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Sunday, March 08, 2015

Digital Learning Day 2015 Set for Friday, March 13

The Alliance for Excellent Education announced that the fourth annual Digital Learning Day will be held on Friday, March 13, 2015 in conjunction with the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards’s (the National Board) second annual Teaching and Learning conference. 

The Alliance also unveiled a brand-new website for Digital Learning Day featuring new tools, resources, lesson plans, and video profiles of leading districts at

Digital learning is any instructional practice that effectively uses technology to strengthen a student’s learning experience. 

It emphasizes high-quality instruction and provides access to challenging content, feedback through formative assessment, opportunities for learning anytime and anywhere, and individualized instruction to ensure all students reach their full potential to succeed in college and a career.

Have You Heard Of Digital Learning?  

Digital learning encompasses many different facets, tools, and applications to support and empower teachers and students, including online courses, blended or hybrid learning, or digital content and resources. Additionally, digital learning can be used for professional learning opportunities for teachers and to provide personalized learning experiences for students.

Why celebrate Digital Learning Day? 

With so many new types of digital devices, educational software and mobile apps continuously developed, it’s hard to keep up with the latest and greatest advancements in educational technology. In some classrooms and out-of-school programs across the country, educators are doing some pretty amazing things with technology. Yet, these pockets of innovation are confined to a small number of schools and communities. Digital Learning Day was started as a way to actively spread innovative practices and ensure that all youth have access to high-quality digital learning opportunities no matter where they live.

Started in 2012, Digital Learning Day has provided a powerful venue for education leaders to highlight great teaching practice and showcase innovative teachers, leaders, and instructional technology programs that are improving student outcomes. This grassroots effort blossomed into a massive nationwide celebration as teachers realized that Digital Learning Day is not about technology, it’s about learning. It’s not about laying off teachers for laptops, it’s about enhancing the role of the teacher in America’s classrooms. Digital Learning Day promotes the effective use of modern day tools afforded to every other industry to improve the learning experience in K-12 public schools.
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Source: The Alliance for Excellent Education and Alliance for Excellent Education Channel (YouTube)

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