Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Digital Learning Day 2015

Digital Learning Day logo March 13, 2015
Digital Learning Day March 13, 2015
On Friday, March 13, Wisconsin will celebrate Digital Learning Day 2015. State Superintendent Tony Evers is asking librarians and teachers to share their innovative practices that are being done to ensure all youth have access to high-quality digital learning opportunities no matter where they live. This once-a-year opportunity is a great way to raise the profile of things happening in Wisconsin schools and libraries.

The Department of Public Instruction launched a Wisconsin Digital Learning Day homepage posting statewide events, highlights, and releases of new digital learning resources. Librarians and teachers are asked to participate in Digital Learning Day.

What can you do?
  • Register your local activity at the National Digital Learning Day site!
  • Help promote and spread the word via Twitter, Google+, Facebook, newsletters, and other connections to your library stakeholders about Digital Learning Day as a means of telling great stories in your library. Use the hashtag #widld
  • Re-tweet and forward State Superintendent Tony Evers' Digital Learning Day video with the #widld hashtag.
  • Share specific digital learning resources and tech tools and instructional strategies you use to help digitally inclusive learning environments.
  • Help promote our digital learning state partners (public libraries, CESAs, WI Media Lab, Wisconsin Digital Learning Collaborative, professional associations, WETL, WEMTA, and more) by sharing the professional learning opportunities they are sponsoring.
  • Challenge your professional networks to create an activity for Digital Learning Day.
  • Spread the word about WISELearn, the Wisconsin Educator Portal, new digital learning resources, professional learning opportunities and social networking opportunities. Help promote the new WISELearn partners and guest bloggers featured during the week of March 9-13th.
People of all ages go to the public library to learn, play, and be a part of their community. Digital Learning Day is a celebration of schools and libraries effectively using technology to strengthen the learning experience for the communities. This is a great opportunity to share what public libraries are doing when it comes to digital learning. 

Written by:
Ryan Claringbole, Public Library Development Team.