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Discovery Education Announces Virtual Conference Focused on Remote Learning

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As part of Discovery Education’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, a special edition of The Discovery Education Virtual Conference or VirtCon  will be held this week on Thursday, March 26 and Friday, March 27 between 10AM Eastern and 3PM Eastern. The virtual conference will focus on helping educators use digital content to engage homebound, remote students.  Participants will explore ways to maximize digital resources in a virtual setting and gain insight on designing differentiated learning experiences for remote students. 

Other topics that will be covered by this special event include:

  • How to leverage Virtual Field Trips, virtual reality (VR), and the DEN community’s favorite apps in instructional planning.
  • New strategies for using a variety of tools to create virtual lessons including Discovery Education Experience, Studio, and Google Classroom.
  • Insight from longtime Discovery Educator Network (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.

To register to attend VirtCon, visit  https://form.jotform.com/discoveryed/spring-virtcon-2020 .  A full schedule of VirtCon sessions can be found here https://www.discoveryeducation.com/learn/den-virtcon-better-together/

During VirtCon, participating educators are free to drop in, and out, and then back into the program according to their schedules.