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Tuesday, July 20
 

9:00am EDT

DEN Fit
DENFit Missions for DENSI 2021
This year DENFit will be completed through independent
missions! Come join the fun: Try workout, nutrition, health
and mental health challenges. Also explore missions that
share health, SEL and fitness assets available on Discovery
Education Experience!

1. Download the GooseChase App
2. Find our game: DENFit 2021
3. Password: DENSI2021
4. Start the DENFit missions
5. Submit them as you complete them!
6. Have fun sharing your progress via Twitter and Facebook
#DENSI2021 #DENFit


Speakers
avatar for Jessie Erickson

Jessie Erickson

Instructional Support for District, Grand Forks Public School District, North Dakota
Jessie Erickson is the District Assessment Coordinator for Grand Forks Public Schools. Jessie holds Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction and a Specialist Diploma in Educational Leadership. She has had the opportunity to work with the students and staff as a teacher, Building... Read More →



Tuesday July 20, 2021 9:00am - 10:00am EDT
DEN Fit

11:00am EDT

DENSI Welcome: Your New Discovery Education Experience
Welcome to DENSI! Join members of the Discovery Education team as we unveil our reimagined learning platform. We'll take you behind the scenes on our latest updates and share how input from educators like you helped us craft our new experience.


Click here to view recording.

Speakers
avatar for Emily Wirth

Emily Wirth

Senior Manager, Global Programming, Discovery Education
avatar for David Kinne

David Kinne

Vice President, Product Management, Discovery Education
avatar for Pete Weir

Pete Weir

Chief Product Officer, Discovery Education


Tuesday July 20, 2021 11:00am - 11:50am EDT
DENSI General Session https://dlc.com/DENSI-GS

12:00pm EDT

1. Community Conversation for Grades K-6
Speakers
avatar for Jessica Sheley

Jessica Sheley

Content Specialist, Discovery Education
avatar for Sandy Pierce

Sandy Pierce

Curriculum Specialist, Discovery Education


Tuesday July 20, 2021 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
Small Group 1: Grades K-6 https://dlc.com/DENSI-SG-ES

12:00pm EDT

2. Community Conversation for Grades 6-8
Speakers
avatar for Patti Duncan

Patti Duncan

Manager, Partner Success, Discovery Education
Discovery Education is the global leader in standards-based digital curriculum resources for K–12 classrooms worldwide. We are the home to award-winning digital textbooks, multimedia content, and the largest professional development community of its kind.
avatar for Desiree Sasko Sujoy

Desiree Sasko Sujoy

Director, Teaching & Learning, Discovery Education


Tuesday July 20, 2021 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
Small Group 2: Grades 6-8 https://dlc.com/DENSI-SG-MS

12:00pm EDT

3. Community Conversation for Grades 9-12
Speakers
avatar for Michael Capps

Michael Capps

Sr. Manager, Instructional Design, Discovery Education


Tuesday July 20, 2021 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
Small Group 3: Grades 9-12 https://dlc.com/DENSI-SG-HS

12:00pm EDT

4. Community Conversation for School Leaders & Instructional Support
Speakers
avatar for Brad Fountain

Brad Fountain

Director, Teaching & Learning, Discovery Education
Brad is a passionate educator with over 20 years of educational experience. He began his career teaching in a 3-5 multi-age classroom in rural North Carolina where he utilized some of the earliest educational internet based web resources. He launched one of the first technology based... Read More →
avatar for Jamie Paulsen

Jamie Paulsen

Product Marketing Manager, Discovery Education


Tuesday July 20, 2021 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
Small Group 4: School Instructional Supports https://dlc.com/DENSI-SG-School-Leaders

12:00pm EDT

5. Community Conversation for District Instructional Support
Speakers
avatar for Kelly Hines

Kelly Hines

Vice President, Partner Success, Discovery Education
avatar for Melissa Hampton

Melissa Hampton

Professional Development Specialist, Discovery Education


Tuesday July 20, 2021 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
Small Group 5: District Instructional Supports https://dlc.com/DENSI-SG-District-Leaders

1:00pm EDT

Lunch & Learn (Independent)
Learn at your own pace here: https://dlc.com/StarPlaylist

(Note: this is not a Zoom meeting. Independent learning time only.)

