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Implementation Innovation Session 3


Lead Presenter


Inverted Learning: Strategies for Flipping the Classroom


Emily Buchanan

Caswell County Schools

Room 339

Participants will gain an understanding of flipped classrooms and ultimately differentiating instruction so that students take responsibility for their own learning. This presentation will include discussion about this learner-centered instructional strategy, and participants will learn about technology tools to support it.

Determining Student Mastery: Achieving learning potential using assessment

Dr. Drew Maerz

Asheboro City

Room 232

Knowing if and when students have mastered standards, knowledge or skills informs instruction and supports struggling students. Using classroom assessments and benchmarks can provide the real-time data needed to help students achieve their learning potential. This session will include the use of SchoolNet to deliver these assessments.

STEM: Kindergarten Thru Graduation

Kimberly Marion

Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools

Room 337

STEM education is far more than an emphasis on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. It’s about nurturing our students' inquisitive minds. It’s about tapping into their energy and sense of purpose. It is about providing an innovative learning environment that, while based on standards, is relevant for all students. Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools has a network of schools that focuses on STEM education from kindergarten through 12th grade. During this session, we will explore how the district's focus on STEM education in elementary, middle and high schools supports our future STEM workforce.

Achieving Academic Excellence for African American Male Students

Effie McMillian
Guilford County Schools

Room 342

Through a racial equity lens and research-based literacy best practices, Guilford County Schools is addressing the achievement of our African American male students. During this session, participants will learn strategies schools can utilize to promote successful outcomes for these students.0

Improving Instruction

Celia Gossett

Nicole Piggott

Lexington City Schools

Room 335

Lexington City Schools will describe efforts taken during the 2013-2014 school year to ensure every teacher is provided individualized, continuous and effective support. In this session, we will discuss the following: Lexington City Schools’ Instructional Framework, Coaching Model, and Technology Integration through Instructional Rounds.

Digital Data Delivers: A Practical, Integrated Approach to Data Analysis

Heather Boysel
Alamance Burlington School System

Room 333

Data analysis and the appropriate use of data to support systemic change efforts are critical. The ABSS Data Warehouse makes it simple for teachers and leaders to access information. While having robust data on each student in one place is an advantage, an innovative feature of the Warehouse takes the concept a fundamental step further- from 'what"? to "what next?' in terms of supporting increased student outcomes.

Leadership Triads: Developing Leadership Capacity for Implementation of Complex Change

Kent Byrd

Alamance Burlington School System

Room 324

In the Alamance-Burlington School System, the primary focus of leadership development is to build each principal’s capacity to have a profound effect on student achievement. Utilizing a non-traditional professional development approach provides a research-based, collaborative model for improving school leadership. Participants in this session will explore a variety of coaching, modeling, and reflective approaches utilized in our Leadership Triads.

Creating STEM Opportunities for Students

Beverly Cea

Guilford County Schools

Room 322

This session will explore what STEM is and what STEM is not. Participants will learn how to strengthen programs with STEM connections and integration into curriculum. The types of STEM schools and programs will be explained. Areas of focus for our county will be highlighted. Participants will be aware of the Engineering Design Process.

No More Data Rich, Information Poor: Using Common Formative Assessments to Effectively Impact Instruction

Liz Snyder

Thomasville City Schools

Room 325

This session will explain the process used for common formative assessments. Discover how to ensure we are always Data and Information Rich. The presentation will focus on the process of how data is collected, shared, and analyzed among teachers to have the greatest impact on instruction while ensuring fidelity to CCSS.

Schoolnet Comes Alive

Ceretha Mitchell

Thomasville City Schools

Room 341

This session will focus on the creation of Instructional Focus Calendars with the integration of Schoolnet resources. Join us for more information in how Thomasville City Schools collaborated with over 100 stakeholders to align standards and choose innovative curriculum to maximize student achievement.

Creating Anchor Charts, Role Play, and Games to Increase Motivation and Student Achievement

Dr. Kay Campany


Jessica Miller

Guilford County Schools

Room 332

Participants will have the opportunity to learn how a Biology teacher in a RttT School in Greensboro uses anchor charts, role play, and games to motivate and engage all students including; EC and ESL. Students in her classes exceed expected growth with this creative approach. Participants will also create their own anchor chart.

Blended Professional Development

Charles Aiken

Chatham County Schools

Room 319

A description of the advantages of using a blended professional development model approach to provide differentiated and targeted professional development across a district. The session will highlight Chatham County School's move away from a traditional sit-get or make-and-take approach to professional development and instead leverage technology and teacher/principal input to design a new approach to professional development. ​

Putting the Practices Into Action

Denise Schulz


Room 320

Participants will put the Mathematical Practices into “Action”. They will explore the Standards for Mathematical Practice using high-leverage tasks that provide opportunities to utilize each of the practice standards.

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