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January 05, 2012 10:36 pm


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Please also spread the word by sending the following message on to your colleagues and friends – The more the merrier!

Dear Friend:

We invite you to join the more than 200,000 students and thousands of educators participating in the Alliance for Excellent Education’s (Alliance’s) first-ever Digital Learning Day on Wednesday, February 1, 2012. Visit to stay connected, get updates, and receive exclusive information on what you can do to support this effort by taking less than five minutes to sign up and join the wave of innovation and momentum that is building for this groundbreaking event.

This national awareness campaign is designed to celebrate innovative teachers and highlight instructional practices that strengthen and personalize learning for all students. The Digital Learning Day campaign explores how digital learning can provide teachers and students with the opportunities they deserve in an effort to build or become part of a workforce that is ready to succeed in college, a career, and life.

Celebrations and activities of all varieties are happening cross the country at the state, district, and classroom levels. In addition to the national campaign, twenty-nine states and the District of Columbia are hosting their own statewide activities to support digital learning efforts within their states. On Digital Learning Day, a virtual national town hall meeting will be held in Washington, DC along with a live webcast starting at 9:00 a.m. (ET). By developing these tools and hosting the first-ever national Digital Learning Day on February 1, 2012, the Alliance strives to build momentum for a wave of innovation that changes policies, shifts attitudes, and supports widescale adoption of these promising instructional practices nationwide.

To learn more about how to be a part of this groundbreaking event, sign up at

You can also “like” Digital Learning Day on Facebook at and follow the discussion on Twitter using the hashtag #DLDay or @DLDay2012. Watch the official announcements of Digital Learning Day at and on Piers Morgan Tonight on CNN at

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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