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Google Makes Launchpad Elementary Apps Free

Recently, Google purchased Launchpad Toys — a publisher of various iPad apps targeted at elementary-age students.  In true Google tradition, two of the apps that were previously charged for have now been made free!  The apps, Toontastic and Telestory, in addition to all in-app purchases, are now free in the App Store to all users.   Toontastic is a great ... Read More »

Famous Author Delivers a Tasty Message to N-CCS Audiences

Author and illustrator Jarrett J. Krosoczka visited N-CCS on Friday, January 9th!  Invited to our district by N-CCS RtI Coordinator, Brian Smith, Krosoczka spoke to third, fourth, and fifth graders during school visits about how he became an author and illustrator.  During his visits, Mr. Krosoczka shared with students the triumphs and disappointments of his professional writing and illustrating career.  His ... 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 »

Nature FUN Camp Offers Unique Summer Experience for Students

If your students or children ages 8-12 are looking for a unique, fun, outdoor summer experience, then Nature FUN Camp might be just the ticket.  The camp will be held at Geitner-Rotary Park, June 23-27 from 9-noon.  Boys and girls are invited.  There is a a supply fee of $30 to cover t-shirts and the craft and cooking supplies. It will be a great ... Read More »

NCDPI Adds 3-5 Math Games to Elementary Math Wiki

These games are aligned to The Common Core State Standards. The intent of this document is to provide students with an opportunity to develop conceptual understanding and computational proficiency.  Please feel free to adapt, tweak, or modify the games to meet the needs of your learners! K-2 Games coming soon! Please send feedback: Kitty Rutherford  or Denise Schulz: Read More »

Newton-Conover to Pilot Blended Learning Classroom in Conjunction with L-R

Newton-Conover is excited to announce an innovative blended learning initiative that will be piloted at North Newton Elementary School during the 2014-15 school year. Expected Outcomes for the NCCS Blended Learning Academy: Provide a flexible, self-directed, individualized learning environment for students. Maximize the affordances of technology to increase learning for each student. Provide growth and leadership opportunities for teachers. Partner ... Read More »

“Nurturing for Giftedness” Workshop

The Newton-Conover AIG Program facilitated a “Nurturing for Giftedness” workshop on February 24for forty-three kindergarten – 3rd grade NCCS and Catawba County teachers.  Ms. Sarah Hennessey, Discovery teacher from Cumberland County, presented activities, strategies, and challenges that can enhance creativity and critical thinking in the primary grades.  The workshop proved to be an exciting and beneficial event for teachers, providing ... Read More »

Shuford Elementary 2nd Graders Host a Wax Museum

     To truly know a person, sometimes you must become them! That is exactly what the second grade students at Shuford Elementary School did this week. The students at Shuford Elementary School captured the magic and mystery of historical characters today at their Wax Museum! Students researched facts, prepared speeches, and wore costumes to become famous Americans for other students ... Read More »

Free K-8 STEM Live Video Course Extensions for Science Through NCSSM


Take advantage of these STEM Enrichment sessions that enhance core instruction for elementary and middle school students as well as provide instruction for teachers in “hard to teach” concepts. Instruction is aligned with the competencies and objectives outlined nationally and by the state of North Carolina. NCSSM offers both live interactive programming and do-it-yourself lessons. Live sessions are scheduled interactive ... Read More »

Classroom Teaching Strategies for Active Student Engagement


Have you ever wondered how do you keep your students actively engaged in your classroom?  There are many ways to keep your students attention and to ensure that they remain on task throughout your instructional lessons.  Below you will find a few techniques to add to your “Teacher Toolbox” to help you maintain active engagement in your classroom. Strategy No. ... Read More »