Methods - Phase 1
Methods - Phase 2 - Data Collection
Methods - Phase 3 - Develop Recommendations

During Phase 2, the Team changed its focus to collecting and analyzing new data through interviews, focus groups, observations, and survey data that identified assets and needs associated with the plan’s four focus areas. Members of each Work Team participated in “deep dive” site visits to a representative sample of 18 districts across the state to determine the digital learning strengths and needs at the district, community, and state levels. In addition to site visits, a Wireless Infrastructure Survey solicited data on the current state of the wired and wireless network infrastructure of all North Carolina schools and districts.The NC Digital Learning Progress Rubric provided quantitative data to help identify each district’s current stage of development in digital learning across five major areas. Phase 2 also included a series of town hall meetings, stakeholder member checks with external advisory groups, and feedback interviews with the Digital Learning Plan Advisory Board, NCDPI, Regional Education Service Agency (RESA) representatives, and several other education organizations to verify the accuracy and credibility of the findings.