Oberlin City Schools’ Principal Participates In Exclusive Professional Development Event From Discovery Education

Silver Spring, Md. (August 4, 2016) – William Baylis, principal at Oberlin High School of the Oberlin City School District, recently joined 49 fellow principals from around the world for the 2016 DEN Summer Institute (DENSI) Principal Summit, an immersive, four day-long 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 14-17 at Loyola University in Chicago, IL.

During the DENSI Principal Summit 2016, Baylis learned new strategies for using technology and digital content to energize his leadership and empower his teachers from Discovery Education experts and his peers. In addition, participants engaged in dialogue on topics such as supporting teachers through the digital transition, digital literacy across the curriculums, building their school’s brand, and how to showcase their school’s success to the community.

“I am honored to have been selected to participate in the DENSI 2016 Principal Summit. During this experience I learned from and connected with other innovative principals from across North America who share a passion for using the latest technologies and digital content to support the success of each learner,” said Baylis. “I am excited to share these new, creative strategies and techniques for advancing student achievement with my colleagues at the Ottawa Catholic School Board, so even more students can benefit from this great professional learning opportunity.”

Baylis was selected to attend the DENSI Principal Summit through a competitive application process which involved written and video explanations of how he is helping transform teaching, learning and culture at his school, and how he will share with others what he learned during the summit.

“William’s selection for the DENSI Principal Summit demonstrates his outstanding leadership and commitment to 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. “His participation in DENSI 2016 will help increase student engagement across the Oberlin City Schools, and support his district’s effort to prepare all learners with the critical skills they need to succeed beyond the classroom.”

After participating in the DEN Summer Institute, Baylis will return to the Oberlin City Schools with new strategies and techniques he can share with his teachers to integrate digital resources into curriculum and instruction to transform teaching and learning.

For more information about the DEN Summer Institute, visit http://www.discoveryeducation.com/what-we-offer/community/connect-with-the-den/den-summer-institute.cfm.

To learn more about the DEN and Discovery Education’s other services and initiatives, visit www.discoveryeducation.com

About Discovery Education

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