Tuesday July 20, 2021 1:00pm - 1:30pm EDT
DENSI Playlist https://dlc.com/StarPlaylist

1:30pm EDT

Video, Standard, & Interactive Quiz: Oh My!
Learn how our our engaging, multimedia, get-those-wheels-turning quiz feature was built and how you can use it to support your students.

Click here to view recording.

Speakers
avatar for Breanne Abo

Breanne Abo

Senior UX Researcher, Discovery Education
avatar for Andrew Strait

Andrew Strait

Senior Product Manager, Discovery Education


Tuesday July 20, 2021 1:30pm - 1:50pm EDT
DENSI General Session https://dlc.com/DENSI-GS

2:00pm EDT

1. Hands-On with Quiz for Grades K-6
Join your small group to go hands-on to design quizzes in a variety of formats to help you check for understanding and student readiness.

Speakers
avatar for Jessica Sheley

Jessica Sheley

Content Specialist, Discovery Education
avatar for Sandy Pierce

Sandy Pierce

Curriculum Specialist, Discovery Education


Tuesday July 20, 2021 2:00pm - 2:30pm EDT
Small Group 1: Grades K-6 https://dlc.com/DENSI-SG-ES

2:00pm EDT

2. Hands-On with Quiz for Grades 6-8
Join your small group to go hands-on to design quizzes in a variety of formats to help you check for understanding and student readiness.


Speakers
avatar for Patti Duncan

Patti Duncan

Manager, Partner Success, Discovery Education
Discovery Education is the global leader in standards-based digital curriculum resources for K–12 classrooms worldwide. We are the home to award-winning digital textbooks, multimedia content, and the largest professional development community of its kind.
avatar for Desiree Sasko Sujoy

Desiree Sasko Sujoy

Director, Teaching & Learning, Discovery Education


Tuesday July 20, 2021 2:00pm - 2:30pm EDT
Small Group 2: Grades 6-8 https://dlc.com/DENSI-SG-MS

2:00pm EDT

3. Hands-On with Quiz for Grades 9-12
Join your small group to go hands-on to design quizzes in a variety of formats to help you check for understanding and student readiness.


Speakers
avatar for Michael Capps

Michael Capps

Sr. Manager, Instructional Design, Discovery Education


Tuesday July 20, 2021 2:00pm - 2:30pm EDT
Small Group 3: Grades 9-12 https://dlc.com/DENSI-SG-HS

2:00pm EDT

4. Hands-On with Quiz for School Leaders & Instructional Support
Join your small group to go hands-on to design quizzes in a variety of formats to help you check for understanding and student readiness.


Speakers
avatar for Brad Fountain

Brad Fountain

Director, Teaching & Learning, Discovery Education
Brad is a passionate educator with over 20 years of educational experience. He began his career teaching in a 3-5 multi-age classroom in rural North Carolina where he utilized some of the earliest educational internet based web resources. He launched one of the first technology based... Read More →
avatar for Jamie Paulsen

Jamie Paulsen

Product Marketing Manager, Discovery Education


Tuesday July 20, 2021 2:00pm - 2:30pm EDT
Small Group 4: School Instructional Supports https://dlc.com/DENSI-SG-School-Leaders

2:00pm EDT

5. Hands-On with Quiz for District Instructional Support
Join your small group to go hands-on to design quizzes in a variety of formats to help you check for understanding and student readiness.


Speakers
avatar for Kelly Hines

Kelly Hines

Vice President, Partner Success, Discovery Education
avatar for Melissa Hampton

Melissa Hampton

Professional Development Specialist, Discovery Education


Tuesday July 20, 2021 2:00pm - 2:30pm EDT
Small Group 5: District Instructional Supports https://dlc.com/DENSI-SG-District-Leaders
 
Wednesday, July 21
 

9:00am EDT

DEN Fit
DENFit Missions for DENSI 2021
This year DENFit will be completed through independent
missions! Come join the fun: Try workout, nutrition, health
and mental health challenges. Also explore missions that
share health, SEL and fitness assets available on Discovery
Education Experience!

