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Thursday, July 9
 

3:00pm

DENSI Principal Summit Registration
Principal Summit registration opens at 3pm ET. 

If you arrive before that time, hang out and enjoy yourself. You may drop your luggage off at Cassell Hall and explore D.C. if you'd like. 



Thursday July 9, 2015 3:00pm - 4:45pm
Cassell Hall American University

5:00pm

DENSI Principal Summit Dinner and Opening Session
5:00-5:30: Welcome
5:30-6:30: Special Guest Thomas Murray
6:30-7:30: Dinner  (Don't worry if you have special dietary restrictions; we have informed the university.)
7:30-8:00: HALL Activity



Thursday July 9, 2015 5:00pm - 8:15pm
Tavern: Mary Graydon Center (MGC) American University
 
Friday, July 10
 

8:00am

Buses depart for World Headquarters of Discovery Communications
Buses depart promptly at 8:15am. 

Friday July 10, 2015 8:00am - 8:15am
TBA

9:15am

DENSI Principal Summit Morning Welcome and Keynote
Opening Keynote: OMG-OGY
Presenter: Lance Rougeux
Technology is often referred to as the game-changer in education. We
can use it to connect with classrooms around the world, create new and
innovative products, and present content in accessible and engaging
ways. But is it the OGY that really makes the greatest impact in our
classrooms?

Friday July 10, 2015 9:15am - 10:00am
Multi-Purpose Rooms (MPR) 1 Discovery Place

10:10am

4C-ing the Future of STEM
STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics has been a topic of great importance in many classrooms, schools, districts, and even nationally. Learn how Discovery Education is taking a different approach to this idea and how you can utilize some of Discovery's resources to get started in transforming your instruction.

Speakers

Friday July 10, 2015 10:10am - 11:00am
Science Channel Room 1 Discovery Place

10:10am

Diving into Literacy Learning
In today’s information-rich and media-driven world, the definition of literacy has changed. Technology allows for students to surf, connect, share, and create – but how are they developing these skills? Learning experiences must ensure that they become deeper readers, writers, and thinkers, equipped for their future. We will explore ways to ensure that instruction in your school moves beyond the surface and into deeper literacy learning for all students.

Speakers

Friday July 10, 2015 10:10am - 11:00am
Discovery Channel Room 1 Discovery Place

10:10am

It's All the Same, But It's Different
How do we meet the needs of all students? As new initiatives, strategies, resources and tools emerge, this is the same question that we've been asking for decades. But, finally, "going digital" provides teachers with the opportunity to truly differentiate and personalize instruction while at the same time, ensure all students reach more rigorous standards. In this session, participants will explore different digital strategies and tools that teachers are using to differentiate instruction for students. Come with questions and ideas that you've seen work in all types of classrooms. Prepare to leave with practical ideas to lead differentiation in your school!

Speakers
KB

Karen Beerer

Karen Beerer, Ed.D. has 28 years of experience in public schools. First beginning as a grade two elementary teacher, she has also taught fifth grade, seventh grade and graduate level courses.  Dr. Beerer has served as a reading specialist and an elementary principal as well as a... Read More →


Friday July 10, 2015 10:10am - 11:00am
Animal Planet Room 1 Discovery Place

10:10am

Putting The "D" in PBL
Project/Problem/Challenge Based Learning are powerful, engaging and proven instructional models. Even though the models are unique, all require the student and the teacher to play different roles in the learning process. For some, finding resources to support a "project" can become a "challenge" leading to a bigger "problem" down the road. From finding the right starting point to supplying the media and tools to support all stages of work, learn how to put the "Discovery" back into the learning.

Speakers

Friday July 10, 2015 10:10am - 11:00am
TLC Room 1 Discovery Place

11:10am

4C-ing the Future of STEM
STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics has been a topic of great importance in many classrooms, schools, districts, and even nationally. Learn how Discovery Education is taking a different approach to this idea and how you can utilize some of Discovery's resources to get started in transforming your instruction.

Speakers

Friday July 10, 2015 11:10am - 12:00pm
Science Channel Room 1 Discovery Place

11:10am

Diving into Literacy Learning
In today’s information-rich and media-driven world, the definition of literacy has changed. Technology allows for students to surf, connect, share, and create – but how are they developing these skills? Learning experiences must ensure that they become deeper readers, writers, and thinkers, equipped for their future. We will explore ways to ensure that instruction in your school moves beyond the surface and into deeper literacy learning for all students.

