North Carolina Digital Learning Initiative

Friday Institute for Educational Innovation
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction


Friday Institute Professional Learning Programs


Join Ongoing, Job-Embedded Cohorts for Learning and Action!

Want innovative models and approaches for personalized, blended and digital teaching and learning to build capacity, develop leadership, facilitate strategic planning, and coach educators? Don’t miss this opportunity!

Explore opportunities by Role for Information on upcoming sessions and registration.

District Team Opportunities

Digital Learning to Accelerate and Enable Effective Personalized Learning

Join DTDL teams from across the entire state, including the 11 new teams from the 2017-2018 Cohort and over 35 Alumni Teams to learn about, plan for, and share strategies to accelerate your transition to Personalized Learning. You will have opportunities to share your “State of Your District” and get feedback on challenges, explore how to collaborate with other districts to effectively address your needs, and learn more about innovative approaches to curriculum and instruction. You will also have opportunities to participate in discussions around district-decided topics to allow you time to ask questions and share ideas with other district leaders.

April 25, 2018
McKimmon Center @NCSU Raleigh, NC (Statewide Session)
Register a Team

Individual District Leader Opportunities

Increasing Access to Flexible Learning Opportunities for ALL Students

This session is designed for district leaders who strive to increase equity and help students be better prepared for college, career, and citizenship by increasing access to learning opportunities in and beyond school. Leaders may come as part of a team or on their own. Session will be action-oriented and job-embedded for district leaders.

East
April 19, 2018
New Bern Convention Center
Register
West
February 15, 2018
Asheville Events Center
Register

Learner Agency through Innovative Learning Opportunities for Students, including Computational Thinking, Coding, and Design Thinking

This session is designed for district leaders who strive to build learner agency or ownership through computational thinking, coding, design thinking, or project-based learning. Leaders may come as part of a team or on their own. Session will be action-oriented and job-embedded for district leaders.

East
April 11, 2018
Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, Raleigh, NC
Register
West
March 8, 2018
Asheville Events Center
Register

School Leader Opportunities

Leadership Ignite!

Are you stuck in a rut trying to implement your digital learning transition? During this 2 day event, you will have the opportunity to explore a personal problem of practice alongside other principals from across North Carolina. Whole group and breakout sessions will inspire you, focusing on developing empathy and fostering active problem solving so each participant can continue to expand their network of peer principals and leave with some possible solutions to their challenge. Lunch will be provided both days.

April 11-12, 2018
Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, Raleigh, NC
Register

Instructional Coach Opportunities

NCTIES - The NCDLCN Way (NCDLCN Alumni only)

During this half day event, we’ll focus on using this powerful statewide network to get the most out of NCTIES and we’ll explore tools and strategies for curating the resources you take back to your schools and districts.

March 1, 2018
Raleigh Convention Center
Register

School Tours

Learner Agency and Collaboration
North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics

You will have the opportunity to explore NCSSM campus and hear from teachers that teach face to face, online, and some who do both. This will include a look at how your school can partner with NCSSM to offer additional courses to students at your school. You will get an inside look into classrooms where students have agency coupled with project based and hand-on learning. You will also have time with faculty to learn about their success at grant writing and garner unique ideas on approaching curriculum development, collaboration, and instruction. While NCSSM is well known as a STEM school, you will see how the arts are equally respected as the tour highlights student work and clubs throughout the school.

April 18, 2018
9:00-4:00
Register