Alliance for Excellent Education to Partner with National Board for Professional Teaching Standards for 2015 Celebration of Effective Use of Technology to Improve Educational Outcomes
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, 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.
“Since its debut in 2012, Digital Learning Day has been the premier event for showcasing how technology can improve student outcomes and support teachers,” said Bob Wise, president of the Alliance for Excellent Education and former governor of West Virginia. “This new partnership with the National Board will put an even greater emphasis on the kind of instructional practice needed to make digital learning effective. Together, we can spread examples of what is working and encourage greater adoption of high-quality digital learning to ensure that all youth have access to those opportunities no matter where they live.”
One component of the partnership with the National Board will include a live broadcast of the Digital Learning Day National Town Hall from the Teaching and Learning conference in Washington, DC, to an audience of more than 3,000 National Board Certified Teachers, as well as hundreds of thousands of educators who will be watching online. The National Town Hall will highlight school districts, schools, and educators effectively using technology to make a difference in student learning.
“Like Digital Learning Day, the Teaching and Learning conference is about highlighting effective educators and others involved in pre-K through twelfth-grade education and spreading effective teaching practices to those on the front lines of education reform, making it a natural fit,” said Ronald Thorpe, president and chief executive officer of the National Board.
More information on Digital Learning Day is available at www.DigitalLearningDay.org.
The Alliance for Excellent Education is a Washington, DC–based national policy and advocacy organization dedicated to ensuring all students, particularly those traditionally underserved, graduate from high school ready for success in college, work, and citizenship. www.all4ed.org.
The founding mission of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards is to advance the quality of teaching and learning by maintaining high and rigorous standards for what accomplished teachers should know and be able to do; providing a national voluntary system certifying teachers who meet these standards; and advocating related education reforms to integrate National Board Certification in American education and to capitalize on the expertise of National Board Certified Teachers. www.nbpts.org