Digital Learning Day is Wednesday, Feb. 1, and it culminates a year-round national awareness campaign to improve teaching and learning for all children.

Digital learning is any instructional practice that is effectively using technology to strengthen the student learning experience. Digital learning encompasses a wide spectrum of tools and practice, including using online and formative assessment; increasing focus and quality of teaching resources and time; online content and courses; applications of technology in the classroom and school building; adaptive software for students with special needs; learning platforms; participating in professional communities of practice; providing access to high level and challenging content and instruction; and many other advancements technology provides to teaching and learning.

On Digital Learning Day, teachers, librarians, school leaders, after-school programs, community groups, parents and others can show their support by signing up and pledging to focus on digital learning, try new technology or resources or showcase successes. A number of Kentucky schools and organizations already have signed up.

Toolkits for teachers and other school personnel are available here.

Visit the Digital Learning Day website for more details.