Digital Teaching and Learning Technology Plan
Digital Teaching and Learning Vision:
Alexander County Schools will use research-based learning strategies to graduate highly skilled students with transferable digital skills.
Digital Teaching and Learning Mission:
We will teach students to become responsible citizens who can adapt to the ever-changing digital world through research-based learning strategies.
Digital Teaching and Learning Plan Goals:
Digital Learning Initiative Grant
Coding and Mobile App Grant
Updated June 2023
Created and Reviewed by:
Dr. Elizabeth Curry, Dr. William Vinson, Jessica Esposito, Allison Brown, Melissa Canter, and Rebecca Dupuis
Students will become proficient users of technology according to the standards set forth by the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) and the Digital Teaching & Learning Standards as set forth by NCDPI.
Teachers and staff will engage in professional development to keep pace with the changing landscape of technology and to provide opportunities for Digital Learning CEUs.
Using digital tools, we will create a learning environment where students become leaders in their own learning and teachers are facilitators of digital learning.
Digital Teaching and Learning in Alexander County Schools was supported by a $20,000.00 grant and $175,000.00 from the North Carolina State Board of Education for the 2018-19 and 2020-2022 school years. The money was awarded through grant funding under the state’s Digital Learning Initiative. The purpose of the Digital Learning Initiative Implementation Grant for Alexander County Schools was to support professional development for our district’s leaders and teachers and provide coding and STEM programs. The funds supported the design and implementation of blended, personalized learning for students and coding instruction. This approach to teaching and learning better meets the needs of all learners. Alexander County Schools’ staff participated in a variety of workshops, book studies, and special events to provide teachers and district leaders with ongoing professional development to shift instructional practices.
Digital teaching and learning in Alexander County Schools was also supported with a $75,000.00 grant from the North Carolina State Board of Education for the 2022-2023 school year and an $80,000.00 grant from the North Carolina State Board of Education for the 2023-2024 school year. The money was awarded through grant funding under the North Carolina Career and Technical Education. The purpose of the Coding and Mobile App Grant for Alexander County Schools was to provide professional development for our district’s leaders and teachers in coding and to supply each school with a set of Finch Robots. Alexander County Schools’ staff participated in a variety of coding workshops and conferences to support this endeavor.