DEN Virtual Conference

Join us for the 1st ever Discovery Educator Network Virtual Conference on Saturday, February 2nd!

Connect with educators from all over the country during this unique professional development experience where you can attend, in-person, online or both!

The DEN Virtual Conference is a national event that provides educators a unique opportunity to experience Discovery Education’s high quality professional development. Participants have the flexibility to attend the DEN Virtual Conference online or in-person at one of many regional events hosted by the DEN Leadership Councils.

The day will feature keynote presentations from Discovery’s own Hall Davidson and Lance Rougeux that will be broadcast to each of the regional gatherings. In between the keynote presentations, participants will attend breakout sessions presented by local STAR Discovery Educators.

Educators who cannot attend an in-person regional event still have the opportunity to participate virtually in the full-day conference. Special breakout sessions presented by Matt Monjan, Mike Bryant and Steve Dembo will be broadcast throughout the day.

The PA Leadership Council is pleased to announce a LIVE in-person venue for this historic day.

Location: Bucks County IU
705 N. Shady Retreat Road
Doylestown, PA  18901

Event Contact: Jennifer Dorman or 267-893-5743

Click here to register for the in-person conference in Doylestown, PA.

Click here to register for to participate in the online virtual sessions.

* You must register through the IU to ensure your seat at the in-person sessions. 

Participants should bring their own laptops.  Wireless Internet will be provided.  A small number of loaner laptops will be available on a first-come first-serve basis.




8:00-8:30 Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30-9:00 Welcome Presentation
9:00-10:00 Morning Keynote: “Lost In Translation” featuring Lance Rougeux
11:15-12:00 Lunch (provided)
12:00-1:00 Afternoon Keynote: “Revenge of the Digital Immigrants” featuring Hall Davidson
1:15-2:30 Concurrent Breakout Sessions
2:45-3:45 Concurrent Breakout Sessions

Steaming Keynotes:

“Lost in Translation” presented by Lance Rougeux

All students today are bilingual and d 4n tongue dey knO so weL L%kz fune & cn b kind of hard 2 rED, @ lEst 4 adults. So how do we meet the needs of our students when we’re the second language learners in the classroom? We’ll take a look at ways we can use media and other technologies to help get us up to speed and speaking their language.


“Revenge of the Digital Immigrants: Teaching with Media Technology” presented by Hall Davidson

21st Century students are different. There is a silver lining: We can teach this “New Brain” more effectively, more efficiently, more engagingly.


Concurrent Breakout Sessions:

  • Get In With DEN Becoming a STAR
  • It’s Elementary Integrating Web 2.0 Technologies into the Elementary Classroom  
  • 10 Best Free Websites  
  • Professional Development 2.0  
  •  Media Building Blocks Discovery streaming Builders  
  • Syndicate Learning RSS for Educators
  • Director’s Cut Digital Storytelling in the Classroom  
  • Google Tools for Educators 
  •  50 Ways to Integrate Discovery streaming

Click here to register for the in-person conference in Doylestown, PA.

Click here to register to attend the virtual conference virtually (online).


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  1. Jennifer Dorman said:

    If you are interested in attending the Virtual Conference “virtually” – more details will be posted both on the PA blog and the National blog with the WebEx information for the streaming keynotes and sessions closer to February 2nd.

  2. Ann Jamiesons said:

    I seemed to have misunderstood. I will not be able to attend the session in Philadelphia on Feb 2. Will there be any others in the vicinity in the near future or will it be archived for viewing at a later date?

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