The Nevada Department of Education Welcomes 2021-22 Class of Digital Ambassadors to Support the Nevada Digital Learning Collaborative

August 06, 2021

CARSON CITY, Nev.This week, the Nevada Department of Education (NDE) welcomed their new cohort of Digital Ambassadors, who are the educator experts behind the Nevada Digital Learning Collaborative (NvDLC).

This is the second annual cohort of Digital Ambassadors, who were previously called “Digital Engineers.” The cohort is made up of 42 educators representing Nevada’s school districts and offering expertise across various teaching approaches, grade levels, and subject areas. Sixteen of the 42 educators are returning from the inaugural 2020-21 class of Digital Engineers.

“While it was created as a pandemic-response tool, the Nevada Digital Learning Collaborative is here to stay and continues to propel Nevada forward as a leader in digital learning,” said Jhone Ebert, State Superintendent of Public Instruction. “Our Digital Ambassadors are the rocket fuel behind the Nevada Digital Learning Collaborative and I want to thank these 42 educators who have stepped up to support this effort that is positioning Nevada as a national leader.”

Digital Ambassadors applied and were selected to offer support in two areas: Curriculum and Content Specialist or Professional Learning Specialist. For their time and expertise, Digital Ambassadors will receive a stipend and have opportunities for robust professional development and leadership.

“I am thrilled for this opportunity to hone my professional skills and make a larger contribution to support education across Nevada,” said Silvina Jover, a high school teacher from Desert Pines High School in Clark County School District and a new Digital Ambassador in the 2021-22 cohort. “The Nevada Digital Learning Collaborative was a meaningful support system for me throughout the early pandemic, and I am excited to provide similar support to other Nevada educators.”

The NvDLC website was launched on July 14, 2020, in response to school building closures. The website offers a robust library of more than 200 free resources in a number of formats including books, webinars, and videos. For educators, the NvDLC offers professional learning, high-quality curricular materials, and instructional strategies to help them meaningfully connect with students and families in a virtual learning environment. For students and families, it provides support for digital learning, including a translation option to support students and families whose native language is not English. Educators, students, and family members can subscribe to receive updates when new resources are available. Since its launch, NvDLC content has been viewed over 53,000 times by more than 15,000 visitors.

During its first year, with the support of Digital Engineers, over 200 artifacts, including podcasts, video chats, how-to guides, webinars, and live panel discussions were published on the NvDLC website. The group also hosted two digital learning summits and seven panel discussions throughout the 2020-21 school year.

 Moving ahead, NDE, in partnership with this cohort of Digital Ambassadors, will continue to provide robust professional development for educators and develop classroom resources to support high-quality learning opportunities for students. This fall, NDE will be releasing a Statewide Digital Learning Guide to continue supporting educators, students, and families in digital learning. In addition, the NvDLC is hosting its third Digital Summit on October 2, 2021, which is open to all Nevada educators to attend at no cost.








Allegra Demerjian
Public Information Officer