1. Download the GooseChase App
2. Find our game: DENFit 2021
3. Password: DENSI2021
4. Start the DENFit missions
5. Submit them as you complete them!
6. Have fun sharing your progress via Twitter and Facebook
#DENSI2021 #DENFit


Speakers
avatar for Jessie Erickson

Jessie Erickson

Instructional Support for District, Grand Forks Public School District, North Dakota
Jessie Erickson is the District Assessment Coordinator for Grand Forks Public Schools. Jessie holds Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction and a Specialist Diploma in Educational Leadership. She has had the opportunity to work with the students and staff as a teacher, Building... Read More →




Wednesday July 21, 2021 9:00am - 10:00am EDT
DEN Fit

10:00am EDT

Community Coffee Chat
Grab a cup of coffee or your favorite drink and join fellow attendees for some small group conversations prior to kicking off the day.

Speakers
avatar for Emily Wirth

Emily Wirth

Senior Manager, Global Programming, Discovery Education
avatar for Michael Capps

Michael Capps

Sr. Manager, Instructional Design, Discovery Education


Wednesday July 21, 2021 10:00am - 10:50am EDT
Community Lounge https://dlc.com/DENSI-Lounge

11:00am EDT

Designing Digital Activities
We’ll build on the excitement from our first day and hear from the team that built meaningful learning activities.


Speakers
avatar for Kyle Schutt

Kyle Schutt

Director, Product Management, Discovery Education
Husband, father, friend - Outdoors lover - DIYer - STEM enthusiast - Learner - Educator - Virtual Field Trip Host - Discovery Education
avatar for Emily Wirth

Emily Wirth

Senior Manager, Global Programming, Discovery Education
avatar for Ann Crilley

Ann Crilley

Manager, User Education, Discovery Education
avatar for Oliver Short

Oliver Short

Product Manager, Studio, Discovery Education


Wednesday July 21, 2021 11:00am - 11:30am EDT
DENSI General Session https://dlc.com/DENSI-GS

11:40am EDT

1. Hands-On with Studio for Grades K-6
Spend time sharing ideas as you build interactive slideshows, explore the all new Activity Templates, and ready to use resources.



Speakers
avatar for Jessica Sheley

Jessica Sheley

Content Specialist, Discovery Education
avatar for Sandy Pierce

Sandy Pierce

Curriculum Specialist, Discovery Education


Wednesday July 21, 2021 11:40am - 12:30pm EDT
Small Group 1: Grades K-6 https://dlc.com/DENSI-SG-ES

11:40am EDT

2. Hands-On with Studio for Grades 6-8
Spend time sharing ideas as you build interactive slideshows, explore the all new Activity Templates, and ready to use resources.



Speakers
avatar for Patti Duncan

Patti Duncan

Manager, Partner Success, Discovery Education
Discovery Education is the global leader in standards-based digital curriculum resources for K–12 classrooms worldwide. We are the home to award-winning digital textbooks, multimedia content, and the largest professional development community of its kind.
avatar for Desiree Sasko Sujoy

Desiree Sasko Sujoy

Director, Teaching & Learning, Discovery Education


Wednesday July 21, 2021 11:40am - 12:30pm EDT
Small Group 2: Grades 6-8 https://dlc.com/DENSI-SG-MS

11:40am EDT

3. Hands-On with Studio for Grades 9-12
Spend time sharing ideas as you build interactive slideshows, explore the all new Activity Templates, and ready to use resources.




Speakers
avatar for Michael Capps

Michael Capps

Sr. Manager, Instructional Design, Discovery Education


Wednesday July 21, 2021 11:40am - 12:30pm EDT
Small Group 3: Grades 9-12 https://dlc.com/DENSI-SG-HS

11:40am EDT

4. Hands-On with Studio for School Leaders & Instructional Support
Spend time sharing ideas as you build interactive slideshows, explore the all new Activity Templates, and ready to use resources.


