Digital Learning Day 2016

2/17/2016

WHEREAS, Digital Learning Day is an annual celebration of great teaching practices, and showcases innovative teachers, leaders, and instructional technology programs that are improving student outcomes in K-12 schools; and

WHEREAS, digital learning and the effective use of technology can assist every teacher by allowing the real-time tracking of individual student progress and creating efficient learning processes that give teachers more flexibility and time to spend with each student; and

WHEREAS, when used effectively, modern technology can make understanding more accessible, and rich for all; and

WHEREAS, Digital Learning Day provides every teacher, student, parent, and school the opportunity to use technology to modernize, personalize, and improve learning; and 

WHEREAS, Digital Learning Day provides an opportunity for the education system to embrace new technologies that have the potential to positively transform its processes; and

WHEREAS, since Digital Learning Day’s inception four years ago, thousands of teachers and schools around the world have held local activities supporting the event; and

WHEREAS, the fifth national Digital Learning Day will take place on Wednesday, February 17, 2016, to help teachers, students, schools, parents, policymakers, and the public use high-quality digital learning;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Terence R. McAuliffe, do hereby recognize February 17, 2016, as DIGITAL LEARNING DAY in our COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA, and I call this observance to the attention of all our citizens.

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