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Instructional Core Modules Available in Canvas

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The Instructional Core Framework was developed by the NCCS Curriculum Team in conjunction with the NCCS Curriculum Council after a year of research, reading, and lengthy discussions about what all good teachers should know about pedagogy.  If you are new to Newton-Conover, you had the opportunity to get a broad overview of the Instructional Core during our New Hire Orientation. ... Read More »

Instructional Core – Year 2: What to Expect

NCCS Instructional Core Framework

On Tuesday, August 22, teachers across the district had an opportunity to dig into a preview of our Instructional Core work over the 17-18 school year.  We began with an emphasis on Growth Mindset and discussed how we can approach our own learning as well as student learning through a growth mindset lens.  Hopefully, you were able to wipe the ... Read More »

Instructional Core Support Document – A Work In Progress

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As we move into second semester, we are concluding our Instructional Core sessions on Introduction to Content and moving into the Differentiated Pathway.  The next several months, we will explore how to address the needs of students who have mastered content or who have demonstrated a strong understanding of content prior to instruction. As you plan lessons or look for ... Read More »

October Instructional Core Focus: Essential Questions & Clear Learning Targets

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During the month of October, all schools received a refresher on Essential Questions and Clear Learning Targets.  The goal was to reinforce research-based instructional practices that are already in place to ensure that we have a clear, district-wide understanding of the terms and expectations. Marzano (2005) related that students who understanding what they are learning perform up to 27% higher ... Read More »

All NCCS Schools Engage in Data Discussions to Kick Off School Year

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This week, school administrators, lead teachers, and central office leadership held meetings with teachers and allowed them to explore accountability data and classroom walkthrough data to help teachers gain a greater understanding of district-wide trends, strengths, and areas for improvement.  This presentation provided teachers with the rationale for our district-wide focus on the Instructional Core Framework, which will roll out ... Read More »