Speakers
avatar for Brad Fountain

Brad Fountain

Director, Teaching & Learning, Discovery Education
Brad is a passionate educator with over 20 years of educational experience. He began his career teaching in a 3-5 multi-age classroom in rural North Carolina where he utilized some of the earliest educational internet based web resources. He launched one of the first technology based... Read More →
avatar for Jamie Paulsen

Jamie Paulsen

Product Marketing Manager, Discovery Education


Wednesday July 21, 2021 11:40am - 12:30pm EDT
Small Group 4: School Instructional Supports https://dlc.com/DENSI-SG-School-Leaders

11:40am EDT

5. Hands-On with Studio for District Instructional Support
Spend time sharing ideas as you build interactive slideshows, explore the all new Activity Templates, and ready to use resources.


Speakers
avatar for Kelly Hines

Kelly Hines

Vice President, Partner Success, Discovery Education
avatar for Melissa Hampton

Melissa Hampton

Professional Development Specialist, Discovery Education


Wednesday July 21, 2021 11:40am - 12:30pm EDT
Small Group 5: District Instructional Supports https://dlc.com/DENSI-SG-District-Leaders

12:30pm EDT

Lunch & Learn (Independent)
Wednesday July 21, 2021 12:30pm - 1:00pm EDT
DENSI Playlist https://dlc.com/StarPlaylist

1:00pm EDT

Building Teacher Capacity with SOS
If I can do it, you can too! Come hear how a not so technologically savvy Principal worked with her faculty/staff to infuse the use of Discovery Education SOS strategies into the classroom (virtual, in person, and hybrid). Participants will walk away with practical and culturally relevant strategies to increase student engagement while building teacher and student capacity with Discovery Education!

Speakers
avatar for Che-Von Stone

Che-Von Stone

Principal, Cedar Fork Elementary


Wednesday July 21, 2021 1:00pm - 1:25pm EDT
Breakout 2 https://dlc.com/DENSI-B2

1:00pm EDT

Curating Resources for Meaningful Learning Experiences
Have you heard teachers comment that there's so much in DE they don't know where to start? Join me to learn a 3-step process that will have you curating resources and developing meaningful learning experiences in no time! It's as easy as 1, 2, 3!

Speakers
avatar for Deb Martin

Deb Martin

Instructional Technology Coach, Frederick County Middle School
Debbie Martin is an Instructional Technology Coach for Frederick County Public Schools. She has 24 years of teaching experience with the last ten years focused on instructional technology. She also has experience as a business teacher at both the high school and middle school lev... Read More →



Wednesday July 21, 2021 1:00pm - 1:25pm EDT
Breakout 1 https://dlc.com/DENSI-B1

1:00pm EDT

How Discovery Education Supports Literacy Across Subject Areas
Do you have a bug expert or aspiring astronaut in your class? Wondering how to support their interests while also engaging them in developing literacy skills?  Peak student interest and develop them as lifelong learners using Discovery Education resources that are “just right” for students – from empowering their search skills to assigning articles this session will help teachers tap in to the unique learning interests of their students.  

Speakers
avatar for Renee Cunningham

Renee Cunningham

Media Coordinator, New Town Elementary
Renee Cunningham is in her 15th year in education, with 8 of those as a School Library Media Coordinator. With experience at both the elementary and middle school level, she believes in having a lively media program that incorporates technology, STEM activities, and helps promote... Read More →



Wednesday July 21, 2021 1:00pm - 1:25pm EDT
Breakout 4 https://dlc.com/DENSI-B4

1:00pm EDT

The Social-Emotional Learning Center: Integrating SEL into K-12 Core Instruction
As teachers and students negotiate the return to school social-emotional wellness will be more critical than ever. Join our curriculum team for an in-depth exploration of the classroom resources, instructional supports and professional learning materials available within the full K-12 Learning Platform.

Speakers
avatar for Tess Henkel

Tess Henkel

Digital Content Manager, Discovery Education
avatar for Rachel Barrachina

Rachel Barrachina

Digital Content Coordinator, Discovery Education


Wednesday July 21, 2021 1:00pm - 1:25pm EDT
Breakout 6 https://dlc.com/DENSI-Schoology

1:00pm EDT

Top Favorite Apps to Use with Discovery Education
Many of our students have all-day access to technology now, so what apps are out there that can help students be more creative, demonstrate their learning, and are student data friendly? This session will present some new and old apps and possibly new ways to use them with students or with Discovery Education.

