KCS educator selected for Innovative Blended Professional Learning Program

KCS educator selected for Innovative Professional Learning Program
Posted on 11/03/2016
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The Friday Institute for Educational Innovation has selected Kannapolis City Schools’ Technology Facilitator, Tomarra Londeree, to join its 2016 Digital Leaders Coaches Network (DLCN). The network was developed to help schools and districts successfully blend technology and learning as well as support the educators that lead technology instruction.


A total of 195 educators from all over North Carolina will take part in this year’s DLCN program. They will receive ongoing professional training that builds their knowledge and skills with technology and allows them to help students and teachers use technology to boost achievement.


The group will be led by 23 graduates of the Digital Leaders Coaches Network program. “In giving these coaches an opportunity to learn and network with other educators who are in similar roles, we are helping to build a support structure that will ultimately have a positive impact on student learning experiences,” said Nancy Mangum, project lead at the Friday Institute.


The Digital Leaders Coaches Network is supported by Project Tomorrow, the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI), and the North Carolina Technology in Education Society (NCTIES). Fewer than one percent of NC educators are chosen to participate in the DLCN. “I am very honored to be selected for such an amazing opportunity,” said Tomarra Londeree. “I think this experience will not only help grow me as leader and educator, but will also benefit all the teachers and students at Jackson Park. I am very excited to collaborate with other Technology Facilitators across the state to implement effective technology strategies in all our classrooms.”


The DLCN’s blended learning experience will help participants grow as educators, coaches, and leaders, and it will give them a strong professional learning network. The program focuses on building skills in Leadership, Effective Coaching, Culture, Curriculum, Evaluation, and Being a Connected Educator.


For more information on this project visit the project website: go.ncsu.edu/dlcn

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