Wednesday, February 1, 2012: Digital Learning DayWHEREAS, Michigan was the first state in the nation to require students to complete an "online learning experience" to earn a high school diploma, and our state virtual school is one of the largest in the country; and,
WHEREAS, Michigan parents, educators and students increasingly need and want educational options that promote 21st century learning skills and are free of traditional time, place and pace considerations; and,
WHEREAS, access to quality education is no longer solely dependent on local classrooms and textbooks, and many educators throughout the nation embrace technology and innovation to deliver high quality content and instruction to their students; and,
WHEREAS, on this day, we encourage students, teachers, schools, parents, policymakers and all citizens of Michigan to learn more about ways to successfully integrate high-quality digital learning and the effective use of technology to help improve the learning of every student in our state;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Rick Snyder, governor of Michigan, do hereby proclaim Wednesday, February 1, 2012 as Digital Learning Day in Michigan.