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Digital Learning Day Tip of the Day: Countdown to Digital Learning Day: District and School Perspectives

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January 17, 2012 09:26 pm


RSVP for the Alliance’s webinar tomorrow, January 18th, at 1:00 pm ET on district and school perspectives!

Hear directly from and ask questions of educators to learn more about possibilities for digital learning and specifically for Digital Learning Day. Details can be found below.


Countdown to Digital Learning Day: District and School Perspectives

Wednesday, January 18, 2012
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m., ET

Karen Collins, Principal, Mountain View Elementary School, Morgantown, WV
Noelle Ellerson, Assistant Director, Policy Analysis & Advocacy, American Association of School Administrators
Michelle Meehan, Teacher, Kenmore Middle School, Arlington, VA
Eric Sheninger, Principal, New Milford High School, Bergen County, New Jersey
Bob Wise, President, Alliance for Excellent Education

Technology has the power, when used strategically and systemically as part of whole-school reform, to accelerate improvement in schools. Progress has been too incremental and fragmented. Now is the time to ensure that all students have access to the connected content and great teaching that a strategic, systemic use of digital learning can bring. To raise awareness, encourage innovation and celebrate great teaching, the Alliance for Excellent Education is hosting Digital Learning Day. In less than a few weeks, dozens of states, over a thousand educators, and hundreds of thousands of students will participate.

On Wednesday, January 18 from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. (ET), the Alliance for Excellent Education will hold a webinar featuring the perspective of districts as well as elementary, middle, and high schools on the power of digital learning and how to participate in Digital Learning Day. The webinar will feature members of the Educator Working Group and representatives from Core Partners that support the Alliance’s Digital Learning Day efforts. They will discuss how they have seen digital learning make a difference in the lives of students and teachers. They will also share their plans for Digital Learning Day and describe how anyone can get involved.

Register and submit questions for the webinar online at

Please direct questions concerning the webinar to

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You can also “like” Digital Learning Day on Facebook at and follow the discussion on Twitter using the hashtag #DLDay or @DLDay2012. Another popular hashtag for digital learning is #DigLN.

Sara White Hall is the director of the Center for Secondary School Digital Learning and Policy at the Alliance for Excellent Education.


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