Storytelling Campaign to culminate on Digital Learning Day 2020
SAN FRANCISCO — EducationSuperHighway and the Alliance for Excellent Education (All4Ed) today announced a partnership to promote the ninth annual Digital Learning Day (DLDay), which will take place on Thursday, February 27, 2020.
The annual celebration promotes the effective use of modern technologies to enhance the roles of educators and afford students everywhere the opportunities to gain 21st century skills needed for college and career readiness. In a recently released report, EducationSuperHighway announced that 99% of American schools are on fiber-optic connections, which means 46.3 million students have the scalable Internet infrastructure needed for their schools to meet the growing demands of technology. This is critical to ensure students are preparing for their future, not our present.
The partnership will launch with a campaign that showcases short stories – one for each state – about schools removing barriers, saving time, and improving outcomes for students by embracing digital learning. For example, Llano Independent School District (TX), where the use of a robot allowed an injured student to complete classes and graduate on time, and Norwalk High School (CT), where students are earning professional certifications including Emergency Medicine Technician and Adobe Pro.
“We recently announced that the connectivity gap has been closed. Now we are excited about our partnership for next year’s Digital Learning Day to share some of the successes we have learned about along the way,” says Evan Marwell, Founder and CEO of EducationSuperHighway.
“Schools across the country have the internet connections needed to provide learning experiences that prepare students for success in the real world,” said Deb Delisle, president and CEO of All4Ed. “We know that these stories of digital learning success will light the spark of innovation and inspire other schools with actionable ideas to transform teaching and learning.
On DLDay, the organizations plan to feature representatives from exemplary school districts during a webinar for educators and school leaders. Learn more about DLDay at digitallearningday.org.
EducationSuperHighway is the leading non-profit focused on upgrading the Internet access in every public-school classroom in America. We believe that digital learning has the potential to provide all students with equal access to educational opportunity and that every school requires high-speed broadband to make that opportunity a reality. EducationSuperHighway is funded by national philanthropic organizations, including the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and our mission is supported by 49 U.S. governors and America’s leading CEOs. Learn more at educationsuperhighway.org.
About the Alliance for Excellent Education
The Alliance for Excellent Education (All4Ed) is a Washington, DC–based national policy, practice, and advocacy organization committed to improving educational outcomes—and lives—of students, with a focus on those in middle and high school. We embrace diversity, equity, and inclusion and specifically advocate on behalf of all students who are historically underserved or marginalized. all4ed.org