Access to a Discovery Education team that provides ongoing professional learning support and feedback
  • Applicable instructional strategies that support meaningful integration of Discovery Education’s digital resources
DENSI is open to classroom teachers, school principals, instructional coaches, library media and technology specialists, and any other educators interested in a one-of-a-kind professional learning experience. Each participant will experience a specialized professional learning track based on his or her role.


Discovery Education Experience Certification

This year, all participants will become Experience certified! The Discovery Education Experience certification process dives deep into the platform’s robust digital content and research-based strategies, and how to effectively use both in the classroom and share out with colleagues.

Participants are certified through completing pre-event meetings and interactive learning modules, attending onsite content creation seminars and hands-on workshops, and then sharing learned lessons post-event and welcoming ongoing support.

Learn more details of the certification process here.


Important Dates & Registration Detail

The cost of DENSI is $1,295 and includes Discovery Education Experience certification, professional learning sessions, networking events, food, and accommodations. Transportation to and from the Loyola University Chicago is not provided.

DEN STAR Educators are the first community members to have the opportunity to be accepted into DENSI 2020. During the pre-registration window DEN STAR Educators can apply for scholarships to the event (applications close February 21, 2020). The DENSI scholarship application process involves written and video explanations of how Discovery Education helps transform teaching, learning, and leading at a school or district, as well as how the participant will share with others what they learn during DENSI.

After February 21, 2020, there will be a limited number of spots available for purchase. They will be available for any educator on a first-come, first-served basis.

Need More Information?

See the DENSI FAQs page or contact Jannita Demian at

January 10

DEN Summer Institute 2020 Announced – Pre-Registration Open

February 21

Pre-registration closes and DEN STAR Educator scholarship applications are due.
*After this date, spots will be available for purchase on a first-come, first-served basis.

March 3

Applicants notified

March 13

Deadline for accepted applicants to RSVP

Past Institute Locations

2019 - Ogden, UT
2018 - Wilmington, NC
2017 - San Diego, CA
2016 - Chicago, IL
2015 - Washington, DC
2014 - Nashville, TN
2013 - Burlington, VT
2012 - Bozeman, MT
2011 - San Diego, CA
2010 - Boston, MA
2009 - San Francisco, CA
2008 - Silver Spring, MD
2007 - Miami, FL