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Gradebook Support Coming to NCCS

masteryinminAs you know, every third Wednesday has been designated for district-wide professional development from 3:30 – 5:00.  September 21, 2013 will be our first district-wide professional development session.   This month’s topic is:  Powerschool Gradebook: Question and Answers.  Many teachers are already using Gradebook with few problems, while others are struggling with the functionality of this new platform.

Expectation:  Any teacher who does not have a grasp of how to use Gradebook will work with the school leader (listed below) to gain the skills needed to use Gradebook with fidelity. Pearson has created a Distance Learning Module for Gradebook that provides excellent information about how to setup and use this platform.  Directions for accessing the module as well as several short Mastery in Minutes explanations for Gradebook can be found below.  If you are having trouble with Gradebook, review the module and other Gradebook resources on the Pearson PowerSource website.

The Lesson Plan:  Teachers who are struggling with Gradebook must use this time to work with their school Gradebook leader.

Want to Access Support on Your Own Time?  Follow these simple directions to access the PowerSource Distance Learning Modules and Mastery in Minutes Modules.

  1. Visit the Powersource website.
  2. Log in using your NCCS E-mail and password you created. (Powersource sends a confirmation E-mail.)courses101
  3. After logging in, click on the Training tab.
  4. Then choose Mastery in Minutes or Distance Learning for more information.
  5. Use the filters on the left side of the page to find the modules or videos that best meet your needs.

School Gradebook Leaders

These folks will conduct a Questions & Answers session at each school.


Lisa Wade


Not Needed




Billy Cannon


Grade level leaders

North Newton

Ashley Arndt/Mandy Cobb


Lynette Ryhal/ Angie Sigmon

South Newton

Brittany Wilfong

*Will implement Gradebook support session prior to September 21.



About Heather Mullins

Heather Mullins is the Chief Academic Officer in Newton-Conover City Schools. She is a North Carolina Teaching Fellow who spent 12 years as a high school English Teacher. She received her B.S.Ed. in Secondary English Education from Western Carolina University. Heather completed her National Board Certification in Adolescent Young Adult English Language Arts in 2002. She holds an M.Ed. in Academically and Intellectually Gifted from UNC-Charlotte. Heather has served as a Curriculum Specialist in Hickory City Schools, an adjunct professor at Lenoir-Rhyne University, and a Professional Development Consultant for the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. She completed her Ed.D. in Educational Leadership through Western Carolina University. Heather is one of the co-founders of #NCed Chat, North Carolina’s first Twitter chat for teachers. She is passionate about innovative practices, instructional technology, student ownership of learning, and supporting teachers. Heather serves on the advisory board for the North Carolina Digital Learning Plan, North Carolina School for the Deaf and Catawba Science Center. She is a recipient of the 2015 NCMLE Central Office Administrator to Watch Award. She also received the 2016 Don Chalker Award for Excellence in Educational Leadership. Heather is the proud mother of one son, Jackson.

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