The Alliance for Excellent Education is sponsoring its second annual “Digital Learning Day 2013” on February 6 to “promote digital learning and spotlight successful instructional technology practice in the classroom.” 46 states and DC, including a total of over 16,000 teachers have signed up to participate.
Bob Wise, former governor of West Virginia and current President of the Alliance for Excellent Education said, “The number of teachers who have signed up to participate is already ahead of last year’s final tally—showing evidence of the increasing enthusiasm and momentum around digital learning.”
The event will take place at the Newseum in Washington, DC and will be streamed live over the internet.
Key events at the conference include:
- 2013 Digital Town Hall: Attended by prominent national education and policy leaders, the national Digital Town Hall will profile teachers, students, schools, and districts that are implementing digital learning in innovative and successful ways, including
- Dysart Unified School District (Surprise, AZ and El Mirage, AZ);
- Quakertown Community School District (Quakertown, PA); and
- Cajon Valley Union School District (El Cajon, CA).
- Digital Learning in Action: Educators will experience lesson plans and examples of successfully implementing interactive digital learning content and instructional strategies that utilize digital learning in the classroom. Geared toward educators and others wanting to know more about specific approaches to digital learning, these hands-on teaching and learning sessions will be led by teachers from the Washington, DC metro area and will be posted online for use by teachers around the country. Areas of focus for these instructional lessons include
- digital content areas for math, science, civics/social studies, and English language arts;
- problem-based learning;
- flipping the classroom—using time more efficiently by having students watch videos of lectures as homework and freeing up classroom time for more individualized, robust and engaging instruction;
- mobile learning and online tools to support blended and face-to-face instruction; and
- new trends in assessment, including digital portfolios and instant feedback using ongoing, informal “quizzes” to improve each student’s cognition.
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