Lynne Schrum, dean of West Virginia University’s College of Human Resources and Education, will join former WV Gov. Bob Wise and local education officials at a ceremony Tuesday, Nov. 13 to congratulate students and staff at Mountainview Elementary School for their efforts in developing a technology-based approach that contributed to Digital Learning Day. The ceremony is scheduled for 10–10:30 a.m.

Digital Learning Day is an initiative of the Alliance for Excellent Education that debuted in February as an opportunity to highlight and learn from the innovative ways teachers use technology to strengthen education in America. A year-round campaign focuses on teaching practice, rather than on specific technology tools.

The event dovetails with WVU HR&E’s mission to enhance and increase student learning experiences in undergraduate and graduate programs through program creation and expansion of new and emerging technologies in its teacher education programs.

The inaugural Digital Learning Day boasted tens of thousands of educators representing nearly two million students.

In 2010, Mountainview held a “No Paper, No Pencils Day” to encourage both hands-on, interactive and digital, technology-based activities. The Alliance learned of this innovative approach and used it as the foundation for its vision for Digital Learning Day.

The next Digital Learning Day is scheduled for Feb. 6, 2013.

Also appearing at the ceremony are: Frank Devono, superintendent of Monongalia County Schools ; Dr. Barbara Parson, president of the Monongalia County Board of Education; and Karen Collins, principal at Mountainview Elementary.

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