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Newton-Conover’s District Commercial is Here (and Going to the Movies!)

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In Newton-Conover City Schools, there’s a reason we hold the highest graduation rate in North Carolina’s history.  Put simply?  We believe in giving every student choices…and we are sharing our story with the greater community! As a part of sharing our story, following months of filming, editing and producing, we are excited to share with you the final edition of our ... Read More »

New NCDPI Literacy Modules Carry Credit

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Educator Effectiveness has heard your requests for more courses that carry literacy credit. After careful review, we are happy to announce that two additional courses within the Home Base PD System catalog meet the statutory description (115c-296(b)(1)b) of a literacy credit. Supporting English Language Learners (ELLs) in the Classroom: Action Research from the GTNand The Reading and Writing Connection: Action ... Read More »

NCDPI Releases 2014-15 READY Accountability Results


The 2014-15 READY accountability results are now available. These results include student performance on end-of-grade/end-of-course tests based on five achievement levels, overall student proficiency on end-of-grade/end-of-course tests, student academic growth, School Performance Grades and graduation rates. Find this data at The 2014-15 data will also be displayed by school and district on the NC School Report Card, which is ... Read More »

NCDPI Releases New Online Module: Assessing Digital Tools

Choosing digital tools for your classroom can be daunting. The fact that a given tool could be used for educational purposes doesn’t mean that you can use it in your classroom, with your students, or in any given lesson—or that you should use it. This module will walk you through some ways of assessing classroom technology, considering the kinds of ... Read More »

DPI Offers Free Summer Facilitated Online Courses for CEUs

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Summer Opportunities 2015: Facilitated Online Courses – As a reminder, a list of facilitated online courses offered this summer is noted below. Registration opens June 1. Courses start June 22. For a full description of the courses and associated CEUs visit –  Digital Literacies in the Classroom (seven weeks) 1.5 CEUs –  Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science and Technical Subjects: Part 1 (five weeks) 0.5 CEU ... Read More »

NCDPI Transitions to New Automated Licensure System

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The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction will be transitioning to a new automated licensure system. The Department’s goal in automating the licensure system is to increase access to information for all key stakeholders, including individual teachers, local school districts, and colleges and universities. Licensure is a key service that is provided to educators and the school community to ensure ... Read More »

NCDPI MOOClet Begins March 30

The Educator Effectiveness Division of the NC Department of Public Instruction is offering another session of Effective Digital Strategies for Teaching and Learning in the K-12 Classroom: A PD MOOClet, starting March 30. This course is available at no cost to North Carolina educators and will be facilitated by DPI professionals.  This course will start nextMonday March 30.  Registration for ... Read More »

NCDPI’s ELA Team Offers Free Webinar on Using Infographics in the English Classroom

Infographics are created to deliver a message by chunking data, text, images, and symbols in a meaningful and visually-appealing way.  The NCDPI ELA team will host a free webinar on March 24 from 3:30 – 4:30  on using infographics in the ELA classroom to support instruction. Registration information is listed below.   Read More »

NCDPI Seeks Feedback on Common Core State Standards

According to the NCDPI website, NC public school parents and community members are invited to go online and give their feedback on the standards for English language arts and mathematics instruction for students in kindergarten through 12th grade. The NC Department of Public Instruction has launched an online survey for parents and community members to provide feedback on the standards currently ... Read More »

NCDPI and WIDA Provide Training on Differentiation for English Learners

The NC Department of Public Instruction in collaboration with WIDA is providing training on Differentiation for English Learners. Differentiation for English Learners PD March 12-13, 2015  (CLAYTON, NC) ELD Standards in Action: Differentiation Workshop English language learners need instruction that is differentiated for their diverse proficiency levels. Participants will collaborate on how to customize instruction for ELLs utilizing WIDA tools ... Read More »