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The teaching and learning process is a complex balance of content knowledge, pedagogical strategies, and technological resources.
The Digital Learning Competencies for Teachers, informed by International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), International
Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL), and the NC Professional Teaching Standards, are to be viewed within the context of
the current North Carolina Professional Teaching Standards as extensions in relationship with the ways that digital technologies impact
and affect schools.

The Digital Learning Competencies for Administrators are to be viewed within the context of the current North Carolina Standards for
School Executives as extensions in relationship with the ways that digital technologies impact and affect schools. School and district
administrators should use these competencies to improve their practice, build capacity in their staff, and drive student learning within
their schools. Each Focus Area carries with it a subset of competencies that help to explain and ‘unpack’ the Focus Area.

Throughout all of the competencies is the underlying assumption of leadership and excellence with regard to digital citizenship.
Administrators should model the behavior they expect from their staff and students and should continually seek to represent their schools
and districts with the way they convey themselves both on and offline.

Teachers and administrators should use these competencies to improve their practice and drive student learning within their classrooms.

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The Digital Learning Competencies for NC Teachers and Administrators were approved by the NC State Board of Education

on 06/02/2016 and become effective 07/01/2017.


Information about upcoming professional learning opportunities can be found on our Professional Learning Wiki.

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