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Newton-Conover to Host NT3 “Lunch and Learn”

North Carolina NT3 LogoNorth Carolina NT3  is funded by the US Department of Education through a SEED grant with the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards in partnership with the NCDPI, NCAE, and the NCAE NBCT Caucus-Network. The program work aims to make accomplished teaching the norm for every student in every school every day. Detailed information about the Network to Transform Teaching (NT3) can be located here.

Newton-Conover City Schools is one of five districts in North Carolina participating in the NT3 initiative.  The Newton-Conover NT3 Team will be hosting a lunch and learn for districts interested in learning more about NT3 has impacted teaching and learning.

Session Description:  “Empowering teachers to be leaders and celebrating their accomplishments pays dividends in more than just test scores. In Newton-Conover City Schools, we have designed innovative teacher leadership programs, developed intentional processes to integrate the tenets of accomplished teaching into our instructional and evaluation frameworks and looked at ways to use funding sources to both celebrate and empower our teacher leaders. Come learn more about the changes we have implemented and the results these changes have yielded”  Dr. Heather Mullins, CAO.

What is the cost? This event is free. NT3 will reimburse mileage (one car per district), one-night lodging at double-occupancy (if needed), and lunch.

Who should attend? Districts may send 1-2 representatives. (Superintendent, Associate Superintendents, Curriculum Directors, Administrators, or Teachers)

When is the registration deadline? March 5, 2018

Register here (space is limited)

Who should you contact with questions?

Dr. Elizabeth Edwards, NC NT3 Director [edwardsbeth63@gmail.com]

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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