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DEN VirtCon

Tuesday, March 23 – Wednesday, March 24

Join members of the Discovery Educator Network (DEN) for two days of on-demand professional learning and instructional inspiration at VirtCon: Spring 2021. This event is packed with powerful sessions that bring the most relevant, engaging content, instructional strategies, and professional learning into the work you do every day— keeping you connected to what matters most.

DEN VirtCon will ensure you have the strategies and support you need to put amazing content into practice. Best of all, you’ll gain new ways to meet the needs of your students in and out of the classroom, while connecting with your most valuable resource—each other!

Two Days of Flexible On-Demand Professional Learning

Engage in on-demand professional learning at your own pace. You’ll receive a daily newsletter with instructional practices and activities to support what matters most to you. Featured resources include:

  • Curating Resources for Meaningful Learning Experiences
    • Relevant and engaging learning content from partners including Discovery Channel, NBA, Child Mind Institute, BeSe, World Wildlife Fund, and more
    • Curated channels, all organized by grade level, subject area, and interest
    • Exclusive learning opportunities for students, like Virtual Field Trips, career explorations, at-home challenges, and more
  • Creating Learning Experiences with Studio
    • Use as-is or customize ready-to-use learning activities in Studio, or build you own Boards and Slideshow.
    • Differentiate content and interactives within assessments and assignments, as well as monitor student progress.
    • Allow students to demonstrate their understanding in multiple formats and receive feedback directly through their dashboard.

Two Evenings of Live Experiences with Your Community
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM ET

Connect live with the Discovery Education team and educators from around the globe to share best practices for designing digital learning experiences focused on what matters most.

  • Tuesday, March 23: Curating Resources for Meaningful Learning Experiences
    Join DEN Community educators to learn how they identify and organize relevant subject-matter content, choose effective instructional strategies, and share learning activities with their students.
  • Wednesday, March 24: Creating Learning Experiences with Studio
    Connect with innovative educators from the DEN Community as they share best practices, ideas, and advice on how they use Studio to create, curate, and assign digital learning experiences for all learners.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible for VirtCon?
All Discovery Education partners are welcome to participate.

Do I have to participate in both days of VirtCon?
You can access the daily on-demand VirtCon content anytime that works best for you. The evening live events are optional and will take place on Zoom. Recordings will be shared out afterwards. Participate as much as your schedule allows!

Will I need to log in to Discovery Education to participate?
Yes, you’ll need to have an active login to access the on-demand VirtCon channel. If you need assistance logging in, please contact Education Support.

What should I expect when I register for VirtCon?
When the event starts, you’ll receive daily emails about the on-demand content available in your VirtCon channel and details about each evening’s live activity.

I registered for VirtCon but I haven’t received any emails. What should I do?
Please check your inbox for your confirmation email from Discovery Education. If you do not see this email, check your spam or junk folder. If you have missed emails related to VirtCon: Spring 2021, please email for assistance.

So that you never miss an email from us, we recommend adding us to your contacts or safe sender list. Here are our common email addresses:

If you need assistance, please contact your IT support team.

Does it cost to attend VirtCon?
VirtCon is completely FREE. Check out all our free events on our calendar.

Will I receive a certificate for participating in the event?
At the end of the event, participants will receive a survey to complete, which will generate a link to a printable certificate. Share this certificate with your local school organization to request hours for professional development credit. How your district chooses to honor it is at their discretion.