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February 13, 2020

Register For The DLDay Webinar: Innovate! Every Classroom, Every Day With Digital Learning

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Innovate! Every Classroom, Every Day with Digital Learning

February 27, 2020
12 pm EST

Panelists

  • Evan Marwell, Founder & CEO, Education SuperHighway
  • Matthew Mayo, Director of Technology, Edgecombe County School District (NC)
  • Erin Swanson, Director of Innovation,  Edgecombe County School District (NC)
  • Jake Ragusa, Director of IS and Technology, Ascension Public Schools (LA)
  • Jessica Rosenworcel, Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission

Moderators

  • Brianna Hodges, Future Ready Instructional Coaches Advisor,Future Ready Schools®@bhodgesEDU
  • Thomas C. Murray, Director of Innovation for Future Ready Schools®Alliance for Excellent Education@thomascmurray
  • Dr. Adam Phyall, III, EdD,  Future Ready Advisor and Director of Technology and Media Services, Newton Public Schools (GA)@AskAdam3 

*Additional panelists will be announced as soon as they are confirmed.

On Digital Learning Day 2020, states, districts, and schools will show how innovation occurs in every classroom, every day, through the effective use of technology. To kick off this year’s celebration, we will take a behind the scenes look inside schools from around the county to show how educators are shifting their mindsets, leveraging technology as a tool for learning, and being empowered to reframe learning experiences each day.

Our hosts, Brianna Hodges, Adam Phyall, and Tom Murray will share and discuss the success stories from schools and districts across the country. They will highlight innovative programs such as a statewide network that provides internet access for each student, effective one-to-one implementation, and examples of how schools break down barriers to ensure that each student has access to opportunities.

The program also will include Federal Communications Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel, who will share an update on work being done to close access gaps in connectivity.

Our hosts will discuss

  • how a robust infrastructure provides a conduit for shifting teaching and learning practices;
  • ways in which professional learning supports teachers to shift their practice;
  • how communities are working together to make experiences more learner-centered; and
  • ways in which districts are keeping equity in the forefront of their decision making.

You won’t want to miss the opportunity to be inspired by the amazing success stories we will share this Digital Learning Day!

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Add Your Event to the Digital Learning Day 2020 Map!

Digital Learning Day (DLDay) is only two weeks away but you still have time to join the celebration! Add your event to the map today to mark your spot and join the thousands of other educators who will celebrate DLDay on February 27. ADD YOUR EVENT

Click to Tweet: We’re on the @OfficialDLDay map for Digital Learning Day 2020! Are you? Add your #DLDay event today: digitallearningday.org/register-your-event/
Free Digital Learning Resources from PebbleGo 

Looking for innovative interactive lessons for your classroom? Receive access to #PebbleGo by @CapstonePub, the digital research tool for K-3, the entire week of #DLDay. Already subscribe to PebbleGo? We have something special for you as well! SIGN UP TODAY

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February 2, 2020

Is Your Event On The Digital Learning Day Map?

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Is Your Event on the Digital Learning Day Map?

Digital Learning Day (DLDay) 2020 is coming up on February 27!

On DLDay, states, districts, and schools will show how they are innovating with technology in every classroom, every day.

Will you join the celebration? Add your event to the official DLDay map today!

Once your event is on the map, visit our graphics page to help spread the word, or share the tweet below.

    Add Your Event    

 Click to Tweet: We’re on the @OfficialDLDay map for Digital Learning Day 2020! Are you? Add your #DLDay event today: digitallearningday.org/register-your-event/

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January 24, 2020

This Year’s DLDay Theme Is…

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On Digital Learning Day (DLDay), coming up on February 27, you will see how innovative teachers inspire incredible creativity in their students. Whether students are exploring 3d modeling, mastering coding, or leveraging digital tools to deepen their learning; innovation shines on DLDay.

But teachers and students should be innovating in every classroom, every day.

