On February 6, three thousand young people across the country will be celebrating Digital Learning Day the Globaloria way. At schools in California, Texas, West Virginia, and New York, Globaloria students, educators and leaders will open up their classrooms to guests to demonstrate the power of digital learning and innovation when implemented with success. Visitors will experience first-hand a hands-on "game-design studio” and peer-to-peer collaboration over a social learning network. To celebrate Digital Learning Day in a Globaloria classroom, visit globaloria.org/DLD and select a location to visit.
Join the Flipped Learning Network on Wednesday, February 6, 2013, in conjunction with Digital Learning Day to attend a Flipped Learning Open House where experienced educators in “flipped classrooms” across the globe will open their doors to show interested educators and students how “flipped learning” works and what happens when learning is turned on its head. Flipped Learning Open Houses are intended to shed light on this approach to learning and encourage other teachers and administrators to give flipped learning a try in their own classrooms, schools, and districts.
During the inaugural Digital Learning Day last year, more than forty Flipped Learning Open Houses were held throughout thirty cities, twenty states, and two countries. Sign up by January 17, 2013 to host a Flipped Learning Open House at your school during this year’s Digital Learning Day. Host sites will receive a toolkit to assist in their planning.
Beginning January 18, educators, students, and press may RSVP to visit a Flipped Learning Open House in their region. These open houses are face-to-face events, not virtual events. More information can be found at www.flippedlearning.org/openhouse.
National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) announced their participation in Digital Learning Day, and encourages state legislators and staff from all fifty states to join the celebration. The NCSL suggests its members do one or more of the following:
- Host a Digital Learning Day event in their state capital or in their home jurisdictions.
- Write a blog about digital learning and efforts to support technology in their area schools.
- Reach out to community leaders in their states and encourage them to participate.
Politicians love school visits! Contact your state legislator(s) to let them know about your efforts. Invite them to witness digital learning in action at your school. See NCSL’s education page to learn more.
National Youth Leadership Council
The National Youth Leadership Council is gearing up for Digital Learning Day and marketing it to our members. In December or January we plan to publish our quarterly newsletter The Generator. In honor of Digital Learning Day and other innovations in service-learning our issue will be technology focused.