Upcoming Events:


Content Area
Webinar Title
Date/Time
Registration Web Link

Webinar's PowerPoint

Links To Exemplar Samples

Recording of Webinar
Social Studies
SS Honors Webinar #1: Section I - Developing the Curriculum & Content of the Course
January 12, 2015
3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Registration Web Link: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/734853320
Jan. 12, 2015 Social Studies Honors Webinar "Developing Section I of the Honors Portfolio for Social Studies"
Exemplar Sample of Section I of a SS Honors Portfolio
Webinar Recording
http://vimeo.com/116680132
Social Studies
SS Honors Webinar #2: Section II - Making Decisions about Instructional Materials & Methods
January 26, 2015
3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Registration Web Link: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/270953161



Social Studies
SS Honors Webinar #3: Section III-Assessment (How Does Assessment Drive Your Decisions For Advanced Level Teaching & Learning?)
February 9, 2015
3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Registration Web Link: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/156586337





Support Opportunities for Understanding the Honors Course Development Process


The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction will offer the following [[#|training]] opportunities for the Honors Level Course Rubric and Implementation Process:
  • An overview [[#|webinar]] (Tuesday, April 6, 2013)
  • A voice recorded video presentation for each content area (Found in the resources below)
  • Two general "Question & Answer" [[#|webinars]] that will address any questions educators might have regarding the Honors level course rubric and review process (May 2 and May 28, 2013)
  • A "Question & Answer" [[#|webinar]] for six curriculum content areas (Social Studies Content Area Q&A [[#|Webinar]] May 16, 2013)


Information/Resources for Revision of Social Studies Honors Courses 2013-2014

Links to the following resources:


Download the following resources and save in your personal Honors Implementation folder:






















List of the First Cohort of LEAs for 2013-2014 Honors Portfolio Review

Feel free to click the above link or download the document below
Honors Portfolio Cohort 2013 14 List for Wiki.pdf
Honors Portfolio Cohort 2013 14 List for Wiki.pdf
Honors Portfolio Cohort 2013 14 List for Wiki.pdf

Letter to the First Cohort of LEAs to go through the Honors Review in the Spring 2014

Notification Letter sent via [[#|email to]] the Superintendents of the First Cohort to undergo the 2013-14 Honors Portfolio Review is below. The letter was sent from Dr. Rebecca Garland, Chief Academic Officer and Dr. Angela Quick, Deputy Chief Academic Officer
DOC042513-04252013114637 First Cohot 2013.14.pdf
DOC042513-04252013114637 First Cohot 2013.14.pdf
DOC042513-04252013114637 First Cohot 2013.14.pdf


Webinar Presentations for Honors Social Studies



Frequently Asked Questions About Honors Level Courses In Social Studies:

Q: Which Social Studies [[#|courses]] can be offered at an honors level?
A: Currently, any Social Studies course that is offered by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (has a Standard Course of Study) can be offered at an honors level. Additionally, any social studies course that might be developed by a local school system or school may also be offered at an honors level, as long as it has the approval of the local curriculum office and/or the local board of [[#|education]].
  • Note: This is not true for other content areas. If you are interested in knowing which [[#|courses]] can be offered at an honors level for another content area please check with the contact person representing that area on the honors committee. A listing of contact names is on the home page of the Honors Implementation wiki.

Q: For which Social Studies [[#|courses]] are teachers expected to prepare a portfolio?
A: Teachers are expected to prepare a portfolio for any Social Studies course that is being offered for honors credit.

Q: Which Social Studies [[#|courses]] are going to be reviewed with the state level review process?
A: All [[#|courses]] that have a standard course of [[#|study]] in Social Studies that are being taught at an honors level will be subject to state level review.



Helpful Research and Resources Related to Rigor, Academic Excellence, Honors and Social Studies


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For further assistance with the Social Studies Honors Implementation Process please contact Michelle McLaughlin at michelle.mclaughlin@dpi.nc.gov.


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