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Authors Judy Willis and Laura Robb to Present at CSI!

Last week we announced the three keynote presenters for CSI 2013 (August 13, August 14, and August 15), so today I’ll start sharing some of the other presenters that will … Continue reading

May 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

LearnNC PD Available to PCS Educators for Free!

Two LearnNC courses will be taught by PCS educators for PCS educators, meaning they are available at no charge to you!  LearnNC courses typically run between $150-225 per course, so … Continue reading

March 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

A Response to Carol Burris

On Sunday a blog post entitled “I was naïve about Common Core” by Carol Burris, a principal from New York, was published on the Washington Post’s website (you can view … Continue reading

March 12, 2013 · 1 Comment

March 1 PD Resource – Afternoon Session

This afternoon your PLC will work together to analyze data collected over the course of the last six months and chart a course for the last three months of the … Continue reading

March 1, 2013 · 1 Comment

March 1 Resources – Morning Session

Welcome to the last district-wide professional development day dedicated to studying and implementing the new content standards!  Today is the culmination of two-years worth of training we have been conducting … Continue reading

March 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

Important CSI Changes

The 2012 Curriculum Summer Institute is only one week away!   This past week we surpassed 1700 registrations – almost 4 times last year’s attendance. Even with that many registrations, some … Continue reading

August 6, 2012 · Leave a comment

New Curriculum Guides Available Now!

The new curriculum guides for all grades and content areas are now available for teachers and administrators to access.  The guides be accessed in electronic format by visiting A … Continue reading

July 31, 2012 · 1 Comment

New CSI Session Announced: Using Informational Text and Technology for Literacy in the Classroom

A new session, offered through the Newspapers in Education (NIE) program, has been announced at the 2012 Curriculum Summer Institute. Using Information Text and Technology for Literacy in the Classroom … Continue reading

July 18, 2012 · Leave a comment

Curriculum Summer Institute (CSI) 2012 Schedule Released

I am very excited to release the initial CSI session schedule today.  Registration for CSI sessions will begin on Tuesday, May 15.  New this year: Catered lunch provided on site … Continue reading

May 10, 2012 · 3 Comments

Save the Date: CSI 2012

Curriculum Summer Institute (CSI) 2012 has been scheduled for August 13-16, 2012.  This year we’ll be focusing on the new CC/ES standards and the event will be held at DH … Continue reading

April 16, 2012 · Leave a comment

Collaborative Conference on Student Achievement: Day 3

Today marks the final day of the CCSA conference in Greensboro, and wow what a day.  I just have to tell you that the African Drum Ensemble from West Pine … Continue reading

March 22, 2012 · 1 Comment

Resources for March 2, 2012 District-Wide PD Day

Welcome!  Below are links to any resources you may need to complete your PLC assignments: PLC Activity Facilitator’s Guide Power Point version – use this format if you prefer a … Continue reading

March 2, 2012 · Leave a comment

Student Engagement 101

Okay, I just had to share this blog post when I read it – I think the author is right on!  An this couldn’t align more with the expectations of … Continue reading

February 7, 2012 · 2 Comments

January 17 Professional Development Day

Welcome to our January 17, 2012 PD Day!  If you’ve gotten to this page you are exactly where you need to be.  6-12 teachers should be accessing this during the … Continue reading

January 17, 2012 · Leave a comment

128 New CC & ES Trainings Now Offered!

Happy New Year!  For most people in PCS December was probably occupied by Christmas and the holidays, but up here with Race to the Top and Staff Development we were … Continue reading

January 2, 2012 · Leave a comment

Staff Development Calendar Updated

You may not be aware of this, but located on the blog is a calendar with training opportunities listed (it’s on the far right side of the main page).  Many … Continue reading

November 28, 2011 · Leave a comment

Free Online Textbooks Aligned with Common Core

Many people have been asking about textbooks for Common Core/Essential Standards.  The CK-12 Foundation is, A non-profit organization with a mission to reduce the cost of textbook materials for the … Continue reading

November 2, 2011 · 2 Comments

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