The program is aiming to be offered in two 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.

Central/East Cohort (Raleigh/Friday Institute)- 
Session 1: September 18, 2018 
Session 2: October 16, 2018
Session 3: November 14, 2018 (State-wide session in Pinehurst in conjunction with NCPAPA Fall Symposium)
Session 4: January 24, 2019
Session 5: March 6, 2019 (State-wide session in Raleigh in conjunction with the NCTIES Conference)

West Cohort (Morganton/Burke County)- 
Session 1: September 26, 2018 
Session 2: October 18, 2018
Session 3: November 14, 2018 (State-wide session in Pinehurst in conjunction with NCPAPA Fall Symposium)
Session 4: January 29, 2019
Session 5: March 6, 2019 (State-wide session in Raleigh in conjunction with the NCTIES Conference)

Program Dates:

The Friday Institute, NCPAPA, and NCDPI Seeks Candidates for 2018-2019 North Carolina Leadership in Personalized and Digital Learning Principal Cohorts

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 2018-2019 North Carolina Leadership in Personalized and Digital Learning Principal Cohort.

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The William & Ida Friday Institute for Educational Innovation
The N.C. Principals & Assistant Principals' Association ​
N.C. Department of Public Instruction 

NCDPI has partnered with the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation (Friday Institute) and the N.C. Principals & Assistant Principals' Association (NCPAPA) to provide a professional development program that will coach and guide principals through the creation of personalized and digital learning environments in their schools. The program will be delivered using a year-long blended program with five face-to-face sessions followed by a series of on-line activities designed to guide and coach selected principals through the school-based application of best practices for leading a successful personalized and digital transformation.

As participants are led and coached through capacity-building activities for their own schools, they are simultaneously building their capacity as digitally competent school leaders to: 
* Develop a shared vision for the attributes of a transformed 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 revolutionized new generation school transformation

All assignments will be actual real-world, value-added activities that are part of a long-term sustained cycle of capacity building for the participants' own schools, students, staff, and communities.

The Program:

North Carolina Principals & Assistant Principals' Association 

NC Leadership in Personalized & Digital Learning Principal Cohorts

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