Digital Teaching & Learning

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The NCDPI's Digital Teaching & Learning Team is coordinating a series of virtual conferences for the 2020-2021 school year, designed to support educators across North Carolina as they develop effective remote/hybrid instruction to meet the learning needs of each & every student. The series is #NCBOLD - Beacons of Learner Diversity.

Our first event in the series is on September 15-16, 2020, and registration is OPEN! We will be kicking off this event with 2018 North Carolina Principal of the Year, Tabari Wallace, as our Keynote Speaker. Concurrent sessions will be 80 minutes in length, scheduled throughout both days and evenings.

How to register through NCEES information, session details, and registration links can be found at bit.ly/NCBold. Please follow #NCBOLD and @ncdpiDTL for the latest information.


Learning.com Webinars by Topic

  • Using the Digital Literacy Assessment (DLA) to Gauge Your Students’ Understanding of the ISTE Standards for Students – Offered Sept. 9th & 10th

  • Tracking Student Growth through Skills Checks – Offered Sept. 15th & 17th

  • #NCBOLD has Learning.com Webinars- Join @ncdpiDTL for a series of virtual conferences designed to support NC educators as they develop effective remote/hybrid instruction. #NCBOLD kicks off first event Sept. 15-16. Registration begins Aug. 31.

More information coming soon - http://bit.ly/NCBold

    • Description: Participants will explore Learning.com’s digital skills curriculum, including the new NC Remote Instruction Sequences, through an interactive, hands-on approach to gain a better understanding of how our ready-made curriculum can help support both remote learning environments and the NC Digital Learning Standards.

    • Date: September 15, 2020

    • Time: 2:00 p.m. - 3:20 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. - 7:50 p.m. (select the time that works best for you)

    • Register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/6764002429212722958




New Website from NCCAT BTOY

This website includes resources for all grade levels (K-12) with a focus on providing tools to support online learning instruction. On this website, you will find digital tools for specific content areas, virtual student accountability, teacher how-to videos, and contact information on each of the members of the 2019 BTOY cohort. In reflecting on the time we spent in Cullowhee, our team recognizes the importance to have time and space to collaborate, so we wanted to expand that experience to all beginning teachers in our state. Beginning teachers flourish from building connections with others, so we are encouraging collaboration and communication. We hope that beginning teachers in your district will reach out and connect with us, our contact information is on the BTOY website.

Link to our website: https://bit.ly/BTOYway


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NCWiseOwl Webinars

Check out these NCWiseOwl professional learning opportunities for educators during July!

Enhance Project-based Learning with Gale In Context

July 10, 2020, 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM (ET)

Register for Enhance Project-based Learning with Gale In Context

Your Gale In Context resources support Project-based Learning that teaches valuable problem-solving skills and inspires your students regardless of instructional format. In this session, we will apply Project-based Learning concepts to the content, tools and features in your Gale resources so that you can use these techniques in your classes! This session will be recorded for those that are unable to attend.

For NCWiseOwl: Integrate Gale Resources into Student Learning

July 14, 2020, 12:00 AM - 1:45 PM (ET)

Register for For NCWiseOwl: Integrate Gale Resources into Student Learning

Increase Student Learning from anywhere with Learning Management System (LMS) Integration! Did you know that several of your Gale resources from NCWiseOwl can integrate with your LMS (Canvas, Schoology, Blackboard)? Using Google Classroom or LibGuides to connect content with students? We’ve got you covered! Join this webinar, as we will explore the possibilities all of these systems provide and share how you can get your school set up for enabling students’ access to Gale content directly from your LMS, Google Classroom, or LibGuides, within their workflow. This session will be recorded for those who can't attend.

Market Your Gale K-12 Library Resources

July 16, 2020, 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM (ET)

Register for Market Your Gale K-12 Library Resources

You’ve invested in the creation of an amazing digital collection for your students and teachers; make sure it gets the use it deserves! Join Stephanie Baroni, Gale Marketing Director for K-12 Libraries and Stacey Knibloe, Senior Gale Training Consultant to learn to incorporate Gale content into curriculum and discuss effective strategies for spreading the word about your Gale digital collection.

Create Online Student Connections with Gale

July 21, 2020, 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM (ET)

Register for Create Online Student Connections with Gale

Gale resources can facilitate connections between learners even when your learning community is working virtually. In this session we will review collaboration and sharing tools found within Gale in Context and Gale OneFile collections to support students and teachers.

