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DIGITAL LEARNING DAY: Alliance for Excellent Education to Host Live Video Discussions on the State of Digital Equity in Schools and Communities

Through live digital events throughout DLDay, the Alliance will explore the state of digital equity in schools and communities across America.

On Wednesday, February 17, thousands of teachers and millions of students will celebrate the fifth annual Digital Learning Day (DLDay). Created by the Alliance for Excellent Education in 2012, DLDay is a nationwide celebration that highlights great teaching and demonstrates how technology can improve student outcomes.

Digital Learning Day 2016

Through live digital events throughout DLDay, the Alliance will explore the state of digital equity in schools and communities across America. These short, live video sessions will be streamed over the internet and hosted by emcee Rafranz Davis, executive director of professional and digital learning for Lufkin Independent School District (TX). From small, rural towns to large, urban cities, local leaders, educators, and policymakers will examine how the digital divide affects their communities and what they are doing to solve it. A complete schedule is below. Click on a session to access additional details.

February 17, 2016: Digital Learning Day Schedule (All Times Eastern)

10:00 – 10:30 a.m. Digital Equity and Access: Connecting Students Beyond School
11:00 – 11:20 a.m. Digital Equity and Leadership: Creating a Culture of Equity and Innovation
12:00 – 12:20 p.m. Digital Equity and Teacher Preparation: Improving the K–12 Teaching Pipeline
2:00 – 2:20 p.m. Digital Equity and College/Career Readiness: Diversifying Students in STEM
3:00 – 3:20 p.m. Digital Equity and Instructional Quality: Transforming Teaching Through Technology
4:00 – 4:20 p.m. Digital Equity: The Road Ahead

Featured speakers during the day will include Federal Communications Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel; Coachella Valley Unified School District (CA) Superintendent Darryl Adams; Jennings School District (MO) Superintendent Tiffany Anderson; Christina O’Connor, project director of Transforming Teaching through Technology at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro; Kimberly Marion, program manager of magnet schools and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) programs at Winston Salem/Forsyth County Schools (NC); Feowyn Mackinnon, head of school at MC2 STEM High School (OH); Mary Lubeskie, district technology coordinator at Manheim Central School District (PA), and Zac Chase, a ConnectED fellow in the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Educational Technology.

See the complete list of speakers, panel descriptions, and register to participate at

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