Thursday, July 26, 2012

Inaugural #NCADMIN Chat: "Connected Educators in NC"

BREAKING NEWS:  Inaugural #NCADMIN Chat listed in Connected Educators Month!

Our inaugural #NCADMIN chat will be on Tuesday, August 7 at 7:00 pm (ET).  In association with Secretary of Education Arne Duncan's declaration of August serving as "Connected Educator" month, our first topic will be "Connected Educators in NC".  The conversation will include how educators in North Carolina are connected, what districts are doing to promote connectivity, and an opportunity to share success stories.

The co-moderators of the chat will be @CSmithGoBlue and @mccoyderek.

We welcome everyone involved in the education of North Carolina's students to get involved.

Please mark your calendars and plan on participating!  As of right now, we plan on hosting #NCADMIN chats every other Tuesday, but this is subject to change.

Monday, July 16, 2012

What is #NCADMIN?

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has declared August "Connected Educator" month.  As a result, Derek McCoy (@mccoyderek) and I (@CSmithGoBlue) are looking to launch the #ncadmin chat in August!  This chat, along with the frequent use of the hashtag, will provide an opportunity to connect on educational issues for the administrators, teachers, counselors, students, and parents of North Carolina.

In the meantime, please share the topics in which you would like to discuss, either in our first chat or during a future chat.  Make sure to use the hashtag #ncadmin for anything related to education in the Tar Heel state to help promote its use!

I will be updating the potential topics as they are received:

  • Common Core and Essential Standards fidelity monitoring processes

  • Standard VI of the Teacher Evaluation

  • School based incentives

  • Graduation rates

  • Common Core reading

  • Connected educators

  • Standard 3-d on the Teacher Evaluation