Digital Learning

SCE’s Digital Learning Challenge is LIVE!

SCE’s Digital Learning Challenge is LIVE!

To download the application, please visit:

We are excited to announce that applications are now open for SCE’s next Digital Learning Challenge. Through this process, SCE will select a short list of exceptional afterschool programs to participate in a learning community to explore how digital media can promote the development of skills to prepare the next generation for success.

During the next two years, the Challenge will bring together a community of afterschool programs, along with an evaluation team, human resource professionals, and digital product developers and distributors to explore what it means to be a prepared and skilled 21st century citizen. The initiative will unpack the practices and programs of top afterschool organizations that support teens as they build, produce, and remix media, and how these activities connect to opportunities and obstacles faced beyond the program. These digital media programs can be any size, shape, or location. We will be studying how the work is done, in differing contexts, with different sets of challenges, and how success was achieved navigating all of these factors.

Our hope is that we can analyze and articulate best practices and share what we’ve learned with educators, informal learning practitioners, and others with a vested interest in using digital tools. Ultimately, our goal is to engage youth in more meaningful learning experiences.

The application process for afterschool program partners for the Digital Learning Challenge will close on January 20. To download the application, please visit:

SCE will host a Q&A session for interested parties on January 10, 2017 at 1:00 PM CST. Use the following conference line: 712-770-8009, Code: 698992. Please email questions prior to the call to using the subject line Digital Learning Challenge.