NC DL Plan Region 2 Meeting Presentation - reg2-techdir

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Region 2 Fall Meeting
Goldsboro, North Carolina
November 12, 2014
Two Views
Digital Learning Plan
Digital Learning Plan
Our View
✔ Digital Learning Plan
Digital Learning Plan
Legislative Actions
Building on Existing Statewide Innovations
North Carolina Digital Learning Plan
• The Friday Institute for Educational Innovation at NC State
University has been asked to develop the NC Digital Learning Plan.
• Working in collaboration with:
– NC Department of Public Instruction
– NC State Board of Education
– Policymakers
– Education leaders
– Practitioners
– Business leaders
– Other stakeholders
Elements of the Digital-Age Learning Model
Advancement based on demonstrated
mastery of the content and
competency in applying what has been
Anywhere and anytime learning,
Digital content providing interactive,
flexible and easily updated educational
Assessments integrated into
learning activities to provide ongoing
inside and outside of schools, 24/7, with
most learning blending face-to-face and
online activities.
information about students’ achievement
that can be used to improve teaching and
Personalized learning and flexible
Parent portals provide 24/7 access to
resources optimized for each student.
Student-centered instruction,
combining large group, small group and
individualized learning, with teachers
serving as facilitators and coaches.
their children’s assignments, grades, and
records, as well as a means to
communicate with teachers and
Project-based and community-based
learning activities connecting to students’
lives outside of school.
The DL Plan will Comprise
• Feasibility study
Functional and technical
• Readiness assessment
– State, district, school*
• Findings and recommendations
– Services, budgets, organization and
governance, funding, policy
Questions the NC DL Plan will address
• Content & Instruction
• Technology Infrastructure & Devices
• Human Capacity
• Funding & Policy
• Cross-Cutting
Content & Instruction
1. How will North Carolina transition from funding for
textbooks to funding for digital materials that are
aligned with curriculum, remain current, and are
effective for all learners?
2. How will existing systems, such as Home Base, the
North Carolina Virtual Public School, and the K-12
Cloud support the transition to digital resources and
digital learning?
Technology Infrastructure & Devices
3. How will North Carolina ensure that all public schools
and community anchor institutions have the
technology, service, and support infrastructure
needed to sustain robust digital learning?
Human Capacity
4. How will North Carolina enhance the capacity of all its
teachers, school leaders, and district leaders to fully
utilize digital resources and meet the new digital
learning standards?
5. How will North Carolina ensure that there will be a
sustained pipeline of teachers and administrators
prepared to support the K-12 digital learning transition?
Funding & Policy
6. How do State and local education policies and
processes need to be updated and revised to further
digital learning?
7. How does the digital learning transition impact school
budgets and how can the digital learning transition be
8. What exemplary approaches and lessons learned
from digital learning initiatives in NC districts and other
states should North Carolina build upon?
9. How can North Carolina best support current and future
local digital learning transitions in districts throughout
the State?
Components of Digital-Age Learning
Student-centered instruction
Personalized learning
Very Important
Digital content
Parent portals
Integrated assessments
Project-based learning
Competency-based learning
Anywhere/anytime learning
Implemented throughout LEA
Note: Percentage of respondents selecting “very important” and “every school” on 2 Likert-scaled survey items (n=229).
Digital Learning Challenges
Note: Data from open-coding of text-based responses (n=122).
Teacher Working Conditions Data
Teachers have sufficient
access to instructional
technology, including
computers, printers, software
and internet access.
Teachers have
sufficient training to
fully utilize
Stakeholder Engagement
• Advisory Boards
• Meetings with
– Educators: superintendents, principals, tech directors, teachers
– Policymakers
– Business leaders
• Sample LEAs
• Models/exemplars
• Regional town halls
• Webinars and online surveys
Next Steps for the NC DL Plan
Major Activities
Oct 2014-Feb 2015
• Deploy school WiFi Survey and develop consortium RFP
• Finalize sample of LEAs and conduct 2-3 day visits
• Continue presentations and information gathering sessions
with stakeholders
• Identify and visit exemplar/models
Oct-Nov 2014
• Write and vet Policy Brief #2
Nov 2014-Mar 2015
• Analyze data and gather feedback from stakeholders
Dec 2014-Jan 2015
• Submit Policy Brief #2
• Meet with NC DL Plan Advisory Board
Mar 2015-Apr 2015
• Write the Feasibility Study and Assessment Report
• Meet with NC DL Plan Advisory Board
May-June 2015
• Hold Regional Town Hall Meetings to vet recommendations
Aug 2015
• Submit Final Report
Final Notes
• North Carolina is positioned to be a national leader in digital
• The Digital Learning Plan will move things in the right
direction, but the changes will be ongoing, not completed by
2017, 2020, or any other year.
• We believe there will be a good long-term return on
investment in terms of educational outcomes, increased
graduation rates, workforce preparation, and state budgets.
• Investments in infrastructure, digital content, and human
capacity development will be required.
For the Policy Brief and
additional information:
To submit inquires and
[email protected]
Digital Learning Plan Information
Working Group Interest
• Join us for the Digital Learning Plan Informational
Webinar on November 12, 2014 at 3:30pm…
Via Computer:
Meeting Number:
992 225 901
Via Phone:
919-513-9329 (WolfMeeting)
Access Code:
992 225 901
Questions and Comments?
Thank you!
Suzanne Branon: [email protected]
Ray Zeisz: [email protected]