Join members of the Discovery Educator Network for DEN VirtCon: Fall 2020—four days of on-demand professional learning and instructional inspiration designed to allow you maximum flexibility and choice while still providing the practical, creative, and effective learning experience needed to reignite the curiosity and passion to support teaching and learning in any environment.
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.
DEN VirtCon will ensure you have the support and instructional best practices you need to put amazing content into practice. Best of all, you’ll gain new ways to meet the needs of your students virtually while connecting with your most valuable resource—each other!
Engage in on-demand professional learning inside Discovery Education Experience at your own pace. Each morning you’ll receive a daily newsletter and instructional practices and activities to connect you to:
Go live to connect with educators from around the globe who share your passion and commitment to teaching and learning. Each night will provide a variety of live segments and activities to pique your curiosity.
Who is eligible for VirtCon?All Discovery Education Experience partners are welcome to participate.
Do I have to participate in all four days of VirtCon?No need to worry–you can tackle the daily on-demand VirtCon content anytime that works best for you.
The evening live events are optional and will take place either on Zoom or social media, and recordings will be shared out afterwards. Participate in as much as your schedule allows.
Will I need to log in to Discovery Education to participate?Yes, to access the on-demand VirtCon channel, you’ll need to have an active login. If you need assistance logging in to your Discovery Education account, please contact Education Support: Education_Info@discoveryed.com.
What should I expect when I register for VirtCon?When you register for VirtCon, you’ll receive a confirmation email to verify your registration followed by periodic updates as we get closer to the event. When the event starts, you’ll receive daily emails about the curated content available on-demand in your VirtCon channel and details about each evening’s live activity.
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.
Will I receive a certificate for participating in the event?Certificates will be issued based on each individual’s level of completion. Participants will receive a survey to complete at the end of the four days and that survey will generate a link to a printable certificate that can be shared with your local school organization to request hours for professional development credit. How your district chooses to honor it is at their discretion.
What is a VirtCon viewing party?Active DEN STAR members will be invited to independently host their own socially distanced or online viewing parties with colleagues in their local area. DEN STAR Educators are knowledgeable about the effective use of Discovery Education’s digital services, programs, and events. STAR Educators actively share this knowledge with other educators, and they report their sharing through the DEN online community.Learn more about becoming a DEN STAR >