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Region 7 Digital Grant Accepts 10 Newton-Conover Educators

Region 7 DLAEleven school districts in Region 7 applied and received a Digital Learning Grant for $380,000 dollars to provide professional development to 120 teachers, leaders, and administrators in the Northwest Region.  Newton-Conover had 10 applications, and all ten applicants were accepted out of 180 applicants!  This is an incredible honor for these teachers and leaders! The DLA participants will attend six full-day digital learning sessions with some of the most creative and accomplished digital educators in North Carolina.  They will learn about using an LMS, blended and online learning, creating high-quality instructional resources, TPACK, gaming in education, and an advanced session on the Google Suite of Tools.  Some of these participants may have an opportunity to attend the ISTE Conference in Atlanta, Georgia as well.

Participants from Newton-Conover include:  Geoff Crosson, Jody Dixon, Jamie Frye, Cindy Geddes, Jennifer Ingle, Jessica Luby, Amanda McRary, Heather Mullins, David Schouweiler, and Angie Sigmon. Please congratulate these NCCS educators!

Learn more about the Region 7 DLA by visiting their website and Twitter page.

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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