Digital Learning Competencies for Employees
In 2013, the North Carolina General Assembly passed House Bill 23, which called on the State Board of Education to develop digital teaching and learning competencies that would “provide a framework for schools of education, school administrators, and classroom teachers on the needed skills to provide high-quality, integrated digital teaching and learning.” These competencies for teachers, instructional support staff, and leaders should integrate into their practice in order to create high impact digital learning environments. The State Board of Education approved the competencies in June 2016.
Our Teachers, Instructional Support Staff, and Administrators are expected to complete 20 hours of Digital Learning focused professional learning within every 5 years. Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools has established a Professional Learning and Coaching Program to support Teachers and Instructional Support Staff in each of our schools facilitated by the Instructional Technology Facilitators and School Librarians throughout the district. The District is in the process of establishing a professional learning program for Administrators.
The Digital Learning Competencies for Teachers and Instructional Support Staff (pdf, 181kb) encompass 4 strands are:
- Leadership in Digital Learning
- Digital Content and Instruction
- Digital Citizenship
- Data and Assessment
The Digital Learning Competencies for Administrators (pdf, 177kb) encompass 5 strands are:
- Vision and Strategy
- Content and Instruction
- Human Capacity and Culture
- Personal Growth and Connectedness