Digital Scholars Initiative
Teachers are our most critical partners for educational success. Society’s greatest ideas and technologies will go unused unless we equip our teachers with the resources and confidence to be innovative in the classroom. That’s why digiLEARN created the Digital Scholars Initiative—to design thinking opportunities for teachers and schools that accelerate innovation and personalized learning.
Digital Scholars are teachers who take on invaluable leadership roles at their school and district levels while remaining practicing classroom teachers. They receive release time, personalized professional development, and extended employment so they can:
- Learn how to lead other educators.
- Use their classrooms as learning labs for other teachers to observe and learn new instructional practices.
- Collaborate with entrepreneurs to design solutions that will help their schools better innovate and design new learning models.
Digital Scholars organize Innovative Learning Camps to give students and fellow teachers the chance to collaborate with entrepreneurs and companies, experience new products, content, and tools for digital and personalized learning and uncover new ways to be innovative in learning while also providing entrepreneurs and companies with necessary user feedback.
Together, teachers, students and entrepreneurs identify specific learning goals and explore ways technology might be used to facilitate teaching and digital and personalized learning.
For more information on the Digital Scholars Initiative, contact Myra Best at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The digiLEARN Board of Directors believes that a collaborative planning process in building its framework to move forward is vital to the success of the organization. digiLEARN brings together educators, entrepreneurs, policymakers, business leaders and technology experts into an active community working together with the learners themselves to envision and model the digital education future. This collaborative process will help create a shared vision of the digital education future and lead to ideas and innovations that will be scalable and viable models for others to follow. The result will be increased personalized learning options for students and expanded instructional opportunities for teachers, in addition to the cultivation of an innovative economy for education technology start-ups and entrepreneurs.
Photo by Yasmin Bendaas, EdNC