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NCCS Teachers and Leaders to Offer Paideia Seminar Opportunity

Paideia seminar is a dynamic process of thoughtful dialogue that is structured for collaborative thinking among students to enhance individual and collective understanding of a rigorous text.  Paideia teachers change lives by teaching students how to think critically and creatively.  The Paideia approach is designed to improve students’ reading, speaking and listening, and writing skills.   This PD will provide classroom teachers with knowledge and practice that can immediately be implemented in classroom instruction.

Presenters Include:

  • Cheryl Rhea, AIG Coordinator
  • Elizabeth Gargis, NCHS English Teacher
  • Diego Mureno, NCMS Language Arts & Social Studies Teacher

When:  July 26-27 from 9:00am-3:00pm

Where:  Tech Training Room at The Summit.

Who:  Oopen to any classroom teacher grades 3-12 but highly recommended for ELA/Social Studies teachers.  Teachers who register will receive a $100.00 per day stipend for attendance as well as Literacy CEUs.  Registration is open from now until June 16 to the first 20 applicants. The first 20 participants to register will receive a contract.  To receive a stipend, contracts must be completed and submitted to Tefany Major by June 16.  Lunch will be on your own for the two days

To register, click on the PD Approval Link.  Use the information below to complete the form.

Title:  Paideia Seminar June 26-27

Budget:  AIG

Dates:  July 26-27

Site:  Tech Training Room at The Summit

Approval:  Heather Mullins

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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