That’s why for DLDay 2020 we’re highlighting school districts across the United States that are transforming teaching and learning by incorporating digital learning in every classroom, every day.

If your classroom is a place of innovation all year long, share your story using #DLDay for a chance to be featured!

Download and post this full-sized DLDay poster and share a picture with us by tagging @OfficialDLDay in your tweets and @DigitalLearningDay in your Facebook posts. Don’t forget to use #DLDay!

    Download the Poster    

Is Your DLDay Event on the Map?

How Do You Celebrate DLDay?
Students in grades 6–8 at Charles R. Drew Middle School in Alabama will collaborate to produce and direct their very own short films. Meanwhile, at Wurtland Middle School in Kentucky, eighth-graders will spend DLDay weaving between interactive lessons, activities, and games. Seventh-grade students at Caribou Middle School in Maine will learn HTML and CSS to build multipage personal websites.

Add your DLDay event to the map and visit our graphics page to share out the news so others can celebrate with you!

    Add Your Event     

Featured Story: Using Technology for Real-World Research Projects

With a powerful broadband connection, upgraded internal Wi-Fi network, and many new Wi-Fi access points, Cibola High School in Arizona has embraced digital learning wholeheartedly, with impressive results.
Now, says one Cibola teacher, instead of asking students, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” she asks them, “What kinds of problems do you want to solve?” She sees students taking more initiative as they learn critical thinking and problem-solving skills. In class, students complete on-the-spot research to find primary sources for research papers, access online databases, and use Skype to learn from mentors around the country.

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Closing the Digital Homework Gap

Digital tools have become a no-brainer in classrooms, but what happens when students need access to those same digital tools at home? In this piece for Education and Career News, Alliance for Excellent Education (All4Ed) President Deb Delisle shares how innovative schools and districts work to close the homework gap.

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Personal & Authentic: Designing Learning Experiences that Impact a Lifetime

“What will happen today that has your kids running back tomorrow?” That’s just one of the thought-provoking questions best-selling author and All4Ed staff member Thomas C. Murray asks in his latest book, Personal & Authentic: Designing Learning Experiences that Impact a Lifetime. In the book, Murray reveals how recent work in the learning sciences has helped paint a detailed picture of what kids need to thrive. Watch this webinar with Tom and All4Ed President Deb Delisle to learn how educators can leave a powerful legacy by ensuring students’ learning experiences are personal and authentic.

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December 20, 2019

Check Digital Learning Day Off Your Holiday To-Do List!

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Check Digital Learning Day Off Your
Holiday To-Do List!

Before the school doors close for the holidays, check another item off your to-do list by marking your spot on the Digital Learning Day (DLDay) 2020 event map!

Will you be joining in the annual celebration of great teaching and the effective use of technology on February 27, 2020? If so, let us know how you will be celebrating by adding your DLDay event to the map alongside the other participating schools, districts, classrooms, and libraries!

    Add Your Event    

Spread the Word

 Click to Tweet: We’re participating in Digital Learning Day 2020! Are you? Add your event next to ours on the @OfficialDLDay map: digitallearningday.org/register-your-event/ #DLDay

How is Digital Learning Changing Classrooms in Your State?

Tweet ImageWhat’s possible for students once barriers to digital learning are removed? A new partnership between EducationSuperHighway and the Alliance for Excellent Education (All4Ed) is highlighting short stories – one for each state – about schools removing barriers, saving time, and improving outcomes for students by embracing digital learning. We’ve already posted stories for AlabamaArizonaConnecticutDelawareFloridaIdahoIllinoisKansasMinnesotaMontana, and Texas. More will be coming so check back each week and spread the word about great digital learning practices!

