Saturday , 23 September 2017
Breaking News

Chief Academic Officer Serves on Digital Learning Plan Advisory

digital learning planHeather Mullins, Chief Academic Officer, has been selected to serve on the Friday Institute’s Digital Learning Plan Human Capacity Advisory as a representative for district and school leaders that have demonstrated progress in transitioning schools to digital learning.  The Friday Institute for Educational Innovation at NC State University, in collaboration with policymakers, education leaders, practitioners, business leaders and other partners from throughout the State, has been asked to develop the North Carolina Digital Learning Plan to continue and accelerate North Carolina’s progress.

The goal of the advisory is to represent the voices of districts and their needs in the development of a state plan to address the shift to a digital learning paradigm.   The human capacity advisory is comprised of district leaders, school leaders, instructional technology facilitators, medai specialists, and teachers.  The driving questions for the human capacity advisory include:

  • How will North Carolina enhance the capacity of all its teachers, school leaders, and district leaders to fully utilize digital resources and meet the new digital learning standards?
  • How will North Carolina ensure that there will be a sustained pipeline of teachers and administrators prepared to support the K-12 digital learning transition?

To learn more about the Digital Learning Plan, visit the Friday Institute DLP website and access policy briefs, work plan, presentations, timelines, and other resources.

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.

Leave a Reply