It may be difficult to believe but Digital Learning Day is just around the corner – this Thursday, February 28th! It seems like yesterday that we were in the gym welcoming our exhibitors, staff, and friends from the community for last year’s event. But DLD is far from just an Erie, PA celebration… it is celebrated around the world!
At ELBS, we use DLD as a way to celebrate our educators, therapists and professionals who create and implement strong instructional practices that use technology and technology tools. I am proud to say that we have many, many staff who exemplify this concept!
I think back to when we purchased our first Apple 11E…could that have been over 30 years ago? Fortunately we had a handful of staff who wanted to learning everything and anything about the Apple. Who could have guessed that today we would not only have mastered computers, but be using equipment such as iPads, smartboards, and TAPits, just to name a few!
Why has digital learning been so successful here? It is quite evident that our faculty has seen the many successes for our students by way of technology. Doors that would have been closed are now open and enable our students to achieve success in communication, academic skills, activities of daily living, and social skills. With – and because of – this knowledge, they have truly embraced learning.
We hope you will find time to stop by the BNI gymnasium from 11am to 1pm to view the exhibits from our therapy departments as well as local colleges and universities. It will be an opportunity for you to view the latest and the best of what technology can offer children and adults with disabilities. See you then!