Digital Learning Day

If you haven’t heard yet, February 17th is National Digital Learning Day! In response to this grass-roots effort started in 2012 to bring awareness to the amazing digital initiatives teachers and students around the country have been involved in, the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) and the Technology Readiness Infrastructure Grant (TRIG) have taken a look at some of the equally outstanding work educators have launched right here in Michigan. An example of this is one of TRIG’s own activities, a unique campaign that has transformed the digital environment for more than 2,300 students across the state. The Targeted Site Transformation Activity (TST), has reached some significant milestones in changing not just one component of a school’s digital landscape, but has addressed four areas that when combined together, help transform schools into 1-to-1 learning environments where the best practices of 21st century instruction and learning can occur.  Through focusing on all of these elements, five schools across Michigan have experienced significant impacts in their digital learning. Following is a link that shows some of these developments and how excited we — and they — are to share in 2016’s National Digital Learning Day.