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K-12 Mathematics Professional Develoment

Do you need a refresh on math instruction? You may want to explore options from Appalachian State! Contact

Kenan Fellows

Apply for the Kenan Fellows Program by January 18! Founded in 2000, the Kenan Fellows Program for Curriculum and Leadership Development, is an initiative of the Kenan Institute for Engineering, Technology & Science at NCSU. Approximately 50 outstanding K-12 educators are selected annually for this year-long fellowship. Key components are at least a three-week summer internship with a mentor in a research or applied STEM setting, and 80 hours of professional development that builds leadership capacity and promotes curricular design linking classwork to “real” work.

Final day to apply online is Monday, January 18, 2016.

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Really Cool PD Webinars!

The NCDPI division of Educator Effectiveness has put together a series of NCEES PD. New principals and assistant principals might want to check it out. Topics of interest for you might be understanding Standard 6, using NCEES with Teacher Leadership Specialists and Technology Facilitators, as well as other topics.  Check it out at

NBPTS announces the 15-16 cycle open to new candidates!

The JCS spring information session will take place on TUESDAY, MAY 19, 2015 from 4:00 - 5:30 PM at SMITHFIELD-SELMA HIGH SCHOOL.  If any of your JCS colleagues are interested, please enroll in My Learning Plan.

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NEW candidates can create a National Board account, register for National Board Certification, and select and pay for Components 1, 2, and/or 3.

RETURNING candidates who participated in the 2014-15 cycle will now be able to select new components for 2015-16.

Questions regarding the component rollout schedule and/or important dates for 2015-16 can be answered by referring to the Guide to National Board Certification.
Are you interested in adding an administrative license to your M level teaching license?  The Barton College School of Education: School Administration Licensure Only Program might be for you. Click here for more information!
Students:  Interested in learning more about digital technologies?   Join us for 2015 Johnston County Student Digital Learning Conference on Saturday April 18, 2015 from 9 am to 12:30 pm at West Campus - Downtown Smithfield, 211 East Rose Street

Click here for more information and to REGISTER:
Veteran Asst. Principals: Check out this opportunity and enroll in MyLearningPlan if interested. New APs need you!

Hope Street Group

The NCDPI announced a new partnership yesterday with the Hope Street Group, a national nonpartisan nonprofit that connects teachers directly to policymakers. The Hope Street Group is currently accepting applications for the North Carolina Teacher Voice Network. This network provides teachers with opportunities to meet leading policymakers and present them with solutions for elevating the teaching profession.

Members of the network stay in their classrooms full time and work with Hope Street Group 10-15 hours each month. Network members receive a $3,500 stipend for the 12-month commitment. Teachers with interest and experience in teacher leadership and education policy are strongly encouraged to apply. Applications are due April 10, 2015.

National Board Renewal

For JCS NBCTs who are up for renewal (in the 8th or 9th year of certification):

Date: Thursday, March 26, 2015
Time: 4:00 - 6:00 PM
Location: West Campus Computer Lab

Are you a National Board Certified Teacher or Counselor? Are you up for renewal in the next few years? Join us for the next support session where candidates will work through their own portfolios in a guided reading setting with support from a trained, renewed, NBCT facilitator. NBCTs are eligible for renewal during their 8th year of NB certification, and in fact, it is highly recommended you begin the process at that time.

If interested in attending, please enroll in MyLearningPlan today!


NCCAT’s mission is to keep high-quality teachers in the classroom, advancing teaching beyond that of a simple job to an art form and a profession. By renewing your love for teaching, and improving your quality and enthusiasm, NCCAT ultimately improves student engagement in learning and academic achievement.   Check it out at!