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“Leaders Taking Learning to New Heights” at NCCAT Fall Conference for Curriculum Leaders

North Carolina curriculum leaders gathered in Cullowhee for the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching 2017 Fall Conference for Curriculum Leaders.

CULLOWHEE—Educators from across North Carolina took part in the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching (NCCAT) Fall Conference for Curriculum Leaders Sept. 6–8.

The theme of the conference was “Taking Leaders of Learning to New Heights.” Curriculum Leaders were provided the opportunity to meet with peers and attend a variety of relevant and timely academic sessions in a collaborative setting.

“I think it is well organized,” said Dr. Michael A. Myrick, Granville County Assistant Superintendent For Curriculum & Instruction and Student Services. “I and others were able to give some feedback after last year’s conference and it was clear that NCCAT responded to our feedback. I like the way everything is structured. It is a good atmosphere. Being able to have the time to collaborate with other colleagues is great.”

Curriculum Leaders were informed about the following topics: best practices, current educational trends and issues, Legislative mandates, Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) and more.

 

Presenters included:

Ms. Leslie Finnan, Senior Legislative Analyst, American Association of School Administrators

Ms. Shannon Martin, Day Treatment Liaison, Buncombe County Schools

Mr. Chris Campbell, Campbell Shatley, P.L.L.C

Ms. Sarah Vial, Supervisor of School-Based Programs, Family Preservation Services

Dr. Shaun Kellogg, Senior Research Associate, Friday Institute for Educational Innovation

Dr. Rick Van Sant, Executive Director, Go Global NC

Dr. Jeanie Iberlin, Marzano Research Associate, Marzano Research

Dr. Lisa Amerson, Professional Development Coordinator, North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Ms. Amy Jablonski, Director, Integrated Academics and Behavioral Systems, North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Mr. Paul Marshall, Project Coordinator for Student Growth, North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Ms. Donna Murray, Northwest Consultant, Digital Teaching and Learning, North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Dr. Tiffany Perkins, Director, K–12 Standards, Curriculum and Instruction, North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Dr. Maria Pitre-Martin, Deputy State Superintendent, North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Mr. James Ford, Program Director, Public School Forum of North Carolina

Mr. Keith Poston, President and Executive Director, Public School Forum of North Carolina

Mr. Richard Schwartz, Schwartz & Shaw P.L.L.C.

“I found the conference very beneficial in providing an opportunity to network and I’ve received a lot of new ideas to bring back to my district to help address the needs of our students,” said Renee Collins, Rutherford County Schools Director of Secondary Education.

 

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