Co-Presenters Heidi MacGregor and Rayna Freedman believe that connecting to the world outside of the classroom is transformative for students and their teachers. Learn strategies and best practices from two elementary educators who have turned up the heat and melted away their classroom walls. Discover how to bring virtual experts and visitors into the classroom across all curriculum areas. By putting student engagement and curiosity at the center, the presenters will guide participants through the thought process and planning needed to make connections. Participants will hear about specific examples of successes and failures from many years of supporting student learning in innovative ways.