CCS Staff In the Know
FastBridge for Beginners

Training will include an overview of FastBridge and how to navigate the site. We will discuss training module certifications, types of screeners and progress monitoring assessments. Participants will also explore the different student reports that makes identifying at risk students simple and monitoring their progress more effective.

This training is recommended for all new hires, K-9 and EC

Training Date and Times:
9am - 10am
10:30am - 11:30am
1:30pm - 2:30pm

For more information email
Actively Learn Professional Learning Sessions (Grades 6-12)

Introduction to Actively Learn for New Teachers & Administrators
Wednesday, Sept. 9 (9:30-11:00am)
Monday, Sept. 14 (2:30-4:00pm) 
Each session is limited to 30 participants, so please sign up using this link for the session that works best in your schedule and you will receive an calendar invitation.

Meeting the Challenges of Remote Learning Using Actively Learn
In this session, participants will address the unique challenges presented when teaching and learning online. Multiple dimensions of remote learning will be discussed, along with how Actively Learn can be used for asynchronous learning, synchronous web meetings/virtual classes, and hybrid learning. The session will feature The Five Keys to Remote Learning: the AL content library, the ability to import and build your own content, student accessibility tools, social-collaboration features, and data, including grading and feedback. AL’s small groups and research project tools will also be featured to round out the remote learning educator toolbox. 
Wednesday, Sept. 16 (9:30-11:00am)
Wednesday, Sept. 16 (2:00-3:30pm)
Each session is limited to 30 participants, so please sign up using this link for the session that works best in your schedule and you will receive an calendar invitation.
Technology Information
Clever Updates
Accessing Clever through the Rapid Identity portal is giving users an error message. This has been reported to both Clever and Rapid Identity. While we are waiting for a resolution to this, a workaround is to go to the Clever app on the iPad or directly to, (select your school), and log in with your Google account (do not try to login with your NCEdCloud credentials). 

Mark your Calendars!
Planned Internet Outage
On Friday, September 11th (6:00 PM) the network will undergo a scheduled maintenance check and will not be available. We are not anticipating any issues and expect the network to be restored later that evening.
Teacher Assistants Becoming Teachers

During this unique time of virtual living, ECU is offering several different ways for teacher assistants to connect with ECU’s Partnership Teach program in order to learn more about the pathway to becoming a teacher.
Virtual Options to learn more about ECU’s Partnership Teach program:
Online live drop-in chat conversations Monday - Thursday from 9am – 4pm (see attached flyer/pdf)
Online Open House informational sessions on September 22, 2020 from 11:30am-12:30pm
Email Gerald Baldwin, Partnership Teach Coastal Consortium Coordinator at
Craven County Schools supports those interested teacher assistants in becoming future teachers.  
NC Community College + ECU online = NC Teacher ♥

Digital Learning September PD Playlist includes Mini Sessions
for both Canvas and Google Classroom Features.
Visit for more information.
AQ-IQ Contest for Seventh Grade Students
The Fifth Annual Statewide AQ-IQ Contest for Seventh Grade Students gives all seventh grade students the opportunity to learn about air and air quality while finding solutions to our air quality problems. We have changed the way students turn in projects – now all projects are submitted through an on-line registration form. Projects are due by midnight on March 12, 2021, but can be turned in at any time until that day.
New for 2020 - 2021
Students will use an on-line form to both register and submit their project:
New Student Worksheets
We have an updated AQ-IQ Student Worksheet available both in word and pdf format. Visit the AQ-IQ Landing page to get these documents. This is a step by step guide for students to use to help them create their best project.
The 2020 Special Award Categories
The 2020 - 2021 Special Award Categories are focused on technology, and how it can be used to better understand and solve our air quality problems.
•   Air Pollution Monitoring and Control Technology
•   Cleaner Cars, Cleaner Commutes, and Cleaner Air
•   Pollution Free Electricity and Conservation Technology
•   The Science and Technology of Understanding and Reversing Climate Change
All the details of the contest and supporting documents can be found on the AQ-IQ Contest Page of the N.C. Environmental Education website:
Please contact me with any questions,
Keith Bamberger
N.C. Division of Air Quality
Academy Sports “Thank You” to School Staff

Academy Sports if giving school staff with an ID badge 10% off their entire purchase during the month of September. Visit Academy Sports online to learn more about who qualifies for this promotion.
Just present your ID badge if purchasing in store or follow the directions at Academy Sports if purchasing online.
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