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N-CCS Takes NCTIES Conference By Storm

NCCS at NCTIES 2015On Wednesday, March 4th through Friday, March 6th, 30 Newton-Conover City Schools employees traveled to the Raleigh Convention Center to attend North Carolina’s premier Educational Technology conference, NCTIES.

NCTIES, or North Carolina Technology in Education Society, takes place annually and is NC’s state-wide conference affiliate with the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE).  Each year, over 150 sessions are offered from among hundreds of excellent session applications, and thousands of educators and administrators from across the nation attend.meandschouncties15

N-CHS Science Teacher David Schouweiler, and N-CCS ITF Jamie Frye presented a session on Thursday, entitled “2 Students, 1 Device.”  This session was focused on guiding teachers and administrators to understand the benefits of a 2:1 device framework — and how to effectively utilize them.

heatherandcindyncties15N-CCS’ own Director of Technology and Accountability, Cindy Geddes and Chief Academic Officer, Heather Mullins also completed a presentation for district and school leaders that shared methods for streamlining workflows and increasing productivity.

For more information and resources from the tech-driven sessions, click here to access the NCTIES Collaborative Resources Document for 2015.  For notes and photos from sessions, check out #ncties15 on Twitter.


About James Frye

James Frye (@mrjamesfrye) serves as Instructional Technology Facilitator and Public Information Officer for Newton-Conover City Schools. Formerly, he was an English and Journalism Teacher at Newton-Conover High School and a Blended/Virtual English Teacher. He is a NC Teaching Fellow and studied education abroad at the Hochschule Magdeburg-Stendal in Germany. James holds a Post-Masters Certificate in Educational Leadership & Cultural Foundations from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, a M.A. in Curriculum & Instruction with a Graduate Certificate in Educational Technology from Michigan State University, and a B.A. in English/Education from Lenoir-Rhyne University, where he serves as an Adjunct Professor. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in Educational Leadership, Policy, and Law with The University of Kentucky. In addition to modeling technological and leadership innovation and leading various professional learning, Jamie also serves statewide on the NC Digital Learning Initiative Advisory Board/Home Base Design Team, the NC Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development’s Board of Directors, the #NCed Leadership Team, and is co-founder of Edcamp WNC. He is a member of the NC Digital Leadership Coaches’ Network, and was named an international Emerging Leader by ASCD in 2015. He resides in Hickory with his wife and their baby girl.

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