PORTLAND, Ore. – March 29, 2019 – Learning.com, a leading provider of digital literacy solutions for grades K-8, announced today that its EasyTech digital literacy solution has been selected by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) as a comprehensive resource for all public schools, both district and charter. Following a competitive bidding process, Learning.com was selected by NCDPI to provide curriculum for statewide K-8 digital literacy beginning this school year and continuing at least three years.
Through the Cooperative Purchasing Agreement negotiated by NCDPI, all public schools, district and charter, throughout the state can access Learning.com solutions under the terms of the statewide contract. Those schools that are located in economically distressed “Tier 1” counties can register to participate and receive a subsidy from NCDPI.
Learning.com’s curriculum provides instruction on 12 essential skills of digital literacy, including computer fundamentals, keyboarding, internet and online communications, multimedia, digital citizenship and online safety, word processing, presentations, spreadsheets, databases, visual mapping, computational thinking, and coding.
The digital literacy solutions include:
EasyTech – a complete online digital literacy curriculum that provides an engaging way to teach essential digital literacy skills through interactive lessons, application exercises, discussions, and quizzes,
Inquiry – a supplemental curriculum that takes a project-based approach to integrating digital literacy into instruction with ready-to-go technology-infused projects for all core subject areas.
Digital Literacy Assessment – assessments that provide real-time data to quickly determine how well students grasp critical digital literacy concepts, and
Training – workshops and a vast array of on-demand resources such as webinars, downloadable recordings, and online content designed to address schools’ and districts’ unique instructional goals.
“We are honored to be collaborating with the state of North Carolina to help students prepare for their future and excel in a digital world by building their digital literacy and computer science skills. We look forward to partnering with North Carolina districts and schools to help them meet their technology instruction goals,” says Keith Oelrich, Learning.com CEO.
Any district or charter school interested in participating should contact Michelle Spence at MSpence@learning.com or 800-580-4640 ext. 4460.
More detailed description of the program can be found at: www.learning.com/NorthCarolina
Learning.com is the leader provider of digital literacy solutions that help prepare students for online assessments, school, college and their future careers. The company offers a complete digital literacy curriculum for grades K-8 that engages students as they develop critical skills such as keyboarding, business applications, online safety, computational thinking and coding. Founded in 1999, Learning.com currently partners with one in six U.S. school districts and serves more than 4 million students each year. The company has earned more than 30 industry awards, including ISTE 2017 Best of Show, 2017 Award of Excellence from “Tech & Learning Magazine” and “The Oregonian’s Top Workplace” for 2016 and 2017.
For Immediate Release