Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Forward to the Future

Digital Learning Day 2015 is set for March 13th this year. Since it started in 2012, Digital Learning Day has provided opportunities to share successful innovation happening in your school and public libraries. This year the 2015 Digital Learning Day site also includes information about the Future Ready Schools effort co-hosted by the U.S. Department of Education and the Alliance for Excellent Education. It's great seeing AASL (American Association of School Librarians) listed as a member of that coalition. Many of our Wisconsin teacher librarians are transforming their schools by creating opportunities that will help our students graduate "future ready." School and public librarians are designing makerspaces, providing diverse digital resources and teaching students what digital citizenship really means and why it's important. We encourage you to share and celebrate your accomplishments.  Your stories prove that the importance of libraries is growing not going away.

Graphic from summer workshop on Emerging Roles of Library Media Specialists
Graphic from Emerging Roles of Library Media Specialists workshop

We know there is much to celebrate so please share what you doing on the Digital Learning Day Activities site.

Written by: Nancy Anderson
Resources for Libraries and Lifelong Learning