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Discovery Education hosts a variety of community-driven events throughout the year to support ongoing professional learning. In-person, virtual, and blended events are offered at no-cost for community members at all levels.

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Spring and Fall VirtCon

Event Type: Blended

These learning conferences are held each spring and fall and showcase educators and thought leaders who share innovative ideas and practical instructional strategies that can be put to use right away. Participate online or attend/host a viewing party within your local community.


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Day of Discovery

Event Type: In-Person

These full-day professional development events help teachers and administrators learn more about integrating technology into the curriculum as they expand knowledge and use of Discovery Education. They also provide valuable networking and collaboration opportunities.


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Virtual Field Trips

Event Type: Virtual

Virtual Field Trips (VFTs) allow you to take your students beyond the classroom walls and into some of the world's most iconic locations for rich and immersive learning experiences — no permission slips required.

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Web-based PD

Event Type: Virtual

Discovery Education frequently offers educators and administrators free online professional development events. Sometimes called webinars, they cover topics from how to use Discovery Education to how to flip the classroom or write a grant. Whether you are a classroom teacher, school or district administrator, library media specialist, or instructional coach, there’s something for you here.


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Interactive Training

Event Type: Virtual

Whether you are new to Discovery Education or have been using our resources for years, we invite you to explore our interactive training courses that bring you together with community members from all around, as they share tips, tricks, and practical integration strategies for using digital resources and maximizing your experience in Discovery Education.

Upon completion of each course, you can take a quiz to receive a certificate for an hour of professional development credit.


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DEN Ambassador Program

Event Type: Blended

The DEN Ambassador Program is a learning experience designed to fully support teachers as they integrate digital media into their teaching practice. Discovery Education provides all of the materials needed to host three in-person professional learning and networking events for your colleagues, so you can grow your practice together. Your Discovery Education team will provide you support as you lead a cadre in your school, district, or region.


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DEN Summer Institute

Event Type: In-Person

The DEN Summer Institute (DENSI) is a unique weeklong residential style event, focused on professional learning, leadership, and networking. Attendees leave connected to other passionate educators, inspired by experts, and equipped with new ideas to transform teaching and learning.


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DENSI Principal Summit

Event Type: In-Person

Each year, Discovery Education brings school administrators together to participate in this four-day immersive professional development and networking summit. Attendees learn how to use technology to energize their own leadership and empower their teachers while they develop lasting relationships with other school leaders.


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Ignite Your Passion for Discovery

Event Type: In-Person

These informal events feature a number of five-minute talks from educators who are passionate about teaching, learning and sharing the things they've discovered that drive their creativity and innovation. Attendees also enjoy opportunities to connect and network.


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Superintendent Symposium

Event Type: In-Person

Throughout the year, Discovery Education brings together district administrators for a two-day learning and networking symposium. These intimate events dig into topics identified by education leaders and provide immersive opportunities for collaboration, idea sharing and networking.



Discovery Education in Action

Event Type: Virtual

Discovery Education in Action in a series of live events, webinars, and professional learning opportunities that lets you step into the classrooms of Discovery Education Community members from around globe. Learn how your peers are using Discovery Education in their classroom, hear how they solve problems, and experience Discovery Education through their eyes.

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