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Instructional Core Ensures Shared Understanding Among All N-CCS Teachers and Administrators

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During the 2015-16 school year, curriculum leaders, administrators, and the N-CCS Curriculum Council – comprised of teachers from every school – analyzed a variety of data sources and scoured research-based frameworks and strategies to develop a plan to strengthen instruction across the district.  This work resulted in the Newton-Conover City Schools Instructional Core Framework. Over the summer of 2016, members ... Read More »

2015-16 Classroom Walkthrough Document Now In Use


If you have seen an administrator or director in your classroom tapping an iPad or iPhone, you may have been observed using our 2015-16 K-12 walkthrough tool.  Principals and district staff have been making revisions to the tool over the past month, making suggestions for improvement, and preparing for collaborating in small group walkthroughs to calibrate the tool. So, What are We Looking ... Read More »

NCCS Invites Teachers to Apply to Serve on District Curriculum Council

Beginning during the spring semester of the 2014-15 school year, Newton-Conover City Schools will be forming a district-wide curriculum council. This group will meet quarterly to discuss and inform curriculum, instruction, professional development, and teaching and learning opportunities. Members of the NCCS Curriculum Council will be expected to attend four after school meetings per year, provide occasional PLC support, provide ... Read More »

Jonathan Tharpe Brings Notoriety and New Resources to North Newton!

Mr. Jonathan Tharpe, 4th grade teacher at North Newton Elementary School, was awarded a $1,000 grant from Corning Corporation in Hickory on Wednesday, Dec. 17th. Mr. Tharpe is using the grant to implement MobyMax in every classroom at North Newton. MobyMax is for all students in grades K-8. Moby’s adaptive curriculum creates a unique, individualized education plan for each student ... Read More »

Continuing the Conversation: NCDPI September Curriculum Summits

NC Ready for Success is excited to announce two new educational summits in September. Math educators will be interested in attending our Math Summit on September 19th from 9:30 am – 3:30 pm at Central Piedmont Community College.  English educators will be interested in attending our English Summit on September 26th from 9:30 am – 3:30 pm at UNC – Wilmington. Building on our inaugural event in the spring, these summits will continue to ... Read More »

State Releases Goal Summary Reports to Districts

One of the most challenging aspects of having new standards and new assessments is understanding how much each standard is weighted on that assessment.  When revising instructional guides and pacing, teachers benefit from allocating the appropriate amount of time to each concept.  To review the breakdown of standards on each state assessment, click here. Read More »