Digital Learning Standards for Students

    The State Board of Education and the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction are committed to providing personalized, digital-age education that K-12 students need to be successful in college, careers, and as globally engaged, productive citizens. For student standards in the areas of Digital Learning (K-12), NC has adopted the International Society for Technology in Education Standards for Students.

    Implementation of the NC Standard Course of Study for Digital Learning Grades K-12 will begin in the 2020-2021 school year. North Carolina’s Digital Learning Standards are designed to be delivered by classroom teachers in all curricular areas and grade levels providing students the equitable opportunity to learn in a digitally enabled classroom. The Digital Learning Standards encompass the following:

    • Digital citizenship, data privacy, and cyber safety

    • Digital-aged skills that enable students to be college and career ready

    • Creation, collaboration, communication, and critical thinking skills

    • Inquiry and design thinking learning opportunities