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How to Access Training Materials on Schoolnet

snetMany users are looking to refresh or learn new things about how they can utilize all the components of Schoolnet. NCDPI does have training materials available on their website, and there are materials within Schoolnet and provided by Pearson.

From within Schoolnet, you can click Help in the upper right corner to get to user guides and user information to help you with basic Schoolnet functions. Below are additional options for accessing training materials for Schoolnet. Click on the highlighted name to access the link:

NC Home Base website

Schoolnet Training Materials

Archived webinars and videos 

Pearson site for Schoolnet training materials (site will ask for name and email upon first visit)

Additionally, many new materials and items are available within Schoolnet for the 2015-16 school year. Below is a quick summary of new things that you will find as you use Schoolnet this fall.

New Instructional Materials

PBS Learning Media – over 78,000 new instructional materials available under instructional materials on the tab called “NCLOR Resources.”

State Vetted OER – over 3,000 new Open Education Resources (OER) have been tagged and aligned to NC standards and added to Schoolnet on the tab called “NC Materials.”

New Assessment Items 

Certica Solutions, Inc. – over 55,000 assessment items in K-12 ELA and Math have been added for classroom use. You can find these items by using advanced search and searching by publisher, Certica Solutions, Inc.

State Developed Items – over 3,500 new ELA items created by teachers in NC have been added. There are classroom and benchmark items available and you can find them by searching NCDPI_Classroom or NCDPI_Benchmark as the publisher in the advanced search.

About James Frye

James Frye (@mrjamesfrye) serves as Instructional Technology Facilitator and Public Information Officer for Newton-Conover City Schools. Formerly, he was an English and Journalism Teacher at Newton-Conover High School and a Blended/Virtual English Teacher. He is a NC Teaching Fellow and studied education abroad at the Hochschule Magdeburg-Stendal in Germany. James holds a Post-Masters Certificate in Educational Leadership & Cultural Foundations from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, a M.A. in Curriculum & Instruction with a Graduate Certificate in Educational Technology from Michigan State University, and a B.A. in English/Education from Lenoir-Rhyne University, where he serves as an Adjunct Professor. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in Educational Leadership, Policy, and Law with The University of Kentucky. In addition to modeling technological and leadership innovation and leading various professional learning, Jamie also serves statewide on the NC Digital Learning Initiative Advisory Board/Home Base Design Team, the NC Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development’s Board of Directors, the #NCed Leadership Team, and is co-founder of Edcamp WNC. He is a member of the NC Digital Leadership Coaches’ Network, and was named an international Emerging Leader by ASCD in 2015. He resides in Hickory with his wife and their baby girl.

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