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Tech For Learners

Tech for Learners is a project by the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) and their partner organizations to support to those involved in education at all levels and from all communities as they scale up capabilities for online learning.

Northshore Learns: Classroom to Cloud (WA)

Northshore’s educators are considering ways to revise their approach to teaching and learning. Trying on new or different practices that involve online learning tools is one aspect of this work. Teaching students about and encouraging them to utilize the 21st Century skills related to digital learning, critical thinking, problem-solving and collaboration invites creativity and contributes to their overall success as a citizen of our community.

eLearning Coaltion

eLearning State Exemplars

States listed here have been leading the way in pioneering eLearning days with their students over the last several years. Expand each state for a description of their work and some links to resources they are sharing.

10 Tips for Successfully Planning For And Implementing E-Learning in Your District

In 2015, the state of Illinois began an E-Learning Day Pilot. At that time, the Illinois State Board of Education gave three school districts (Leyden Community High School District 212, Community High School District 94, and Gurnee Elementary School District 56) permission to run up to five school days per year virtually when the districts would have otherwise been closed due to inclement weather or other reasons. Notably, those virtual E-Learning Days count as student attendance days and no emergency days need to be added to the end of the school year.

With the recent changes in Illinois associated with the Evidenced-Based Funding Formula and Competency-Based Learning, the Illinois State Board of Education has issued guidance on the new definition of an instructional day. With this additional flexibility, many districts have been reaching out to the three pilot districts with questions about how to run a successful virtual E-Learning Day. In order to help, Leyden would like to offer the following 10 Tips for successfully planning for and implementing an E-Learning Day in your district:

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