So, I just came across news about Digital Learning Day from the Arts Education Partnership Newsletter. Looks like a great idea to help spread awareness of the possibilities of using digital technology in the classroom and to encourage educators to branch out of their comfort zone and make some digital advances in their own classrooms.
From the Website: http://www.digitallearningday.org/
“This day will challenge education professionals and policymakers at all levels to start a conversation, make a proclamation, improve a lesson, or create a plan. There will be customized toolkits for all audiences, grades, and subjects to help you think about how you can contribute to the campaign and start the wave of innovation in your hometown.”
The Alliance for Excellent Education is a national organization based in Washington, DC and led by President Bob Wise, former governor of West Virginia. Recently, the Alliance announced the creation of the Center for Secondary School Digital Learning and Policy to cultivate models, highlight promising practices, and develop policies to address the effective use of technology in America’s schools.
The Digital Learning Day campaign is the flagship project of the Center and will highlight a broad array of instructional strategies and approaches that use technology, including blended and online learning, formative assessment for personalized instruction, school improvement data, relevant and consistent continuing education for teachers, promotion of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and innovation, as well as broadband access for all.