Speakers
avatar for Howard Martin

Howard Martin

Technology Systems Trainer/ Instructional Designer, Austin ISD
Anybody want some promotional flyers from UnitedStreaming?  Ha!  Of all of the the professional groups that I have belonged to over many years, the Discovery Educator Network is by far the most influential group.  I've met many people over the years and some single-day experiences... Read More →


Wednesday July 21, 2021 1:00pm - 1:25pm EDT
Breakout 3 https://dlc.com/DENSI-B3

1:00pm EDT

Using Discovery Education to Differentiate and Support Across Grade Levels
Hear from fellow DEN STARs as they share strategies for using Discovery Education tools and resources to support teaching and learning. This 20-minute lesson will include a practical example for your back to school planning!


Wednesday July 21, 2021 1:00pm - 1:25pm EDT
Breakout 5 https://dlc.com/DENSI-B5

1:30pm EDT

Master Class in Ed Tech: Castles in the Classroom, Classrooms in the Museum
Ever wondered how to make use of the latest, coolest tech in your classroom and take it it beyond EDU-tainment? We’ll explore the classroom transforming (literally) AR app that DE is set to release soon. You’ll also learn more about how a school exhibited a years’ worth of projects (no headset required!).  Let’s build AR and VR together!

Speakers
avatar for Hall Davidson

Hall Davidson

Sr. Director, Global Initiatives, Discovery Education


Wednesday July 21, 2021 1:30pm - 2:30pm EDT
Master Class 2 https://dlc.com/DENSI-MC-2

1:30pm EDT

Master Class: Designing Student Activities to Build Background Knowledge
In this session, we will share a practical model for using Discovery Education resources to help scaffold student learning around any subject matter topic. We will discuss research-based design principles you can apply to spark students’ curiosity, visualize important concepts, and provide multiple ways for students to demonstrate their understanding. You will leave the session with a template you can use to accelerate learning and help students focus on grade-level content.

Speakers
avatar for Lance Rougeux

Lance Rougeux

Vice President, Learning Communities and Innovation, Discovery Education
avatar for Michael Capps

Michael Capps

Sr. Manager, Instructional Design, Discovery Education
avatar for Kyle Schutt

Kyle Schutt

Director, Product Management, Discovery Education
Husband, father, friend - Outdoors lover - DIYer - STEM enthusiast - Learner - Educator - Virtual Field Trip Host - Discovery Education


Wednesday July 21, 2021 1:30pm - 2:30pm EDT
Master Class 1 https://dlc.com/DENSI-MC-1

1:30pm EDT

Master Class: Increase Your Influence, Recipes for Social Media Success
In this hands-on session, you'll learn tips and tricks for leveling up your social media game. There will be time for a Q&A session and an interactive group activity.

Speakers
avatar for Kristen Hipp

Kristen Hipp

Sr. Manager, Digital Marketing, Discovery Education


Wednesday July 21, 2021 1:30pm - 2:30pm EDT
Master Class 3 https://dlc.com/DENSI-MC-3

1:30pm EDT

Master Class: Let’s Get Hands-On! Bringing Project-Based Learning into the Classroom
Join us to explore resources that will help you engage your students in hands-on STEM exploration to foster deeper understanding and connections to real-world problem-solving.

Speakers
avatar for Brad Fountain

Brad Fountain

Director, Teaching & Learning, Discovery Education
Brad is a passionate educator with over 20 years of educational experience. He began his career teaching in a 3-5 multi-age classroom in rural North Carolina where he utilized some of the earliest educational internet based web resources. He launched one of the first technology based... Read More →
avatar for Desiree Sasko Sujoy

Desiree Sasko Sujoy

Director, Teaching & Learning, Discovery Education


Wednesday July 21, 2021 1:30pm - 2:30pm EDT
Master Class 4 https://dlc.com/DENSI-MC-4

2:45pm EDT

Focus Group: 3M Science at Home Feedback Session
We want to hear from you! Join us to share your thoughts on the simple, easy-to-implement 3M science video series.

This feedback session is open to anyone and in particular educators with Title I experience.

