Ninety percent of North Carolina’s children attend public schools, and educating all 1.5 million of them costs the state about $8.3 billion each year. Add $3 billion in local funds and $1.4 billion in federal funds, and it’s easy to understand why taxpayers and politicians care about the public school budget. Education at all levels is one-third of the state’s annual budget and a large percentage of each local county’s budget as well. . . Continue Reading
Lisa 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.
Teams from 8 schools in the CCRESA service area attended the first two days of a four-day Teacher Leader Digital Media Integration Academy on October 2nd and 3rd, held at Nash Central High School. Rachael Paul (in red), the program facilitator from Discovery Education, helped participants to delve deeper into the features of the DE product and structured activities to help them learn more about lesson design and the use of student stations/centers.
On August 19th, Jennifer DeNeal and other DPI staff led a comprehensive session on implementing Standard 6 using the Analysis of Student Work (ASW) with more than 90 participants from the arts, healthful living, world languages, and AP/IB. The wiki for the session may be accessed at http://ncasw.ncdpi.wikispaces.net/ .
The 2nd Cohort of the Leadership for Change Agents met on July 23-24 for a two-day Influencer training facilitated by Lynn Williams. Influencer is a leadership course that teaches proven strategies to change vital behaviors in organizations to achieve the desired results. Participating principals were able to collaborate and share with other principals from across Region 3 in this interactive workshop. Fifty-one principals in the region have participated thus far in this leadership program.
The BB&T Leadership Institute completed the pilot sessions of Mastering Leadership Dynamics for Educational Leaders, and have new sessions for 2015. If you would like to attend one, click here for program dates.
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