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14 07 2012



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Dear NYS Teacher
We invite you to join the more than 1.7 million students
and tens of thousands of educators participating in the Alliance for Excellent
Education’s (Alliance’s) first-ever Digital Learning Day on Wednesday, February
1, 2012. Visit http://www.digitallearningday.org/sign-up
to stay connected, get updates, and receive exclusive information on what you
can do to support this effort by taking less than five minutes to sign up and
join the wave of innovation and momentum that is building for this
groundbreaking event.
This national awareness campaign is designed to celebrate
innovative teachers and highlight instructional practices that strengthen and
personalize learning for all students. The Digital Learning Day campaign
explores how digital learning can provide teachers and students with the
opportunities they deserve in an effort to build or become part of a workforce
that is ready to succeed in college, a career, and life.
Celebrations and activities of all varieties are
happening cross the country at the state, district, and classroom levels. In
addition to the national campaign, twenty-nine states and the District of
Columbia are hosting their own statewide activities to support digital learning
efforts within their states. On Digital Learning Day, a virtual national town
hall meeting will be held in Washington, DC along with a live webcast starting
at 9:00 a.m. (ET). By developing these tools and hosting the first-ever
national Digital Learning Day on February 1, 2012, the Alliance strives to
build momentum for a wave of innovation that changes policies, shifts
attitudes, and supports widescale adoption of these promising instructional
practices nationwide.
How can you participate?
1.      Make a plan
to celebrate Digital Learning Day at your school with your students. Go to the
Teacher Toolkit for idea from us and teachers like you at http://www.digitallearningday.org/toolkits/teachers/.
The Awesome Ideas link provides templates you can customize that may give you
some ideas to get started.
2.      Sign-up at http://www.digitallearningday.org/sign-up
to participate and add your participation to the thousands of teachers
celebrating Digital Learning Day with their students.
3.      And, you
are encouraged to watch the live town hall meeting being streamed via the Internet
on February 1, 2012.  You can view this
on your own, with colleagues, or as a class. Please make sure to register at http://digitallearningday.eventbrite.com/
to get the directions, bookmark the link, and test your system before the live
webcast on February 1 at 1:00 PM Eastern Time.
Hope you can make it,
Barbara

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