Resources

  • Coach University

    North Carolina New Schools is pleased to offer Coach University, a structured program of professional development designed to train exceptional instructional coaches in schools and districts across North Carolina. Founded in the NC New Schools coaching model, the program is designed to build a cohesive foundation for instructional coaching while developing sustainable staff capacity. The Coach University curriculum is specific to the North Carolina education landscape with a strong emphasis on instructional strategies that align with the new Common Core State Standards.

    The 24-day Coach University program takes place over 12 months (cohorts begin in January and July). Services include individualized on-site support, group professional development, foundational training with school staff and administrators, study visits to model schools and a statewide conference highlighting instructional best practices.

    5 OCT 2013

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  • NC STEP FAQ

    Answers to frequently asked questions about NC STEP, an innovative alternative licensure teacher certification program administered by North Carolina New Schools and approved by the North Carolina State Board of Education. The program recruits and retains college graduates who have STEM related degrees and are interested in becoming high school science, technology, engineering and math teachers.

    26 SEP 2013

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  • NC STEP vs Traditional lateral entry

    NC STEP is an innovative alternative licensure teacher certification program administered by North Carolina New Schools and approved by the North Carolina State Board of Education. The program recruits and retains college graduates who have STEM related degrees and are interested in becoming high school science, technology, engineering and math teachers. This table outlines the comparison between the NC STEP approach and a traditional lateral entry approach.

    26 SEP 2013

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  • NC STEP timeline - cohort 3

    NC STEP is an innovative alternative licensure teacher certification program administered by North Carolina New Schools to recruit and retain college graduates who have STEM related degrees and are interested in becoming high school science, technology, engineering and math teachers. This timeline describes the components of the program for participants entering in summer 2014.

    26 SEP 2013

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  • NC STEP Program of Study

    NC STEP is an innovative alternative licensure teacher certification program administered by North Carolina New Schools to recruit and retain college graduates who have STEM related degrees and are interested in becoming high school science, technology, engineering and math teachers. Qualified candidates participate in a cost free non-traditional teacher training program that consists of a year-long internship in a North Carolina New Schools network school, complete four on-line graduate level courses through WIDE World at Harvard Graduate school of Education, attend professional development workshops and conferences offered through North Carolina New Schools, and receive mentoring and coaching at their respective schools. The candidates make a three-year commitment to teach in a high need district/school, while earning benefits and a salary as a full-time teacher, ultimately gaining a NC Professional Educators License.

    26 SEP 2013

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  • INNOVATOR Sept. 24, 2013

    In this issue:
    - NC hosts conference on early college
    - Report: Innovation key to critical skills    
    - Johnston Early College pursues recruits
    - NC must stand firm on Common Core
    - and more news from New Schools ...

    24 SEP 2013

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  • Teachers go to work this summer to learn from the workplace

    Together with its partner schools, NC New Schools is engaging industry and higher education like never before to provide relevant industry-linked learning opportunities for North Carolina's students - and teachers - to help fuel the state's talent pipeline.

    29 AUG 2013

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  • NC's innovative high schools make gains in graduation rates

    Graduation rate data for the class of 2013 released this summer by the N.C. Department of Public Instruction show continued strength by partner schools of NC New Schools.

    29 AUG 2013

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  • Rural initiative expands to include more schools, more students

    More students in rural North Carolina will benefit this school year from a pioneering effort aimed at transforming traditional high schools with innovative approaches yielding strong results in the state's growing number of early college high schools.


    29 AUG 2013

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  • INNOVATOR Aug. 29, 2013

    In this issue:
    - Pioneering effort scaled up in Rutherford
    - Rural innovation reaches more students
    - Teachers gain from workplace learning    
    - And more news from New Schools...

    29 AUG 2013

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