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Digital Days Returns to NCCS on October 7

Digital Days logoMark your calendars and think TECH!  On October 7, we will host our third annual Digital Days at Newton-Conover Middle School.  Digital Days is the required technology training for all NCCS staff. Each staff member will select at least two classes to attend.  Remember, everyone is required to take four technology training sessions this school year. Two of your sessions will be selected from Digital Days classes, and each school will conduct two required trainings during the 2013-14 school year.

Each class is two hours in length, with the first hour being devoted to instruction and the second for application. This year we have a strong focus on the application of these instructional technology tools and skills.

One new feature of our Digital Days this year is an opportunity to participate in a Health Screening. The Newton-Conover City Schools SHAC (Schools Health Advisory Council) has been working hard the past year to develop opportunities for better health in our district for both students and our employees.  One of the initiatives planned for this year is a Health Screen for all employees as a starting point to better health.  We have coordinated this on the same day as the Digital Days for teachers.  Please open the Health Screening tab above and you will be able to see the tests that Frye Regional Medical Center will have available for any and all on Oct. 7 at the N-C Middle School in the Cafeteria.  Register first for your Digital Days sessions and then call to schedule an appointment for your health screens.

To learn more about Digital Days, click here.

To check out our Digital Days class offerings, click here.

About Heather Mullins

Dr. 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. She completed her Ed.D. in Educational Leadership through Western Carolina University. Her dissertation focused on improving principal practice through strategic professional development. 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. 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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