State Leaders - Help Us Build The Wave Of Innovation
State leaders have the great opportunity to use Digital Learning Day to increase awareness, thinking, and discussion around technology and digital learning within your state. The following state participation toolkit offers you ideas for reaching out to district leaders, educators, parents, businesses, students, and community members in support of your own state's Digital Learning Day.
We encourage all states and territories to host their own celebration of innovative teaching practices that make learning more personalized. Doing this kind of celebration through the larger lens of Digital Learning Day adds excitement to how states can encourage exploration of how digital learning can help teachers provide more students with opportunities to ensure they are prepared to succeed in college, career, and life.
As a participating state, you can decide the scope of your celebration within your state. It can be very simple or more complex depending on your specific state resources and goals. We also know that February 6, 2013 may not be the most convenient day for you. That's not a problem at all - Your state celebration can be on "the da"y or sometime that is more convenient for you throughout the year. Digital Learning Day is a set of activities and resources, it is more than just one day. It is our hope that Digital Learning Day leads to digital learning that happens EVERY DAY in classrooms across the country. State leaders should feel free to use this national celebration as a vehicle to promote digital learning in your state in whatever way you see fit.
Here are some great ideas for communicating with your district leaders and teachers:
- Send an email announcing state participation in Digital Learning Day.
- Encourage principals and district leaders to host a local event.
- Check out the list of states that have already signed up to host a statewide celebration.
- Share a Powerpoint presentation about Digital Learning Day.
Offer a printable certificate of achievement signed by your state governor or state superintendent.
Sponsor a showcase at your state’s capitol highlighting your innovative teachers and students.
Ask your governor or state legislator to proclaim February 6, 2013 as Digital Learning Day.
Award a teacher, school, district, or student with a state specific Digital Learning Day Award.
Here are some more great ideas for getting involved in Digital Learning Day!