“By participating in this ground-breaking effort, educators can experience first-hand how digital learning can change teaching and improve learning,” said Bob Wise, AEE president and former governor of West Virginia. “At the same time, they will develop a valuable plan for how to take their school or district through a digital learning transition.”
Throughout the course, participants will have access to experts who have successfully implemented digital learning efforts that are supporting teachers and boosting student achievement. Because the course will operate on such a massive scale—literally thousands of district leaders can participate—participants also will benefit from “crowdsourcing,” a collaborative experience that uses the “wisdom of the crowd” to discuss ideas, share strategies and resources, and exchange constructive feedback with other participants in similar roles and schools, AEE says.
Each of the seven course sessions will include core resources and supplemental materials around a specific topic, while allowing for personalization and flexibility. Participants are expected to navigate their own paths, consistent with their own goals and the needs of their school or district, while being supported and guided by the facilitators, resources, and fellow participants.
Anyone interested in the course can get more information or register at dlt.mooc-ed.org. After registering, participants are encouraged to take Project 24’s free online self-assessment to help frame a vision for digital learning and specify how technology can help align efforts to achieve college- and career-ready standards. Upon completing the self-assessment, participants will receive a personalized report analyzing their district’s progress in integrating technology into instruction.