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CVCC & BB&T to Host Native American Awareness Celebration

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Catawba Valley Community College is holding the second event in its Multicultural series – Native American Awareness Celebration – on November 7, 2013 from 11-2 p.m. The attached poster has the details regarding special guests and entertainment.  This free event will  be held in the Student Center on the CVCC Campus. If a group or class is interested in coming and will ... Read More »

Author, Nathan Kotecki to visit NCHS


Newton-Conover High School will be hosting a visit from North Carolina author Nathan Kotecki on November 8, 2013. Mr. Kotecki has written the young adult fantasy paranormal novel The Suburban Strange along with its sequel Pull Down the Night which are published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. The author will engage the students in a brief question and answer session followed ... Read More »

Math: “Putting the Practices into Action”


On Thursday, October 10th,  Stefanie Buckner from Buncombe County Schools facilitated a workshop held at the NWRESA in Wilkesboro, NC.  The session provided great perspective on teaching mathematics. Stefanie focused her workshop around a book entitled:  Putting the Practices Into Action, Implementing the Common Core Standards for Mathematical Practice, by Susan O’Connell and John San Giovanni, 2013. This book takes ... Read More »

High Schools Learn more about ACT

Jan King works with DHS and NCHS staff as they learn more about the ACT.

Jan King, NCDPI Regional Lead for Regions 7-8, spent Wednesday afternoon at Newton-Conover High School with staff from NCHS and DHS to share her insights on understanding and preparing students for the ACT.  Her presentation, The ACT:  It’s Everybody’s Business, provided information about how the ACT impacts high school performance grades, where to find quality resources to support students, and ... Read More »

Appalachian State University to offer MELT Institutes

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MELT week-long Institutes are open to all K-12 and community college mathematics faculty. (Housing on campus is available.) MELT Institutes are developed to meet the needs of North Carolina teachers who are now using the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics. MELT Institutes focus on mathematical content and instructional techniques which mirror the nature, philosophy, structure, and intent of the ... Read More »

October 22 #NCed Chat: Inquiry-Based Learning – It’s Not Just for Science!


Join @faygore and @anncarlock on October 22 at 8:00 pm. to learn more about Inquiry-Based Learning.   Use the hashtag #NCed to join the chat.  If you need support, please contact Cindy Geddes or Heather Mullins for help. Visit the @NCedchat Twitter page. Read More »

Analysis of Student Work Pilot Announced


The Department of Public Instruction invites North Carolina Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, Arts Education, Healthful Living and World Language educators to participate in the Analysis of Student Work (ASW) pilot during the spring 2014 semester. ASW is the proposed Standard 6 student growth measure for educators in the areas noted above. Feedback from the Spring 2014 pilot will inform statewide ... Read More »

Disability Awareness Month Art Show Slated for October 19

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Come celebrate Disability Awareness Month and support Conover School on Saturday Night,October 19th at 7 pm at the Newton-Conover Auditorium at the NCCS Central Office. Student art will be displayed to be purchased; refreshments will be available; and local singers, song writers, musicians, and poets will be performing throughout the night. The proceeds from the event will go to support the Conover School ... Read More »

Digital Days Returns to NCCS on October 7

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Mark your calendars and think TECH!  On October 7, we will host our third annual Digital Days at Newton-Conover Middle School.  Digital Days is the required technology training for all NCCS staff. Each staff member will select at least two classes to attend.  Remember, everyone is required to take four technology training sessions this school year. Two of your sessions will ... Read More »

NCTIES Announces Call for Proposals for 2014 Conference


 March 5th – 7th at the Raleigh Convention Center NCTIES will be accepting concurrent session proposals for the NCTIES 2014 Conference. NCTIES members, non-members and students of all levels are invited to submit a proposal. The deadline to submit a presentation proposal is: October 31, 2013. Click here to submit a presentation proposal.  The mission of NCTIES is to provide ... Read More »