School boards across the country will take part in Digital Learning Day today by promoting their district’s educational technologies in classrooms and at school board meetings.
The National School Boards Association (NSBA) is proud to be a core partner in Digital Learning Day, which celebrates innovative teaching practices that make learning more personalized and engaging and encourages school leaders to explore how digital resources can provide more students with enhanced opportunities to get the skills they need to succeed. Now in its second year, the event is a project of the Digital Learning Policy Center, a division of the Alliance for Excellent Education, which promotes the effective applications of technology in schools.
“Digital Learning Day is an excellent opportunity for educators to show school board members and other community leaders the exciting ways that technology is used to support student learning,” said NSBA Executive Director Thomas J. Gentzel. “We must also take this opportunity to ensure that all students have access to the technologies they need to be prepared for the 21st century workplace, and we also must ensure that teachers and other school staff have the training they need to effectively use these technologies in their classrooms.”
Last year, several school boards across the country marked the day by hosting student presentations at their board meetings.
As part of NSBA’s programs to advance technology in education, NSBA will be hosting its annual series of Education Technology Site Visits this spring to provide school leaders and educators with an in-depth look at the policies and practices that support digital learning. Visits will take place in the Miami-Dade County Public Schools March 6-8; Township High School District 214 near Chicago, March 13-15; East Penn School District in Emmaus, Penn., April 28-30; and the Vancouver Public Schools, Wash., May 1-3.