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April Team of the Month: The RtI Team

RtI Chairs receive team of month award

This year, N-CCS has started an initiative in which staff members nominate ​a team who they feel is deserving of being named ​Team ​of the Month. With special thanks to our sponsor Prodigy Voice and Data, this ​team​ will be awarded with district recognition and a $100 stipend. Throughout the month, ​teams are nominated through a Google form, and a ... Read More »

Brian Smith Serves as Guest Speaker on Teacher Talk Live

Brian Smith Screenshot

Brian Smith, RtI/PD Facilitator, was recently a guest speaker on the web-based show, Teacher Talk Live.  The topic of the episode was “Teacher Wins:  Celebrating our Successes as Educators.” Oscar Staton is the host of this show, and it is currently available on YouTube.  Click here to check out the episode. Read More »

N-CCS Educators Announced As International Emerging Leaders


N-CCS Instructional Technology Facilitator, Jamie Frye, and RtI/Professional Development Coordinator,  Brian Smith, were recently both named in the 2015 ASCD (Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) Emerging Leaders Cohort.  This elite group of 46 educators from all over the world will have the opportunity to work collaboratively over two years, participate in shaping educational policies, serve on ASCD committees, and ... Read More »

Smith’s “Build a Better Teacher” Receives a Standing Ovation at TEDx Hickory

There were few dry eyes in the house, and the crowd gave their first and only standing ovation of the day at the conclusion of Brian Smith’s TED Talk, “Build a Better Teacher.”  Smith, Newton-Conover’s RtI Specialist and Professional Development Coordinator, developed the talk around the idea that great teachers become better by picking up on needs of their students ... Read More »

School Outfitters Publishes Newton-Conover Educator’s Blog Post

Brian Smith, RtI Facilitator and Professional Development Coordinator is no stranger to the world of educational blogging.  Most of  you know that Brian blogs weekly for Scholastic.  However, today, School Outfitters published Brian’s blog post:  Professional Bucket List.  Check out what Brian has to say on the School Outfitters website.   Read More »

HIC Grant Winners from NCCS Share Plans for Cultural Experiences

Congratulations to Revae Bostwick and Brian Smith for receiving HIC Community Grants.  Both educators have proposed projects to increase cultural understanding among our students.  The goals of the Hickory International Council (HIC) are to improve cultural understanding and increase awareness of the interconnectedness of the varied societies in the world.  Each year, the HIC provides opportunities for educators to write ... Read More »

Brian Smith Selected to Speak at TEDx Hickory

Brian Smith, NCCS RtI and Professional Development Facilitator, was just notified that he has been accepted to present his talk “Building a Better Teacher:  Connect, Expect, Reflect” at the 2015 TEDx Hickory.  The focus of his talk will be on how our students will not only make us better teachers but also better humans if we allow it to happen. ... Read More »

Brian Smith Named one of Hickory’s Top 10 Young Professionals

Brian Smith, RtI and Professional Development Facilitator for NCCS, was named one of the top 10 young professionals in Hickory by the Hickory Daily Record on Sunday.  This is Brian’s first year in Newton-Conover.  Heather Mullins, Chief Academic Officer stated, “When we decided to make the shift to RtI, I knew there was no one better than Brian Smith.  He brings ... Read More »

NCCS Educators Present at Google Summit

On August 5-6, 2014, David Schouweiler, chemistry teacher and tech team member at NCHS, and Brian Smith, NCCS RtI Faciliatator, presented at the Hickory Google Summit.   A Google in Education Summit is an open 1-2 day event primarily focused on Google Apps for Education, but can also cover additional Google products like Chromebooks, Google Earth, YouTube for Schools, Google Search, ... Read More »

Brian Smith Joins NCCS Family

As NCCS shifts from the Instructional Consultative model to Responsiveness to Instruction (RtI), the goal was to find an RtI expert who could lead our district through the transition.  Brian Smith has not only been an RtI Coordinator at the district level, but he has also had opportunities to lead at the area, regional, state, and national levels.  In addition ... Read More »