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Cross-District Strategic Solutions Webinars

Districts or individuals will participate in Cross-district Strategic Solutions 1 hour state-wide topic based forums. Participants can elect to register for and join any forum hosted in any region via a virtual meeting platform. The purpose of Cross-district Strategic Solutions sessions is to build a problem-solving, solution-generating Professional Learning Network of educators open to district leaders, administrators, teachers, counselors and coaches ... Read More »

Professional Development at Your Fingertips

Differentiation has been a key educational concept for years, and one thing is for certain, teachers need and deserve differentiation just as much as students do. The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction has worked hard to develop self-paced and instructor-led professional development that is accessible through Home Base that are no cost to NC educators who have a Home ... Read More »

Social Studies NC Final Exams: Number of Items per Objective

Do you ever wonder if you are focusing on the right objectives for Social Studies classes with NC Final Exams? Wonder no more… The NCDPI/Test Development Section produced a set of documents for the NC Final Exams (NCFE) of Social Studies. The documents provide a table listing the assessed objectives, objective text and number of operational items per objective. The ... Read More »

Mathematics Standards Revision Survey Extended

This fall the NC Department of Public Instruction begins the standards review process for the English language arts and mathematics standards.  They will be following our established State Board policy (GCS-F-012) that calls for a standards review of content standards every five years. As the NCDPI standards review process progresses, they  look forward to gathering information from stakeholders to inform the ... Read More »

Oscar of Teaching Bestowed Upon Shuford Elementary’s Angie Sigmon

Angie Sigmon, a K-3 teacher at Shuford Elementary School in Conover (Newton-Conover City Schools), today was named North Carolina’s latest Milken Educator Award winner and the recipient of a $25,000 prize. State Superintendent June Atkinson made the surprise announcement during a school-wide assembly. Sigmon is among up to 40 outstanding elementary educators who will receive the Milken Educator Award for ... Read More »

NCDPI Offers Facilitated Online Courses

Following the popularity of our first fall 2014 session of instructor facilitated courses, we would like to offer our second fall 2014 session of facilitated courses. These courses are available at no cost to North Carolina educators and will be facilitated by DPI professionals. The courses are completed entirely online. Participants are expected to meet all weekly deadlines in order ... Read More »

NCDPI K-5 Math Newsletter Provides Resources and PD Offerings

Check out the NCDPI K-5 Fall Newsletter.  This newsletter is full of resources, FAQs, upcoming professional development offerings, and ListServ information. Read More »

NCDPI ELA Scoop – Fall Edition is Now Available

As the new school year begins, the ELA team at the North Carolina Department of Instruction has published the Fall 2014 edition of The ELA Scoop.  Take a few moments to check out this edition as it includes the following: ELA Updates Upcoming Professional Development Digital Resources Teaching ELA with Infographics Webinar Schedule And much more.     Read More »

Five NCCS Educators Attend ASW Training in Morganton

Newton-Conover City Schools had five educators in attendance when the North Carolina Department of Instruction presented their workshop on Analysis of Student Work (ASW).  Bill Long, Director of High School Curriculum, along with Glenda Dellinger, (Health and PE), Marty Isenhour (Arts), Miguel Silva (World Languages), and Greg Hardy (Advanced Placement) attended the day-long training in Morganton, NC.  This workshop was ... 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! http://maccss.ncdpi.wikispaces.net/Elementary Please send feedback: Kitty Rutherford  kitty.rutherford@dpi.nc.gov  or Denise Schulz:  denise.schulz@dpi.nc.gov Read More »