Digital Learning Day
Save the date for Digital Learning Day
Next month, we'll be celebrating Digital Learning Day on social media during the week of February 21-25. Be sure to follow the DESE Digital Learning Unit on Facebook and Twitter to join in the conversations. The focus will be to connect with one another and to share out how educators and students are using digital learning in their everyday educational pursuits by responding to shared question prompts. We also encourage educators and students to wear a "tutu" in honor of 2-22-2022, the official date of Digital Learning Day. Take a picture and share out on social media with the hashtag #DLDay2022. This week we'll also celebrate the launch of the Digital Learning Unit's new podcast, "Living in Beta Mode," which you will be able to find on their social media and webpages. We have some great content planned and encourage you to listen!
From the All4Ed Digital Learning Day Webpage:
Digital Learning Day has become #DLDay—an online celebration where educators share great ideas, amazing stories, and promising practices through social media and within their own schools and communities. Thousands of local events, interactive activities, and lessons mark the importance of innovation in schools and remind district leaders that every day should be a digital learning day in public school classrooms.
The pandemic has forced us to reflect, reframe, and reprioritize much of everyday life, and for educators, it has brought a refocus on the human side of the work! We know that relationships are the foundation of effective practices and that students and teachers have encountered many challenges while getting back to the routine of school. Yet in the face of adversity, educators continue to rise to the occasion, and there is much to celebrate. All4Ed's 11th Annual Digital Learning Day (#DLDay) on Tuesday, February 22, 2022, will highlight how educators are creating robust, authentic, and personalized learning opportunities for students inside and outside the classroom anytime, anywhere.
When All4Ed held its inaugural #DLDay more than a decade ago, many districts, schools, and educators were uncertain about the role digital learning could play in their classrooms. The connections between technology, innovation, and equity were nebulous at best. Now, as access to technology has become more ubiquitous, personalized digital learning strategies are a lifeline and a means to level the playing field and close equity gaps, as districts leverage high-quality evidence-based strategies to ensure that each student has the learning opportunities they need and deserve.
Now more than ever, educators need to come together to network, share, and celebrate the many successes happening in their schools and classrooms each day.