Saturday , 17 February 2018
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Instructional Core – Year 2: What to Expect

On Tuesday, August 22, teachers across the district had an opportunity to dig into a preview of our Instructional Core work over the 17-18 school year.  We began with an emphasis on Growth Mindset and discussed how we can approach our own learning as well as student learning through a growth mindset lens.  Hopefully, you were able to wipe the cobwebs off as we reviewed last year’s content.

This year, expect a deep dive into differentiation from our most advanced to our most struggling learners.  Our goal will be to provide you with resources and support to help you differentiate to meet the needs of all learners in your classroom.

We have an amazing NCCS Curriculum Team again this year.  These folks will work with your administrative team to deliver the Instructional Core trainings this year.  Members of the 2017-18 Curriculum Council include:

Conover School:  Hope Laird & Kate Edwards

Discovery High:  Andrea Ward

Newton-Conover High School:  Megan Coffey, Eileen Crider, Caroline McCrary, Alicia Rayfield, Vickie Ruff

Newton-Conover Middle School:  Beth Amerto, Brittany Bumgarner, Diego Mureno, Kristy Smith

North Newton Elementary:  Ashley Arndt & Danielle Gold

Shuford Elementary:  Hiley Baucom & Lynette Ryhal

South Newton Elementary:  Jane Clark & Elizabeth Hayes

District-Wide Members:  Dr. Heather Mullins, Tammy Brown, Dr. Keisha Pritchard, Dr. Amanda Bridges, Cheryl Rhea, Tammy Barrow, Jessica Schouweiler, Manda Stegall, Revae Bostwick, Cynde Gilmore

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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