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Feb. 9 | Volume 3 - 2023


 North Carolina teachers continue to lead

 the nation in National Board Certification

  North Carolina continues to lead the nation in the number of teachers who have earned certification from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, with 486 additional teachers earning the endorsement during the 2021-22 school year. Data recently released shows that North Carolina now has a total of 23,858 teachers with the respected credential. Nationally, a total of 130,493 teachers have earned board certification, with North Carolina accounting for nearly 18 percent. North Carolina also ranks first nationally in the percentage of all teachers who have earned board certification, with nearly one quarter (23 percent) of all teachers in the state holding the certification. More information about the national certification is available here

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NC Portrait of a Graduate Rubric Writing Team 

N.C. Department of Public Instruction is recruiting educators and instructional leaders from across the state to create rubrics for the NC Portrait of a Graduate. Hours towards CEUs will be available. Work begins March 7. Use the link below to learn more. Application deadline is Feb. 15.



Roanoke Electric Cooperative partners with Kenan Fellows to advance STEM workforce 

Roanoke Electric Cooperative is partnering with the Kenan Fellows Program for Teacher Leadership at N.C. State University to offer a one-year immersive fellowship to a K-12 educator within their service area of Halifax, Hertford, and Bertie counties. Once selected, the teacher will be part of the 2023-24 cohort of Kenan Fellows, which will be announced in May during National Teacher Appreciation Week.



Golden LEAF unveils new grants portal 

The Golden LEAF Foundation's new grants management system has gone live as of Feb. 1. This new system will enhance reporting and application capabilities as well as help facilitate communications between grantees and programs staff. For more information about the database transition, including dates and times for virtual office hours and posted resources, use the link below.



Registration open for 2023 NC Gravity Games

Racers, science-lovers and fun-seekers, take your mark! The NC Gravity Games will celebrate its 10th running in 2023 on April 29 in downtown Lenoir. The free, action-packed day is sponsored by Google, Appalachian State University, University of North Carolina (via the NC Science Festival) and the City of Lenoir. Registration is open through March 17.



Find STEM jobs at NC STEM Center

The NC STEM Center is continuously updating career and job opportunities online. Currently, there are almost a dozen positions listed in the Job Seekers section of the NC STEM website. Quick, easy, free site registration is required.







Carolina Skies: Valentine's Day Edition

It's never too early to plan for love. Bring your boo to the fulldome at the Morehead Planetarium and Science Center in Chapel Hill for a night under the stars during Valentine's Day Weekend! Click here for more information about tickets and showtimes.






Students@Work is a project of the North Carolina Business Committee for Education in partnership with the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. Each week in March different industries are focused on creating career awareness for middle school students. The goal is for North Carolina businesses to help these students see the opportunities that exist in the workplace as well as the skills needed. Learn how you can get involved.





Science for All Summit

Morehead Planetarium and Science Center will host its first Science for All Summit on April 5-6 at the Friday Conference Center in Chapel Hill. The summit will address access issues and strategies for STEM engagement from early education to career by bringing together leading experts and thought leaders to discuss the latest in advocacy, policy, practice, and research. Register here.





STEM Learning Ecosystems 2023 Convening

The Teaching Institute for Excellence in STEM (TIES) will host the STEM Learning Ecosystems Community of Practice 2023 Convening on May 1-3 in Florida. This will be a unique opportunity to help co-design the blueprint for STEM experiences for all STEM Ecosystems, their students, families and communities. Learn more.



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