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N-CCS receives $49,000 Digital Learning grant to showcase Blended and Personalized Learning

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For immediate release Dec. 14, 2017 N-CCS receives $49,000 Digital Learning grant to showcase Blended and Personalized Learning North Carolina’s efforts to advance digital-age teaching and learning in the state’s public schools are getting a boost from a new grant initiative aimed at supporting local districts in the development and dissemination of innovative models for digital learning — and Newton-Conover ... Read More »

September NCDPI ELA Scoop Addresses Instructional Practices

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The September 2017 ELA Scoop provides a great deal of resources for English/Language Arts teachers.  This edition includes a deep dive into instructional practices, resources, and updates on the future ELA standards.   Read More »

NCDPI Seeks Educator Feedback on Professional Learning in North Carolina.


As we look to the future of professional learning in North Carolina, we see an opportunity for transformation. The Professional Development Coordinators in the Educator Effectiveness Division of NCDPI are envisioning ways to build professional development capacity within districts and charter schools. By focusing on the Learning Forward Standards for Professional Learning, we can re-imagine the way we learn as ... Read More »

Dr. Maria Pitre-Martin Named North Carolina Deputy State Superintendent

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The State Board of Education hired Dr. Maria Pitre-Martin, former NCDPI chief academic and digital learning officer and Thomasville City Schools’ superintendent, last week as the new deputy state superintendent at the NC Department of Public Instruction. Pitre-Martin has assumed her new duties. State Board Superintendent Advisor Freddie Williamson praised the selection of Pitre-Martin. “I am extremely satisfied by this ... Read More »

Effective Digital Strategies for Teaching and Learning in the K-12 Classroom: A PD MOOClet

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NCDPI is offering a free MOOClet to interested educators.  Check out some quick facts below! 6 Weeks (20 hours)course Credits:  2 CEUs Maximum registration: 250 Minimum registration 100 Please note that this participant-driven course is structured for active, collaborative learners who are self-driven, motivated, flexible and enjoy sharing information and resources. Description: Course focuses on using digital tools and strategies ... Read More »

Dr. Mullins and Mr. Frye serve on Home Base Advisory Group

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Home Base continues to evolve as a valuable and responsive digital resource for educators and schools across North Carolina. As part of the Digital Learning Initiative, NCDPI and the Friday Institute at NC State University have convened a Home Base Roadmap Advisory group with more than 20 representatives from districts and charter schools across the state. The goal of this Advisory ... Read More »

Top Education Leaders Leaving as NC Superintendent Considers Staff Changes

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Several top state education leaders announced this week that they are retiring or leaving their jobs at the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. The announcements came as State Superintendent Mark Johnson said he has sought ideas about “organizational and staff changes to make the department run more efficiently.” Any changes Johnson wants to make will have to be approved ... Read More »

Released EOG, EOC, and NCFE Questions Now Housed in Schoolnet

Released test items from EOG/EOC assessments have been available since last year. We are proud to add the released items for NCFEs this fall semester. For more information on how to search for these items, please see the instructional materials filter “Home Base Training” to search for “NCFE.” You can access Schoolnet through your IAM Account. Read More »

Proof of Concept Study Now Known as NC Check-Ins


Last school year, North Carolina operated a proof of concept study to try a new assessment process for elementary and middle school students. This proof of concept – now called NC Check-Ins – relies on three shorter, interim check-in assessments plus an end-of-grade assessment to gauge student learning and progress. Teachers say they appreciate the Check-Ins because they provides them ... Read More »

ELA Scoop Explores Using Technology in the ELA Classroom

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NCDPI ELA Consultants provide back to school edition of the ELA Scoop.  English Language Arts teachers will be interested in checking out this resource. Read More »