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National Board Support Sessions Underway

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Newton-Conover City Schools provides both financial support and mentoring/coaching for staff who select to achieve their National Board Certification.  We are fortunate to have in our district Dr. Amanda Bridges and Mrs. Angie Sigmon who lead the support of our National Board candidates.  Support sessions, online resources, mentoring, and timelines are just a few of the services our team – ... Read More »

National Board – Important Dates and Deadlines

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It was incredible to see so many of you at our National Board Support Session with Dr. Bridges on August 28.  If you are currently or are planning to be a National Board Candidate this year, please check out these important dates|deadlines.  You can also check out our National Board Edlio Page. If you are interested in pursuing National Board ... Read More »

And YOU Get a SWIVL, and YOU Get a SWIVL, and YOU Get a SWIVL!

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Thanks to our NT3 Grant, now all schools have at least one SWIVL in the building, and our pilot schools have even more.  What’s SWIVL?  Watch this short video to learn more. SWIVL can be used to record your National Board videos, to review and evaluate instructional practices during PLCs, for flipped instruction, to provide direct instruction to students who ... Read More »

National Board Certification – Do you have questions?

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During our convocation Wednesday, we recognized our National Board Certified Teachers and shared our district desire that all of our teachers would aspire to be NBCTs.  Several teachers have reached out to learn more.  Here’s how you can… Take part in our district-wide National Board Support Sessions.  Even if you are on the fence, come and learn more. Meetings will ... Read More »

Thinking about National Board Certification? You are in the Right Place!

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During the 2016-17 school year, Newton-Conover received a 2 year grant worth over $140,000.  The purpose of the NT3 Grant is to develop a greater understanding of accomplished teaching across our district through refocusing on the five core propositions of accomplished teaching, the architecture of accomplished teaching, and infusing these elements into our professional development and the fabric of our ... Read More »

Dr. Bridges Selected by National Board to Serve on Standard Setting Panel

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Dr. Amanda Bridges was selected on behalf of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, to join the standard setting panel for her certificate area, ECYA/Exceptional  Needs Specialist: MMD. Only a few NBCTs in her certificate area were selected from the nation. Standard setting is a research-based process for establishing a performance standard that indicates accomplished teaching on those items. This process ... Read More »

NT3 Grant Provides NCCS Leaders an Opportunity to Learn from Leaders Across the US

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Dr. Mullins (District Sponsor) and Angie Sigmon (Improvement Lead) recently attended Learning Session 3 in Denver, Colorado for the NT3 Grant Newton-Conover received through The National Board.  The grant provides over $100,000 in funding over two years to provide professional learning and growth opportunities for teachers. The goal of the grant is to ensure teachers understand the tenets of accomplished ... Read More »

K-5 Teachers Receive Professional Development Through NT3 Grant

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Newton-Conover is one of two school districts in North Carolina to receive the National Board NT3 Grant.  This two-year grant provides the district with more than $100,000 to improve teachers’ capacity for deeper understanding of quality teaching.  Resources, coaching, professional development opportunities, and learning experiences are all part of the National Board grant.   Currently, we have 14 National Board ... Read More »

The Standard The Official Blog of the National Board

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Research shows that NBCTs have a greater impact on student learning and achievement than non-certified teachers, with their students outperforming their peers in other classrooms. After National Board certification, teachers need to continue to grow and develop as accomplished teachers. To take charge of your own learning, you can achieve this growth from your own home. Are you aware there ... Read More »

Newton-Conover Receives National Board NT3 Grant

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Newton-Conover received a grant from National Board that will provide the district with $100,000 over two years to develop a sustainable plan to build capacity in teachers by providing focused professional development on accomplished teaching practices.  The goals of the grant include improving teacher quality, preparing teachers for successful completion of National Board Certification, and building teacher leadership.  All three ... Read More »