Speakers
avatar for Jacqueline Kavege

Jacqueline Kavege

Sr. Director, Global Marketing Programs, Discovery Education


Wednesday July 21, 2021 2:45pm - 3:45pm EDT
Focus Group 2 https://dlc.com/DENSI-Focus-2

2:45pm EDT

Focus Group: Instructional Design: Ready-to-use Lesson Activities
Note: this is an optional feedback session.

In this session, we want to listen to your feedback and capture your insights about how we can make the lesson activities within Discovery Education even more impactful for you and your students. We’ll share a variety of examples across grade levels and subject areas.

Speakers
avatar for Lance Rougeux

Lance Rougeux

Vice President, Learning Communities and Innovation, Discovery Education


Wednesday July 21, 2021 2:45pm - 3:45pm EDT
Focus Group 1 https://dlc.com/DENSI-Focus-1

2:45pm EDT

Focus Group: Quiz – What Should We Develop Next?
Note: this is an optional feedback session.

How can we add to quiz features to help make them a part of your weekly routine? Join the Discovery We wan to hear from you! Education product team for this brainstorming session.

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Strait

Andrew Strait

Senior Product Manager, Discovery Education
avatar for Breanne Abo

Breanne Abo

Senior UX Researcher, Discovery Education


Wednesday July 21, 2021 2:45pm - 3:45pm EDT
Focus Group 3 https://dlc.com/DENSI-Focus-3

7:00pm EDT

Trivia with the STARS
Join us for a fun night with the DEN STARS. Join a team for some light-hearted and engaging fun (or be a supportive team cheerleader).  In addition to trivia, you will learn some new technology infused ways to level up classroom instruction and embed popular DE SOS strategies.  Up for some laughter, teamwork, and a bit of learning….then consider joining us.  You can utilize a similar format for your back-to-school events with your staff or students!

Speakers
avatar for Rita Mortenson

Rita Mortenson

Instructional Support for School, Verona Area High School
Rita is the Educational Technology Coach at Verona Area High School and one of the District’s Personalized Learning Coaches in their K-12 1:1 iPad program.  She is a member of the Discovery Education Leadership Council and enjoys sharing her DENthusiasm with others.  She is also... Read More →
avatar for Jessie Erickson

Jessie Erickson

Instructional Support for District, Grand Forks Public School District, North Dakota
Jessie Erickson is the District Assessment Coordinator for Grand Forks Public Schools. Jessie holds Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction and a Specialist Diploma in Educational Leadership. She has had the opportunity to work with the students and staff as a teacher, Building... Read More →
avatar for Jennifer Hall

Jennifer Hall

Instructional Technology Department, "Atlanta Public Schools, Georgia"
Jennifer Hall has been an educator for more than twenty-two years and currently serves as an Educational Technology Specialist (ETS) for Atlanta Public Schools. As a National Board Certified Teacher, she has seventeen years of middle school classroom experience. Her expertise includes... Read More →


Wednesday July 21, 2021 7:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
Trivia Night https://dlc.com/DENSI-Trivia
 
Thursday, July 22
 

9:00am EDT

DEN Fit
DENFit Missions for DENSI 2021
This year DENFit will be completed through independent
missions! Come join the fun: Try workout, nutrition, health
and mental health challenges. Also explore missions that
share health, SEL and fitness assets available on Discovery
Education Experience!
1. Download the GooseChase App
2. Find our game: DENFit 2021
3. Password: DENSI2021
4. Start the DENFit missions
5. Submit them as you complete them!
6. Have fun sharing your progress via Twitter and Facebook
#DENSI2021 #DENFit

Speakers
avatar for Jessie Erickson

Jessie Erickson

Instructional Support for District, Grand Forks Public School District, North Dakota
Jessie Erickson is the District Assessment Coordinator for Grand Forks Public Schools. Jessie holds Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction and a Specialist Diploma in Educational Leadership. She has had the opportunity to work with the students and staff as a teacher, Building... Read More →




Thursday July 22, 2021 9:00am - 10:00am EDT
DEN Fit

10:00am EDT

Community Coffee Chat
Grab a cup of coffee or your favorite drink and join fellow attendees for some small group conversations prior to kicking off the day.

