Southeast Legislators attend Digital Learning Policy Academy

CSG is hosting the Digital Learning Policy Academy this weekend in Washington, D.C. to focus on personalized education for all students.  State legislators from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina are engaging in discussions on policy levers to allow for learning anywhere and anytime.

 

In a time of continued economic stress, states are asked to increase efforts in public education.  Transformational efforts, including rigorous academic standards, common formative and summative assessments, data collection and sharing, access to and success in postsecondary education, and public/private partnerships, are critical to once again regain America’s competitive edge and ensure students are college- and career-ready.                                                                                                            

Digital learning offers a new direction for students, teachers and school districts.  Education can be customized and personalized so each student receives the tools they need to learn.  Additionally, digital learning opens the door to connect students in remote areas with instructional content and practices they may not otherwise receive.  Teachers and school leaders also benefit from digital learning through online instruction, professional development, and building capacity to expand learning opportunities.

The academy, generously supported by the Microsoft Corporation, features expert speakers to provide information on innovation in digital learning, data collection and analysis to inform education and reducing barriers to digital access as well as a variety of strategic policy examples and programmatic solutions.

To read more about Digital Learning Now!, the foundation for today's presentations, go to:  http://digitallearningnow.com/

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