EducationNC (EdNC) visited coaches and teachers at Rochelle Middle School in Lenoir County on December 11, 2015 to learn more about the North Carolina New Teacher Support Program offered through East Carolina University’s College of Education. The North Carolina New Teacher Support Program seeks to support teachers during their first three years in the profession so that they will stay in the classroom and help shape their communities. The program is predominately focused on the state’s lowest performing schools in an effort to fight teacher attrition. To read Continue reading →
Michelle Casey and April Shackleford provided professional development to the staff of the Lucille W. Gorham Intergenerational Community Center in November. The two North Carolina New Teacher Support Program coaches created an interactive workshop on classroom management for elementary students. The center staff was quite pleased with the best practices presented. The Lucille M. Gorham Intergenerational Center provides many services for the community, including an after school program for elementary and middle grades students.
Ms. Jami Dickerson, the 2014 Northeast North Carolina Teacher of the Year and an East Carolina University graduate was the keynote address for the NC New Teacher Support Program’s Institute held at NC State. Ms. Dickerson spoke about using brain-based principles to keep students active and involved in the classroom. Her use of active movements and music were great strategies to model for the beginning teachers in attendance. http://winmedia.ecu.edu/coe/elmid/Dickerson/Dickerson.mp4
Ron Clark, founder of The Ron Clark Academy and ECU graduate, spoke this morning to the teachers and administrators of Pamlico County Schools. The North Carolina New Teacher Support Program, ECU Regional Office staff attended the event and enjoyed the inspiring presentation by Mr. Clark. Clark was a Teaching Fellow at ECU and graduated in Elementary Education in 1994. In 2000, he was named Disney’s Outstanding Teacher of the Year. In 2007, Clark opened the academy in Atlanta, GA. Clark says since 2007, “We have Continue reading →