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NCMS Invites all NCCS Educators to Experience Adult Makerspace

ncms1Mark your calendars for April 28!  All NCCS staff members are welcome to join Jessica Luby and the NCMS staff in the media center for an adult maker space expo! Drop in when you can, and stay as long as you want anytime from 4-5:30 pm.

Several tables will be set up – each set up with different supplies we’ve received recently for you to tinker with before NCMS teachers use them in their classrooms.
To mention a few items available discovery:
  • SeaPerch submarines
  • Aquapods — outside  of M.C. (would be interesting in the media center but not safe)
  • Smoking Susie (no other information given, have to see it in person)
  • Lego Robotics
  • Makey Makeys
Please note, this is not a demonstration and/or training time, but more of a time for you to come and investigate with your colleagues. Spark your curiosity if you will! Even if you have used some of these items, come any way and just have fun playing.

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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