COLUMBUS, OH, Feb. 4, 2014 – In celebration of Digital Learning Day in Ohio on Wednesday, February 5, a variety of events are planned throughout the state involving teachers, students and educational leaders. In addition, Governor John Kasich has issued a proclamation designating February 5 as Digital Learning Day in Ohio.
Digital Learning Day, a nationwide celebration of innovative teachers and common-sense, effective applications of digital learning in America’s schools, seeks to bring attention to resources and activities that support teachers, improve learning, and provide options for students to achieve at their highest potential. On February 5, tens of thousands of teachers and millions of students from all 50 states and the District of Columbia will come together to celebrate the third annual Digital Learning Day.
In Ohio, the day provides a welcome opportunity to celebrate the state’s commitment to increasing student access to quality digital and blended learning. The daylong celebration will include the following events:
Digital Learning Day Video Contest
Ohio students have been invited to showcase their creative talents and technology skills in a statewide video contest. Four finalists were selected and the winner, chosen through public voting online, will be announced on Digital Learning Day.
Creative Learning Factory
The Ohio Historical Society is offering FREE interactive distance learning programs to Ohio students on February 5. Three sessions will take place: high school (8:30 a.m.); middle school (10 a.m.); and elementary (1 p.m.). Each session will be streamed live via YouTube and students will interact with the program characters via chat. Recordings of the sessions will also be made available.
Perspectives on Digital Learning in Ohio Forum
A discussion panel/conversation on digital learning, Perspectives on Digital Learning in Ohio, will be recorded and available for review on the Ohio Board of Regents’ website (www.ohiohighered.org) as well as on WOSU (March 21 at 9 p.m.) & WOSU Plus (March 28 at 9 p.m.).
Panel members include:
- Steve Dackin, Superintendent, Reynoldsburg City Schools
- Brent Wise, Director of Innovation and Extended Learning, Hilliard City Schools
- Ashlin Henderson, English Language Arts teacher ,Lancaster City Schools
- Edward A. Hill, Jr., Digital Learning Specialist, Ohio Resource Center (ORC) and Director of Wexford Innovations
For more information, or to register for the above events, please visit www.ohiodld.org. For information about which Ohio schools are participating in Digital Learning Day activities, please contact Verda McCoy at firstname.lastname@example.org or 614.387.1020.
About the Board of Regents
The Ohio Board of Regents is the state agency that coordinates higher education in Ohio. The agency is directed by its Chancellor, who is a member of the Governor of Ohio's cabinet. The Chancellor, with the advice of the nine-member Board of Regents, provides policy guidance to the Governor and the Ohio General Assembly, advocates for the University System of Ohio and carries out state higher education policy.
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