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Carroll County educators attend DEN Summer Institute

Carroll County Public Schools' Kellsye Piper, a teacher at Mount Airy Elementary School, and Kelly Hammond, coordinator of curriculum and instructional resources, joined 127 fellow educators from across the U.S., Canada and United Kingdom for the 2015 DEN Summer Institute, an immersive, week-long professional development experience held July 12-17 at American University in Washington, D.C.

DENSI 2015 featured a number of interactive seminars and hands-on workshops designed to support educators as they combine the latest technologies and digital content to create authentic digital learning environments that engage students and improve achievement. Participation in the DEN Summer Institute is open to educators recognized by Discovery Education, provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms, as STAR Discovery Educators.

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Piper and Hammond heard about the latest trends in education from a variety of experts; participated in a series of interactive workshops led by the Discovery Education professional development team and other DEN members about creating digital content and integrating mobile and web-based tools into instruction; collaborated with fellow educators on a variety of educational technology projects; and shared ideas and best practices with their peers.

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