On February 1, 2012, thirty-nine states, hundreds of school districts, more than 15,000 teachers, and nearly 2 million students participated in Digital Learning Day. Digital Learning Day is a nationwide celebration of innovative teaching and learning through digital media and technology that engages students and provides them with a rich, personalized educational experience.
The marquee event of Digital Learning Day was a National Town Hall featuring a roundtable discussion with U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski. It also included live interaction via Skype with four school districts in Charlotte, Cleveland, Denver, and Houston; profiled great teachers who are effectively using technology to deliver instruction; and focused on successful education innovation projects that demonstrate how technology can be used in the classroom to improve student outcomes.
As well as the National Town Hall, Governor Bob Wise, Bailey Mitchell, Esther Wojcicki, and Barbara Treacy moderated discussions about digital education on the morning of February 1.
Visit the Digital Learning Day website to view videos of the events and for more details.
Photo caption: Leon Harris interviews U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski during Digital Learning Day's National Town Hall event.