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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 Wiki:

District 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

NCDPI Summer 2018 Professional Development

Home Base Applications for Educators by Educators
Grow your Digital Learning Competencies by leveraging Home Base Applications. Our interactive and engaging sessions will lead participants through model lessons, analysis of classroom/student work, and the exploration of best practices for integration.

All sessions will be provided by educators from across North Carolina! Session tracks will include Canvas, NCWiseOwl, PowerTeacher Pro Gradebook, and Schoolnet. We will have tracks designated for teachers and school-level administrators!
Monday, July 9 at West Wilkes Middle or Thursday, July 12 at R-S Central High School
Digital Learning Competencies for Educators by Educators
Learn how to positively impact student learning through implementing the Digital Learning Competencies in your classroom and schools. Join one of our mini-conferences for fresh ideas to immediately incorporate into your classroom practices!

All sessions will be provided by educators from across North Carolina! Concurrent sessions will support classroom teachers and school-level administrators in developing the capacity to improve instruction and provide digital leadership in classrooms and schools.
Thursday, July 26 at Brevard High School

DLC PD Opportunities by Focus Area


 Leadership in Digital Learning

Data and Assessment

  • Driving formative and summative assessment digitally in the teaching process, reflection, and personalizing individual learning experiences using SchoolNet. Offered 4/26/18 3:30-4:30

County Offered Trainings (face to face and virtual)

All face to face PD will be held in the County Office Board Room
  • 2/22/18 3:30-4:30 Students use Padlet with the 4 C’s (virtual meeting)
  • 3/8/18 3:30-4:30 Giving students a collaborative and creative voice using WeVideo (face to face meeting)
  • 3/22/18 3:30-4:30 Going beyond the basics with WeVideo (virtual meeting)
  • 4/12/18 3:30-4:30 Challenge students to apply the 4 C’s using Thinglink (face to face meeting)
  • 5/10/18 3:30-4:30 Learning in a whole new dimension using augmented and virtual reality tools (face to face)
  • 5/24/18 3:30-4:30 Our Favorite Digital Tools of the Year (virtual local meeting)

NCCAT offered Opportunities: Face 2 Face, DLCs Vary, Location: Cullowhee, 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.