Piedmont Community College (PCC) is offering hybrid continuing education units (CEU) in the area of digital content and digital citizenship for educators. These courses 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 only $70.

Digital Content and Instruction

  • January 19 – February 18
  • 1/19 & 1/26 classes on the Caswell County Campus, 5:10- 7:10 p.m.
  • Remaining classes online, at your 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.

Digital Citizenship

  • February 23 – March 25
  • 2/23 & 3/2 classes on the Caswell County Campus, 5:10- 7:10 p.m.
  • Remaining classes online, at your own pace

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.


With a registration fee of only $70, educators can register online at https://www.piedmontcc.edu/program/professional-development-for-educators/. Have questions? Contact Emily Buchanan at (336) 694-5707 or emily.buchanan@piedmontcc.edu.

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.

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