Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Think Personalized Learning!

This week, our #NCed chat will be joining forces with #SCed for our first #CarolinaEd chat!  Please jump into the chat with the #CarolinaEd hashtag.  Our chat will be hosted by Chris Beyerle, a New Tech Extension Coach at Greenville County Schools in South Carolina, Jamie Frye of Newton-Conover City Schools, and Jill Thompson, Personalized Learning Program Manager at Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools.

During our #CarolinaEd chat, we will be discussing Personalized Learning and talking about your tweets in a Google Hangout.  Watch the chat live at 8:00pm, embedded below!

To learn more about Personalized Learning, visit Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools' Personalized Learning webpage,

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Two Years Later, #NCed Going Strong

Two years ago, four educators from the Hickory area had a dream of creating a virtual space where NC educators could come together and share strategies, ideas, information, and news.  Dr. David Stegall and Cindy Geddes were both in Newton-Conover at the time.  Heather Mullins worked for the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, and Dr. Jayme Linton worked at Lenoir-Rhyne University.  The four brainstormed how to create this virtual space and ensure a state-district-higher-ed partnership. Then, #NCed was born.
Today, hundreds of thousands of tweets later, and eleven regular moderators strong, #NCed has become the “go-to” Twitter site for NC education news.  Check out the spring chat lineup below, and join us for an upcoming conversation.

Originally posted at http://nccscurriculum.org/2015/03/17/two-years-later-nced-going-strong.

Monday, February 16, 2015

#NCed Talks Edcamp

Join this week's #NCed Twitter chat and Google Hangout on Air to discuss the edcamp model. At 8:00 pm EDT on Tuesday, February 17th, educators will gather on Twitter and Google+ to talk about their experiences with edcamp and to share advice for future edcamp participants and organizers. In addition to the Twitter chat, there will be a panel of North Carolina educators who have participated in and organized edcamps. These panelists will discuss their experiences via Google Hangouts on Air. Join in the conversation via Twitter and watch the live Google Hangout On Air below.

To connect with #NCed, subscribe to our blog, join our Google+ Community, and like us on Facebook

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Inaugural #NCed Awards

Join educators from across the state Wednesday, October 29th, at 9:00 pm for the first ever #NCed awards! 

At 9:00 pm on October 29th, #NCed moderators will kick off this hour of celebration. Promptly at 9:00 pm, categories for #NCed awards will be announced. Then, participants will each choose an educator to recognize at the end of the one-hour celebration. Each participant will have 40 minutes to create a video that honors an educator for a specific category. Each video will celebrate the amazing work that a North Carolina educator does. After the videos have been created, participants will share them with all #NCed chat participants via Twitter. This will be an incredible hour of honoring and recognizing educators who have shaped our practice. Following the chat, videos will be archived here on the #NCed blog.

We hope you'll choose to join us to recognize an educator who has impacted your own practice and influenced the work of others. Look for us at 9:00 pm on October 29th using #NCed.

Special thanks to Karl Lindgren-Streicher, John Stevens, Robert Pronovost, and Sam Patterson of #caedchat for allowing me to jump in on the brainstorming for this awesome idea as it was happening. 

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

What is your focus for 2014-15?

In tonight's #NCed chat, educators from across the state will discuss their priorities for the school year. Participants will be asked to share their #1 focus for the school year and discuss strategies for implementing and communicating that focus. Join tonight's conversation to share your focus for the year and hear about the awesome things that are happening in schools across the state.

In addition to Twitter, tonight's conversation will also take place via Google Hangout, as panelists discuss their priorities and action steps. If you are interested in joining the Google Hangout as a panelist, click here to RSVP. The live panel conversation will be streamed below.

View the Twitter archive here

Monday, August 11, 2014

#NCed Evolves for 2014-15

As we welcome the 2014-15 school year, #NCed is proud to announce some exciting new opportunities for connecting and collaborating with North Carolina educators throughout the year. #NCed has provided a forum for ongoing discussions and sharing among NC educators and others interested in NC education since early 2013. Since its inception, the #NCed hashtag has been used for Twitter chats and asynchronous sharing that occurs between chats. 

Although there has been tremendous professional learning and sharing by folks using the #NCed hashtag, we believe there is great potential for collaboration across the state that is untapped. We want to learn from the experiences and expertise of educators in all parts of the state and use #NCed to provide venues for deep levels of learning and professional growth. In an effort to strengthen collaboration and learning across the state, #NCed is evolving in the following ways for the 2014-15 school year. We hope you will choose to be an active participant and share these opportunities with friends and colleagues.

  • The #NCed team is developing a schedule of monthly chats to occur simultaneously via Twitter and Google Hangouts on Air. During these chats, we will discuss topics that are important to educators across the state. Panelists for these chats will be educators recruited from across the state who are eager to share and learn from others. These chats will regularly involve collaborative planning and sharing via Google Drive. For example, we may host a collaborative planning session focused on effective practices for communicating instructional initiatives with stakeholders. Participants would be encouraged to share strategies, resources, and practices that have worked for them. Our hope is that promising practices will spread across the state like wildfire. Collaborative planning and sharing can continue asynchronously following the live chats via Twitter, Google+, and Google Drive. Resources and ideas shared during these collaborative planning sessions will be linked to the #NCed blog. 
  • We are focusing our efforts this year on growing the #NCed Google+ Community. Google+ Communities provide a great space for collaborating in more than 140 characters. Our hope is that this community will be a place where NC educators go when they have questions, ideas, and resources to share with others. We also will link archives from #NCed Google Hangouts on Air / Twitter chats and collaborative planning sessions to the Google+ community. If you aren't a member, join today!
  • The #NCed team and other educators across the state will host occasional un-chats using the #NCed hashtag to talk about whatever participants want to talk about. Un-chats allow educators to discuss issues that are important to them and their students in that moment. These regular un-chats can help NC educators and those interested in NC education stay current with what's happening in classrooms across the state.

As #NCed evolves, we hope you will join us so that we can all learn from one another and apply what we learn in our local settings. Please visit this link to share your feedback and express your interest in participating.