PROFESSIONAL LEARNING with OCS

May is Mental Health Awareness Month...

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Not All Wounds are Visible... but all wounds have symptoms!

How are we preparing our summer experiences and back-to-school experiences that are responsive to the potential traumas and setbacks experienced this past year by so many of our young people?

Office Hours are BACK, June 14th

April Military Child Event

Teacher Recruitment

Updated Summer School Info....

Below is a link to the SL2021-7 guidance documents, technical webinars and office hours.

Office of Learning Recovery & Acceleration | NC DPI

Great Summer Staff Book Study

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Great Summer Reads for 8th - 12th Grade: Curiosity, Hope, Love, and Justice

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A Little Love that Doesn't Cost Very Much...

The Office of Charter Schools is Proud to Present the People Helping People Charter School Nominees!

These are some phenomenal young people who represent North Carolina and our charter schools very well. Best wishes to each of you on your future endeavors and Oh the Places You Will Go... from Eagle Scouts to Cattle Ranchers, from Adopted Activists to all manner of servant leadership in cardiac child centers to food depots. The North Carolina universities they will attend this coming Fall are blessed to have these young people as students!!! Light up the darkness...


https://padlet.com/drdcjones/3uvvuqv70cndgf45

Chiefs for Change: Recommended Reopening Resources - some Good Stuff to Consider

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One of my absolute favorite leadership resources. Kim Marshall, author of one of my favorite Evaluation and Supervision texts, spends every Monday summarizing the latest research and sends to your inbox. It is a $50 annual membership. You can receive a free sample or two. Information on webpage.

Rethinking Schools - Video Series...

If you need a little motivation, confirmation, or reminder that you can do this... here you go.
Introducing the Rethinking Intervention Video Series

A Special Note on Available Services

On behalf of Mr. Machado and OCS, we want to be sure you are aware the Office of Professional Learning is a PD and learning resource you have available. We can help develop and lead tailored PD that you, your board, staff, or leadership might desire as well as serve as a critical connector for that which we might not have in-house expertise. Please do not hesitate to reach out to our office. darian.jones@dpi.nc.gov Dr. Darian Jones


Here is a quick survey if you are interested in providing feedback, needs, or how we can improve office hours. https://tinyurl.com/OCSPDSurvey

ClubHouse - Social Media

Have you joined the ClubHouse (social media app)? There are some amazing free conversations and discussions going on in all manner of genre and topics, but especially education. Check it out! Only downloadable app at present. https://www.joinclubhouse.com/. Gives some great access to leaders, thinkers, and the world we might not necessarily have direct contact with....

FREE FREE FREE TO ALL CHARTER SCHOOLS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT Spring 2021

Please check back on the NC ACCESS Grant Link and the OCS page for more information. We will update information in the Newsletter and the Blasts.


See Blasts and Newsletter for Registration Information


Social Emotional Learning: Reaching them through teaching them

Date: April 7, 20201

Time: 3:30-4:30pm


Family Empowerment (Must Commit to Both Sessions)

April 8, 2021

April 29, 2021

9:30 am - 2:00 pm

Up to 50 school leaders/administrators

Presented by: SchermCo


An Explanation of Expectations: Harnessing the power of rubrics

Date: April 20, 2021

Time: 3:30-4:30pm

Using Equity Audits to Improve Educational Outcomes for All

The Book Corner...

For Students... @projectlitcomm supports teachers in identifying diverse texts to engage all students


https://www.facebook.com/projectlitcommunity

Books on a Theme!!!!

- The PODCAST CORNER -

What the Research Says...

Articles you might find interesting...


It's Time to Stop Requiring Lesson Plan Submissions (2019) - still timely

https://www.weareteachers.com/stop-requiring-lesson-plans/


Note on Racial Equity in School Systems (Co-Authored Former Principal in Charlotte)


https://pelp.fas.harvard.edu/files/pelp/files/pel096p2.pdf?fbclid=IwAR0XWVwSVvK_0XTiQdyOgA-S-PvyXN6ZugmGysOj86HtM7TMU2IQTecRwlY


Anti-racist New School Hires (Recruiting)

https://xqsuperschool.org/rethinktogether/anti-racist-new-school-hires-recruiting/


Principals Need Help Building Anti-racist Schools

https://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2020/09/23/principals-need-help-building-anti-racist-schools.html


Imagining September: PRINCIPLES AND DESIGN ELEMENTS FOR AMBITIOUS SCHOOLS DURING COVID-19

https://edarxiv.org/gqa2w/


The Leaky Pipeline (in support of STE(A)M

https://www.thirdway.org/video/higher-eds-leaky-pipeline


CULTURALLY RESPONSIVE TEACHING THROUGH DISTANCE LEARNING

https://www.kqed.org/mindshift/55941/how-to-develop-culturally-responsive-teaching-for-distance-learning


TRAUMA-INFORMED APPROACH TO TEACHING THROUGH CORONAVIRUS

https://www.tolerance.org/magazine/a-trauma-informed-approach-to-teaching-through-coronavirus


The Data to Make Your Case...

https://data.publiccharters.org/

DOING WHAT WORKS, RESEARCH-BASED INSTRUCTIONAL PRACTICES AND RESOURCES

http://www2.ed.gov/nclb/methods/whatworks/edpicks.jhtml?src=ln


Doing What Works (DWW) is a website sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education. The goal of DWW is to create an online library of resources that may help teachers, schools, districts, states and technical assistance providers implement research-based instructional practice.


resource-putting-students-first-profiles-of-district-charter-collaboration-1.pdf

drive.google.com

CHARTER SCHOOL SUPPORTS, RESOURCES, and OTHER NEWS

External Opportunities to Learn - Professional Development

Titles that might lead to great content...


https://ncpubliccharters.org/training-and-development/

GUIDANCE DOCUMENTS

SECONDARY CHARTER LEADERS 2021-2022 GPA and Grade Scale Automation (Charters)

Please begin to communicate with your shareholders in the Spring the upcoming changes to the uniform GPA and Grade Scale Automation for the 2021-2022 School Year. Remember that old proverb we learned as teachers, “beat the story home.” This is a story you want to craft a way to communicate with your parents, students, teachers, and board members prior to them finding out once the year starts. “Beat the story home….”

