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NCCS Summer Institute Team

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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 »

Using Google Drive to Promote the 4Cs of 21st Century Learning

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Jessica Luby, the 2013 NCHS Teacher of the Year, shares ways Google Drive can be used in the classroom to support collaboration, critical thinking, communication, and creativity.  We are fortunate in Newton-Conover to have Google Drive at our fingertips.  Jessica Luby has found some creative ways to use Google Drive with her students. One way I use Google Drive throughout ... Read More »

Two-Minute Tuesdays

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Leah Hayes, the 2013 Teacher of the Year at South Newton Elementary School, recently shared one of her best strategies for connecting with parents.  Her strategy:  Two -Minute Tuesdays. My best relationship building tool is “Two Minute Tuesday.” Each Tuesday that we are in school, unless someone in my house is sick, I send each parent a text message or an E-mail sharing ... Read More »

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 »