Project 24 resources have helped guide almost 1,000 school districts through a digital learning planning and implementation process
On Digital Learning Day 2013, The Alliance for Excellent Education, a nonprofit advocacy and policy group based in Washington, D.C., unveiled Project 24, a framework for Digital Learning implementation offered free to schools and school districts across the nation.
In the 15 months since implementation, Project 24 materials and resources have helped guide almost 1,000 school districts through a digital learning planning and implementation process.
In 2013, the Alliance recognized a perfect storm for innovation; districts being pushed to achieve higher career and college standards for all students, budgets that were stagnant or shrinking, price points of technology that were advantageously dropping, and in many states the deadline for online assessments looming on the horizon, all of which began forcing discussions about devices, infrastructure, and adequate connectivity.
Former Governor of West Virginia, and now President of the Alliance for Excellent Education, Bob Wise, beckoned an urgent call to action for school districts across the nation. A call to STOP and make a “plan for progress” in an era where purchasing devices without the appropriate vision and support, often with little thought or planning, was running rampant.