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.
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
Click here for more information and registration links: bit.ly/lcomvirtualsept2020
#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)
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
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)
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)
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)
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)
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:
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,
Please visit often to view new updates.
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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.
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.
Please mark your August calendars for (titles are registration links with descriptions):
View on Demand - Beginning of Year Orientation
Aug 11 - BOY Principals (P/AP Plans)
Aug 18 - NCEES New User Basics
Aug 25 - BOY Teacher/Support Staff (Plans
NCEES held informative summer webinars at #NCLearnsTogether:
posting currently in progress (7/30/2020) check back later this afternoon to view.
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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