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November 22, 2013
Library of Congress Collaborates on Digital Learning Day 2014
Library to Co-host with Alliance for Excellent Education on the Nationwide Celebration of Innovative Teachers and Effective Applications of Digital Learning
With less than three months until Digital Learning Day (DLD) 2014, the Library of Congress today announced a collaboration with the Alliance for Excellent Education on the hosting, promotion and content development for the Washington, D.C.-based national celebration on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014. Digital Learning Day is a nationwide celebration of innovative teaching and common-sense, effective applications of digital learning in America’s schools that support teachers, improve learning and help students achieve at their highest potential.
In addition to the national celebration, DLD will extend well beyond the nation’s capital with all 50 states plus Washington, D.C. and the Virgin Islands hosting statewide events and school-based activities to highlight and showcase the potential of digital learning in the nation’s schools.
"The Library of Congress is well-known for being the largest library in the world, but it is also home to a vast array of digital resources for teachers and librarians, including lesson plans, primary sources, professional development materials, and more," said Bob Wise, president of the Alliance for Excellent Education and former governor of West Virginia.
"The Library of Congress—a leader in the promotion of lifelong learning through its unparalleled collections and primary source materials—is pleased to welcome Digital Learning Day 2014. We look forward to contributing to a program that explores how technology makes accessible previously untapped resources and enriches the learning experience for all," said Lee Ann Potter, director of Education Outreach for the Library of Congress.
For more about Digital Learning Day, including profiles of cutting-edge school districts and schools, lessons, and videos of digital learning in practice, visit DigitalLearningDay.org.
The Alliance for Excellent Education is a Washington, D.C.–based national policy and advocacy organization dedicated to ensuring that all students, particularly those who are traditionally underserved, graduate from high school ready for success in college, work and citizenship. Visit www.all4ed.org.
The Library of Congress, the nation’s oldest federal cultural institution and the largest library in the world, holds more than 155 million items in various languages, disciplines and formats. The Library seeks to spark imagination and creativity and to further human understanding and wisdom by providing access to knowledge through its magnificent collections, programs, publications and exhibitions. Many of the Library’s rich resources can be accessed through its website at www.loc.gov.
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