Celebrate National Digital Learning Day!
Today is the first-ever National Digital Learning Day! As part of this initiative, Governor Snyder issued a proclamation to recognize the importance of technology supported learning in Michigan. Gov. Snyder’s proclamation references Michigan Virtual as “one of the largest in the country.”
Later today, the event sponsors will host a national town hall meeting. The meeting will include Arne Duncan, U.S. Secretary of Education and Julius Genachowski, Chairperson of the Federal Communications Commission. The meeting will be accessible via the Internet and will begin at 1 p.m. and end at 2:30 p.m. To learn more about this event visit: http://www.digitallearningday.org/.
Michigan is celebrating 2012 as the Year of the Digital Learner and is part of the national Digital Learning Day initiative.
Michigan Virtual‘s own Online Teacher of the Year, Julia Swartz, was at a press conference in East Lansing this morning, organized by the Michigan Department of Education, to help celebrate today’s event.
Michigan Virtual is a private, nonprofit Michigan corporation established by the State of Michigan in 1998 to serve as a champion for online learning. It is the parent organization of the Michigan Virtual for Students and Michigan Virtual Learning Research Institute.