Tuesday , 22 August 2017
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NCDPI MOOClet Begins March 30

learn-64058_640The Educator Effectiveness Division of the NC Department of Public Instruction is offering another session of Effective Digital Strategies for Teaching and Learning in the K-12 Classroom: A PD MOOClet, starting March 30. This course is available at no cost to North Carolina educators and will be facilitated by DPI professionals.  This course will start nextMonday March 30.  Registration for this course is now open.

Duration: 6 Weeks (20 hours) Credits:  2 CEUs    Maximum registration: 300

This course is intended for K-12 classroom teachers and other instructional personnel. It focuses on using digital tools and strategies to support teaching and learning and enriching individuals’ knowledge through developing communities of practice across the state.  In this course, we will look at the 4Cs – Creativity, Critical Thinking, Communication and Collaboration; keystones for the 21st century classroom. This MOOClet:

  • Is learner-centered, focusing on participants’ professional needs in different disciplines and grade levels
  • Focuses on participants as creators of content as much as they are “consumers” of content
  • Involves extensive peer-to-peer communication
  • Includes a larger number of students than a typical facilitator-led course

Who should participate?
Active, collaborative learners who are self-driven, motivated, flexible and enjoy sharing information and resources.

To register, follow the instructions below to log into Home Base to self-register for a course.

Click on the course title, you are then presented with the course screen.  Click on the section

Contact Dr. Geetanjali Soni at Geetanjali.soni@dpi.nc.gov  if you have any questions.

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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