Thousands of Globaloria educators and students will join in Digital Learning Day, a nationwide celebration of innovative teaching and learning through digital media and technology that engages students and provides them with a rich, personalized educational experience. On Digital Learning Day, a majority of states, hundreds of school districts, thousands of teachers, and more than a million students will encourage the innovative use of technology by trying something new, showcasing success, kicking off project-based learning, or focusing on how digital tools can help improve student outcomes. Key events of the day include:
- An in-depth webcast featuring moderated discussion of video footage of innovation in action looking at leadership, instruction, innovation, every subject area, and effective teaching.
- A Town Hall Meeting, featuring FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski and U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan in a special joint appearance. The event will profile great teachers that effectively use technology to deliver instruction, and focus on education innovation projects happening across the country.
Digital learning is any instructional practice that effectively uses technology to strengthen the student learning experience. Digital learning encompasses a wide spectrum of tools and practice, including using online and formative assessment, increasing focus and quality of teaching resources and time, online content and courses, applications of technology in the classroom and school building, adaptive software for students with special needs, learning platforms, participating in professional communities of practice, providing access to high level and challenging content and instruction, and many other advancements technology provides to teaching and learning. In particular, blended learning is any time a student learns, at least in part, at a supervised brick-and-mortar location away from home and, at least in part, through online delivery with some element of student control over time, place, path, and/or pace.
Collaborative is helping Globaloria tell the story of how World Wide Workshop is celebrating Digital Learning Day through 60 school site events and visits with policymakers and the business community, as well as sponsoring the event itself and promoting the idea of digital learning through outreach to education leaders and the media.
For more information on Digital Learning Day: www.digitallearningday.org
For more information on Globaloria and its involvement in Digital Learning Day: www.globaloria.org/dld