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NC District Teams for Digital Learning (NCDTDL)

The NC Department of Public Instruction, in partnership with the Friday Institute at NC State University, is pleased to offer educators in North Carolina a comprehensive and layered professional learning approach to support digital teaching and learning in NC classrooms. The District Teams for Digital Learning is one component of this approach; other opportunities include job-embedded year round and just-in-time professional learning for superintendents, technology and media directors, principals, instructional coaches, media coordinators, and instructional technology facilitators.

The District Teams for Digital Learning cohorts will have the opportunity to participate in district-based and collaborative activities focused on Leadership in Digital Teaching and Learning. In order to best serve the field and prioritize learning outcomes for participants, as part of the application, we have included district readiness items to assist in identifying focus areas for the participating cohorts. In addition to the readiness items, we will also review district’s Digital Learning and Media Inventory(DLMI) and Teacher Working Conditions(TWC) survey data to inform the selection process.

NCDPI and the FI will begin accepting applications for the District Teams for Digital Learning on October 24, 2016. Participating districts will be asked to develop a representative team of up to 8 district leaders that can commit to attending all 5 days of face-to-face sessions over the course of a year. The only cost to district teams will be travel as there is no additional cost for participation in the professional learning. Participants will receive planning documents, professional reading material, and certificates of completion at the conclusion of the professional learning offering. We hope you will consider this opportunity to connect with colleagues across the state as we deepen capacity for effective digital teaching and learning. Please submit final applications by close of business on December 6, 2016.

This year long program consists of 60 hours total - 30 hours face to face and 30 hours of outside work in the action planning and readings.

There will be three cohorts, divided geographically: an eastern location in New Bern, a central location in Colfax, and a western location in Asheville. During the 2016-2017 school year fifteen districts will be accepted for each of the three cohorts.

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  • Develop capacity to understand, model, and lead digital learning
  • Develop an understanding of and plan for key elements of digital learning: human capacity, curriculum & instruction, data & assessment, and technology & infrastructure

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  • EAST
    • January 25 | New Bern
      New Bern Riverfront Convention Center, 203 S Front Street, New Bern, NC 28560
    • March 16 | New Bern
      New Bern Riverfront Convention Center, 203 S Front Street, New Bern, NC 28560
    • April 3 | New Bern
      New Bern Riverfront Convention Center, 203 S Front Street, New Bern, NC 28560
    • May 12 | New Bern
      New Bern Riverfront Convention Center, 203 S Front Street, New Bern, NC 28560
    • June 20 | Raleigh
      McKimmon Center, NCSU 1101 Gorman St, Raleigh, NC 27606

  • CENTRAL
    • January 24 | Colfax
      The Conference Center at Guilford Technical Community College, 7908 Leabourne Road, Colfax, NC, 27235
    • March 7 | Colfax
      The Conference Center at Guilford Technical Community College, 7908 Leabourne Road, Colfax, NC, 27235
    • April 4 | Colfax
      The Conference Center at Guilford Technical Community College, 7908 Leabourne Road, Colfax, NC, 27235
    • May 11 | Colfax
      The Conference Center at Guilford Technical Community College, 7908 Leabourne Road, Colfax, NC, 27235
    • June 20 | Raleigh
      McKimmon Center, NCSU 1101 Gorman St, Raleigh, NC 27606

  • WEST
    • January 26 | Asheville
      Asheville Events Centre, 291 Sweeten Creek Road, Asheville, NC 28803
    • March 14 | Asheville
      Asheville Events Centre, 291 Sweeten Creek Road, Asheville, NC 28803
    • April 6 | Asheville
      Asheville Events Centre, 291 Sweeten Creek Road, Asheville, NC 28803
    • May 16 | Asheville
      Asheville Events Centre, 291 Sweeten Creek Road, Asheville, NC 28803
    • June 20 | Raleigh
      McKimmon Center, NCSU 1101 Gorman St, Raleigh, NC 27606


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