dlmapThe Friday Institute at NC State University in partnership with the North Carolina Principals & Assistant Principals’ Association and the NC Department of Public Instruction is pleased to offer educators in North Carolina the NC Leadership in Blended and Digital Learning (NCLBDL).

The Leadership in Blended and Digital Learning is a program that provides North Carolina principals and assistant principals with ongoing and job-­embedded professional learning opportunities to build capacity in blended, digital, and personalized learning. This program is a unique opportunity to bring together principals from across the state for a year­long, blended learning experience that will help them grow as educators and coaches and assist them in building a strong professional learning network. Participants will acquire strategies and knowledge related to best practices in leadership, coaching and supporting educators, students, and administrators in their schools.

This yearlong program consists of 80 hours total – 40 hours face to face and 40 hours of outside work in the action planning and readings.

Program Information

As participants are led and coached through capacity-building activities for their own schools, they are simultaneously building their capacity as digitally competent school leaders to:

  • Develop a shared vision for the attributes of a transformed new generation of schools for the new generation of digital learners.
  • Develop and implement a plan for transforming the teaching and learning process by creating structures for on-demand, self-paced access to the highest quality personalized instruction for every learner’s data-driven learning needs.
  • Create a collaborative school culture of academic excellence that fosters teacher and student leadership and responsibility for learning.
  • Create an engaging, application and problem-based learning environment that fosters creativity and the highest levels of thinking and problem solving.
  • Develop teachers’ capacity for making optimum use of technologies and digital resources to create learning environments where all students can succeed.
  • Build community understanding and support for new approaches to teaching and learning.
  • Use a proven approach for leading and managing the revolutionized new generation school transformation.

All assignments will be actual real-world, value-added activities that are part of a long-term sustained cycle of capacity building for the participants’ own schools, students, staff, and communities.

Program Sessions:

  1. Understanding Digital Learning
  2. Creating a Culture for Digital Learning
  3. Shifting Teaching and Learning
  4. Supporting Teachers Through Professional Learning
  5. Implementing and Sustaining Digital Learning

Dates and Program Locations:

The program is aiming to be offered in three locations across the state, serving all eight regions. Participants will jointly come together for two statewide sessions, where they will get to interact with colleagues from across the state. Expenses, excluding travel, for this opportunity are being subsidized through the State’s Digital Learning initiative. Therefore, applicants must be able to commit to participating fully in all face-to-face and online sessions.

East Cohort (Wayne County)

  • Session 1: September 19, 2017
  • Session 2: October 17, 2017
  • Session 3: November 15, 2017 (Statewide session in Pinehurst in conjunction with NCPAPA Fall Symposium)
  • Session 4: January 9, 2018
  • Session 5: February 28, 2018 (Statewide session in Raleigh in conjunction with the NCTIES Conference)

Central Cohort (Raleigh/Friday Institute)

  • Session 1: September 19, 2017
  • Session 2: October 17, 2017
  • Session 3: November 15, 2017 (Statewide session in Pinehurst in conjunction with NCPAPA Fall Symposium)
  • Session 4: January 10, 2018
  • Session 5: February 28, 2018 (Statewide session in Raleigh in conjunction with the NCTIES Conference)

West Cohort (Burke County)

  • Session 1: September 27, 2017
  • Session 2: October 19, 2017
  • Session 3: November 15, 2017 (Statewide session in Pinehurst in conjunction with NCPAPA Fall Symposium)
  • Session 4: January 17, 2018
  • Session 5: February 28, 2018 (Statewide session in Raleigh in conjunction with the NCTIES Conference)

The deadline to submit an application is August 18th. Letters of acceptance will be sent September 1st.

For additional program information, please contact Emily Doyle at EDoyle@ncasa.net.


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