NEWS RELEASES 2015-16 :: JUNE 9, 2016


The first day for new teachers hopefully won’t be as nerve-racking thanks to the statewide Beginning Teacher Summits scheduled for the end of this month. “Ready for Anything: Whatever It Takes to Impact the Teaching Profession,” is sponsored by NC Department of Public Instruction staff to help develop young teachers and support successful transitions into the classroom.

During the Summits, teachers will learn classroom management strategies, instructional strategies to increase student engagement, how to use data to inform instruction, and how to make digital teaching and learning part of the classroom experience. Breakout sessions are available in each region based on individual need and interest. Keynote speakers will highlight each session to inspire confidence.

Following is the schedule for the eight regional Beginning Teacher Summits:

  • Western Region: June 27, Cherokee High School, Cherokee
  • Southeast Region: June 27, Hoggard High School, Wilmington
  • Southwest Region: June 28, Socrates Academy, Matthews
  • Sandhills Region: June 28, UNC-Pembroke, Pembroke
  • North Central Region: June 29, Gravelly Hill Middle School, Efland
  • Northwest Region: June 29, Wilkes County Schools Administrative Offices, North Wilkesboro
  • Piedmont-Triad: June 30, Laughlin Professional Development Center, Greensboro
  • Northeast Region: June 30, John A. Holmes High School, Edenton

For more information, please contact NCDPI Regional Education Facilitator Monica Shepherd.

About the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction:
The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction provides leadership to 115 local public school districts and 160 charter schools serving over 1.5 million students in kindergarten through high school graduation. The agency is responsible for all aspects of the state's public school system and works under the direction of the North Carolina State Board of Education.

For more information:
NCDPI Communication and Information Division, 919.807.3450.