We all want to provide our students with engaging, learning-filled experiences, but often time, budgets, and other barriers can stand in our way. This is where technology can help enhance our lessons and lower the four walls of our classrooms! Join Lauren Boucher for this interactive, hands-on workshop as she shares a variety of tools and strategies for planning innovative virtual field trips for your students. Participants will also experience a virtual field trip first-hand for themselves, discover where to find done-for-you virtual explorations, and create a trip of their own using a ready-made planning template.

This is workshop one of three for the series titled “Using Virtual Field Trips to Enhance Learning and Lower Classroom Walls.” 

Presented by Lauren Boucher

Lauren Boucher is a Regional Digital Teaching and Learning Consultant for the state of North Carolina and a former Instructional Technology Specialist with Pitt County Schools. She has taught third grade, as well as elementary and middle school gifted education.


  • Explain how virtual field trips can lower the walls of the classroom and provide students with engaging, learning-filled experiences.
  • Discover where to find done-for-you virtual field trips and how to create them using a ready-made planning template.

Special Technology Instructions

Participants will need access to an internet device and a non-school, personal Google account. SimpleK12’s Google Classroom will be utilized for the interactive and hands-on components of this workshop.


Participants will have collaboration and sharing opportunities throughout the workshop to demonstrate their understanding of the workshop objectives and reflect on their learning.


By completing/passing this course, you will attain the certificate SimpleK12 Certificate of Completion

Learning Credits

CEU 1.00


Viewed a 60 Min On-Demand Course

50 points
for selected score and over