Professional Development


Virtual Beginning Teacher Day - Fall 2020

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Making Equity a Priority in Your Classroom 
Ms. Jenice Ramirez, Isla School
We will focus on everyday strategies you can incorporate in your classroom to make equity a priority. Prior to this session please make a list of things you know about your students (think about their cultures, interests, and families).
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Happy Hybrid Toolbox
Ms. Emily Sobul, Watson College of Education
You adapted like a champion to virtual instruction and then were relieved to go back to face-to-face teaching. Then, the “HYBRID” wrench got thrown into the mix. Discover some tools and tips to help the hybrid method less stressful for you and your students.
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Learning Without Limits: Building the Bridge Between Students, the Community and the World 
Ms. Elizabeth Felts, New Hanover County Schools 2020 Teacher of the Year
Ms. Felts created the Honors Service Learning program, which allows students to discuss and identify issues in the community and world and find innovative ways to meet these needs. Students serve a minimum of 40 hours during the semester at one of the 40+ service-learning placements throughout the Wilmington area. Due to the success of this program, Ms. Felts co-founded the Bridge Program to target students with academic needs and leadership potential. This session will give an overview of those programs as well as show educators how to implement service learning in their own school settings in order to promote equity.
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Magnifying a Virtual Experience: A Microscopic Approach to the Larger Challenge of Virtual Learning
Mr. Harris Muhlstein, UNCW
MarineQuest pivoted to deliver hands-on by creating innovative and interactive learning kits, including a paper microscope from Foldscope. Join us to learn how this inexpensive but powerful microscope helped our students get relevant hands-on experience exploring the microcosmos and discover the endless possibilities for student engagement whether you are online, face-to-face, or hybrid.
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Growing Together 
Leanne Rose, NCCAT Beginning Teacher of the Year, Mooresville Graded School District
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Everything I Learned, I Learned in Band
Mr. Daniel Scott, Onslow County Schools Southeast Region TOY
You don’t need to be musically inclined to gain from this session! This presentation will focus on how we can utilize many of the ideologies of band and music classes to help build relationships, culture, motivation, and rigor amongst our classroom communities.
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Keep Your Face to the Light
Ms. Erin Green, Watson College of Education Ms. Katharine Dietzen, Pender County Schools
This session will focus on YOU! In this session you will discover your strengths, collaborate with others, and reflect upon how to use your strengths to create gratifying days for you and your students. Our goal is to help all educators focus on the lights in their days during these stressful times.
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Using Standards Based Grading in the Elementary Classroom
Ms. Lori Best, NC NTSP and Mr. Chase Morgan, D.C. Virgo
Participants will learn multiple ways to incorporate standards-based grading into their classroom. This session will provide specific examples and templates for standards-based grading. Participants will have the opportunity to explore how to use standards-based grading in face to face instruction and remote learning. Strategies will include how to leverage standards-based grading as a tool to assist parents with remote learning.
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Building an Effective Hybrid Learning Environment
Ms. Lindsey Evans, New Hanover County Schools
This session is for participants who want a step-by-step approach to creating an engaging hybrid environment for students. We will explore different ways to set up a classroom to manage participants and present lessons using the hybrid model. Participants will learn different tools for engaging students in online and face to face instruction. The strategies in this session will assist teachers in improving the management of their classroom. Participants will leave with actionable strategies to improve their hybrid setup and instruction.
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