GCPS Principal Participates in Exclusive Professional Development Event from Discovery Education

Last Updated on Aug 7, 2018 at 1:13pm

Discovery Educator Network Principal Summit Focuses on Transforming Leading, Teaching and Learning Through Digital Media

Silver Spring, Md. (July 31, 2018) – Dr. Nicole Miller, principal at Grantsville Elementary School in Garrett County Public Schools (now principal at Southern Garrett High School), recently joined more than 50 fellow principals from around the world for the 2018 DEN Summer Institute (DENSI) Principal Summit, an immersive, four-day professional development and networking experience. A global community of education professionals supported by Discovery Education, the Discovery Educator Network (DEN) 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 professional learning experience was held July 12-15, 2018, at the University of North Carolina in Wilmington, NC.
During the DENSI Principal Summit 2018, Miller learned new strategies for using technology and digital content to energize her leadership and empower her teachers from Discovery Education experts and her peers. In addition, participants engaged in dialogue on topics such as supporting teachers through the digital transition, ensuring digital literacy across the curriculums, building school brands, and showcasing school success within the community.
Nicole pictured with Jannita Demian
Photo: Dr. Nicole Miller (right) with Jannita Demian, Discovery Education’s Senior Director of Learning Communities
“We are very proud that a principal from our district was selected to participate in the DENSI Principal Summit, and our community is inspired by Nicole’s commitment to using the latest technologies and digital content to help all students reach their highest potential,” said Karen Kamauff DeVore, Executive Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Administration. “The students of Garrett County Public Schools will benefit tremendously from the new approaches to using educational technologies she has taken away from this great professional learning opportunity.”
Miller 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 she learned during the summit.
“Nicole’s selection for the DENSI Principal Summit demonstrates her outstanding leadership and commitment using the latest technologies and innovative teaching strategies and techniques to improve student achievement,” said Lance Rougeux, Vice President of Learning Communities and Innovation for Discovery Education. “Her participation in DENSI 2018 will help increase student engagement across Garrett County Public Schools and support the district’s effort to prepare all learners with the critical skills they need to succeed beyond the classroom.”
After participating in the DENSI Principal Summit, Miller returns to Garrett County Public Schools with new strategies and techniques to share with her teachers to integrate digital resources into curriculum and instruction to transform teaching and learning.
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