Sunday , 25 February 2018
Breaking News

Instructional Core Focus – Differentiation

screenshot of title slideDuring the past three months, our district instructional focus has been on differentiation for students who have mastered content.  Staff have reviewed the differences between acceleration and enrichment and learned about resources, processes, and support for implementing differentiation for students who have mastered content.

Next month, we will start taking a look at how do differentiate instruction for students who are not yet ready for instruction.  If you are an NCCS staff member, you can access our Instructional Core professional development here.

If you have questions about the Instructional Core, please contact your administrator, curriculum council members, or a member of the district curriculum team.

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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