GISD educator participates in exclusive professional development event

Preparing to kick off the 2018-19 school year, one Garland ISD educator is armed with new strategies for integrating digital resources into curriculum. Instructional Design Facilitator Jennipher Eisenstein recently attended the Discovery Educator Network Summer Institute (DENSI)—an exclusive professional development event reserved for educators who have been recognized by Discovery Education as STAR Discovery Educators.

“Jennipher’s selection for DENSI demonstrates her outstanding leadership and commitment to using the latest technologies and innovative teaching 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 Garland ISD and support the district’s effort to prepare all learners with the critical skills they need to succeed beyond the classroom.”

Held July 15-20 at the University of North Carolina, DENSI 2018 featured a number of interactive seminars and hands-on workshops. While there, Eisenstein also collaborated with fellow educators on a variety of educational technology projects, and shared ideas and best practices with her peers.

“We are very proud of Jennipher’s selection to participate in DENSI 2018, and we know our students will benefit tremendously from the new approaches to using educational technologies that she has taken away from this great professional learning opportunity,” said Jovan Wells, chief academic officer.

Eisenstein was recognized as a STAR Discovery Educator for her active role in the Discovery Education Network—a global community that connects members across school systems through social media, virtual conferences and in-person events, fostering valuable networking, idea sharing and inspiration. To learn more about Discovery Education’s offerings, visit the company’s website.