V for Virtual

Thursday, March 5 8:00 am–8:50 am
TCC - Tahoma 1

Living under the tyranny of field trip budget? Looking for alternatives but are paralyzed by the fear of the unknown? This session is just what you need to find the freedom to explore the world virtually with your learners. Live virtual field trips increase engagement and allow for deeper understanding.

Type: Panel
Focus Area: Digital Citizenship, Emerging Trends, Online/Blended Learning, Professional Development
Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Presented by

Chrissy Gregg Chrissy Gregg, The National WWII Museum

Chrissy Gregg is the Assistant Director of Distance Learning at The National WWII Museum in New Orleans. She has been with the Museum since 2011 and oversees the variety of distance learning initiatives for both K-12 and lifelong learning audiences, reaching tens of thousands of participants a year. This includes the Museum’s Telly and Suncoast Emmy award-winning Electronic Field Trip series, which are highly-produced webcasts featuring student reporters exploring important World War II sites and stories. Chrissy has presented about distance learning at the Mid-South Distance Learning Association Conference, National Service Learning Conference, Association for Communication Excellence Conference, the Southeastern Museums Conference and ISTE.

Amanda Kuznia Amanda Kuznia, Boise Independent School District

K12 District Instructional Technology Specialist Amanda Kuznia is an educator passionate about educational technology and how it can be used to transform learning. She considers herself an “EdTech Junkie” reaching out and helping educators in her district and region. She is a Google Certified Trainer as well as a Level 1 & 2 Certified Educator. Amanda has presented at several community clubs promoting her district and the amazing technology being implemented as well as several local and regional conferences as well as ISTE.


Paige Somoza encourages student creativity and choice, and believes these are important skills that will serve students as 21st century problem solvers. She encourages and trains educators to become risk takers in their own classroom by using mastery teaching strategies, project based learning, and virtual experiences. As a PBS Digital Innovator All-Star, Paige leads virtual professional development courses for PBS and creates educational content for PBS Learning Media.