High School Highlights

November Curriculum and Instruction Updates and Resources


On a monthly basis your HS Academic Coaches will share updates and resources by content area in this newsletter. The newsletter will be filled with the most recent information and resources they have received from NCDPI professional develpment, local conferences, and professional development


High School Academic Coaches will be visiting schools to provide support with planning and classroom support for literacy instruction on December 5. Coaches will be contacting you to schedule a visit.

November 19, 2013, 3:30 – 4:30

ELA: Creating Text Sets for the ELA Classroom.

Learn how to choose a strong anchor text and resources for finding and evaluating supporting texts.



Important News for science teachers: The constructed response update is posted in the Science Canvas Shell. Secondary literacy sources can be found on the DPI science wiki: http://scnces.ncdpi.wikispaces.net/Secondary+Literacy+Resources. Numerous curriculum resources can be found at: http://scnces.ncdpi.wikispaces.net/2004+SCOS+Resources+HS

NCDPI Math Wiki

If you have not visited the NCDPI Math Wiki recently, please bookmark this site so that you can find the most up-to-date resources from DPI.


An excellent site to visit if you are struggling with teaching math concepts that are unfamiliar to you or you would like an alternative approach to teach a familiar concept. They have resources for teachers and students.

NCDPI English/Language Arts Listserv Drive

If you are not receiving updates from the DPI English Support Team, please join this listserv.

Curriculum Support Contacts

Tonisha Walden - Professional Development Coordinator

Mary Doggett - 6-12 Math/Science Lead Teacher

Coley Barrier - HS English Academic Coach

Sherry Barnett - HS Math Academic Coach

Amy Cuthbertson - HS Math Academic Coach

Kate Livchin - HS Social Studies Academic Coach

Kimberley Thompson-Hairston - HS Science Academic Coach