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Monday, July 7, 2014 - 9:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.


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SESSION ABSTRACT
TARGET AUDIENCE
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A Menu for Success - The PLC Model
Newton-Conover
True PLCs are built around collaboration, data analysis, curriculum understanding, ongoing planning, and continuous improvement. Learn about how Newton-Conover City Schools empowers teachers and builds capacity through high-functioning PLCs. Instructional Coaches and the district administrators will discuss the building blocks, processes, and procedures to ensure your PLCs are effective.
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K-5 Teachers and Administrators
606
Avery County Schools - Investing in the Future - 1:1 Laptop Initiative
Avery
This session will highlight the 1:1 initiative undertaken by Avery County Schools. With the cooperation of all stakeholders, ACS placed an iPad or Macbook in the hands of every child K-12 that represents a huge investment that is beginning to pay large dividends. Special focus will be given to how the process began, what we've learned, and the vision of where we're heading. Come join us.
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Administrators, teacher leaders, instructional technology staff
Media
Effective Teaching Strategies for Students with Disabilities: What Works? (R)
NCDPI
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This session is designed to provide educators with classroom strategies and accommodations that may be used to meet the needs of students with disabilities.
K-12 Educators
403
Math Critical Areas in K-2
NWRESA
Working in grade level groups, participants will examine the Common Core Critical Areas and align content standards to the critical areas. This exercise will help participants see how to integrate the mathematical domains.
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K-2 Teachers
603
Multi-Tiered System of Support: Building the System (R)
Caldwell
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This session will recount one district's journey through Responsiveness to Instruction (RtI) to a Multi-Tiered System of Support with emphasis on the core, meeting structures, and instructional rounds.
Central Office Staff, K-8 Administrators, Instructional Facilitators/Coaches, Lead Teachers, Psychologists, and School Counselors
608
North Carolina's WiseOwl Program
NCDPI
Free access to thousands of magazines, Britannica, and numerous other resources has been provided to North Carolina teachers and students since 1999 through the WiseOwl program. Now we’ve added almost 10,000 eBooks and 12 million AP photos and videos to the collection. Learn how to make the most of these resources by exploring the collection with Webmaster and educator Dan Sparlin.
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K-12 Teachers and Administrators; Also discussing specialty collections for areas such as Health, Business, and CTE.
401
PBLHub: An Integrated Approach to Project Based Learning (R)
Buncombe
One school's integrated approach to Project Based Learning:
*connecting Web 2.0 tools with self-guided tutorials *differentiating professional development for teachers *maximizing resources with BYOD, collaboration, and flexible scheduling
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Middle- or High School Teachers, Media Specialists, and Instructional Technology Facilitators
610
Read to Achieve: It's Not Just a Third Grade Law
NCDPI
The Read to Achieve Program has created a focus on 3rd grade reading proficiency. This session will show that focus must begin in kindergarten. Topics covered include using Reading 3D to create instructional plans for grades K-3 and building a foundational vocabulary that will support instruction in future grades.
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K-3 Teachers, Administrators, and Instructional Coaches
311
Refocus on the Middle School Model: Developmentally Appropriate Practices to Support the Young Adolescent
Hickory
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Refocusing on the middle school model aligns instructional practices with the unique developmental needs of students ages 11 through 15. Teaming, Advisory, and Content Integration enable teachers to leverage the talents of adolescents. This collaboration strengthens teacher leadership, builds student-teacher relationships, and fosters critical conversations around teaching and learning.
6-8 teachers and Administrators
605
STEAM Powered for the 21st Century
Elkin
Classes at Elkin Elementary and Middle Schools are structured to engage students in deep and active learning. Students who regularly engage in collaborative projects understand the importance of inquiry. Learn how district leaders and teachers are changing school culture through purposeful integration of self-directed, project-based, discovery learning while incorporating STEAM.
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K-8 teachers and Administrators
611
Steps to a Successful Honors Portfolio Review
Wilkes
Participants will be introduced to the steps needed for a successful honors portfolio review from the beginning of implementation to the final submissions. Emphasis will also be placed on how the process encouraged collaboration among peers and resulted in self-reflection among teachers. Information will be provided on how our honors portfolio review increased rigor and relevance and promoted differentiation in our honors classes.
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9-12 Administrators, Teachers, and Curriculum Leads
607
Supporting English Learners (ELs) in the Era of Rigorous Content Standards - NC Understanding Language Initiative (R)
NCDPI
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‘Understanding Language (UL)’ project endeavors to amplify the critical role language plays in the Common Core era. This session will introduce ‘NC UL project’ and explore resources that exemplify high-quality instruction for ELs. This session will be delivered through various practical activities and participants will have ample opportunities to facilitate learning.
Administrators, College/University Educators, Principals, and Teachers
400
Surry Virtual Academy Provides Personalized Learning Options for Students
Surry
Surry Virtual Academy (SVA) offers scheduling options allowing students to complete or recover high school credits, work toward early graduation or benefit from additional learning opportunities through courses created and delivered by SCS teachers. The “your choice, your way” philosophy encourages students to take ownership in their academic career.
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9-12 Teachers, Administrators, and Instructional Technology
612



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