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NC Ready for Success

NC Ready for Success is a cross-sector collaboration between the NC Community College System, the University of North Carolina, the NC Department of Public Instruction, and the NC Independent Colleges and Universities.  A statewide bridge to information connecting K-12 and postsecondary education, NC Ready for Success informs and educates faculty, policy makers and stakeholders about the ongoing impact of the ... Read More »

NCDPI Offers Facilitated Online Courses

Following the popularity of our first fall 2014 session of instructor facilitated courses, we would like to offer our second fall 2014 session of facilitated courses. These courses are available at no cost to North Carolina educators and will be facilitated by DPI professionals. The courses are completed entirely online. Participants are expected to meet all weekly deadlines in order ... Read More »

Released NC Final Exam Items

NCDPI has shared released items from the NC Final Exams. Please click here to view the released items. These are valuable resources and should be explored for each subject area that you teach that has a NC Final Exam. The fall 2014 sets of released items were administered to students during a previous test administration. The released items may not ... Read More »

Call for Proposals for NCAGT Conference now through November 30

Proposals are now being accepted for this year’s NCAGT Conference, “AIG at the Heart of North Carolina”, which will be held on March 5-6, 2015  in Winston Salem.   If you are interested in submitting a proposal, please contact Heather Mullins.  If you are accepted to present, the district will fund your expenses to the conference:  substitute and mileage.  Online proposals ... Read More »

TEDxHickory 2015: Do you have an idea worth sharing?

TEDxHickory is an event designed to bring people together in  and around the Catawba Valley who are doing things to make a difference, and/or are makers of things special to this region.  These people will share their ideas to inspire others in the Catawba Valley region.  This will be the fourth year TED has come to Hickory.  A TEDx talk can be ... Read More »

The 11th Annual Elementary School Conference is October 19-21

The 11th annual Elementary School Conference is only a month away!  Laura Candler, NCAEE President shares the following: “If you are thinking about attending but haven’t yet registered, you might like a sneak peek at what we are offering. Click this link to find a preliminary list of all breakout sessions for each day of the conference. Ready to register? Click here to go ... Read More »

Carolina Cycle Challenge for Schools

Are you up to a Fitness Challenge? The Carolina Cycle Challenge (CCC) would like to invite you and your classmates to join us in a fun way to raise money to help beat pediatric cancer and ‘Bragging Rights’ for your school! CCC is a fun-filled, family-oriented cycling event consisting of a 10 mile, 32 mile, 55 mile, and Tot Ride ... Read More »

The Math Behind the Market – An NCCAT Seminar for Math Teachers

A series of studies measured the practice of using real life financial simulations like “The Stock Market Game” on NAEP math scores and other summative math scores, and found a significant improvement for students who participated in financial simulation games. Learn to integrate “The Stock Market Game” into your math curriculum using proven methods for engagement and success. This program ... Read More »

NCASA Offers Opportunities for Middle and High School Students in NCCS

The North Carolina Association for Scholastic Activities (NCASA) promotes academic excellence and success of North Carolina students through scholastic competitions.  Newton-Conover Middle School, Discovery High School, and Newton-Conover High School are all members of the NCASA and can participate in any of the NCASA sponsored competitions throughout the year.  NCASA believes that scholastic activities enrich students by satisfying their psychological and social needs. They believe ... Read More »

NCDPI K-5 Math Newsletter Provides Resources and PD Offerings

Check out the NCDPI K-5 Fall Newsletter.  This newsletter is full of resources, FAQs, upcoming professional development offerings, and ListServ information. Read More »