MESSAGES 2015 :: JULY 16, 2015


Dr. Atkinson Discusses Ed Camp in Blog Post
State Superintendent June Atkinson attended her first Ed Camp last week at the Friday Institute at NC State University. In her latest blog post she shares her thoughts about this unconference format and why it’s growing in popularity. To read more about Ed Camp, as well as earlier blog posts from Dr. Atkinson, please visit

Opt-in District List for Home Base Tools on the Web
As Race to the Top (RttT) comes to a close, the NCDPI is committed to moving North Carolina public schools towards personalized learning for every student. The Agency is using RttT funds to provide all districts and charter schools access to the full suite of Home Base tools and the newly integrated Learning Management System, Canvas for only $1/ADM. To see if your school district is participating, please visit

Give Five–Read Five Campaign Surpasses Goal of 500,000 Books
The Give Five-Read Five campaign collected more than 500,000 books statewide, surpassing its 2015 collection goal. To see the final numbers please visit Learn more about the schools that collected the most books for Give Five-Read Five at

Academic and Digital Learning Launches New Website
Academic and Digital Learning recently launched a new website that provides easy access to its divisions that include: Career and Technical Education, Digital Teaching and Learning, Exceptional Children, Home Base, K-12 Standards, Curriculum and Instruction, and the NC Virtual Public School. To learn more about Academic and Digital Learning and how it prepares students beyond graduation for work, further education and citizenship, please visit

2015 Textbook Adoption School Price List for Science Now Online
The North Carolina textbook adoption school price list for 2015 for Science is now available on the Textbook Adoption website at The list includes grade level, title, ISBN, publisher, copyright and school price.

Guide/Timeline for 2015-16 STEM Recognition Program Application on the Web
An application guide and schedule for the 2015-16 STEM Recognition Program Application are available on the STEM Education and Leadership website at Schools that plan to apply for recognition and review should contact Tina Marcus at to receive the formal application. The application period opens in September and closes February 1.

State Math Fair Winners Highlighted in July Feature for NC Celebrate
Some of North Carolina's best and brightest student mathematicians gathered in May for the 2015 North Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCCTM) State Math Fair. Visit the Celebrate NC website at To learn more about the competition and the students who placed at the 2015 NCTM State Math Fair.