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Celebrate Digital Learning Day

By Learning Forward — January 31, 2012 1 min read
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The Alliance for Excellent Education is hosting a number of virtual events tomorrow as part of Digital Learning Day. Some 37 states, 10,000 teachers, and more than 1.5 million students will participate in Digital Learning Day, a national awareness campaign spearheaded by the Alliance and celebrating teachers, principals, and other leaders who use technology in innovative ways to help students achieve.

While a number of states will be conducting their own activities in association with Digital Learning Day, the national schedule consists of a series of live webcasts and live chats, and a live National Town Hall featuring FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski and U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. The town hall event will profile teachers that effectively use technology to deliver instruction, and focus on education innovation projects happening across the country. (Note: this event requires pre-registration.)

We will be paying particular attention to the 11:30 a.m. (EST) webcast, “Effective Teaching and Professional Learning Opportunities,” which includes a discussion of technology’s role in providing ongoing, job-embedded professional learning for educators. We’ll report out on our takeaways from this session later in the week.

You can see a complete schedule of the national events here.

You can also check out events that are going on in your state as part of Digital Learning Day here.

Tom Manning
Associate Director of E-Learning, Learning Forward

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