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NCCS Summer Institute Team

Summer institute participants

In the Summer of 2013, several district curriculum leaders traveled to Greensboro, NC together to join forces with other school leaders.  The goal of this 3rd annual NCDPI Summer Institute was to connect over matters of curriculum, instruction, and assessment. Representatives from NCCS in district leadership, school leadership, English/Language Arts, Math, Social Studies, Science, Counseling, ESL, Technology, Fine Arts, and ... Read More »

NCCS Educators Featured in #NCed Chat Blog

#nced blog image

Many NCCS teachers and leaders are active in the weekly #NCed Twitter Chat on Tuesday nights at 8 pm.  Below, you will find a copy of the #NCed blog from September 18 that features several of our NCCS teachers. Read More »

Newton-Conover Director Featured in ISTE Publication

Leading and Learning magazine cover

ISTE’s membership magazine, Learning & Leading with Technology (L&L), features practical ideas for using today’s digital tools to improve learning and teaching and for appropriately integrating technology into classrooms, curricula, and administration. In the September/October issue of this international publication, Newton-Conover’s Cindy Geddes, Director of Accountability and Technology, was the featured co-author of an article titled “Growing Technology Leaders.” The article ... Read More »

The ABCs of IEPs


It is important to understand what an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) is and what an IEP means for our students. An IEP is a written statement for a child with a disability that is developed, reviewed, and revised in accordance with state law. There are 14 types of disabilities, defined by the state, in which students can be identified, in accordance ... Read More »

Understanding PEPs


During the first few weeks of the school year, we do a great deal of assessing where students are so that we can meet their academic needs.  Over these first few weeks of school, undoubtedly, you have learned a lot about your students’ strengths and areas for growth.  It is during these first few weeks of school that it is ... Read More »

Welcome to the The Compass: The NCCS Online Curriculum Newsletter


Welcome to The Compass!  Our team will use this site to post the latest information from about curriculum, instruction, assessment, technology, and education news.  Take a few moments to get to know our site. Features:  In this section, you will find articles and information about features in NCCS.  We will highlight classrooms, teachers, students, and innovation in this section. Instructional ... Read More »