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Digital Learning Competencies

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.
Session Law 2013-11; House Bill 23 authorized the State Board of Education to develop digital teaching and learning competencies to provide a framework for schools of education, school administrators, and classroom teachers.
On June 1, 2017, the Digital Learning Competencies for Teachers and for Administrators were approved by the State Board of Education (SBE) as part of licensure renewal requirements per G.S.115C-296(b)(1)c. This policy for Licensure Renewal (LICN-005) includes the requirement of two Digital Learning Competency CEUs and will go into effect for teachers and for administrators with licenses expiring on or after June 30, 2019.
NCDPI Digital Learning Competencies Website:

EdWeb Webinars must be Pre-Approved

MCS Trainings (face to face and virtual)

Face to Face Professional Development at Marion Elementary School.  All start at 3 PM.  All sessions at .1 CEU with an additional .1 if implemented with students.
September 17th: Rotation of Docs, Calendar, Keep
October 16th: Creating and Updating Your Teacher Webpage (K-12)
November 8th: Roadmap for Student-Centered Learning with HyperDocs (K-12)
January 24th: 
February 13th: Student Response through video with FlipGrid (K-12)
March 14th: Make Any Video a Lesson and Track Your Students Understanding with EdPuzzle (K-12)
April 15th: TBD
May 7th: TBD

MCS Created DLC PD Modules (Available in MCS Canvas)

McDowell County School Digital Teaching, Learning, and Innovation Canvas PD Modules and Book Studies (DLC CEUs vary)
To Access the Course and Modules

MCS Book Studies (addresses many DLC objectives)

The Google Infused Classroom Book Study (1.0 DLC)
Lead by Rachel Pedler, 7th grade Science teacher at EMMS and Sarah Rice, 8th grade Math teacher at EMMS
Register before August 1, 2018
Begins at the August 22, 2018 Convocation.
Innovators Mindset Book Study (1.0 DLC + 0.5 General CEU)
Began Feb. 2018
Registration Closed

DLC PD Opportunities by Focus Area


 Leadership in Digital Learning

Data and Assessment

Schoolnet 2018-2019 Webinars (All webinars offered at multiple times each date)
0.1 CEU offered per webinar, additional CEU available with classroom implementation.

Digital Content and Instruction


NCCAT offered Opportunities: Face 2 Face, DLCs Vary, Location: Cullowhee/Ocracoke, Principal Approval Required

Please contact Alyssa Kanipe, Sandi McCraw, Eve Walker, or Adam Wiseman if you have any questions about these professional development opportunities and/or would like to attend the local professional development with us.