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West Virginia Announces Plans to Host Digital Learning Day February 5, 2014

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January 08, 2014

This National Event Will Highlight the Potential for Effective Teaching with Technology to Support West Virginia Students Success in College and a Career 

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Department of Education, in partnership with the Alliance for Excellent Education, is pleased to announce its participation as a state host in the Digital Learning Day campaign. This national effort is designed to celebrate innovative teaching and highlight practices that personalize learning and engage students, exploring how digital learning can provide all students with the opportunities they deserve—to build the skills needed to succeed in college, a career, and life.

“Digital Learning Day is a wonderful opportunity to recognize how technology influences teaching and learning in our classrooms,” said West Virginia Superintendent of Schools Jim Phares. “Technology is changing the face of education so any time school systems can spotlight and grow best practices and the innovative use of technology, students will benefit.” 

Through this work and by hosting a Digital Learning Day on February 5, 2014, West Virginia strives to build momentum for a wave of innovation that changes policies, shifts attitudes, and supports wide-scale adoption of these promising instructional practices.

As a state participant for Digital Learning Day, West Virginia encourages all education stakeholders—districts, schools, teachers, students, librarians, parents, and business and community partners to join the email list to participate in all Digital Learning Day activities. By joining the email list, participants will have access to targeted toolkits that include instructional tools and resources; detailed lesson plans provided by rock star educators; and activities and ideas for planning their own Digital Learning Day celebration. West Virginia encourages all education stakeholders to plan an event and add it to the Digital Learning Day event map at http://digitallearningday.org/sign-in/create-an-event/.

On Digital Learning Day—Wednesday, February 5, 2013—The Alliance for Excellent Education is planning a high-profile national Digital Learning Day celebration in Washington, DC. The day-long series of activities is the hottest ticket in town; it’s jam-packed with high-profile dignitaries, policymakers, and educational leaders who are passionate about the potential for digital learning in the nation’s public schools.

The day’s agenda includes an exciting “Digital Learning Fair” and “Making It Personal” kiosks that feature hands-on activities and lessons to demonstrate digital learning in action and real-life stories of students and teachers who have already realized this potential and are flourishing through the use of digital learning. The national event will also include perspectives from district-level experts who have already successfully navigated the digital learning shift, and they will be on hand to answer questions from educators across the country. Video footage from this national event will be available to all Digital Learning Day participants.

The campaign is a movement that will help provide a quality education for EVERY child. Change is up to YOU; please help build this wave for innovation, personalized learning, and great teaching by participating in the Digital Learning Day campaign effort.

To learn more about how to be a part of this groundbreaking event, sign up at http://www.digitallearningday.org. You can also “like” Digital Learning Day on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/NationalDigitalLearningDay and follow the discussion on Twitter using the hashtag #DLDday.

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 About the Alliance for Excellent Education

The Alliance for Excellent Education is a Washington, DC-based national policy and advocacy organization that works to improve national and federal policy so that all students can achieve at high academic levels and graduate from high school ready for success in college, work, and citizenship in the twenty-first century. For more information about the Alliance for Excellent Education, please visit http://www.all4ed.org.

 

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