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Therapeutic Tools for School Counselors

Mr. Allen and Mrs. Palozzi, both counselors at Newton-Conover STEM Middle School, were 2017-18 Innovative Grant recipients.  Therapeutic tools will assist in helping students calm down when first coming to our counseling office and will encourage greater communication as the student gains a greater sense of comfort and opens up to counselors.  For more information on what therapeutic tools are ... Read More »

ClassroomScreen – A One Stop Management Tool

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There are many digital tools that help teachers keep their classrooms organized and well-managed.  For example during a single lesson, teachers may want to digitally display a timer, noise monitor, and some written directions on the screen to help students with self-pacing.  Instead of having to resize several different windows which include these different tools, allows teachers to open ... Read More »

Embrace Instructional Technology, but Check the Approved List!

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Welcome back from what we hope was a summer of leisure, fun, and rest!  As you begin making lesson plans and firing up the Chromebooks, iPads, and laptops, take a moment to review the Approved App/Tool List to ensure that you remain in compliance with district policy as well as CIPA, COPPA, and FERPA regulations. You can use the Ctrl+F ... Read More »

Chief Academic Officer Presents to Digital Superheroes

Heather Mullins spent the last two days sharing and learning with digital leaders from around our state at the Friday Institute’s Coaching Digital Learning Institute.  The theme of this year’s institute is:  You are a superhero!  The sessions and resources from this Institute are amazing.  Check out those resources here. Resources include tons of apps, tools, information about 1:1, blended ... Read More »

District Leaders Present at AdvancED Conference

Dr. David Stegall, Superintendent; Heather Mullins, Chief Academic Officer; and Cindy Geddes, Director of Accountability and Technology, traveled to Greensboro on Monday to present to state leaders at the AdvancED North Carolina Fall Conference.  The conference  provided opportunities for leaders in North Carolina to collaborate with colleagues and share ideas about what works, what doesn’t and what’s around the corner. The ... Read More »

Do you Differentiate?


Differentiation has been a buzzword in education for more than two decades.  Educators often talk about differentiation, but the concept is somewhat difficult to define.  When we think about differentiation, most often we think of content, process, product, and learning environment.  Today’s classrooms are more diverse than ever before, and differentiation is no longer an option but a necessity. If ... Read More »