Sunday , 18 February 2018
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Appalachian State University to offer MELT Institutes

asuMELT week-long Institutes are open to all K-12 and community college mathematics faculty. (Housing on campus is available.) MELT Institutes are developed to meet the needs of North Carolina teachers who are now using the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics.

MELT Institutes focus on mathematical content and instructional techniques which mirror the nature, philosophy, structure, and intent of the Common Core. Each Institute considers: appropriate and integrated mathematical content; instruction and learning through inquiry based methods, mathematical modeling, using technology, assessment strategies, reasoning and problem solving, Standards on Mathematical Practices, and investigating teacher and student beliefs; and the leadership needed for teachers to bring
their novel understanding and experiences back to their classrooms, schools, districts, and the state.

With the restructuring of these Institutes and the focus on the Common Core, even past MELT participants can benefit from this new program design. Therefore, all K-12 mathematics teachers and instructional coaches are invited to participate.

To see full descriptions of MELT Institutes, check

NCCS Math Teachers!  If you would like to participate in this grant, please take just a few moments to complete this Google Form.

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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