“Start a conversation, try one new thing, showcase success”
Chicago Public Schools’ Office of Leadership and Learning formally invites you to participate in the fifth anniversary of Digital Learning Day on Wednesday, February 17, 2016. Created by the Alliance for Excellent Education, Digital Learning Day celebrates the positive impact technology has on today’s learners. Check out this year’s recommended themes and activities below:
Digital Warrior Certificate - Students, parents, staff, and other community members can honor CPS staff who are successfully integrating technology to enhance learning. Download the certificate and then send a photo or video presenting the award to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Digital Warrior.” Here are some of our current Digital Warriors across the District:
Plan Your Own (PYO) Event - In addition to the District recommended activities seen here, we strongly encourage everyone to celebrate Digital Learning Day in their own way. Whether you complete an activity on your own, with a few friends, or with your entire school, there are plenty of ways to join in the fun. Share your planned activity with us!
LearnStorm Chicago 2016 Powered by Khan Academy - Chicagoland students are invited to practice their Math skills and show they can do anything when participating in LearnStorm Chicago 2016 Powered by Khan Academy. Running January 29 – April 1, 2016, students and schools can earn recognition and prizes for their efforts. Learn more and sign-up today!
Parent Portal - Parent Portal is a free, web-based tool that allows parents to view their student’s grades and attendance online. Parents can set automatic alerts to be sent to their email or phone when their student is late to class or when a student’s grade drops below or rises above a certain threshold predetermined by them. Join thousands of other parents who have already signed-up!
Tech Talk 2016
- Staff are invited to sign-up for Tech Talk 2016, themed Connect. Innovate. Achieve. Hosted at Lane Tech College Prep High School on April 8, 2016, Tech Talk is an annual day of professional development and collaboration for teachers, technology coordinators, librarians and school leaders that focuses on educational technology tools, resources and best practices. Visitthe official Tech Talk 2016 website
for details and register via the Learning Hub today!
Safari Montage - Safari Montage, accessible anytime/anywhere, houses thousands of videos and other educational content. Start thinking about your current college and career aspirations by exploring Safari Montage’s CPS webpage.
- Did you know that 389 schools have access to 13,558 audiobooks and ebooks with the CPS Soar Library system? Read biographies and memoirs about individuals who are working in careers you aspire to take on or research what it takes to achieve your college and career aspirations. Click here
for more information about the SOAR Library.
Chicago City of Learning - Chicago City of Learning (CCOL) offers students and parents the opportunity to explore personal interests and enhance learning 24/7. Explore CCOL’s special Digital Learning Day playlists to get hands on with Digital Learning: Check our CCOL’s Digital Learning Day student and parent playlists.
- Department of Literacy: Libraries is hosting a month-long "Booktrailer Bonanza." CPS students are invited to create short videos that highlight a book they have read recently and can recommend to other students. Students must have a CPS school staff member submit approved videos on their behalf by completing a Google form. Read a book! Share a book! To find out more, visit the Library Science page
on the Knowledge Center or reach out to email@example.com
. Click here
to see some of last year’s submissions.
The Future of Technology - Technology is rapidly changing. Share what you think technology will look like in the year 2025 to earn this special badge..
Click here to learn more about the national celebration for Digital Learning Day. For anything related to local Digital Learning Day recommendations, contact Kaleena Narwani, Manager of Connected Learning Opportunities, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 773-553-3185.