[NHDOE-ETNews] ET News: Wednesday, February 6 is Digital Learning Day

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ITEM:  Wednesday, February 6 is Digital Learning Day


#DLDay: Live Chats on Digital Learning with Education Experts
 Wednesday, February 6, 2012
9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (ET)


Learn About Advances and Successful Strategies in Digital Learning
Through a Series of Live Chats with Education Experts from Around the
Country as Part of the National 2013 Digital Learning Day

As part of the Digital Learning Day celebration on February 6, the
Alliance has brought together education experts to share the best
practices in digital learning and how to improve the educational
experience and outcomes for all students in a series of live online
a28fe1575772f4a&id=17aa8c68db&e=cebc71a7af> .
Experts will lead interactive sessions on instructional practices,
including Facebook "Takeover" by U.S. Representative George Miller,
Senior Democratic Member of the U.S. House Education and the Workforce
Committee, and a "Special Edition" moderated chat featuring PBS
education correspondent John Merrow, USA Today education reporter Greg
Toppo, Alliance for Excellent Education President and former West
Virginia Governor Bob Wise, and moderator Jill Barshay
28fe1575772f4a&id=0a4879ef07&e=cebc71a7af>  of the Hechinger Report.
(Directions on how to access these chats appear at the bottom of this
Chats will include teachers, district leaders, and other educators
implementing successful digital learning strategies and practices in
their schools. Topics will focus on lesson plans with digital learning,
planning and implementing instructional strategies, promising practices
within and among states, and showcasing student work through digital
Tap into this network of knowledge by joining in one or more of the
following live chats with digital learning experts from across the
United States.

Live Chat Schedule

9:00 - 11:30 a.m. (ET)
Focus on Instruction, Lesson Plans, and Innovative Strategies and Tools
with Digital Learning
Join the experts below and educators from around the world to talk about
the lesson plans, including the live, interactive plans
28fe1575772f4a&id=82e981855c&e=cebc71a7af>  shared for Digital Learning
Day, implementing technology in instruction, and tips and tools that can
help meet the needs of students. Participants are encouraged to ask
questions, talk with colleagues, and brainstorm new ideas. 

*	Peg Cagle, Educator, Lawrence Gifted/Highly Gifted Magnet, Los
Angeles Unified School District (CA)
*	Erin Frew, Principal, New Tech West High School, Cleveland
Metropolitan School District (OH)
*	Jill Griebe, Educational Recovery Specialist (Literacy),
Eminence Independent Schools (KY)
*	Hope Johnston, Distance Learning Advisor, Charlotte-Mecklenburg
Schools (NC)
*	Gail Pletnick, Superintendent, Dysart Unified School District
*	Ben Smith, Teacher, Red Lion Area High School, York County
School Division (PA)
*	Robyn Young, Librarian, Avon High School, Avon Community School
Corporation (IN)

 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (ET) 
Special Edition: Live Chat with Rock Stars on Education Policy,
Practice, and Media 

*	John Merrow, Education Correspondent, PBS
*	Kim Sharp, Instructional Media Coordinator, Vistas High School
Program, Klein Independent School District (TX)
*	Greg Toppo, Education Report, USA Today
*	Bob Wise, President, Alliance for Excellent Education
*	Jill Barshay, Contributing Editor, Hechinger Report (chat

2:30 - 3:30 p.m. (ET)
Focus on Digital Learning Transition
The Alliance will officially launch an exciting initiative focused on
encouraging and supporting districts through the digital transition.
Join the educators and administrators below who will be providing their
experience and knowledge to this effort over the next twenty-four
months. Ask questions, share ideas, and suggest areas of focus for the
events related to this initiative. 

*	Monica Beglau, Director, eMINTS National Center, University of
Missouri-Columbia (MO)
*	Patrick Larkin, Assistant Superintendent, Burlington Public
Schools, MA
*	Ben Smith, Teacher, Red Lion Area High School, York County
Schools (PA)
*	Barbara Treacy, Managing Project Director of the Learning and
Teaching Division, EDC
*	Robyn Young, Librarian, Avon High School, Avon Community School
Corporation (IN)

2:30 - 3:30 p.m. (ET)
Facebook "Takeover" with U.S. Representative George Miller (D-CA)
We yield the floor to the Honorable Representative from California...on
our Facebook page that is! Immediately after the Digital Town Hall, U.S.
Representative George Miller is taking over the Digital Learning Day
Facebook page from 2:30 to 3:30 pm. He'll be posting about digital
learning, education, and answering questions from our Facebook friends. 

*	U.S. Rep. George Miller, Senior Democratic Member of the U.S.
House Education and the Workforce Committee

How to Access the "Cover It Live" Chats 
1.      Go to http://www.DigitalLearningDay.org/chat
28fe1575772f4a&id=a8de06c186&e=cebc71a7af> , where you will see three
"Cover It Live" chat windows.
2.       Click the play button on the Cover It Live chat window for the
discussion in which you want to participate.

How to Access the "Facebook Takeover" Chat with U.S. Rep. George Miller

1.      Log into your Facebook account.
2.      Visit the official Digital Learning Day Facebook page at
Ask questions and make comments!



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