Friday, February 8, 2013

Digital Learning takes Forest North by Storm

On February 6, 2013, Forest North students and staff participated in what will become an annual tradition--Digital Learning Day. Librarian, Kristen Fournier, and Instructional Technology Specialist, Christy Fennewald, collaborated to create a Digital Learning Day to correspond to the National Digital Learning Day. Six speakers--all with jobs in the technology sector--came to Forest North to talk to Kinder through fifth grade students about careers in technology and the skills needed to make those careers possible. Students followed up with direct and specific questions for each speaker. Speakers varied from communication directors and graphic designers to computer engineers and video game creators.

Photo: Digital Learning Day! Woot woot!

With the help of the entire staff, students were given the chance to ask real professionals what digital skills are needed for the workforce of tomorrow.

Next year, Mrs. Fournier and Ms. Fennewald hope to bring in more speakers and extend some of the offerings. 

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