VBCPS Digital Learning Summer Summit, June 2021 has ended

Welcome to the Greatest Summit on Earth!

#VBDLSS is a free, live, concurrent conference for VBCPS educators by the educators of Virginia Beach City Public Schools.   

Due to social distancing guidelines and procedures, most sessions are available in both face-to-face (red) and live-streamed (orange) environments. Please note that there are some sessions that are ONLY offered in a virtual format (green). Face-to-face spots are limited and will fill up quickly. However, if your desired face-to-face spot is unavailable you can always choose the live stream option.

The flexibility of this conference allows you to attend in a multitude of ways. You can choose strictly face-to-face at Salem HS, live-streamed/virtual from the comfort of your home, or a mix! There will be learning lounges located at Salem HS for you to utilize throughout the day for attendees wanting to do both face-to-face and virtual options. 

To Register:  ADD one session per time block to your schedule.  This will reserve your spot in that time block.  You must use SCHED to register for your desired sessions for this conference.  All links to access live-streamed and virtual versions of the session will be available in SCHED under the session information section. 

Please note that all attendees MUST complete an exit ticket for EACH session in order to receive points.  All exit tickets MUST be completed by 5:00 PM on 6/22/2021.

This event is sponsored by the Instructional Technology division of the VBCPS Department of Teaching & Learning.  The Digital Learning Summer Summit Advisory Committee plans and conducts this conference.

Take a spin to win. Complete the form to enter our DLSS SWAG raffle. Some items up for grabs are: $50 Amazon gift card, beach towels and totes, BreakoutEDU subscription, FlipGrid subscriptions, t-shirts, Ocean Breeze tickets, and much much more. One entry per person.
Multiple chances to win throughout the day!
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Tuesday, June 22 • 10:15am - 11:00am
WOW! Google Slides Does THAT? (Virtual)

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Check out some ideas of how to maximize and amplify your use of Google Slides with some simple tips, easy tricks, and UNIQUE SMASHES! Google Slides is great, but it can be AMAZING and amplify student engagement when combined with other tech and some imagination! Let us spark YOUR imagination and share with you how you can create interactive games, amplified writing activities, a digital word wall, bitmoji classroom resources, Instagram stories, chapter books, digital binders, and even digital newsletters that can be viewed on your classroom parent’s cell phone, and more! Let us show you how you can turn any lesson into a LEARNING EXPERIENCE! Lots of resources and templates! We have already taken all the notes for you, so just come and enjoy!

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Michael Wesely

Instructional Technology Specialist, VBCPS
I am an Instructional Technology Specialist at Kempsville Elementary in Virginia Beach, VA and love being a technology innovator. It is such an exciting time to be an educator with all the different ways you can engage your students learning. I love sharing and seeing the amazing... Read More →
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Jennifer Ives

Instructional Technology Specialist, Virginia Beach City Public Schools
Jennifer has served Virginia Beach City Public Schools for 30 years, as an elementary classroom teacher, Gifted Resource Teacher, and now as an Instructional Technology Specialist. She believes that technology should work for us, not the other way around. Jennifer loves coaching teachers... Read More →

Tuesday June 22, 2021 10:15am - 11:00am EDT