This year’s Summer Institute will build on the knowledge and skills learned from previous Institutes with a focus on building district- and school-level leadership capacity to improve teacher practice and student outcomes. To accomplish this, the collective agency will provide a hands-on, highly engaging, two-day professional development experience that supports the transition to the new NC Standard Course of Study, the North Carolina Educator Evaluation System (NCEES), the State Accountability System, with an emphasis on Data Literacy. NCDPI will also feature an introduction to Home Base, NC’s statewide instructional improvement (IIS) and student information system (SIS) for teachers, students, parents, and administrators.


NCDPI will collaborate with district and school leaders through cross-agency design teams to facilitate group discussions, model best practices and intentionally make connections to each of the state initiatives utilizing technology and collaborative processes.


  • Facilitate collaboration and district planning between LEAs/Charter Schools to ensure statewide success
  • Build interdependence among theLEAs and Schools within a region and across the state
  • Model the alignment and interconnectedness of the collective work of the agency so districts can make the same connections locally