Benefits for Districts and Organizations

Your district or organization will join a network of innovative districts and organizations across the country who are innovating with blended and digital learning, as you gain access to:

  • Experience hands-on, professional learning in a blended model as principals prepare to implement blended and digital learning in their schools
  • Research-based blended content on blended and digital learning
  • National community of districts, organizations and principals implementing blended and digital learning in their schools
  • Collaborative opportunities with other districts and organizations implementing blended and digital learning
  • Access to an online platform to deliver Leadership in Blended Learning program
  • Capacity building training for local facilitators to lead and implement training for principals on blended and digital leadership
  • Ongoing learning through webinars and a facilitated online community
  • Impact on multiple cohorts of principals, as well as hundreds of teachers and thousands of students in your district or organization
  • Ongoing support from experienced professionals with specific expertise in blended and digital learning

 

The program is built on a North Carolina-based training that has already demonstrated a positive impact with principals.

 

Benefits for Principals

Your principals will gain valuable knowledge and skills, and create useful products for leading blended and digital learning in their schools, as they:

  • Hands-on, professional learning in a blended model for facilitators to experience blended learning first­hand as they implement blended training for your principals
  • Develop a Blended and Digital Learning RoadMap for transforming teaching and learning in their schools
  • Develop professional learning plans for teachers to support their transition to blended and digital learning
  • Engage stakeholders in building community support for new approaches to teaching and learning, and fully access external expertise and resources in the private sector
  • Develop a shared vision for leading and learning in a blended, digital school environment
  • Learn how to create collaborative school culture that supports the transition to blended and digital learning
  • Implement proven approaches for leading and managing blended and digital learning
  • Collaborate and share with a network of principals implementing blended and digital learning

Participant Results

Leadership in Blended Learning builds on a successful statewide digital leadership program for principals in North Carolina, Distinguished Leaders Program for Digital Leaders (DLP-­DL), developed by the NC Principals & Assistant Principals’ Association (NCPAPA) and the Friday Institute. Leadership in Blended Learning expands on DLP­-DL program with a national, capacity­-building model. Feedback

“Preparation is fun and facilitation of the course delightful  – as you work with participants that are actively dialoguing, reflecting and growing!…As witnessed by our first cohort, when administrators experience the quality of the online and face-to-face activities, they are all in!” – Past Participant

“Preparation is fun and facilitation of the course delightful  – as you work with participants that are actively dialoguing, reflecting and growing!…As witnessed by our first cohort, when administrators experience the quality of the online and face-to-face activities, they are all in!”
– Past Participant

from implementation of the North Carolina based program demonstrated impact of the program on principals and their schools, with over 96% of participants indicating that the most recent component:

  • was relevant to their professional learning needs,
  • was engaging,
  • was well-­structured,
  • was led by effective facilitators,
  • modeled effective use of technology,
  • provided useful tools,
  • and included adequate opportunities for participants to consider applications to their own professional practice.