DIGITAL LEARNING DAY: Alliance’s Annual Celebration of Great Teaching and Effective Use of Technology Spotlights Four Innovative School Districts, Offers Lessons on Digital Learning Implementation ArticleMarch 17, 2015
On March 13, the Alliance for Excellent Education hosted a very successful fourth annual Digital Learning Day from the 2015 Teaching & Learning Conference, which brought thousands of teachers and administrators to Washington, DC. Created by the Alliance, Digital Learning Day is a nationwide celebration that highlights great teaching and demonstrates how technology can improve students’ education outcomes.
DIGITAL LEARNING DAY SET FOR FRIDAY, MARCH 13: Alliance to Partner with the National Board for 2015 Celebration of Effective Use of Technology to Improve Educational Outcomes ArticleOctober 07, 2014
On October 1, the Alliance for Excellent Education announced that the fourth annual Digital Learning Day will be held on Friday, March 13, 2015, in conjunction with the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards’s (the National Board) second annual Teaching and Learning conference. The Alliance also unveiled a brand-new website for Digital Learning Day featuring new tools, resources, lesson plans, and video profiles of leading districts at www.DigitalLearningDay.org.
GUIDANCE SYSTEM: U.S. Department of Education Outlines ESEA and IDEA Funds That Could Support Use of Technology to Improve Instruction and Student Outcomes ArticleFebruary 18, 2014
Coinciding with Digital Learning Day, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) released guidance on February 5 that outlines how states, school districts, and eligible partnerships could use federal education funding to support innovative technology-based strategies to personalize learning.
BIG DEAL: Federal Communications Commission to Modernize E-Rate Program to Focus on High-Speed Internet Connectivity in Nation’s Schools and Libraries ArticleFebruary 18, 2014
On February 5, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler announced major changes to the federal program that provides internet connections to the nation’s schools and libraries during a Digital Learning Day event at the Library of Congress hosted by the Alliance for Excellent Education. Most significantly, the FCC would double its investment in high-speed broadband to $2 billion to connect more than 15,000 schools and 20 million students over the next two years.