Middle School Week

supporting the young adolescent

Summer is a great time to recharge and reflect!

Bring your teammates to the first ever professional development geared specifically for middle level educators in Hickory Public Schools! Attend all three days and receive one technology CEU and one Literacy CEU. This is a total of 2 total continuing education units.

Take advantage of the time to plan with your team. With limited planning days prior to the start of school, you can use this time to get ahead!

Be sure to secure your spot! Sign up on SEA System

1. Middle School Week participants who are attending all 3 days – Activity number 11-186

2. Middle School Week participants who are attending Day 1 only – Activity number 11-187

3. Middle School Week participants who are attending Day 2 only – Activity number 10-80

4. Middle School Week participants who are attending Day 3 only – Activity number 7-52

Setting the Stage in the Middle: What is the Middle School Concept?

Tuesday, July 9th 2013 at 9am-3:30pm

Catawba Valley Boulevard Southeast


Day one at Grandview Middle will focus on the aspects that make middle schools unique places to support young adolescents. Come with your teammates to plan strategies you will use next year to facilitate teaching and learning. Sessions will address adolescent development, Middle School Concept, and effective teaming. Bring your teammates!
Bright Futures #1 The Unique Developmental Needs of Middle Grades Students

Instructional Supports to Engage Young Adolescents: 21st Century Teaching and Learning

Wednesday, July 10th 2013 at 9am-3:30pm

302 28th Avenue Northeast

Hickory, NC

Day two at Northview will focus on the aspects of middle level education that are engaging and supportive for student learning. Topics for this day will include digital teaching and learning, effective advisory programs, Breaking Ranks in the Middle, and a block of time for teams to plan. Encourage your teammates to join you for this time to prepare for the fall.

The Faces of our Students: Who is in my class?

Thursday, July 11th 2013 at 9am-3:30pm

Northview and Grandview MIddle Schools

The morning of day three will be devoted to teams working in their buildings. Knowing student needs is central to success for any teacher. Teachers will spend this time investigating student data and planning supports to help all students find success. The afternoon will be devoted to content area sessions and instructional strategies that work!
What Teachers Do During the Summer

See you this summer!