Speakers
avatar for Emily Wirth

Emily Wirth

Senior Manager, Global Programming, Discovery Education
avatar for Michael Capps

Michael Capps

Sr. Manager, Instructional Design, Discovery Education


Thursday July 22, 2021 10:00am - 10:50am EDT
Community Lounge https://dlc.com/DENSI-Lounge

10:00am EDT

Focus Group: Exporting Student Data from Discovery Education – Product Brainstorm
Note: this is an optional session.

We want to hear from you! Join the Discovery Education product team for this brainstorming session. The goal is to get a better understanding of how we could send student data to other platforms and what the desired future state is. Your feedback is invaluable. 

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Strait

Andrew Strait

Senior Product Manager, Discovery Education
avatar for Breanne Abo

Breanne Abo

Senior UX Researcher, Discovery Education


Thursday July 22, 2021 10:00am - 10:50am EDT
Focus Group 3 https://dlc.com/DENSI-Focus-3

11:00am EDT

1. Professional Learning Hive Mind for Grades K-6
Participate in a guided conversation around best practices in professional learning with this Hive Mind Activity.

Speakers
avatar for Jessica Sheley

Jessica Sheley

Content Specialist, Discovery Education
avatar for Sandy Pierce

Sandy Pierce

Curriculum Specialist, Discovery Education


Thursday July 22, 2021 11:00am - 11:45am EDT
Small Group 1: Grades K-6 https://dlc.com/DENSI-SG-ES

11:00am EDT

2. Professional Learning Hive Mind for Grades 6-8
Participate in a guided conversation around best practices in professional learning with this Hive Mind Activity.

Speakers
avatar for Patti Duncan

Patti Duncan

Manager, Partner Success, Discovery Education
Discovery Education is the global leader in standards-based digital curriculum resources for K–12 classrooms worldwide. We are the home to award-winning digital textbooks, multimedia content, and the largest professional development community of its kind.
avatar for Desiree Sasko Sujoy

Desiree Sasko Sujoy

Director, Teaching & Learning, Discovery Education


Thursday July 22, 2021 11:00am - 11:45am EDT
Small Group 2: Grades 6-8 https://dlc.com/DENSI-SG-MS

11:00am EDT

3. Professional Learning Hive Mind for Grades 9-12
Participate in a guided conversation around best practices in professional learning with this Hive Mind Activity.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Capps

Michael Capps

Sr. Manager, Instructional Design, Discovery Education


Thursday July 22, 2021 11:00am - 11:45am EDT
Small Group 3: Grades 9-12 https://dlc.com/DENSI-SG-HS

11:00am EDT

4. Professional Learning Hive Mind for School Leaders and Instructional Support
Participate in a guided conversation around best practices in professional learning with this Hive Mind Activity.

Speakers
avatar for Brad Fountain

Brad Fountain

Director, Teaching & Learning, Discovery Education
Brad is a passionate educator with over 20 years of educational experience. He began his career teaching in a 3-5 multi-age classroom in rural North Carolina where he utilized some of the earliest educational internet based web resources. He launched one of the first technology based... Read More →
avatar for Jamie Paulsen

Jamie Paulsen

Product Marketing Manager, Discovery Education


Thursday July 22, 2021 11:00am - 11:45am EDT
Small Group 4: School Instructional Supports https://dlc.com/DENSI-SG-School-Leaders

11:00am EDT

5. Professional Learning Hive Mind for District Instructional Support
Participate in a guided conversation around best practices in professional learning with this Hive Mind Activity.

Speakers
avatar for Kelly Hines

Kelly Hines

Vice President, Partner Success, Discovery Education
avatar for Melissa Hampton

Melissa Hampton

Professional Development Specialist, Discovery Education


Thursday July 22, 2021 11:00am - 11:45am EDT
Small Group 5: District Instructional Supports https://dlc.com/DENSI-SG-District-Leaders

11:55am EDT

Let's Talk About It: Discovery Education Classroom
Join the conversation with your DE Team to learn how to maximize the use of your LMS with DE and share ways you connect learning for your students. Don't have an LMS? Join the DE Classroom session.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Capps

Michael Capps

Sr. Manager, Instructional Design, Discovery Education


Thursday July 22, 2021 11:55am - 12:20pm EDT
Breakout 11 https://dlc.com/DENSI-DE-Classroom

11:55am EDT

Let's Talk About LMS: Discovery Education and Canvas
Join the conversation with your DE Team to learn how to maximize the use of your LMS with DE and share ways you connect learning for your students. Don't have an LMS? Join the DE Classroom session.

