Theresa Stager, assistant principal at the Saline High School, joined more than 50 principals from around the world for the 2017 DEN Summer Institute Principal Summit, an immersive, four day-long professional development and networking experience. A global community of education professionals, supported by Discovery Education, the Discovery Education Network connects members across school systems and around the world through social media, virtual conferences and in-person events, fostering valuable networking, idea sharing and inspiration. The conference was July 13-16 at the University of California, San Diego.
During the summit, Stager learned new strategies for using technology and digital content to energize her leadership and empower her teachers. In addition, participants engaged in dialogue on topics such as supporting teachers through digital transition, digital literacy across the curriculums, building their school’s brand and how to showcase their school’s success to the community.
“We are very proud of the administrators from our district selected to participate in the DENSI Principal Summit, and our community is inspired by their commitment to using the latest technologies and digital content to help all students reach their highest potential,” Saline Area Schools Superintendent Scot Graden said. “The students of Saline Area Schools will benefit tremendously from the new approaches to using technologies Theresa has taken away from this great professional learning opportunity.”
Stager was selected to attend the DENSI Principal Summit through a competitive application process which involved written and video explanations of how she is helping transform teaching, learning and culture at her school, and how she will share with others what they learned during the summit.