Memorandum

https://content.govdelivery.com/attachments/NCSBE/2020/10/30/file_attachments/1585380/PDF%20GPAA.pdf

Slide Deck from Session on Monday for Charter Leaders

https://bit.ly/GPA_GradeScale2020

Presentation

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1uzUMJq5e5cci98lUNIYRPkCs99cn76_t5IPKXQJbzI0/edit?usp=sharing

OFFICE OF CHARTER SCHOOLS PROFESSIONAL LEARNING RESOURCES

OCS PROFESSIONAL LEARNING RESOURCE CENTER

Please check our Epicenter and the new OCS Professional Learning Resource Center.

New! The 2020 Virtual New Charter Leaders Institute has been uploaded in Epicenter! Check it out!

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NEW DPI TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT CENTER

Reminder! Phone Number for NCDPI Technology Support Center Has Changed

Last year, NCDPI's Technology Support Center changed its phone number to 919-716-1840. Calls to the old number have been forwarded, but the phone company's forwarding service will be ending soon. To ensure we continue to meet your support needs without issue, please make sure you are calling us at our new support center number.


NCDPI Technology Support Center supports you with the following applications:

  • Schoolnet
  • NCEES/Unified Talent
  • IAM/SSO (NCEdCloud)
  • Staff & Student UID (eScholar)



Support availability:

Web: https://ncgov.service-now.com/sp_dpi - 24/7

POWERSCHOOL NEED TO KNOWS...

Important reminder prior to running your enrollment lottery


Dear school leaders and vendors who assist with PowerSchool or the enrollment lottery, please note you must enter student records individually into PowerSchool. Do not import batch data.


As Charters begin to prepare for the new school year, NCDPI would like to remind PowerSchool admins and third-party management companies that students should not be imported into the system. Importing student records bypasses our UID integration and customization, therefore all students should be entered individually, following the steps providing in this Quick Reference Document. Importing student records bypasses our UID integration and creates duplicate records in PowerSchool if the student has an existing record in the UID system. We currently have an overwhelming amount of duplicate records and clean up of duplicate records could take an extended length of time.

POWERSCHOOL SUPPORT NEED TO KNOWS...

Effective July 15th, PowerSchool Support provides all technical support for your SIS instance.

Three ways to request PowerSchool support:

  1. CHAT: Chat support will be available for you through the PowerSchool Community at: Launch Chat Support
  2. CASE: Submit a case via the PS PORTAL: https://help.powerschool.com/
  3. CALL: 1-855-339-4790 NEW! - This is a dedicated NC Support line

* If you are reporting an outage or performance issue (P0 or P1), please CALL or use CHAT. This insures immediate attention by PowerSchool support.

MCKINNEY VENTO HOMELESS CHILDREN & YOUTH ASSISTANCE ACT NEED TO KNOWS

The McKinney-Vento Education of Homeless Children and Youth Assistance Act is the primary piece of legislation dealing with the education of children and youth experiencing homelessness. The Act is also known as Title IX, Part A of the Every Students Succeeds Act. Each charter school must designate a McKinney Vento liaison and support the education and training of school staff around the law.


Here is a fact sheet for teachers, principals, and school leaders. If you’d like to order an informational poster for your school, click here.



Online training here: https://nche.ed.gov/self-paced-online-training/

"WHO YA GONNA CALL?" AT OCS?

OCS Main number: 984.236.2700/ocs@dpi.nc.gov



Dave Machado/984.236.2702/Director of the Office of Charter Schools


984.236.2701/General Administrative Support


Shaunda Cooper/984.236.2712/Consultant, Renewals


Claire Porter/984.236.2707/ Consultant, Ready to Open, Planning Year


Ashley Baquero/984.236.2708/Consultant, Amendments & Compliance


Joseph Letterio/984.236.2703/Consultant, Performance Framework & Epicenter Tech


Darian Jones/984.236.2705/Consultant, Professional Learning


Melanie Rackley/Consultant, Applications


Jay Whalen/984.236.2711/ Program Administrator, NC ACCESS Program


Barbara O'Neal/984.236.2706/ Program Coordinator, NC ACCESS Program



Office of Charter Schools

6307 Mail Service Center

Raleigh, NC 27699-6307


We are here to support YOU!


STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION & CHARTER SCHOOL ADVISORY BOARD LIVE STREAM ON YOU TUBE

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfM5r2bVAWlto1YByxd7wCg



NC DPI LAUNCHES STATEWIDE K-12 JOB BOARD

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1t-f7zjhz4LTgzuA-xWtx0AA8hdgQVbs4YO_X6urRyJA/edit?usp=sharing


OCS NEWSLETTER...DON'T MISS IT!

Make sure that all your charter school stakeholders are in the know! Don't miss out! Subscribe to the OCS newsletter today:


https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/NCSBE/subscriber/new


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