Speakers
avatar for Pam Inabinett

Pam Inabinett

Manager, Partner Success, Discovery Education
avatar for Shemia Nimmons

Shemia Nimmons

Discovery Education


Thursday July 22, 2021 11:55am - 12:20pm EDT
Breakout 10 https://dlc.com/DENSI-Canvas

11:55am EDT

Let's Talk About LMS: Discovery Education and Google Classroom
Join the conversation with your DE Team to learn how to maximize the use of your LMS with DE and share ways you connect learning for your students. Don't have an LMS? Join the DE Classroom session.

Speakers
avatar for Patti Duncan

Patti Duncan

Manager, Partner Success, Discovery Education
Discovery Education is the global leader in standards-based digital curriculum resources for K–12 classrooms worldwide. We are the home to award-winning digital textbooks, multimedia content, and the largest professional development community of its kind.


Thursday July 22, 2021 11:55am - 12:20pm EDT
Breakout 9 https://dlc.com/DENSI-Google

11:55am EDT

Let's Talk About LMS: Discovery Education and Microsoft
Join the conversation with your DE Team to learn how to maximize the use of your LMS with DE and share ways you connect learning for your students. Don't have an LMS? Join the DE Classroom session.

Speakers
avatar for Ann Crilley

Ann Crilley

Manager, User Education, Discovery Education


Thursday July 22, 2021 11:55am - 12:20pm EDT
Breakout 8 https://dlc.com/DENSI-Microsoft

11:55am EDT

Let's Talk About LMS: Discovery Education and Schoology
Join the conversation with your DE Team to learn how to maximize the use of your LMS with DE and share ways you connect learning for your students. Don't have an LMS? Join the DE Classroom session.

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Strait

Andrew Strait

Senior Product Manager, Discovery Education
avatar for Bonnie Zheng

Bonnie Zheng

Product Manager, Discovery Education


Thursday July 22, 2021 11:55am - 12:20pm EDT
Breakout 7 https://dlc.com/DENSI-Schoology

12:20pm EDT

Lunch & Learn (Independent)
Thursday July 22, 2021 12:20pm - 12:50pm EDT

12:50pm EDT

DENSI UnConference
These informal, attendee-led sessions are your opportunity to learn more about a topic that was briefly covered, or not yet discussed at DENSI. Unconference session options will be determined on Wednesday.

Topics | Round 1
  • Finding and Modifying Choice Boards in DE
  • Creative ways to communicate and share DE with staff
  • Practical ways to inegrate SEL strategies into daily instruction
  • Using SOS with K-2 Students
  • Making Literacy Connects with DE Resources

Topics | Round 2
  • Tips for Having Successful DE Virtual Field Trips
  • Using DE Resources for Personalized Learning
  • Utilizing the DEN and DE to connect classrooms
  • Using Studio for Station Rotation
  • Share Out: Favorite Channels and why!


Thursday July 22, 2021 12:50pm - 1:35pm EDT
DENSI General Session https://dlc.com/DENSI-GS

1:45pm EDT

DENSI Closing: Moving Forward Together
In our closing session we will review your DEN STAR resources, help you begin to sketch out a plan for sharing with your local colleagues, and give you a first-look at the fall calendar of events.

Speakers
avatar for Jamie Paulsen

Jamie Paulsen

Product Marketing Manager, Discovery Education
avatar for Emily Wirth

Emily Wirth

Senior Manager, Global Programming, Discovery Education
avatar for Ann Crilley

Ann Crilley

Manager, User Education, Discovery Education


Thursday July 22, 2021 1:45pm - 2:00pm EDT
DENSI General Session https://dlc.com/DENSI-GS