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Digital Learning Facilitator Team Prepares for 2017-18 Professional Learning

DLF Team 2017-18

(L-R) Julie Bowman, Alicia Rayfield, Jordan Caldwell, Amanda McRary, and Stacey Mrazek, the N-CCS Digital Learning Facilitator team, excited to begin studying the art of instructional coaching together!

The Digital Learning Facilitator Team met on August 2nd and 3rd to plan for professional learning for teachers and administrators for the upcoming school year.  The newly established team discussed the instructional coaching process, digital and personalized learning approaches to instruction, the 2017-2021 Digital Learning Strategic Plan, Digital Learning Professional Learning Communities in N-CCS, and the Digital Learning Competencies for Teachers and Administrators, among many other exciting things to come for this year!

Beginning in the 2017-18 school year, Newton-Conover City Schools will be focusing professional learning efforts on the Content and Instruction Module of the Digital Learning Competencies for Teachers.  School and district leadership will focus on Vision and Strategy, and on Content and Instruction.  All teachers will receive professional development on the DLCs at their school on the district-wide PD day this year.  We are very excited, and looking forward to working with you to personalized and accelerate teaching and learning in N-CCS this year!

Please contact Jamie Frye, Instructional Technology Facilitator, with any questions.

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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