Prospective Educator Scholarship Fund Applicants Announced

NCPDK is Committed to Supporting Future Educators

NC Phi Delta Kappan would like to congratulate the following students for applying for the NCPDK Prospective Educator Scholarship:

  1. Assata Parkins
  2. Danielle Wilson
  3. Emily Yontz
  4. Tyler Brownlee
  5. Briana Crumley
  6. Samantha Chester
  7. Hailey Baskin
  8. Christina Perez
  9. Megan Munson
  10. Taylor Dunham
  11. Samiara Waters
  12. Alyssa Douglas
  13. Colleen Locklear
  14. Madison Hopper
  15. Margaret Dillon
  16. Zoar Flores Sanchez
  17. Alaina Dennis
  18. Samantha Sgavicchio
  19. Rachelle Farrior
  20. Amber Carter
  21. Erika Traywick
  22. Eric Rhodes
  23. Alicia Williams
  24. Margaret Carpenter
  25. Kaitlyn Langley
  26. Isaac Forsgren
  27. Louise Brady

NCPDK is proud to offer an opportunity to sponsor the future learning plan of one of these applicants. We encourage all the applicants to pursue their teaching careers and commit to building a strong education program in North Carolina.

We will make an announcement about the award results May 15th! Please continue to refer back for results!

Congrats!

Meet our Presenters for our Oct 21 Event!

Join us October 21 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm for the second in our series on Digital Leadership!

This event will be hosted at the Friday Institute on the campus of NC State University.

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John is the principal of Discovery High School in Newton-Conover Schools. He has been a 6-12 ELA teacher and school administrator. He advocates using social media to promote best school practices and change teaching and learning.  He is firm believer in the promise of project-based learning and authentic assessment, and the place technology has in education. In addition he is passionate believer in the promise of public education. In this session, participants will get a quick overview of apps and techniques for making the most of technology to get organized. This session includes a quick review of useful mobile device apps, web apps, and desktop apps that can help even most disorganized get organized.

John’s session is Organizational Hacks and Tech Ideas for the School Leader.

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Dr. Jake Henry is the Director of Instructional Technology and Innovation for Guilford County Schools.

Jakes’ session is Training Digital Leaders. 

During Jake’s session he will discuss the importance of flexibility and adaptability when implementing change.  Guilford County Schools was the recipient of a multi-million dollar Race to the Top federal grant and Jake can talk about some of the challenges associated with wide-scale reform efforts and the varying degrees of knowledge in teachers and principals.

Join us on our Learning Journey for dinner and great professional conversation!  Register here.

Your Plate is Full…so what?

Originally posted on Leading the Way:

Over the past several years, one thing I have learned is that in education, our plates aren’t just full for a minute, they STAY full. New initiatives, new personnel, new mandates. Couple that with ongoing expectations for timelines, observations, and timely responses to parents, our plates are FULL. Learning to compartmentalize and prioritize all of goals, strategies, and associated tasks allows us to make slow but steady progress each day. We must learn and accept that priorities must be kept in sync and that the work will be there when we return the next day. It is MUCH easier to type these words tonight than it is to follow them each day. I am an achiever, a do-er, a check the box off kind of gal. Working to keep that which is truly important in the grand scheme of life is an extremely challenging task for me. Please know that…

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Digital Leadership Series – High Point Event

NCPDK would like to thank all the members, visitors and presenters for our Sept 26th event who helped make our inaugural Digital Leadership Learning series a success! A great deal of planning and organization went into launching this learning event and it yielded incredible results!

We are thankful for the NCPDK members from across North Carolina to take part in the learning and sharing. Everyone in attendance raved about the presentations and information.

Dr. David Stegall, Superintendent of Newton-Conovoer City Schools and Steven Anderson, Director of Instructional Technology for Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools were our presenters for the evening. These two school leaders shared tools and strategies for personal growth and helping move our teachers, schools and districts towards embracing new tools and new thinking.

