Digital Learning Day
February 17th, 2016 is the fifth Digital Learning Day. The purpose of this day is to showcase innovative teachers and classroom practices that are improving student outcomes. The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards is teaming with partners of the Digital Learning Day to emphasize the kind of instructional practice needed to make digital learning effective. Digital Learning Day is not about technology, it’s about learning. Each year, more than 30,000 educators will try something new on Digital Learning Day and share what they learned. To participate, use the hashtag #DLDay to share what’s happening in your classrooms, or for help getting started, go to Digital Learning Day . To add your activity or celebration to a national calendar, use this link. Get your class involved, plan something for February 17th, and share. Let’s highlight the great things happening in Alpine School District!
“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.” For more information, use this link.
“Since its debut in 2012, Digital Learning Day has been the premier event for showcasing how technology can improve student outcomes and support teachers,” said Bob Wise, president of the Alliance for Excellent Education and former governor of West Virginia. “This new partnership with the National Board will put an even greater emphasis on the kind of instructional practice needed to make digital learning effective. Together, we can spread examples of what is working and encourage greater adoption of high-quality digital learning to ensure that all youth have access to those opportunities no matter where they live.”