Digital Learning Competencies

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What are the Digital Learning Competencies?

The Digital Learning Competencies (DLCs) are skills that teachers and leaders should integrate into their practice in order to create an effective digital learning environment.

The content of the competencies was informed by national models such as the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) teaching standards, International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL), and the North Carolina Logic Model created in 2013 as a result of HB 23. More than fifty educators from around North Carolina took these models and identified important components and personalized the content in order to make these specific to the teachers and students in North Carolina.

The competencies are organized into four focus areas: Leadership in Digital Learning, Digital Citizenship, Digital Content and Instruction, and Data and Assessment. Each Focus Area has been aligned to the Professional Teaching Standards with a subset of competencies that help to explain and ‘unpack’ the Focus Area. For each competency, an example has been given to help introduce one possible way that competency might be implemented.

Session Law 2013-11; House Bill 23 authorized the State Board of Education to develop digital teaching and learning competencies to provide a framework for schools of education, school administrators, and classroom teachers.

Credits Required for Licenses Expiring June 30, 2018 Credits Required for Licenses Expiring on or After June 30, 2019
Grades K-5:
  • 3 Subject Area
  • 3 Literacy
  • 2 General
Grades K-5:
  • 3 Subject Area
  • 3 Literacy
  • 2 DLCs
Grades 6-12:
  • 3 Subject Area
  • 5 General
Grades 6-12:
  • 3 Subject Area
  • 2 DLCs
  • 3 General
Administrators:
  • 3 Executive's Role
  • 5 General
Administrators:
  • 3 Executive's Role
  • 2 DLCs
  • 3 General

Links

 

DLC PD Opportunities by Focus Area *

Leadership in Digital Learning

 

 Digital Citizenship

 

 Digital Content and Instruction

 
To enroll in any of the courses listed as NCEES, log into the NCEES system using your IAM/NCEdCloud username and password, then click the Professional Development tab. You can then search for a course by title or list all courses. Select the course you wish to register for, and on the course screen, click on the available section. Then click register. Additional directions are available in video format.
 

*Thanks to McDowell County Schools for assembling this list of online professional development content