     Read the Stories    

 Click to Tweet: Have you heard? @All4Ed & @EdSuperHighway announced a partnership to showcase short stories – one for each state – about schools removing barriers, saving time, & improving outcomes for students by embracing #digitallearning. digitallearningday.org/state-profiles/ #DLDay

Featured Story: An Interactive Rhino in Texas

Tweet ImageScience instruction has been transformed by digital learning in Llano Independent School District, Texas. For one technology expo, students used online tools to create and edit a documentary about endangered rhinos. They projected the video on a wall behind a large interactive 3-D rhino they made out of paper, glue, and conductive buttons that, when pressed, made rhino noises. Another science class used an augmented reality platform to create topographical maps to measure lava and water flows in real life.

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A Fireside Chat for Librarians

Tweet ImageGrab a blanket and a cup of hot chocolate and watch this fireside chat with Future Ready Librarians® on innovation, literacy, equitable digital access, and more! You’ll hear from Shannon McClintock Miller and a few special guests on favorite books, authors, technology, trends, ideas, advocacy tips, and other top things that have been happening in the library and within education in 2019.

     Watch the Video    

UPCOMING WEBINARS:

Tweet ImageEver wonder why teenagers are so quick to adopt Instagram, Snapchat, and other forms of social media? Or take up X Games sports such as skateboarding and snowboarding? In this webinar on December 19, part of All4Ed’s Science of Adolescent Learning initiative, our expert panel will discuss how educators can ensure that school environments promote positive mindsets in adolescent students and motivate them to take risks associated with positive outcomes.

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Tweet Image“What will happen today that has your kids running back tomorrow?” That’s just one of the thought-provoking questions best-selling author Thomas C. Murray asks in his latest book, Personal & Authentic: Designing Learning Experiences that Impact a Lifetime. In the book, Murray reveals how recent work in the learning sciences has helped paint a detailed picture of what kids need to thrive. Join Tom and All4Ed President Deb Delisle in this webinar on January 16 to learn how educators can leave a powerful legacy by ensuring students’ learning experiences are personal and authentic.

     Register Now    
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November 13, 2019

Big News! The Digital Learning Day 2020 Map Is Live

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Big News!
The Digital Learning Day 2020 Map Is Live

The Digital Learning Day (DLDay) 2020 map is live! Soon the map will be full of thousands of DLDay events in schools, libraries, across districts and states.

If you will be celebrating DLDay on February 27, add your event to the map today to mark your spot.

Once your event is on the map, visit our graphics page to help spread the word, or share the tweet below.

    Add Your Event    

 Click to Tweet: We’ve marked our Digital Learning Day 2020 event on the @OfficialDLDay map! Celebrate with us and add your #DLDay event today: digitallearningday.org/register-your-event/

Looking for DLDay ideas? See how schools and classrooms celebrated DLDay last year. Also, visit our interactive lesson plans page for ideas and inspiration.

While we have you, check out these upcoming webinars:

TODAY: Dishing Up Some Digital Citizenship

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Digital citizenship is so much more than internet safety. Tune in to this Future Ready Librarians® webinar to hear how librarians and students are “turning the page” on the old digital citizenship conversation. The NEW digital citizenship requires us to be informed, active members of digital communities who can thoughtfully reflect on our relationship with technology (and with one another!) in an increasingly connected world.

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Recognizing and Supporting Students Experiencing Homelessness

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For the 2016-2017 school year, there were as many homeless students—1.3 million—as there were people living in Dallas, Texas, America’s ninth-largest city. In this webinar, part of the Alliance for Excellent Education’s yearlong #OurChallengeOurHope campaign to both honor the landmark Brown vs. Board of Education Supreme Court case and focus on the continuing needs of our most underserved students sixty-five years after Brown was decided, our expert panel will share their knowledge on how educators can recognize and support students who are experiencing homelessness.

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Creating High-Quality Personalized Professional Learning that Works

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This Future Ready Schools® webinar will examine how two districts are empowering educators to grow their pedagogical craftsmanship, hone their instructional leadership, and improve student learning outcomes through personalized professional learning.

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