Speakers

Friday July 10, 2015 11:10am - 12:00pm
Discovery Channel Room 1 Discovery Place

11:10am

It's All the Same, But It's Different
How do we meet the needs of all students? As new initiatives, strategies, resources and tools emerge, this is the same question that we've been asking for decades. But, finally, "going digital" provides teachers with the opportunity to truly differentiate and personalize instruction while at the same time, ensure all students reach more rigorous standards. In this session, participants will explore different digital strategies and tools that teachers are using to differentiate instruction for students. Come with questions and ideas that you've seen work in all types of classrooms. Prepare to leave with practical ideas to lead differentiation in your school!

Speakers
KB

Karen Beerer

Karen Beerer, Ed.D. has 28 years of experience in public schools. First beginning as a grade two elementary teacher, she has also taught fifth grade, seventh grade and graduate level courses.  Dr. Beerer has served as a reading specialist and an elementary principal as well as a... Read More →


Friday July 10, 2015 11:10am - 12:00pm
Animal Planet Room 1 Discovery Place

11:10am

Putting The "D" in PBL
Project/Problem/Challenge Based Learning are powerful, engaging and proven instructional models. Even though the models are unique, all require the student and the teacher to play different roles in the learning process. For some, finding resources to support a "project" can become a "challenge" leading to a bigger "problem" down the road. From finding the right starting point to supplying the media and tools to support all stages of work, learn how to put the "Discovery" back into the learning.

Speakers

Friday July 10, 2015 11:10am - 12:00pm
TLC Room 1 Discovery Place

12:30pm

Learning Lab
Experience Math, Science, Social Studies and ELA in inquiry-based learning labs using Discovery Education resources. Walk-thru and explore multiple examples of digital resources integrated in station-based lessons all wrapped around instructional strategies that work.

Science Channel Room: Science
TLC Room: Social Studies
Discovery Channel: Math
Animal Planet: STEM
Multipurpose Room: Discovery Education User Experience

Friday July 10, 2015 12:30pm - 1:15pm
TBA

1:15pm

Top Ten Things to Know About DE
Speakers
avatar for Jannita Demian

Jannita Demian

Director-Community Development & Content, Discovery Education
I have been with the DEN since its launch in 2005. I am passionate about encouraging participants to discover new and creative ways to re-engage today's learners and am always seeking new opportunities to keep educators connected and inspired. Prior to coming to Discovery Education... Read More →


Friday July 10, 2015 1:15pm - 1:45pm
Multi-Purpose Rooms (MPR) 1 Discovery Place

1:45pm

Break
Friday July 10, 2015 1:45pm - 2:00pm
TBA

2:00pm

2:30pm

VIP Guest: Christo Doyle
Project/Problem/Challenge Based Learning are powerful, engaging and proven instructional models. Even though the models are unique, all require the student and the teacher to play different roles in the learning process. For some, finding resources to support a "project" can become a "challenge" leading to a bigger "problem" down the road. From finding the right starting point to supplying the media and tools to support all stages of work, learn how to put the "Discovery" back into the learning.

Speakers
CD

Christo Doyle

Vice President of Production and Development


Friday July 10, 2015 2:30pm - 3:15pm
HD Theater 1 Discovery Place

3:15pm

Break
Friday July 10, 2015 3:15pm - 3:30pm
TBA

3:30pm

If These Walls Could Talk: Building Your Brand. Branding Your Building
A brand represents “the promise” it makes to the people it serves. In this session, We will review a valuable process that you can use to build your school’s brand through key stakeholder consensus and shared ownership. We will explore some of the largest brands in the world and work to understand the promise they make to their consumers. From social media to community evangelism, we’ll demonstrate creative ways for your district to tell the stories that need to be heard!

