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DEN VirtCon Better Together

Join the Discovery Educator Network (DEN) Community for two days of professional learning and instructional inspiration!

You’ll discover how DEN members are finding practical, creative, and effective ways to maximize digital resources in a virtual setting and explore ways to use Discovery Education to design differentiated learning experiences.

  • Learn how to leverage Virtual Field Trips, virtual reality (VR), and the DEN community’s favorite apps in your instructional planning.
  • Hear directly from other educators and explore strategies for using a variety of tools to create virtual lessons including Discovery Education Experience, Studio, and Google Classroom.
  • Gain insight from longtime DEN member Dennis Grice and his colleague Daniel Mendes, both digital literacy coaches at the Concordia International School in Shanghai, China, as they share their firsthand experiences with moving learning online when COVID-19 closed their campus.

Spend some time at VirtCon, and we promise you will leave with an abundance of professional learning resources. Best of all, you’ll have the opportunity to connect with educators from around the globe who share your passion and commitment to teaching and learning.

Discover exciting and effective ways to meet the needs of your students virtually while connecting with your most valuable resource—each other!

We are truly better together.

Schedule at a Glance

Thursday, March 26

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  • 10 AM EST
  • 5 Ways Digital Content Can Support Virtual Learning
    Justin Karkow, Senior Director, Teaching & Learning, Discovery Education
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  • 10:30 AM EST
  • Community Conversation: Practical Ideas to Support Virtual Learning
    DEN Members from Around the World
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  • 11 AM EST
  • Let’s Get Googley
    Jen Hall, Educational Technology Specialist, Atlanta Public Schools, GA
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  • 12 PM EST
  • Virtual Field Trips: Around the World and Back Without Ever Leaving Your Living Room
    Rita Mortenson, Educational Technology Specialist, Verona Area School District, WI
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  • 12:30 PM EST
  • Community Favorites: App Smash
    DEN Members from Around the World
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  • 1 PM EST
  • When Virtual Learning is Your Only Option
    Dennis Grice and Daniel Mendes, Digital Literacy Coaches, Concordia International School, Shanghai, China
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  • 2:00 PM EST
  • The Daily DE: A Resource for Parents
    Jacqueline Kavege, Director, CEP Program Activation
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  • 2:15 PM EST
  • Discovery Education Experience: Assigning Content to Students
    Madison Visto, Manager, Partner Success
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  • 2:45 PM EST
  • Virtually Yours
    DEN Team
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    Friday, March 27

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  • 10 AM EST
  • Differentiating for All Learners: Multimodal Content, Features, and Strategies
    Michael Capps, Manager, Instructional Content, Discovery Education
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  • 10:30 AM EST
  • Building VR Worlds: from Crayons to Pirates to Philadelphia!
    Hall Davidson, Senior Director, Global Learning Initiatives, Discovery Education
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  • 11 AM EST
  • Community Conversation: Practical Ideas to Support Virtual Learning
    DEN Members from Around the World
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  • 11:30 AM EST
  • Using Phenomena to Engage Students
    Brad Fountain, Director, Teaching & Learning, Discovery Education
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  • 12 PM EST
  • Community Favorites: App Smash
    DEN Members from Around the World
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  • 12:30 PM EST
  • Beyond Think-Pair-Share: Effective Math Language Routines to Develop Conceptual Understanding for All Students
    Melissa Waggoner, Subject Matter Expert, Mathematics, Discovery Education
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  • 1 PM EST
  • Instructional Inspiration
    Laura Mitchley, Instructional Coach, Ephrata Area School District, PA
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  • 1:45 PM EST
  • The Daily DE: A Resource for Parents
    Jacqueline Kavege, Director, CEP Program Activation
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  • 2:00 PM EST
  • Discovery Education Experience: Assigning Content to Students
    Chelsea Murray, Manager, Partner Success
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  • 2:30 PM EST
  • Virtually Yours
    DEN Team
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    Frequently Asked Questions

    How can I make sure that I am able to join the webinar?
    Go to https://zoom.us/test and click the “Join” button.

    What do I do if I need technical assistance?
    If you are unable to join the meeting, please visit the Zoom Support Center for useful information. Reminder: before the event, we highly recommend you test your connection by joining a test meeting at https://zoom.us/test.

    Will this event be recorded?
    VirtCon is being recorded and we will email the link to the recording along with the chat.

    Where is my confirmation email?
    If you have not received your confirmation email, please check your spam folders. Often it gets filtered out by your district.

    Does it cost to attend VirtCon?
    VirtCon is completely FREE. In fact, we have several other free events on our calendar for you to attend in addition to VirtCon.

    What if I can’t attend the full two-days of VirtCon?
    You are able to attend as much of the conference as possible and can login from any device. You may jump in and out between sessions throughout the day.

    What if I miss a session?
    At the end of each day we will share out the archive of presentations & resources. You can also access the archive here: https://help.discoveryeducation.com/virtcon-march-2020-resources

    Will I receive a certificate for attending this event? How much credit is the event worth?

    • You must complete the event survey in order to receive your certificate. After completing the survey, you will receive a link to your printable certificate that you may share with your local school organization to request hours for professional development credit.
    • How your district chooses to honor it is at their discretion.