NCTAF a Key Partner in Digital Learning Day
Inaugural National Day around Digital Learning to Focus on Personalized Learning and Effective Teaching
Washington, D.C. – January 26, 2012
The National Commission on Teaching & America’s Future (NCTAF), in partnership with the Alliance for Excellent Education, is calling on teachers, schools, principals, community leaders, parents, and students to participate in the inaugural national Digital Learning Day on February 1, 2012. Digital Learning Day will celebrate innovative teaching practices that make learning more personalized and engaging and encourage exploration of how digital learning can provide more students with more opportunities to get the skills they need to succeed in college, career, and life.
“Technology is critical to organizing schools for success and facilitating great teaching and learning,” said Melinda George, Vice President of the National Commission on Teaching & America’s Future. “Technology tools that support teachers and students working in collaboration and encourage teaching teams to engage community members to address student learning challenges are making a huge difference in education. NCTAF is pleased to be part of the Digital Learning Day movement that is highlighting the great benefits that technology can bring to America’s teachers and learners.”
“Digital Learning Day is more than just a day” said Bob Wise, president of the Alliance for Excellent Education, co-chair of Digital Learning Now, and former governor of West Virginia. “It is about building a digital learning movement that truly provides a quality education for every child.”
”Simply layering on technology alone will not move the education needle very much,” said Wise. “Effective technology combined with great teachers and engaged students has the potential to transform the world of learning. The time has come to ensure that every child has access to the engaging experience that comes with powerful teaching and rigorous content available through digital learning. The teachers are here, the technology is everywhere, and the students are ready and able.”
February 1, 2012, will be the culmination of a continuous celebration of innovation, personalization, and imagination to build a movement that provides a high quality education to every child. No matter the approach, no matter the grade level, no matter the subject or geographic location, no matter a teacher’s specific comfort with using technology, this day will challenge education professionals and policy makers at all levels to start a conversation, make a proclamation, improve a lesson, or create a plan.
The website, digitallearningday.org, will offer customized toolkits for all audiences, grades, and subjects to help you think about how you can contribute to the campaign. Teachers, principals, students, leaders, parents, and communities are invited to visit DigitalLearningDay.org today to register to receive toolkits, resources, and invitations to run-up events and activities.
To learn more, please visit www.digitallearningday.org.
Contact: Elizabeth Foster