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Visual Literacy and the Common Core Workshop at the North Carolina Museum of Art

How is a work of art a text? Explore strategies for using the visual arts to support the Common Core Anchor Standards for Reading and Writing. Earns 0.5 CEU in Literacy. Registration required. *Pairs of teachers from the same school representing different subject areas who register together receive a discounted rate of $15 per person. For more information, to register ... Read More »

Art and the Common Core

Asheville Art Museum

The North Carolina Museum of Art will be running a day long workshop at the Asheville Art Museum on Saturday, October 26 from 9:30am-4:00pm. Attendees will explore connections between the visual arts and Common Core State Standards and learn strategies for incorporating learning through the arts in all subject areas. Registration is required. To learn more visit: Read More »

Digital Days Returns to NCCS on October 7

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Mark your calendars and think TECH!  On October 7, we will host our third annual Digital Days at Newton-Conover Middle School.  Digital Days is the required technology training for all NCCS staff. Each staff member will select at least two classes to attend.  Remember, everyone is required to take four technology training sessions this school year. Two of your sessions will ... Read More »

NCTIES Announces Call for Proposals for 2014 Conference


 March 5th – 7th at the Raleigh Convention Center NCTIES will be accepting concurrent session proposals for the NCTIES 2014 Conference. NCTIES members, non-members and students of all levels are invited to submit a proposal. The deadline to submit a presentation proposal is: October 31, 2013. Click here to submit a presentation proposal.  The mission of NCTIES is to provide ... Read More »

NCDPI to Webinar: Exploring the 4 Cs of 21st Century Learning on the Web – Interactive Tools for Creativity

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When:  Friday, September 27, 11:30am – 12:30pm Description:  Exploring the 4 Cs of Communication, Collaboration, Critical Thinking and Creativity on the web will provide educators with the opportunity to maximize the interactivity of the internet to enhance teaching and learning. Each webinar will examine a variety of resources with potential for growing 21st century learning skills in students by focusing on ... Read More »

NCCS Summer Institute Team

Summer institute participants

In the Summer of 2013, several district curriculum leaders traveled to Greensboro, NC together to join forces with other school leaders.  The goal of this 3rd annual NCDPI Summer Institute was to connect over matters of curriculum, instruction, and assessment. Representatives from NCCS in district leadership, school leadership, English/Language Arts, Math, Social Studies, Science, Counseling, ESL, Technology, Fine Arts, and ... Read More »

North Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics 43rd Annual State Mathematics Conference


The North Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCCTM) 43rd Annual State Mathematics Conference will be held at the Joseph S. Koury Convention Center in Greensboro, North Carolina on Thursday and Friday, October 31 and November 1, 2013. Go to to register for the State Mathematics Conference.  43rd State Mathematics Conference Keynote Speakers *Linda Gojak: President of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, author, ... Read More »

Gradebook Support Coming to NCCS


As you know, every third Wednesday has been designated for district-wide professional development from 3:30 – 5:00.  September 21, 2013 will be our first district-wide professional development session.   This month’s topic is:  Powerschool Gradebook: Question and Answers.  Many teachers are already using Gradebook with few problems, while others are struggling with the functionality of this new platform. Expectation:  Any ... Read More »