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Dr. Scarlet Davis to Host National Board Information Session

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On October 1st at 3:30pm at NCMS, Dr. Scarlet Davis, Instructional Coach at South Newton Elementary School, will be hosting a meeting about National Board Certification for any teacher, counselor, or media specialist interested in becoming a more intentional, reflective, accomplished educator.   National Board Certified Teachers receive a 12% pay increase from the state for the 10 years of ... Read More »

NCCS Educators Featured in #NCed Chat Blog

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Many NCCS teachers and leaders are active in the weekly #NCed Twitter Chat on Tuesday nights at 8 pm.  Below, you will find a copy of the #NCed blog from September 18 that features several of our NCCS teachers. Read More »

Using QR Codes to Enhance Learning

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A QR (Quick Response) code is a type of matrix code first designed for the automotive industry. More recently, the system has become popular outside of the auto industry due to its fast readability and comparatively large storage capacity. The code consists of black modules arranged in a square pattern on a white background, and the information encoded can be made up ... Read More »

Newton-Conover Director Featured in ISTE Publication

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ISTE’s membership magazine, Learning & Leading with Technology (L&L), features practical ideas for using today’s digital tools to improve learning and teaching and for appropriately integrating technology into classrooms, curricula, and administration. In the September/October issue of this international publication, Newton-Conover’s Cindy Geddes, Director of Accountability and Technology, was the featured co-author of an article titled “Growing Technology Leaders.” The article ... Read More »

Navigating Math Pathways

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For students who entered ninth grade in 2009-10, an additional math class was required for graduation.  Rather than three math classes, students now must have four math credits in addition to their other requirements to graduate.  These math requirements are aligned to a particular pathway that students can take as they finish their high school career. Students will select a ... Read More »

Remind 101: Communication with Parents and Students Made Easy

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Remind 101 is a free, safe way for teachers to send parents and students class updates via text without sharing their personal cell phone numbers.  The site is so simple that you can set up your account in less than two minutes!   Amanda Griffin at Newton-Conover Middle School uses Remind 101.  She shared how she uses Remind 101.  “I ... Read More »

The ABCs of IEPs

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It is important to understand what an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) is and what an IEP means for our students. An IEP is a written statement for a child with a disability that is developed, reviewed, and revised in accordance with state law. There are 14 types of disabilities, defined by the state, in which students can be identified, in accordance ... Read More »

Creating Quality Clear Learning Targets

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To what extent do students understand what they are supposed to learn in your class? How do you know?  These questions provide food for thought as to how we share our knowledge with our students. Often times, we make assumptions that students know what we want them to learn. Clear Learning Targets provide one method that we can use to ... Read More »

Are your essential questions REALLY essential?

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In his critically-acclaimed book, The Seven Habits of Highly Successful People, Stephen R. Covey said, “To begin with the end in mind means to start with a clear understanding of y our destination.  It means to know where you’re going so that you better understand where you are now so that the steps you take are always in the right ... Read More »

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

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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 www.ncctm.org 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 »