- Numerous organizations are teaming up Sept. 15 to celebrate International Dot Day in an attempt to remind educators, students and the world of the importance of each individual student's creativity and passion.
- Teacher Terry Shay launched Dot Day on Sept. 15, 2009, when he introduced his class to Peter H. Reynolds' book The Dot (originally published Sept. 15, 2003), which tells the story of a teacher who dares a doubting student to trust her own abilities and "make her mark" on the world.
- Though it began in a single Iowa classroom in 2009, Dot Day had 17,500 participants last year, and this year has over half a million people registered to participate in all 50 states and across six continents.
From the article:
In today's AYP-focused school culture, it might be hard to see students as more than just data sets and test scores. In an effort to remind educators, students, and the world about just how important it is to celebrate each individual student's creativity and passion, a number of organizations are teaming up Sept. 15 to celebrate International Dot Day. ...