MISSION CRITICAL: Preparing District Teams to Support the Digital Transition


MISSION CRITICAL at the Friday Institute

MISSION CRITICAL: Preparing District Teams to Support the Digital Transition is a full-year program offered by the CCRESA in partnership with the Friday Institute. The first of five sessions was held on September 22nd. Fifteen districts sent teams composed of high level decision-makers. Teams spent much of the first day discussing leadership issues around student learning, with a focus on how technology can enhance the learning environment and opportunities for students. The next session, on October 30th, will focus on C&I and professional development issues. in the meantime, the Friday Institute facilitators have asked district teams to meet at their sites to continue the discussion and planning that began on September 22nd.

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Leadership Roundtable for Principals

apple-booksFor the first time this year, we will convene a Leadership Roundtable for Principals that will study five books pertaining to aspects of leadership such as communications, building positive and trusting relationships, motivation, decision-making, and organizational and personal change.

First priority for the Leadership Roundtables will be given to principals. Participants may sign up for one or more sessions depending upon their interest. Registration will close a month in advance of each session to ensure participants receive their complimentary copy of the book in time to prepare. Registration is now open to allow more than 2 participants per district. The Waiting List will open after 20 seats have been filled. Sessions will run from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.  Break service and lunches will be provided on site.

Click here to view descriptions of the five books that we will be studying and links to register for each session. You can also access registration for any of our sessions by clicking on the Events Tab.

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You Don’t Have to Be Bad to Get Better: Increasing Teacher & Student Success


Candi McKay, author of “You Don’t Have to Be Bad to Get Better”

Candi McKay, a national consultant and author of You Don’t Have to be Bad to Get Better, facilitated a workshop on instructional leadership for principals and principal supervisors.  For two days in July, participants learned how principals must remove their “rose-colored glasses” and create a culture of learning rather than a culture of “nice.” Through a series of engaging exercises and drawing from Ms. McKay’s book, participants discussed what principals should be looking for in classrooms, how principals can support teachers improve their practice, and how to have conversations with teachers about their instruction.

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Congratulations Dr. Tom Forcella from Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools!

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Dr. Tom Forcella, Superintendent of CHCCS, and Dr. Neil Pedersen, Executive Director of CCRESA.

Executive Director Neil Pedersen surprised Tom Forcella at his Board’s meeting on Thursday, June 18th, with the announcement that he has been named the Central Region Superintendent of the Year for 2015-16.  In the fall, Dr. Forcella and superintendents from the seven other regions in the state will be considered for the honor of North Carolina Superintendent of the Year.

Click here to view the CHCCS Press Release

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Cross-District Strategic Solutions Sessions

Join a Statewide Professional Learning Network

♦     Collaborative Professional Learning Network of Educators

♦     Educators volunteering to share a challenging issue

♦     Participants sharing and discussing ideas

♦     One-hour virtual conversation

♦     Problem-solving solution-generating model

♦     Open to ALL educators across the state

Click here to view CDSS topics and links to registration.

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The Habits of Mind for Digital Teaching and Learning

Lisa HarveyLisa Hervey, from the Friday Institute, presented on The Habits of Mind for Digital Teaching and Learning.  Her PowerPoint presentation can be found at http://bit.ly/CCRESA (case sensitive).  She shared background information on two frameworks: TPACK and SAMR.

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    Educator Effectiveness Evaluation l PD System Webinars: 2015 -16 Schedule

    NCDPI will provide free webinars on a variety of topics ranging from Home Base and the North Carolina Educator Evaluation System (NCEES) to the Universal Design for Learning (UDL).

    Click here for the schedule.

    2015-2016 Online Home Base PD Offered Through DPI

    Home Base PD System, including self--paced modules, facilitated courses, mini-modules, and PD MooClets.

    Click here to view course descriptions.

    Click here to view the Home Base PD Calendar.

    2015-2016 Home Base User Groups

    NCDPI will be hosting User Group Sessions for the 2015-2016 school year. Regions 1 & 3 will be held together. Locations are still TBD but dates have been scheduled.

    Click here for dates and more information.


    Click on the Events Tab to see a full list of sessions offered by CCRESA.

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    Dana Stutzman
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