I am excited to announce that Fayette County Schools will be participating in Digital Learning Day on February 6, 2013. This nationwide event sponsored by the Alliance for Excellent Education encourages teachers and schools to celebrate digital learning taking place in the classroom and to encourage everyone to plan an activity on that day that uses technology.
Dr. Shelton has asked that our district and schools participate in this year’s event and take an opportunity to stop and focus on digital learning and what it looks like in our classrooms. As a district we will be celebrating during the whole week of Feb. 4th – 8th and will culminate the excitement with the STEM Fair on Feb. 9th at Bryan Station High School.
So what is digital learning?
The Alliance for Excellent Education defines it as follows:
Digital learning is any instructional practice that is effectively using technology to strengthen the student learning experience.
And how can YOU participate?
Start by visiting the FCPS Digital Learning website. There you will find information about how schools and teachers can participate, including a student video contest.
Next, if you are a teacher – plan an activity during the week of Feb. 4-8 that will get your kids using technology in some way to strengthen their learning. If you are a supporting educator then get out there and help teachers with their plans. And if you are a principal or other school leader – encourage your staff to join in the fun!
Then, let your STC know what your plans are and if you have any examples of student work to share with others in the district by having it posted on the FCPS Digital Learning website.
Finally, sign up to participate on the national Digital Learning Day website. Let’s make this a week for our students and schools to shine. Try something new. Take a chance. Have fun!