February 6, 2013
The North Carolina Department of Education, in partnership with the Alliance for Excellent Education led by West Virginia Governor Bob Wise, is pleased to announce our participation in the Digital Learning Day campaign. This national campaign is designed to celebrate innovative teaching and highlight practices that make learning more personalized and engaging for students, exploring how digital learning can provide all students with the opportunities they deserve – to build the skills needed to succeed in college, career, and life. Through this campaign we are hoping to build momentum for a wave of innovation that changes policies, shifts attitudes, and supports wide-scale adoption of these promising instructional practices.
By signing up now, participants will have access to targeted toolkits outlining ideas and ways to plan their Digital Learning Day celebration, as well as updates,informational videos, webinars, and other resources. No matter the approach, no matter the grade level, no matter the subject or geographic location, no matter a teacher’s specific comfort with using technology, this campaign will challenge education professionals and policy makers at all levels to start aconversation, make a proclamation, improve a lesson, or create a plan.
Then, on Wednesday, February 6, 2013 a national town hall meeting will be held to highlight and celebrate participants across the nation. Schools, libraries, community programs and classrooms are invited to showcase how they are using digital media to improve teaching and learning!
Check out this information for how your school can participate in the 2013 NC Digital Learning Day video contest, download this pdf file. By participating, you can spotlight your school's innovative instructional practice, and possibly receive free conference registration to upcoming NCSLMA or NCTIES conferences!
The campaign is a movement that will help provide a quality education for EVERY child.Change is up to YOU – we hope you will help build this wave for innovation,personalized learning, and great teaching by participating in the Digital Learning Day campaign effort.
Please signup at http://www.digitallearningday.org to learn more about how you can be part of this ground-breaking event. 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.