Steven Anderson, @web20classroom

Dr. David Stegall, @davidstegall

NCPDK thanks these two NC administrative visionaries for sharing their knowledge, insight and resources to our group. This was an incredible kickoff event for this year’s Digital Leadership series.

We hope to see you at our next presentation in Raleigh at the Friday Institute. This link will give you information on the remaining events and how to join NCPDK [remember, joining NCPDK allows you access to PDK resources and to attend our events for free].

Opportunities for NC PDK Members! Join!

19PDK State of North Carolina Chapter Members:

It is my pleasure to invite you to three exciting events hosted by the PDK State Chapter of North Carolina free of charge to any PDK member in North Carolina!  All educators are challenged to provide our students with the best 21st Century education possible, and these sessions have been designed to help you meet the demands of leading in today’s schools.

Again, the sessions are FREE to any PDK member in North Carolina because the PDK State Chapter of North Carolina is committed to serving its members and all educators across our great state.  North Carolina educators leading the way in the area of digital leadership will join us to help you do what you do best–CHANGE THE FUTURE!

Please see the flyer for more details about the three events to be held on September 26, 2013, in Greensboro; October 21, 2013, in Raleigh; andNovember 12, 2013, in Charlotte.  Bring your friends–educators who are not PDK members are invited to attend for only $12 and can attend for free if joining PDK at the event.

We look forward to seeing you at one or all of these exciting PDK events this fall.  Be there–you will not want to miss these sessions and the opportunity to network with fellow PDK members from across the state!

Donna Cox Peters, Ph.D.
President, PDK State Chapter of North Carolina

Meet Our Presenters! Sept 26th Digital Leadership Series Event

We’re excited to present our experts for our Sept 26th Digital Leadership share session! These two educators will provide some of their impactful insight that has made them both sought out national leaders.

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Steven Anderson is passionate about the use of social media for the students and teachers he serves. He is an educator, speaker, renowned blogger, and avid tweeter. Anderson, who is @web20classroom on Twitter, shares insights about effective use of social media and technology for learning. In 2009 and 2011, he was voted by his peers the Edublog Awards Most Influential Tweeter. And he is #Edchat co-creator, a #140Conf character, a Bammy Award nominee and an ASCD Emerging Leader. He currently is the Director of Instructional Technology, helping to guide a technology program for over 53,000 students in Winston-Salem, NC.

Steven’s session is Digital Tools for Digital Leaders

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Dr. David Stegall is the Superintendent of Newton-Conover Schools. He is a successful teacher and administrator in North Carolina. As an administrator at the building and central office level, he has successfully led schools and  school districts to improve student achievement. He has been recognized by North Carolina ASCD with the Outstanding Young Educator Award. He is a published Phi Delta Kappa scholar, having co-authored the publication ‘Teachers in the lead: A district’s approach to shared leadership.’ In his current role, David is creating innovative ways to help grow school leaders in his district.

David’s session is Innovative Leadership Practices for Digital Leaders

Our first event is Sept 26th at Andrews High School in High Point, NC. The evening begins at 4:30 with registration and networking. Please register for the event by visiting www.eventbrite.com and searching for NC PDK Digital Leadership Lecture Series. Remember – attending this series is free for PDK members. [Join here: PDK Professional Membership http://ow.ly/orKrm]

Join us for a great evening sharing, learning and growing!

Join Us! Learn With Us!

Picture1We look forward to seeing you at our learning series this fall on Digital Leadership! This year will be a great year of learning for all PDK members!

Our events are free to PDK members! We encourage all interested in attending our unique and specially designed sessions to take a few moments to join PDK International and the State of NC PDK affiliate.

You can join by visiting the link below. It will only take several moments to join and be a member of the this great organization and take part in learning series the State of NC PDK has planned. Joining our group also entitles you to other benefits!
- PDK Professional Membership http://ow.ly/orKrm

Join Us! Learn With Us!

We hope to see you there!