KnowledgeWorks is one of the national sponsors for Digital Learning Day on February 6, when key people and organizations will celebrate and highlight successful instructional practice and the effective use of technology in classrooms throughout the country.
The effort is being driven by the Alliance for Excellent Education, led by its president, former West Virginia Governor Bob Wise. Last year’s inaugural event attracted 15,000 teachers and more than 1.7 million students who either participated in a live town hall meeting in Washington, webcasts or local events. This year, we expect the movement to expand.
For our part, KnowledgeWorks will feature a roster of blog posts highlighting the benefits and opportunities of digital and blending learning on our World of Learning blog. Contributions from across the organization will be corralled on a hub page we have created specifically for the event. Hundreds of teachers, coaches and others are working on the ground in our EDWorks and New Tech Network subsidiary schools – where digital technology is helping teachers become more effective and adding value to student learning in the classroom – and we hope to capture some of their voices here as well.
Our National Policy and Advocacy team sees the need to grow digital in classrooms throughout the United States. And our Strategic Foresight team years ago identified “anytime, anywhere” learning as becoming an everyday part of our lives, as Jesse Moyer points out in “Super Cool Anytime Anywhere Learning.”
As part of Digital Learning Day and throughout the year, New Tech Network’s Erin Frew, principal of Cleveland West New Tech High School, will play an integral role as an expert resource for the Alliance’s took kit to help teachers in specific subject areas. Frew will also participate in a panel discussion in Columbus on February 6 at COSI titled “Leadership’s role in launching and expanding blended learning in Ohio.”
We are excited about the role KnowledgeWorks will play in the second annual Digital Learning Day, and we encourage you to visit the World of Learning Blog and to follow the #DLDay hashtag on Twitter and engage in the dialogue.