CanvasCon that was scheduled to be held in Nashville, TN is now a virtual conference, October 15th, starting at 8:00 am. The best part is that it is now FREE! Go to the link below to register:

Canvas Offerings through NCCAT

NC Remote Learning Resources

NCDPI Digital Teaching and Learning team at NCDPI has developed and organized remote teaching and learning resources and created options for NC educators to connect and learn with colleagues.

Please check out the DTL NC Remote Learning Resources and Information website

This evolving website includes instructional resources,

online pedagogy considerations,

resources for leadership,

and more.

Please visit often to view new updates.


You are invited to apply to be a part of the upcoming #GoOpenNC Hub Academy events in May 2020. Hubs on #GoOpenNC bring together an exciting mix of curated resources and community groups around a specific topic. We are excited to add two new hubs to #GoOpenNC on the upcoming Digital Learning Standards for Students and Culturally Responsive Teaching. The Hub Academy has two parts - a series of three one hour webinars and engagement activities AND an asynchronous period of remixing and sharing relevant course materials. Each part of the academy is worth 0.5 CEU credit, recommended for Digital Learning Competency Credit (you will need to follow your Public School Unit's process for approval of credit).To learn more about each of our hub academy topics, including webinar details and due dates, please see the links below:- Culturally Relevant Teaching Academy - https://tinyurl.com/GoOpenNC-CRT- Digital Learning Standards Academy - https://tinyurl.com/GoOpenNC-DLS The application is available now until May 4th and selected applicants will be notified on May 7th. If you have questions, please reach out to goopennc@dpi.nc.gov -The #GoOpenNC Team

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Families who may lack reliable Internet at home now have additional options for their child to complete online assignments and activities as part of remote learning. This week, Wayne County Public Schools (WCPS) and the United Way of Wayne County (UWWC) launched a “Park & Learn” initiative, which encourages families to take advantage of identified parking areas around Wayne County which offers free and publicly accessible WiFi for students to use.

Park & Learn flyer.pdf

Free Upcoming Webinars Offered by NCDPI for Educators and Administrators:

English Language Development (ELD) Google Site

Resources for English Learners (ELs) During Remote Learning

The NCDPI Digital Teaching and Learning Division designed the NC Remote Learning: Resources and Information Google site for all educators in North Carolina. Among the resources shared via this Google site, educators may find the NCDPI ESL/Title III set of resources to support English learners (ELs).

The NCDPI ESL/Title III Team has added some new pages with EL-specific resources to our English Language Development (ELD) Google Site. These new pages have been designed to bring together some of the many resources available to educators, students, and families of ELs. We hope these resources will help us all continue our journey as life long learners as we navigate this unique situation together!

Please use this Shared Resources for ELs During Remote Learning link to suggest resources for this site.

Check out the new NCEES 2020-21 Webinar Schedule!

Welcome to school year 2020-21! NCPI Home Base - NCEES team is here to support you!

Please check out your NCEES Google site at bit.ly/ncees-support.

The home page has links for admins, teachers and support staff as well as great information for Beginning of Year Orientation.

Our Webinars 2020-2021 with registration links (click on titles), descriptions, dates and times are posted on the NCEES Google site at https://sites.google.com/dpi.nc.gov/ncees-information-and-resource/webinars-2020-21.

Webinars are scheduled for Tuesdays from 4-5pm unless otherwise designated.

New this year is our webinars are in the Cisco Webex platform.

All will be recorded and posted to DPI's YouTube NCEES Playlist and also on NCEES Google site which will include the presentation links for later viewing.

Please mark your August calendars for (titles are registration links with descriptions):

NCEES held informative summer webinars at #NCLearnsTogether:


WCPS has standardized instruction on two learning platforms: Google Classroom and Canvas. If you have already been using these with your classroom, GREAT!!!! Please continue to do so.

If not, now is the time to prepare for remote learning. The DTL team is working on instructions to get your class up and running quickly. We will share this information as quickly as we can.

In addition, if you want to meet virtually with your colleagues or your class, we recommend Google Meet. In addition, Google has allowed us expanded access in Google Meet through July 1, which will allow you to record Meet sessions and save them to your Drive.

Canvas also has a built-in meeting platform, so you may use that if you are already familiar with it.

Click on the Remote Learning link in the title of this paragraph, or in our menu on the left to learn more. We are continually updating this information, so please bear with us as we add resources.

Disclaimer regarding “Free Products”

In the past few days, many companies have opened up paid educational resources for free use by schools/teachers. The WCPS DTL Department is focusing our support on existing district-level products. We would like to remind everyone that free products can come with hidden costs (transmission of student data to an unknown vendor, potential future sales calls, future charges for continued use, etc.).

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