The next phase of the Mississippi Connects initiative, the Digital Learning Coach (DLC) program, which will provide individualized supports to administrators and teachers as they adapt to the challenges of digital learning and using educational technology to improve student outcomes. Schools that participate in the DLC program will receive the following supports during the 2021-2022 school year:
Cohort Coaching Supports
Digital Learning Coach (DLC) program staff will work with school leadership to select a cohort of 4-6 teachers to receive individualized coaching supports. Cohort members will receive the following weekly supports (both in-person and virtually) from their DLC for the entirety of the school year:
- Classroom Observations
- Coaching Conferences
- Collaborative Lesson Planning
- Modeling and Co-teaching
School-wide Coaching Supports
DLC program staff will work with school leadership to provide the following school-wide digital learning supports:
- Digital Learning Action Planning
- Learning Walks
- Professional Development/PLCs
To learn more about the program, including the slide deck and recording of the July 6 webinar regarding the application process, and to apply for a Digital Learning Coach to support your school for the 2021-2022 school year, visit mdek12.org/DLCoaches. Applications must be submitted by Friday, July 23, 2021!
For questions regarding the program or application process, please contact Melissa Banks, Director of Digital Learning, at firstname.lastname@example.org.