Teaching & Learning- 12/10/20

Mount Airy City Schools- Volume 30

Every MACS Student Should Believe They Can Be Anything Their Heart Desires

myFutureNC shared the following idea that can be done as an individual activity with any grade level or paired with viewing Sam’s video: Assign each letter to a student then use the Explore Careers link on NCCareers.org, have students research what the job is, what education is required to pursue a career in that field, and identify the colleges/universities within North Carolina that offer the major.
#YouCanBeABCs from Sam - 6 year old raps about careers A through Z

Taking Care of Ourselves

Relationships are Key

Upcoming Meetings:

This event was set up by Dr. Morrison- Mark your calendars for an event on December 15th at 4:00p.m. We will host a zoom for all staff from Steve Scoggins, Associate Vice-President of Behavioral Health, Interim Chair, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine

Assistant Professor, and Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine for Wake Forest School of Medicine. He is a good friend of mine and will host a zoom for all of us entitled, "Coping with COVID Fatigue and Anxiety." I think you will enjoy meeting Steve and being involved in this great discussion.

MACS Beginning Teachers - Tuesday, November 15 @ 4:00 pm

All beginning teachers will attend the virtual meeting with Steve Scoggins focused on Coping with COVID Fatigue and Anxiety. Details are listed above.

SEL Task Force - Wednesday, December 16 @ 3:30 pm

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Join us for the Cultural Arts LIVE Conference

December 15th and 16th

You and your students are invited to a free remote learning conference! In addition to professional development sessions for educators, we have engaging experiences for students including:

Virtual Field Trips with live discussion:

Meet the Showboat: A Virtual Tour of Battleship North Carolina

Fibers of the Backcountry - Virtual Field Trip with the President James K. Polk State Historic Site

Kitchens and Cookbooks: More Than Just Food – Virtual Field Trip to Tryon Palace

The Story of Author Thomas Wolfe: Writing Home – Virtual Field Trip to the Thomas Wolfe Home

The "People's House?" Looking at Slavery, Race, & Power in the North Carolina State Capitol

The CSS Neuse and the Civil War in Eastern NC – Virtual Field Trip to the CSS Neuse State Historic Site

NC Labor History through Tobacco – Virtual Field Trip to the Duke Homestead

Virtual Tour of the NC State Capitol

Virtual Tour of the NC Executive Mansion

Virtual Field Trip to the NC Museum of Art

Humanities Sessions:

“This Land is Your Land”, The Song and the History through Woodie Guthrie

The Virtual Staging of "A Woman Called Truth" - The Journey, History and Impact of Sojourner Truth

Ring Shout traditions: History, Dance, and Music

Poetry workshops with NC Poet Laureate Jaki Shelton Green

First Draft of History: Covering your Community in Unusual Times - for school newspaper staff

Broadcast Journalism: What We do and Where we are Going

Planet Fashion: Sustainability, Fashion and the Environment

The History of African American Music from Spirituals to Hip Hop

And many more.

Register for the Conference HERE

SEL Signature Practices for Adults and Students

The 3 Signature Practices when carefully chosen, effectively facilitated, and thoughtfully debriefed create a solid foundation of safety, consistency, and joy in adult and student learning environments. These signature practices create conditions for growth and learning across all five SEL competencies while using culturally responsive teaching strategies.


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MACS Teaching and Learning

Dr. Phillip Brown, Chief Academic and Human Resources Officer

Penny Willard, Director of Innovative Programming and Federal Programs

Scott Dollyhite, Director of Exceptional Children and Student Services

Olivia Sikes, Director of Career and Technical Education and Student Accountability

Polly Long, Workforce Initiatives Coordinator

Kini Brindle, Social & Emotional Learning and Exceptional Children Compliance Coordinator

Jodi Cox, Family Liaison

Brittany Branch, Digital Learning Coach