The program is aiming to be offered in three locations across the state, serving all eight regions. Participants will jointly come together for two state-wide sessions, where they will get to interact with colleagues from across the state. Expenses, excluding travel, for this opportunity are being subsidized through the State's Digital Learning initiative. Therefore, applicants must be able to commit to participating fully in all face-to-face and online sessions.

East Cohort-
Session 1: September 19, 2017
Session 2: October 17, 2017
Session 3: November 15, 2017 (State-wide session in Pinehurst in conjunction with NCPAPA Fall Symposium)
Session 4: January 9, 2018
Session 5: February 28, 2018 (State-wide session in Raleigh in conjunction with the NCTIES Conference)

Central Cohort-
Session 1: September 19, 2017
Session 2: October 17. 2017
Session 3: November 15, 2017 (State-wide session in Pinehurst in conjunction with NCPAPA Fall Symposium)
Session 4: January 10, 2018
Session 5: February 28, 2018 (State-wide session in Raleigh in conjunction with the NCTIES Conference)

West Cohort-
Session 1: September 27, 2017
Session 2: October 19, 2017
Session 3: November 15, 2017 (State-wide session in Pinehurst in conjunction with NCPAPA Fall Symposium)
Session 4: January 17, 2018
Session 5: February 28, 2018 (State-wide session in Raleigh in conjunction with the NCTIES Conference)

Program Dates:

Applications are now closed for 2017-2018. Applications for 2018-2019 will be available in the spring of 2018. 

The Friday Institute at NC State University, in partnership with the North Carolina Principals & Assistant Principals' Association (NCPAPA) and the Department of Public Instruction, is accepting applications for the 2017-2018 North Carolina Leadership in Blended and Digital Learning Principal Cohort.

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The N.C. Principals & Assistant Principals' Association ​
N.C. Department of Public Instruction 

The N.C. Principals & Assistant Principals’ Association (NCPAPA), the N.C. Department of Public Instruction and the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation (Friday Institute) have partnered to develop and provide the North Carolina Leadership in Blended and Digital Learning program (NCLBDL).  The program coaches and guides principals through the creation of digital learning environments in their schools using a year-long blended program of face-to-face sessions followed by a series of on-line activities. Principals are engaged in real-world, value-added activities that are part of a proven cycle of capacity building for their students, teachers, and communities—activities that are essential to the school’s transformation.

As participants are led and coached through capacity-building activities for their own schools, they are simultaneously building their capacity as school leaders to:
• Develop a shared vision for the attributes of a new generation of schools for the new generation of digital learners
• Develop and implement a plan for transforming the teaching and learning process by creating structures for on-demand, self-paced access to the highest quality personalized instruction for every learner’s data-driven learning needs
• Create a collaborative school culture of academic excellence that fosters teacher and student leadership and responsibility for learning
• Create an engaging, application and problem-based learning environment that fosters creativity and the highest levels of thinking and problem solving
• Develop teachers’ capacity for making optimum use of technologies and digital resources to create learning environments where all students can succeed
• Build community understanding and support for new approaches to teaching and learning.
• Use a proven approach for leading and managing the changes required for the new learning environment

The Program:

North Carolina Principals & Assistant Principals' Association 

NC Leadership in Blended & Digital Learning Principal Cohorts

Creating personalized, flexible digital learning environments that meet the needs of all students.