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Educators can earn CEU through PCC’s Digital Citizenship hybrid course

Published Friday, August 21, 2020
by Elizabeth Townsend

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Piedmont Community College (PCC) is offering educators the opportunity to earn continuing education units (CEU) in a hybrid setting, making it easier for teachers in our area.

Digital Citizenship - September 8 – October 22:
The first two classes, September 8 and 10, will be 5:05 – 8:05 p.m. and participants can join face-to-face on PCC’s Caswell County Campus (331 Piedmont Drive in Yanceyville) or via Zoom. The rest of the course will be online.

PCC’s Digital Citizenship course will prepare teachers to model and teach digital citizenship with ethical, respectful, and safe usage of digital tools and resources that support the creation of a positive digital school culture.

Digital Content and Instruction - October 27 – December 10:
The first two classes, October 27 and 29, will be 5:05 – 8:05 p.m. and participants can join face-to-face on PCC’s Caswell County Campus (331 Piedmont Drive in Yanceyville) or via Zoom. The rest of the course will be online.

PCC’s Digital Content and Instruction course helps educators use appropriate digital tools and resources for instruction.

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

Visit https://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.
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