Thursday , 22 February 2018
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New NCDPI Literacy Modules Carry Credit

Educator Effectiveness has heard your requests for more courses that carry literacy credit. After careful review, we are happy to announce that two additional courses within the Home Base PD System catalog meet the statutory description (115c-296(b)(1)b) of a literacy credit.

Supporting English Language Learners (ELLs) in the Classroom: Action Research from the GTNand The Reading and Writing Connection: Action Research from the GTN Project are literacy modules produced by the Governor’s Teacher Network action research project. For a detailed description of the two courses, please visit For support on issues related to online professional development, please contact Dr. Geetanjali Soni at


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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