Phase III: Leadership Support for Digital Learning InitiativesProject Team: PI-Emmy Coleman
Sponsor: Golden Leaf Foundation
Project Total: $199,961
The grant builds on a series of projects designed to support the digital transformation of the classroom. The purpose of this project is to continue providing coaches who have deep knowledge in the implementation of digital initiatives to deliver ongoing leadership support and coaching to GLF-funded sites in 15 historically tobacco‐dependent and economically distressed counties (i.e. Alamance‐Burlington School System, Bertie, Cherokee, Elizabeth City‐Pasquotank Public Schools, Henderson, Hyde, Jackson, Madison, Montgomery,
Northampton, Perquimans, Stokes, Swain, Washington and Weldon City Schools). Project work will focus on leadership development and strategic planning assistance for district and school leadership teams. The teams will receive guidance, support and follow-up as they implement these complex digital initiatives. The goal is to combine the experiences of oversight learned from the original pilot schools, the Friday Institute’s knowledge of innovation within digital learning initiatives across NC and the expertise of the coaches, to enhance the success of these GLF project. Successful implementation will improve the possibilities of economic transformation in these counties.