The North Carolina Digital Leaders Coaching Network, or NCDLCN, is a group of educators from various roles in districts all across North Carolina who gather to explore new opportunities and strategies for leading the digital learning transformation in our state. We are School Library Media Coordinators, Instructional Technology Facilitators, Instructional Coaches both at the school and district level. Despite our diverse roles and job descriptions, we are ALL committed to the vision of future ready learning environments for all students.
Last year, I participated as a 2015-2016 cohort member. I wrote about our districts efforts to bring Spheros to schools in this blog post...after our first meeting that year. I can honestly say that that experience marked a significant change in the direction of coding instruction in our schools. So many ideas from being a part of NCDLCN that year impacted classrooms around the district. This group is a catalyst for innovative thoughts and ideas...I KNEW I had to be a part of this group again.
This year, I am a mentor for NCDLCN.
Through this experience, I have had the honor of sharing ideas with some enthusiastic digital leaders from around our state while we help each other grow. Being a part of this dynamic experience has added a multitude of perspectives and voices to my PLN. As instructional leaders from across the state, we have different issues impacting our schools, yet we all have the same "why" - student learning.
At times, we feel like there isn't much we can really do as individuals, but we are ever hopeful that together we can make an impact that will be felt across the state. NCDLCN lets me know that there are others out there who share my vision of innovative instruction as a game changer for students of North Carolina and ultimately, the world. I have found my tribe.