NCAEA Preconference:  Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019: Focus on Digital Learning Competencies!

All Sessions are at the Raleigh Hilton North Hills from 9:00am until 4:30pm. Please report directly to your session. Lunch is on your own. Registration will open at 5pm Thursday. You will receive an informational email for your session. Please make sure you get prior approval for credit from your school district following their guidelines.


There are three workshops that will provide a full DLC credit IF you complete the Pre-Work.  The Pre-Work will be easy but necessary for you to participate in the workshop.  It will also allow you to personalize the learning for immediate use in your teaching situation. These are participatory workshops with work-time included.   If the Pre-Work is not completed you will not be able to participate fully in the class. 

For all of these workshops you must bring:

●     A fully charged device, laptop preferred, that you have full access rights to use. 

●     Power Cord for device (If you have an extension cord and power strip, please bring)

●     Any connecting cables to access photographs, videos from your camera or phone

●     Headphones or earbuds (if they have microphone it would be great!)

●     (We will be using the hotel’s wifi, but if you have a hotspot you may want to bring it)


The following are the Competencies that will be addressed.  As always, we recommend seeking approval with your district prior to registering for the workshop. 

Leadership in Digital Learning

●     Engage in virtual and face-to-face learning communities to expand mastery of technological applications for professional growth and student learning

●     Take initiative with own professional growth to inform practice

●     Engage in peer collaborative problem solving through continuous planning, designing, testing, evaluation, and recalibration of teaching methods using appropriate digital technology

●     Promote open, lifelong learning as an iterative process of success, failure, grit, and perseverance.  

Digital Leadership

●     Demonstrate understanding of intellectual property rights by abiding by copyright law, intellectual property, and fair use guidelines

●     Teach and require the use of copyright law and fair use in student work and creation.

Digital Content and Instruction

●     Lead all students in becoming active participants in setting educational goals, managing learning, and assessing their progress through digital tools.

●     Identify, evaluate, and utilize appropriate digital tools and resources to challenge students to create, think critically, solve problems, establish reliability, communicate their ideas, collaborate effectively.

Data and Assessment

●     Use performance data and digital tools to empower student metacognition for self-assessment and self -monitoring their own learning progress.

●     Utilize multiple and varied forms of assessment including examples of student work products.


It Only Takes a SPARK...: Julie Starnes get a creative fire going.  Come learn the three components of Adobe Spark:  Post, Page, and Video.  Spark is easy and free for educators.  Attendees will create an advocacy page about your program that includes a graphic and a video.  You will learn how to use Spark in your art classroom to integrate technology and art with students.  Lesson ideas (and methods for flipping lessons with Spark) and student samples will be shared. This program will operate on Chromebooks in your classroom.  Geared K-12


  1. Complete sign up for Adobe Spark (free for educators) Instructions will be provided. Registration for Spark must be completed prior to workshop.

  2. A short 1-2 minute video about you, your art program, school, etc.

  3. At least 10 photographs of your program: students working, your room, exhibits, student art, etc.

  4. Written information about your program that you want to promote.

  5. Quotes from students, parents, community members, administration, and other teachers about your program.

  6. Dates and information about upcoming events for your program (shows, exhibits, or fundraisers)



Ahhh...Technology take me away!: Kate Allen

In this workshop, designed for secondary teachers, participants will learn how to use technology tools to enhance your instruction and assessment.  Participants will learn how to set up a Google Classroom; how to use Google Forms for assessment; and multiple ways for students to create digital promotion tools such as a digital portfolio, digital collage, promotional graphic, and webpage. Participants that already use Google Classroom will be provided an opportunity to share with others.


  1. Complete sign up for Adobe Spark (free for educators) Instructions will be provided. Registration for Spark must be completed prior to workshop.

  2. Must have a Gmail and access to Google tools

  3. Class roster

  4. A rubric or a lesson from which you can develop a rubric

  5. At least 10 photos of your own art, student art, your art program, etc.

  6. Written information about your own art, your student’s art, your art program


Welcome to the 21st century! Technology enhanced instructional methods: Jesse Armstrong

In this workshop, designed for elementary teachers, participants will learn how to use technology to enhance instruction and student engagement. This workshop will include introducing technology and apps to the art room, exploring student choice and the use of Google Classroom; and introducing semi-flipped classroom instructional methods. Not only will you learn about each of these methods, we will spend an ample amount of time collaborating and working to create materials for your own classroom.

You will leave this workshop with new and engaging instructional methods and ideas to use in your classroom tomorrow, as well as a revamped version of your favorite lesson.


  1. Complete sign up for Adobe Spark (free for educators) Instructions will be provided. Registration for Spark must be completed prior to workshop.

  2. Select a children’s book, one of your favorites, that you use often with lessons. Bring a physical copy of the book with you to workshop. (It will be best if you choose a book whose correlating lesson requires minimal materials (crayon, marker, pencil)

    1. Also bring any materials needed to teach the lesson that correlates with the book above (crayons, markers, pencils)

  3. Prior to the workshop, take a picture of each page of the children’s book. Make sure you can access these images for the workshop.

  4. Classroom ipad- if you have one (not required) or other method to take pictures