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Professional Development at Your Fingertips

modulesDifferentiation has been a key educational concept for years, and one thing is for certain, teachers need and deserve differentiation just as much as students do. The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction has worked hard to develop self-paced and instructor-led professional development that is accessible through Home Base that are no cost to NC educators who have a Home Base log in.  No matter your content area or grade span, teachers and administrators can benefit from the variety of online professional development offerings.   Registration for 10 current instructor-led offerings opens January 26.

To check out those offerings and many more, visit the website below.

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Self-Paced Modules Include:

  • Connecting with our 21st Century Learners
  • Data Literacy in Action
  • Developing and Maintaining a Positive Learning Environment in Your Classroom
  • Digital Literacies in the K-12 Classroom
  • Global Awareness, Diversity, and Cultural Sensitivity in the Classroom
  • Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects parts 1 & 2
  • Responsibilities of the 21st Century Educator
  • Understanding Student Behavior
  • Universal Design for Learning
  • The WIDA English Language Arts Standards

Self-Paced Mini-Modules Include:

  • Demonstrating High Expectations
  • Developing Effective Data Teams
  • Differentiation in the Classroom
  • District Benchmark Assessments
  • EVAAS Basics
  • Setting Learning Targets and Questioning for Learning
  • SMART Goals for Students
  • Writing SMART Goals
  • What the Best NC Teachers Do

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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