The transition to digital learning requires updating legislation and policies to foster educational innovations, restructuring budgets for sustainable initiatives, and ensuring that all students have access to digital-age learning opportunities. North Carolina has already made important progress – for example Session Law 2013-12 (transition from funding textbooks to funding digital materials) and Session Law 2013-11 (develop and implement digital teaching and learning standards for teachers and school leaders) – but further work is needed.
|Update State policies to provide support and flexibility for local digital learning innovations—including policies that support strategic staffing, mastery-based advancement, revised scheduling, and other innovations.||School and district leaders report that State legislation and policies support innovation and that barriers have been removed. North Carolina is frequently cited as a national leader in digital learning innovations.|
|Provide guidance to help educators address privacy, security, copyright, and responsible use issues.||Schools have minimal problems with the misuse of digital technologies; structures and systems are in place to effectively address any issues that do occur.|
|Develop new State and local funding models to support and sustain digital-age learning.||Sustainable funding exists and allows for long-term planning.|
|Provide additional supports to ensure equity of digital learning opportunities for all students.||Access to digital learning is addressed as part of the State’s responsibility to provide a sound basic education to all students.|
The Friday Institute for Educational Innovation’s Digital Learning Plan for North Carolina, which was presented […]