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TEDxHickory 2015: Do you have an idea worth sharing?

TEDxHickory_Logo_WhiteTEDxHickory is an event designed to bring people together in  and around the Catawba Valley who are doing things to make a difference, and/or are makers of things special to this region.  These people will share their ideas to inspire others in the Catawba Valley region.  This will be the fourth year TED has come to Hickory.  A TEDx talk can be pretty much any format…a talk, performance, crafting something, etc..  If you have an idea worth spreading, please consider sharing it and apply to speak here: Apply to Speak. See more at: About TEDxHickory.

Think about whether you or your students might have something to share!  We would love for NCCS to be represented this year!

When: March 21st, 2015

Where: SALT Block Auditorium 

What is TED?

TED believes passionately in the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives and ultimately, the world. TEDx furthers the spirit of Ideas Worth Spreading by bringing people together to share a TED-like experience through a program of local, self-organized events. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x=independently organized TED event.  Learn more about TED and view TED talks 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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