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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 »

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 »

Helping Community Stakeholders Understand the Common Core State Standards

As we conclude year two of Common Core implementation, some community stakeholders are still struggling to understand why the standards are important, how they were selected, and why we owe our North Carolina students the opportunity to engage with these standards.  This handout from NCDPI provides 13 facts about the Common Core State Standards important for North Carolinians to know ... Read More »

NCCTM Seeks Proposals for Fall Conference

There is still time to submit Speaker Proposals for NCCTM’s 44th Annual State Math Conference! The conference will be held October 30th and 31st at Koury Convention Center in Greensboro, NC. This year’s theme is Big Ideas for Teaching and Learning Mathematics. Proposals may be submitted using the . The deadline for proposals is May 15th. We hope to hear from you soon!   If ... Read More »

STEAM Makers Fair for Teachers at the North Carolina Museum of Art

Teachers across NC are invited to this free after-school interlude exploring STEAM through drop-in, hands-on, creative demonstrations connecting techniques in the visual arts with STEM. The relaxed structure of this event allows time for teachers to explore the Museum’s collection and to network and create. Refreshments, ideas, and free resources provided. Registration required; limited to 80 participants. For more information contact ... Read More »

What Does Mathematical Reasoning Look Like?

Since the adoption of the Common Core, many questions still exist about methodologies in teaching math.  Videos are one exceptional way to demonstrate to new teachers, parents, and community members how students should be using higher-order thinking skills to engage with mathematical content. American Federation of Teachers (AFT) teachers, working with Teaching Channel, produced this series of videos in the ... Read More »

Middle School Apps for Math

Below are five apps that are said to help boost math skills in middle school.  Give them a try! Questimate!  –Grade range: 4-7 What is it? Estimation becomes a fabulous math game. Pros: Exposes kids to estimation in fun ways, with concrete math explanation. Cons: Number ranges aren’t limited at first, so it’s easy for answers to be way off. Bottom ... Read More »

Blooming Vocabulary

Amanda Crouch, a seventh grade science and math teacher at Newton-Conover Middle School, has developed a creative way to let vocabulary bloom in her classroom. She began displaying math and science terms on the petals with student-friendly associations, and on the leaves, she has listed the key concepts relevant to the petal terminology. Given that frequent incorporation of academic vocabulary within the classroom has been linked to success on end-of-grade assessments, ... Read More »

STEM Project Matching Grants up to $75,000

Duke Energy Foundation recently announced a $75,000 matching gift to to assist teachers in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).According to program guidelines, public school teachers can submit STEM project proposals to When 50 percent of a project’s request is funded through citizen donations, Duke Energy will contribute the remaining 50 percent for teachers in the company’s North ... Read More »

My Favorite “No”

My Favorite “No” is a great formative assessment strategy to use as a bell ringer or a ticket out the door.  No matter your subject area, this strategy is a great way to combat misconceptions about content and to see exactly where students need support.  Watch this short video to learn more.     Read More »