Nevada Department of EducationNevada Department of Education

    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 DigitalLearning Collaborative (NvDLC).

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

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

    Digital Ambassadors applied and wereselected to offer support in two areas: Curriculum and Content Specialist orProfessional Learning Specialist. For their time and expertise, Digital Ambassadorswill receive a stipend and have opportunities for robust professionaldevelopment and leadership.

    “I am thrilled for this opportunity to honemy professional skills and make a larger contribution to support educationacross Nevada,” said Silvina Jover, a high school teacher from Desert PinesHigh School in Clark County School District and a new Digital Ambassador in the2021-22 cohort. “The Nevada Digital Learning Collaborative was a meaningfulsupport system for me throughout the early pandemic, and I am excited toprovide similar support to other Nevada educators.”

    The NvDLC website was launched on July 14, 2020, in response to schoolbuilding closures. The website offers a robust library of more than 200 free resourcesin a number of formats including books, webinars, and videos. For educators,the NvDLC offers professional learning, high-quality curricular materials, andinstructional strategies to help them meaningfully connect with students andfamilies in a virtual learning environment. For students and families, itprovides support for digital learning, including a translation option tosupport 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 than15,000 visitors.

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

     Moving ahead, NDE, in partnership with thiscohort of Digital Ambassadors, will continue to provide robust professionaldevelopment for educators and develop classroom resources to supporthigh-quality learning opportunities for students. This fall, NDE will bereleasing a Statewide Digital Learning Guide to continue supporting educators,students, and families in digital learning. In addition, the NvDLC is hostingits third Digital Summit on October 2, 2021, which is open to all Nevada educators to attend atno cost.








    Allegra Demerjian
    Public Information Officer