DIGITAL LEARNING INITIATIVE GRANTS

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2017-18 DLI GRANTS

The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI), on behalf of the North Carolina State Board of Education (NCSBE) issues this Request for Proposals (RFP) for Digital Learning Initiative Grants. In Session Law 2016-94 (House Bill 1030), Section 8.23 (see http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/Sessions/2015/Bills/House/HTML/H1030v8.html), the State Board of Education is charged with collaborating with the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation at North Carolina State University to continue the progress in implementing the Digital Learning Plan in North Carolina public schools.

 

The North Carolina Digital Learning Plan recommends the provision of grants to support the development and dissemination of local innovative digital learning models. The goal is to have effective digital learning practices spread across all North Carolina K-12 public schools. All school districts and charter schools were eligible to apply for the competitive grant program.

  • Access the DLI Grant application RFP here (pdf, 391kb | docx, 234kb)
  • View the list of grantees approved by the State Board of Education December 2017 here (pdf, 64kb)
  • View the distribution of grantees across the State Board Education Districts here (pdf, 694kb)
  • View the list of all DLI Grant applicants here (pdf, 218kb)


The 2017-18 DLI Grants shall be to do the following:

Planning Grants Showcase Grants
  • District/charter is at a beginning stage of development (see NC Digital Learning Progress Rubric for Early or Developing)

  • Priority for the NC Digital Learning Competencies and 1 or more of the following:
    • Micro-credentialing
    • Personalized Learning
    • Digital literacy skills for students
    • Innovative partnerships with IHEs

  • Deliverable/s:
Each DLI Planning Grant shall be implemented during the 2017-18 school year.
  • District/charter is at a later stage of development (see NC Digital Learning Progress Rubric for Advanced or Target)

  • Priority for the NC Digital Learning Competencies and 1 or more of the following:
    • Micro-credentialing
    • Personalized Learning
    • Digital literacy skills for students
    • Innovative partnerships with IHEs

  • Deliverable/s:
    • Regional or Area Showcase for approximately 200 educators
    • Presentation of Showcase at NCTIES 2018 (in anticipation of or in reflection on Showcase)
    • Other deliverables as appropriate
Each DLI Showcase Grant shall be implemented during the 2017-18 school year.

Submit a question related to the DLI Grant RFP - https://goo.gl/6RvXBa

View the Questions and Answers Google Doc - https://goo.gl/AuKasA

Webinar Presentation Link

Planning Grant Webinar Link

Showcase Grant Webinar Link


Direct all inquiries concerning this RFP to:
Emma Braaten, Digital Learning Initiative Specialist
Email: emma.braaten@dpi.nc.gov
Phone: 919-807-3828