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PCC offers Digital Content and Instruction online training for Educators

Published Tuesday, October 6, 2020
by Elizabeth Townsend

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In an effort to assist educators, Piedmont Community College (PCC) is offering online continuing education units (CEU) in the area of digital content.

The latest The Digital Content and Instruction course will be held October 27 – December 10. The first two classes, October 27 & 29, will be held 5:05 – 8:05 p.m. via Zoom. The remaining classes will be online, allowing participants to learn at their own pace.

Through this program, educators will learn how to use appropriate digital tools and resources for instruction in a K-12 learning environment. Teachers will explore technology-enriched experiences, learning management systems, project- and problem-based learning, and digital learning environments.

About the Instructor:
Emily Buchanan is currently serving as the Director of Caswell Campus Operations for PCC. During her tenure as an educator, she has served as a high school English and Teacher Cadet teacher, a curriculum facilitator, an assistant principal, a middle school principal, and a Secondary Curriculum and Career and Technical Education Director in Guilford County and Caswell County Schools.

Buchanan has a BA in English/Education from Elon University, and a Masters in Educational Leadership from High Point University. She has specialized in Digital Teaching and Learning since she led the one-to-one Chromebook implementation with her team at N. L. Dillard Middle School in 2015-2016.

Through extensive training and professional development from The Friday Institute with NC State University, Emily and her team developed a digital learning implementation model that was used as a guide for other one-to-one schools throughout North Carolina. In her free time, she enjoys reading, hiking, traveling, and gardening. She lives in Mebane, NC with her husband and two children.

Registration:
This course align with the NC Digital Teaching and Learning Competencies for local CEU credit awarded by each school district upon completion and has a registration fee of $70.

Visit www.piedmontcc.edu/ce and click Teacher and Educator Training for additional information and to register online. Contact Emily Buchanan at Emily.Buchanan@piedmontcc.edu with any additional questions.

Photo: Instructor Emily Buchanan
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