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Results from District-Wide Professional Development Survey

learn-64058_640In December 2013, educators across NCCS were asked to complete both a state-level and district-level survey regarding professional development.  The results of those surveys are now available.  As we plan for the 2014-15 school year, your voice is important to us.  District leaders will use these survey results as part of our spring planning for next year.  Thank you for completing the professional development survey.

Take a look at the two bar graphs below to gain a sense of what educators in our district define as high-quality professional development and what professional development needs are most important.

Collaboration, hands-on experiences, and opportunities for practice and questions are most important to educators when it comes to professional development.  Furthermore, our district overwhelmingly expressed the need for content/role specific professional development.  This feedback will be important for us as we plan for the upcoming year.  District curriculum leaders are already working on a plan to provide a deeper dive into content-level standards and to create a comprehensive process for unit development.  This will help us pinpoint areas where our teachers and administrators across the district need further support.

 

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Source:  2013 Newton-Conover City Schools Professional Development Survey

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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