House Bill 898 – An Act to provide for …the implementation of the digital learning plan to support North Carolina public schools.
Primary sponsors: Rep. Jason Saine [R], Rep. Edward Hanes [D], Rep. Donna White [R], Rep. John Fraley [R].
Section 1.(b) of H898 would have allocated funding specifically for the implementation of “digital literacy instruction in kindergarten through eighth grade. The curriculum shall be aligned with the ISTE and North Carolina digital literacy standards” and would have included the following conditions:
- Provide opportunity for students to learn essential digital literacy skills, including computer fundamentals, computational thinking, keyboarding, digital citizenship and online safety, Web browsing, e-mail and online communication, visual mapping, word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and presentations.
- Provide teachers with the ability to measure student digital literacy growth.
- Facilitate Project-Based Learning (PBL), including preassembled projects for K-8 students so that educators can integrate instruction of digital literacy into core subjects, such as mathematics, English language arts, science, and social studies.
Apr 25, 2017 – Filed.
Apr 26, 2017 – Passed 1st reading.
Apr 26, 2017 – Referred to Committee on Appropriations.