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Innovative Grant Allows Discovery Students to Become Movie Makers on the Move

gopro2Discovery High School students and staff received an NCCS Innovative Grant this year to purchase equipment for movie making in real time.  Since receiving the funding for this project, DHS has purchased two GoPro Hero 3+ cameras and accessories. The innovative grant has allowed Discovery students to become familiar with cutting edge video technology and software. They have begun to produce videos in various classes. As part of our overall school design, students are constantly working on the 21st century skills needed to excel in a PBL-based school environment. The students will continue acquiring these skills within the scope of this project as they produce outstanding videos within their various classes.

 

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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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