The Discovery Educator Network (DEN) invites teachers and administrators around the world to participate in VirtCon: Spring 2021 on March 23rd and 24th. A no-cost, virtual, professional learning conference designed expressly for users of Discovery Education’s digital resources, VirtCon provides a unique opportunity for educators to learn new strategies for creating dynamic digital learning environments that keep students and educators connected to what matters most.
This Spring, the DEN is taking an innovative approach to the VirtCon by presenting this extraordinary professional learning event through a combination of flexible, on-demand sessions during the day and live, community-driven sessions at night. Among the exciting on-demand sessions planned for the mornings and afternoons of March 23rd and 24th are:
- Curating Resources for Meaningful Learning Experiences—During this session, participants will discover new, relevant, and engaging learning content from Discovery Education’s partners including Discovery Channel, Newsy, Learning for Justice, BeSe, World Wildlife Fund, and more. In addition, they will explore curated channels in Discovery Education’s K-12 platform and review exclusive learning opportunities for students, such as Virtual Field Trips, career explorations, at-home challenges, and more.
- Creating Learning Experiences with Discovery Education Studio—In this on-demand session, educators will learn to customize ready-to-use learning activities in Studio and build their own Boards and Slideshows. Participants will learn how to differentiate content and interactives within assessments and assignments, as well as monitor student progress and create opportunities for students to demonstrate their understanding in multiple formats.
Then, during the evenings of March 23rd and 24th, VirtCon goes live, providing opportunities for participants to connect with the Discovery Education team and educators from around the globe to learn best practices for designing digital learning experiences focused on what matters most.
For details and to register, visit the VirtCon: Spring 2021 homepage.
A global community of education professionals, the DEN connects members across school systems and around the world through social media, virtual conferences, and in-person events, fostering valuable professional learning, idea sharing, networking, and inspiration. The DEN is supported by Discovery Education, the global leader in standards-aligned digital curriculum resources, engaging content, and professional learning for K-12 classrooms.
“Discovery Education understands that making time to work on improving as an educator can be a challenge,” said Jannita Demian, Discovery Education’s Senior Director of Learning Communities. “So, we designed VirtCon: Spring 2021 to provide attendees new teaching strategies that they can immediately apply in the classroom in a flexible format. Each session will help educators at all levels better integrate their Discovery Education resources into instruction, so we invite all teachers and administrators to join us for what will be two inspiring days of learning.”
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