Sunday , 25 February 2018
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Jamie Frye Highlighted in NCDPI Home Base / RttT Biweekly Message

jf1Jamie Frye, NCHS English teacher, was highlighted today by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction regarding his use of Schoolnet assessments in a standards-based classroom.  Read the DPI article below.

“The NC Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) is collaborating with teachers across the state to share ways our state’s teachers are using Home Base’s Instructional Improvement system, Schoolnet, in their daily instructional practices. You will have the opportunity to read stories and watch videos about instructional strategies that work for teachers, learn from teachers in the field about cool tips and resources they’re using in their classrooms and how Schoolnet has helped them in their day­ to­ day work.

Meet our first teacher of the series: James Frye, a sophomore English teacher at Newton­-Conover High School as well as an Instructional Technology Facilitator for Newton-Conover City Schools.

James: “I’d like to share with you how you can use Schoolnet’s assessments to assess students’ progress by individual standard and then take the data you get by those individual standards and use it to fuel a Standards ­Based Grading classroom. This is an excellent way to use the software and track student mastery, moving from a traditional grading system to a mastery grading system in your classroom. I will also be talking about how Schoolnet really should be used with a purpose ­­ as an Instructional
Improvement System, not merely as a catalyst for increased and purposeless repeated assessments.” To see James’ video, please visit and view his video from the Toolbox.”



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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