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Digital Learning Day 2013 Is Here!

Now that we’ve all mastered the art of the “two screen experience” after watching Super Bowl XLVII, the timing is great for a second annual Digital Learning Day this Wednesday to see how students are using blended learning. This event spotlights the effective use of digital technology in the classroom from diverse school districts throughout the United States. All 50 states and about 24,000 teachers will be participating.

Teachers, students, and education leaders will gather at the Newseum in Washington on Wednesday, February 6, to participate in the second annual Digital Learning Day and a national Digital Town Hall.

More info below.


About Digital Learning Day: Organized by the Alliance for Excellent Education with the support from fifty national core partners, Digital Learning Day is a national campaign to promote digital learning and spotlight successful instructional technology practice in the classroom. Digital Learning Day will include a national Digital Town Hall broadcast live from the Newseum and simulcast at http://wpc.1806.edgecastcdn.net/001806/aee/dld.html. The Digital Town Hall will profile teachers, students, schools, and districts that are implementing digital learning strategies in innovative and successful ways.

In the morning, prior to the Digital Town Hall, more than 100 educators from the Washington, DC metro area will gather at the Newseum to participate in hands-on teaching and learning sessions that will focus on specific approaches to digital learning and include examples of interactive digital learning content and instructional strategies in the classroom.

All fifty states, the District of Columbia, and over 24,000 teachers representing millions of students have signed up to participate in digital learning activities throughout the day and beyond.

WHO:             Secretary Arne Duncan, U.S. Department of Education (participating in person in the teacher demonstrations and interactive lessons and the Digital Town Hall via video)

Rep. George Miller (D-CA), Senior Democratic Member, Committee on Education and the Workforce, U.S. House of Representatives

Todd Park, U.S. Chief Technology Officer and Assistant to the President

Bob Wise, President, Alliance for Excellent Education; Former Governor of West Virginia
Teachers, students, and administrators from around the country

Learn More: Visit www.DigitalLearningDay.org for ideas about how students, parents, administrators, and others can participate. Follow the action on Twitter (@DLDay2013), or with the #DLDay hashtag, and on the Digital Learning Day Facebook page.

To connect with the person leading the Digital Learning Day celebration in your state, visit http://www.all4ed.org/digitallearning/statecontacts.

To find schools in your area that are participating in Digital Learning Day, use the interactive map and browse the list of featured schools at http://digitallearningday.org/news-and-events/events/local-events/ or email Jason Amos at jamos@all4ed.org.

This post originally appeared on EWA’s now-defunct online community, EdMedia Commons. Old content from EMC will appear in the Ed Beat archives.