Arizona State Senator Rich Crandall: Celebrating Digital Learning Day at the Arizona Senate
July 20, 2012 06:01 pm
The following blog post comes from Arizona State Senator Rich Crandall (R), who represents the city of Mesa, Arizona.
Arizona joined in celebrating Digital Learning Day at the State Capitol on February 1st, 2012. Governor Jan Brewer honored the day with an official proclamation that I proudly read on the Senate floor.
Digital Learning Day was a perfect time for Arizona to highlight the transformation and developments of the schools in our state.
Seven school districts and charters set up demonstrations in the Senate lobby to show what they are doing with digital learning in their respective schools. Madison Elementary, Vail Unified School District, Willis Junior High School, Wickenburg Unified School District, Yavapai County Schools, Apache Junction Unified School District, and Primavera Online High School all exhibited their innovative programs. Blue Bell Creameries was kind enough to donate ice cream to top off the day.
In conjunction with Digital Learning Day in Arizona, February 1 also marked the official re-launch of EducateAZ.org, which provides a forum to promote best practices in digital and blended learning. I invite you to check it out.
We are open to best practices from across the globe whether they come from open education resources, for-profit companies, not-for-profit organizations, foundations, educational institutions or other groups.
I am looking forward to making Digital Learning Day in Arizona bigger and better in 2013! Here are some photos from Digital Learning Day at the Arizona Senate. Click on the image for a larger version.
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