Virtual School Meanderings

January 10, 2014

Workshop this Thursday: Ideas to Help You Elevate Digital Learning

From the neo-liberals in Tuesday’s inbox…

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We want to know how you plan to celebrate Digital Learning Day. Whether it’s trying a new lesson, creating a video, or hosting a showcase, we want to know. Add your dot to our map TODAY to win a prize from our swag shop!

Make Your Plans TODAY!

1. Excite today’s students by ‘speaking their language’ and incorporating interactive lessons and digital tools into class instruction
2. Get colleagues involved by showing how technology helps students stay engaged and learn more
3. Make parents happy by teaching their children applicable skills that produce real results
4. Help your school become a premiere place for meaningful education

Upcoming Digital Learning Day Workshops

Digital Learning Day Planning Workshop
January 9, 2014
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm EST

Panelists
Jennifer Barnett, Technology Integration Specialist, Talladega County Schools (AL)
Verda McCoy, Technology Learning Consultant, Ohio Board of Regents/eTech Ohio
Shannon Miller, Teacher Librarian, Van Meter Community School (IA)
Terri Schwartzbeck, Senior Digital Outreach Associate, Alliance for Excellent Education

Please join the Alliance for Excellent Education for a virtual workshop on planning your own Digital Learning Day celebration. Digital Learning Day, scheduled for Wednesday, February 5, is about inspiring students, engaging parents, and recognizing great teachers, and this panel of experts will provide ideas and advice to help you elevate digital learning wherever you are!
Jennifer Barnett will share examples of what Talladega students will be doing on Digital Learning Day, including making movies and showcasing products of their project-based learning. Verda McCoy will showcase what states can do, from hosting statewide conferences, to showcasing examples, and providing online learning opportunities for teachers and other staff. And Shannon Miller will highlight the opportunities for libraries to showcase great learning, and share examples including a poetry gallery walk, technology passion projects, and makerspaces. Terri Schwartzbeck will moderate the discussion and panelists will address questions submitted by viewers from across the country.
Inspire, celebrate, and highlight great teaching and learning; make your plans for Digital Learning Day today!
Register and submit questions for the webinar at http://all4ed.org/webinar/jan-9-2014/ .


Digital Learning Day Community Outreach
January 23, 2014
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm EST

Panelists
Andrew Coy, Executive Director, Digital Harbor Foundation (MD)
Zak Malamed, Founder, Student Voice
Terri Schwartzbeck, Senior Digital Outreach Associate, Alliance for Excellent Education
Kim Sharp, Instructional Media Coordinator, Vistas High School Program (TX)
Kamila Thigpen, Project Manager, Afterschool Alliance

Please join the Alliance for Excellent Education for a virtual workshop that will inspire and guide you in reaching out to a wide community in your Digital Learning Day efforts. Digital Learning Day (February 5, 2014) is about inspiring students, engaging parents, and recognizing great teachers. This webinar’s panel of experts will provide ideas and advice to help you make the most of the day.

Zak Malamed will share ideas about how to get students involved, and Kamila Thigpen will share lessons learned from the incredibly successful “Lights On Afterschool” campaign, and what some outstanding afterschool programs are doing to celebrate Digital Learning Day, including the Digital Harbor Foundation in Baltimore. Kim Sharp will share some of the exciting events taking place in the Klein Independent School District (Houston, Texas). Terri Schwartzbeck will moderate the discussion and panelists will address questions submitted by viewers from across the country.
Register and submit questions for the webinar at http://all4ed.org/webinar/jan-23-2014/ .

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