Thursday , 22 February 2018
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NC Educators Can Now Earn Global Educator Badge

ncglobaledAs North Carolina’s economy becomes even more globally connected and as global companies make North Carolina home for their operations, North Carolina students need to understand the larger world and how they can work and participate in a global economy.

Aligned with those trends and to encourage a global approach, the State Board of Education approved criteria this month for educators to demonstrate their global education expertise by earning the Global Educator Digital Badge. Educators may voluntarily complete the criteria for this designation as part of their personal growth goals or as a part of a school or district initiative.

The first Global-Ready School designation is expected to be awarded later this fall. A more comprehensive description of the Global Education initiative is online.

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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