CCS Staff In the Know
The Board of Education will hold a special called meeting on Tuesday, January 26th at 9:00 a.m. The Board of Education will receive a presentation, from the Superintendent and the Superintendent's cabinet, of the second organizational review to monitor district-wide performance on the district's strategic goals.

Goals
  • CCS/School Goal I - The Learner
  • CCS/School Goal II - The Educator
  • CCS/School Goal III - Teaching and Learning
  • CCS/School Goal IV - Community Engagement and Leadership
  • CCS/School Goal V - Operations and Resources
Personalized Apple Professional Learning in January! 
Register now -- Limited Seats!
Link for registration: DL Playlist

Join Us for Apple Training Next Wednesday, January 27

It’s almost time for our learning sessions at Craven County Schools. We will be exploring the iPad as a tool for teaching and learning. Join us for an interactive hands-on learning experience with the iPad. Registration at this link! More information can be found here
Apple Coaching for Craven LIVE Teachers

Starting Monday, January 25, Coaching to Improve Virtual Learning for Students by Apple Learning Specialists and the Digital Learning Department will be offered biweekly through June 2021. Any teacher who is teaching Craven LIVE (100% virtual) students can sign up for a personalized coaching session during their planning periods starting from 8:00 am until 3:00 pm every hour for thirty minutes. These Apple Learning Specialist Coaches will offer educators 1:1 support and even co-teach or model with your students virtual learning activities. Teachers may attend as many times as they want!   
Please register for a date and time here.   
More information on the sessions can be found here
Economics & Personal Finance Course - Professional Development
 
New EPF Institute Professional Development 
This is for teachers who may be assigned to teach this course starting Fall 2021. 
  
The NC Council on Economic Education (NCCEE) is offering two more opportunities to complete the training for the new Economics and Personal Finance Course. Each 40-hour EPF Institute will provide teachers with knowledge, skills, tips, tricks and access to thousands of web-based, no-cost resources that will prepare them to teach the new course with confidence and ease. Learn more and register by clicking the links below. 
  
Each EPF Institute is 40 hours of professional development. 32 hours will be via Zoom (8 days at 4 hours per day) and 8 hours will be prework and homework. The institutes will be interactive and engaging with opportunities for teachers to work with their peers on group projects. 
  
EPF Institute Spring Cohort 5 will meet on Wednesdays from 10:30-2:30. Cohort 5 will begin on 2/24 and run through 4/28 with the exception of the week before and the week after Easter to account for spring breaks around the state. 
  
EPF Institute Spring Cohort 6 will meet on Fridays from 8:00-12:00. Cohort 6 will meet beginning 2/26 and will run through 4/30, also with the exception of the week before and after Easter. 
There is no cost to attend, but space is very limited so register today! 
  
Resource for EPF Educators: NC EPF Standards Table with Lesson Plans 

N.C. Department of Public Instruction

All staff members are strongly encouraged to sign up for the NCDPI Listservs that are relevant for your work. This will allow you to receive the regular newsletter updates directly to your email. 

https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/NCSBE/subscriber/new 
Teacher Loan Forgiveness Update
Please share the following information with all teachers in your district to provide them the opportunity to submit a Teacher Loan Forgiveness application (if they meet the requirements). DPI Federal Program’s contact is Toni Warrick, toni.warrick@dpi.nc.gov or 984-236-2804 to verify if they qualify to apply for Teacher Loan Forgiveness.  

The links below provide information about Teacher Loan Forgiveness:
NCDPI website listing:

TCLI Directory to search for low-income schools. This website is managed by the Federal Government.
POST-SECONDARY PLANNING / COLLEGE & SCHOLARSHIPS

College Advisor and Scholarship Website:

Check-out the Craven County School’s College Advising and Scholarship website. Make your post-secondary plans utilizing resources on military, 2- or 4-year colleges, and career options: ACT and SAT prep and testing schedules, scholarship search and links, tips on how to apply for college admission and scholarships, presentations and enrichment or pre-college programs for K-12 students. 
January's Board of Education Meeting Highlights

To view the highlights from this month's meeting be sure to click on the image.
Canvas Resources for Students and Parents

Craven County educators, students, and families now have resources to help students and parents use Canvas as a management tool for learning. Click here to join the course and access the resources to help you make the most of Canvas! 
This week's Families in the Know was distributed on Friday, January 22nd.
To view this publication click here
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