2017 Digital Learning Day

Bertie County Connecting through Digital Learning

Digital Learning Day is Thursday, February 23, 2017

What is it: Digital learning is any instructional practice that effectively uses technology to strengthen a student’s learning experience. It emphasizes high-quality instruction and provides access to challenging content, feedback through formative assessment, opportunities for learning anytime and anywhere, and individualized instruction to ensure all students reach their full potential to succeed in college and a career.


Why is it Important: With so many new types of digital devices, educational software and mobile apps continuously developed, it’s hard to keep up with the latest and greatest advancements in educational technology. Students are relying on their teachers to prepare them for this ever-changing world. Teachers will need to help students understand technology and how it can help them become better critical thinkers, communicators, creators, and collaborators. By doing so, students will be better equipped for their futures.


Expectations for Educators: NEW DIGITAL TEACHING & LEARNING COMPETENCIES

Incorporating digital learning into our classrooms is no longer a suggestion, but an expectation. House Bill 23 will make digital learning part of administrator and teacher evaluations. In 2017, the State Board of Education will implement digital teaching and learning competencies to improve leadership for digital learning and teaching practices. While the current North Carolina Professional Teaching Standards incorporate digital learning, the new competencies will clarify exactly what administrators and teachers should be doing to provide high-quality, digital learning experiences for their students.


NC Digital Learning Competencies for Teachers & Administrators

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Here's how to do it:

1. Explore the Symbaloo with digital curriculum tools.

2. Choose 1 digital tool to focus on implementing in your curriculum Digital Learning Day.

(please feel free to use other digital tools that may not be listed)

3. Create a lesson utilizing the digital tool of choice.

4. Complete the Google doc information by Monday, February 20, 2017.

5. Have fun and take photos. (Upload photos to this folder and put on Twitter)

6. Tweet your DLD activities, photos, and resources at #BertieDLD17

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Digital Tools Symbaloo

Click on the link to the Symbaloo below to access resources to help in the implementation of your digital learning plans.
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