Tuesday , 24 October 2017
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Chief Academic Officer Presents to Digital Superheroes

cldi14Heather Mullins spent the last two days sharing and learning with digital leaders from around our state at the Friday Institute’s Coaching Digital Learning Institute.  The theme of this year’s institute is:  You are a superhero!  The sessions and resources from this Institute are amazing.  Check out those resources here. Resources include tons of apps, tools, information about 1:1, blended learning tools, and much, much more.

The Coaching Digital Learning Institute (formerly the Technology Leader Institute) offered by NC State’s Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, is designed to support K-12 educators’ digital transition needs. We can all agree that while a growing number of schools and districts across North Carolina are making the transition to technology-enabled learning, technology does not drive these initiatives – teaching and learning always need to be at the forefront. Instructional technology facilitators, media coordinators, instructional specialists, and technology-driven educators and mentoring staff that have taken the lead in implementing digital transitions in their schools and districts are the unsung heroes of these initiatives, and honoring that we have a superhero twist added to this year’s event.

15299940120_460202f88a_cThis institute is designed to build your capacity and to enhance your professional development, practice, and add mobile and web based tools to expand your tool box in your digitally expanding educational environment.

Participants will gain capacity building practices to…

  • Facilitate and inspire learning and creativity
  • Design and develop digital age learning experiences and assessments
  • Model digital age work and learning
  • Promote and model digital citizenship and responsibility
  • Engage in professional growth and leadership

About Heather Mullins

Heather Mullins is the Chief Academic Officer in Newton-Conover City Schools. She is a North Carolina Teaching Fellow who spent 12 years as a high school English Teacher. She received her B.S.Ed. in Secondary English Education from Western Carolina University. Heather completed her National Board Certification in Adolescent Young Adult English Language Arts in 2002. She holds an M.Ed. in Academically and Intellectually Gifted from UNC-Charlotte. Heather has served as a Curriculum Specialist in Hickory City Schools, an adjunct professor at Lenoir-Rhyne University, and a Professional Development Consultant for the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. She completed her Ed.D. in Educational Leadership through Western Carolina University. Heather is one of the co-founders of #NCed Chat, North Carolina’s first Twitter chat for teachers. She is passionate about innovative practices, instructional technology, student ownership of learning, and supporting teachers. Heather serves on the advisory board for the North Carolina Digital Learning Plan, North Carolina School for the Deaf and Catawba Science Center. She is a recipient of the 2015 NCMLE Central Office Administrator to Watch Award. She also received the 2016 Don Chalker Award for Excellence in Educational Leadership. Heather is the proud mother of one son, Jackson.

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