PurposeDelivering educator professional development related to Home Base systems. The Home Base related training must be focused on using digital and other instructional technologies to provide high-quality, integrated digital teaching and learning to all students, and acquiring quality digital content to enhance instruction.
Research shows that student achievement is typically higher in schools with library media programs that have flexibly accessed instruction. I communicated recently with media/technology directors who would like to connect their elementary principals/SLMCs who operate a fixed schedule library with principals/SLMCs who have strong elementary library programs operating on a fully flexible schedule for instruction.
Each year NCTIES recognizes outstanding individuals who have shown outstanding achievement and leadership in implementing technology to improve education.
Reg 2 Directors Mtg Nov 20
Onslow County Schools
Nov. 20, 2013
Meet the New Directors
Dr. Wesley Johnson, Sampson County Schools
Mr. David Lewis, Wayne County Schools
• November ’13: Reviews by DT&L Consultant and
• December ’13 - March ’14: Take to your board
• April ’14 - May ’14: SBE Process
• June ’14 - July ’14: Update local board concerning
Microsoft IT Academy
eLearning Courses (Teaching with Technology and
• Microsoft IT Academy website
• Getting Started
Digital Learning Funds
• The State Board of Education approved the allotment of
the Digital Learning Funds for 2013-14.
• Fifty percent of the funds are distributed based on
average daily membership.
• Fifty percent of the funds are awarded through an
• Digital Learning Funds
Best Practices Guide
Flex Schedule Survey
We would like to share examples of schools that are
successfully implementing flexible scheduling.
This year NCTies has revamped their awards to align
with ISTE awards. Winners of each award would be
eligible, per NCTIES Board approval, to submit
applications for the ISTE awards.
Media Specialist Technology Innovation Award
Outstanding Teacher Award
Outstanding Leader Award
Making IT Happen
***Nominations open through Jan. 5, 2014
NCTies Student Showcase
If you are interested in sharing a project that your
students have participated in this year, NCTies
encourages you to submit a proposal for the
Student Showcase Session.
• Proposals are now being accepted
***Deadline is Dec. 6, 2013
Professional Development Calendar
• In partnership with the Regional Education Service
Alliances (RESAs), the NCDPI is hosting professional
development sessions in each of the eight regions
of the state. Please visit the online calendar at
events in your region. For more information, please
contact Yvette Stewart at
NC PAEMST Finalists Named
Congratulations to the following 7-12 grades mathematics
and science teachers for recently being named North
Carolina’s 2013 Presidential Awards for Excellence in
Mathematics and Science Teaching finalists:
• Katie Salter, West Carteret High (Carteret County
Websites to Bookmark
New DT&L Website - for static information
DT&L Wiki - dynamic information, including links to DTL team
PD Wiki - for content and professional standards professional
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