Digital Learning Day


WHEREAS, Digital Learning Day is an annual national and international 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 providing real-time information to track individual student progress, and creating efficient learning processes giving teachers more flexibility and time to spend with each student; and

WHEREAS, when used effectively, modern technology can make life more accessible, richer, and faster for all; and

WHEREAS, Digital Learning Day provides each 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 the effective use of technology in a positive transformative manner; and

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

WHEREAS, the fourth national Digital Learning Day will take place on Friday, March 13, 2015, to educate teachers, students, schools, parents, policymakers, and the public on ways to integrate high-quality digital learning and the effective use of technology to improve the learning of every student;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Terence R. McAuliffe, do hereby recognize March 13, 2015, as DIGITAL LEARNING DAY in our COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA, and I call this observance to the attention of all our citizens.