Speakers
SD

Steve Dembo

As the Director of Online Community and Social Media Strategy at Discovery Education, I oversee the DEN website, blogs, virtual events, and our social media accounts like Twitter and Facebook. I also have the privledge of working with our LC Social Media and Blog teams throughout... Read More →


Friday July 10, 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Multi-Purpose Rooms (MPR) 1 Discovery Place

5:00pm

6:15pm

 
Saturday, July 11
 

9:00am

DENSI Principal Summit Morning Welcome and Keynote
The Transition to Digital Makes School The Right Place at the Right Time for Learners
Educators know the move from print to digital is inevitable and a good thing for learners. But how will classrooms look when print goes digital? Digital devices are more than just a change of medium, they enable a change in practice, and a change in effectiveness that can make the world around us filled with teachable moment.. It allows personalization at an unbelievable. On your watch, make your school the right place at the right time every learner.



Walk across the Quad to Mary Graydon Center. MGC is the main building on the campus green with the flagpole in front. As you face the front door of MGC, find the steps to the right of the building between MGC and Battelle-Tompkins. Cross the pedestrian bridge and enter the Butler Pavilion building via the glass doors. Take the elevator to the 6th Floor for Butler Boardroom. On exiting the elevator, the doors to Butler Boardroom will be on your right. 

Speakers
HD

Hall Davidson

As Senior Director of Global Learning Initiatives, I get to go all over the country and sometimes all over the globe to work with teachers, administrators, districts, and regions that want to make the transition to digital. Since being part of the DEN's beginning, I have learned much... Read More →


Saturday July 11, 2015 9:00am - 10:15am
Butler Pavilion: Butler Board Room American University

10:15am

Principal Spotlights: Round Table Discussions
Roundtable discussions around the following educational topics

Giannia Lounge: Professional Development facilitated by Harvey Chambers and Kelly Krueger
MG-245: Instructional Practices facilitated by Docilla Pollard and Mark Shea
MG-324: Blocking and Rotation Scheduling facilitated by Fritz Lehrke and Mark Rasar
MG- 247: Grant Opportunities facilitated by Dacia Jones


Saturday July 11, 2015 10:15am - 10:45am
Mary Graydon Center American University

11:15am

Leading Learning
Join NASSP Principal of the Year Jayne Ellspermann as she shares how school leaders can personalize learning for their students, teachers and staff while maintaining balance of the myriad of administrative responsibilities in this time of constant change. What is working and what needs to change to create a positive and academically successful school environment. Empower your staff and students to embrace change and increased rigor to improve student achievement.


Saturday July 11, 2015 11:15am - 12:00pm
The Gianni Lounge MGC Room 200 American University

12:30pm

Press Photos
Join NASSP Principal of the Year Jayne Ellspermann as she shares how school leaders can personalize learning for their students, teachers and staff while maintaining balance of the myriad of administrative responsibilities in this time of constant change. What is working and what needs to change to create a positive and academically successful school environment. Empower your staff and students to embrace change and increased rigor to improve student achievement.

Saturday July 11, 2015 12:30pm - 1:00pm
Front of Mary Graydon

1:00pm

Principal Spotlights: Round Table Discussions
Roundtable discussions around the following educational topics

Giannia Lounge: PLC Time facilitated by Alan Ramos and Rena Sabey
MG-245: Behavior Management facilitated by Lacei Koffi, Tabatha Lawrence, and Troy Hughes
MG-324: Special Focus (Coding, Engineering Challenges, MakerFaire) facilitated by Delsia Malone, Paul McGuire, and Ronnie Cantu
MG- 247: Grant Opportunities facilitated by Dacia Jones


Saturday July 11, 2015 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Mary Graydon Center American University

1:30pm

Principal Spotlights: Round Table Discussions
Roundtable discussions around the following educational topics

Giannia Lounge: Google Tools facilitated by Frank Chiki and Karen DeVore
MG-245: Social Media facilitated by Frank Robinson and Walter Reap
MG- 247: Grant Opportunities facilitated by Dacia Jones


Saturday July 11, 2015 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Mary Graydon Center American University

2:15pm

Blended Learning Tech Talk and Panel
Saturday July 11, 2015 2:15pm - 3:30pm
Butler Pavilion: Butler Board Room American University

3:30pm

Appy Hour
Share your favorite tools and apps for organizing and leading

Saturday July 11, 2015 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Butler Pavilion: Butler Board Room American University

4:00pm

Open Office and Networking
Saturday July 11, 2015 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Butler Pavilion: Butler Board Room American University

4:30pm

6:00pm