Friday, November 12, 2010

Free Webinars for NCSIGS Members

NCTIES will be offering free webinars beginning in January to members of the NCSIGS. Do you have a suggestion for workshops you would like to participate in? If so, please add your thoughts to the discussion happening on

Thank you!
Marlo Gaddis
NCSIGS Administrator

Conference Update November 12th

NCTIES is turning 40 and we are so happy and pleased to announce the NCTIES Conference 2011, Honoring Our Past, Charting Our Future, March 2-4, 2011 in the Raleigh Convention Center.  We have many new and exciting things to share this year and cannot wait to see you there!

The Call for Presentations is open and accepting applications until November 30, 2010.  Get yours in today!

Registration is open - get in early and save money!

Super Early $100 NOW -  December 19, 2010
Early $120 December 20 - January 7, 2011
Regular $140 January 8 - February 15, 2011 
On Site: $160 after February 15, 2011

Our Keynote is Rushton Hurley, a true technology leader.

For complete information about the conference, including registration and call to present information visit the website.

Feel free to contact us with any questions regarding the upcoming conference!

Sonya Terry, 2010 Conference Chair and Vice President, NCTIES
Barbara Moose, President, NCTIES

Friday, November 5, 2010

Registration Update

We have just about finalized the pre- conference schedule. Once we have done so, the registration link will be available. Don't worry, we will adjust the Super Early and Early registration dates.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Conference Update


All Aboard NCTIES Members,

We are so happy and pleased to announce the NCTIES Conference, Charting Our Future; Honoring Our Past, March 2-4, 2011 in the Raleigh Convention Center. We will be celebrating our 40th Anniversary!


Our keynote speaker this year is Rushton Hurley. He has been a Japanese language teacher, principal of an online high school, a teacher trainer, an educational technology researcher, and a school reform consultant who has worked and studied on three continents. He was one of the inaugural cohort of Google Certified Teachers and is now director of an educational nonprofit called Next Vista for Learning, which he hopes may someday save the world from ignorance.

Graduating from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, Rushton majored in history with a minor in religion. His two master's degrees are in Education and East Asian Studies from Stanford University, where his research included using speech recognition technology with beginning students of Japanese in computer-based role-playing scenarios for developing language skills. In the late 1990's his work with teenagers at a high school in San José led him to begin using internet and video technologies to make learning more active, helping him reach students who had struggled under more traditional approaches.

Rushton trains teachers at schools, workshops, and conferences around the United States, including in 2010-2011 keynote spots at Fall CUE in California, TETN in Tennessee, METC in Missouri, ICE in Illinois, and MACUL in Michigan. He was also a featured speaker at ISTE in Denver in June, 2010. His fun and thoughtful talks center on the connection between engaging learning and useful, affordable technology, as well as professional perspectives of teachers. In addition to his regular work, he devotes time to the community as a Rotarian and in international exchange efforts. In early 2005, he was awarded the Baha'i Unity of Humanity Award in San Antonio, Texas, for his work developing online and international programs for at-risk students. He also juggles, though he has never received an award for it.

Rushton is joined this year by a distinguished group of presenters: Leslie Fisher, Kathy Schrock, Kevin Honeycutt, Tammy Worcester, David Warlick, Patrick Crispen, Lucas Gillespie, Steven Anderson, Aaron Slutsky, Bobby Hobgood and Melissa Thibault

For information about call to present, visit our website at

Our registration and pre-conference information will be posted shortly and we will send you an e-mail as soon as we have it ready

Registration Costs
Super Early $100 (Oct. 1 - Nov. 19)
Early $120 (Nov. 20 - Jan. 7)
Regular $140 ( Jan. 8 - Feb. 14)
Onsite: $160 (after Feb 14th)

Feel free to contact us with any questions regarding our upcoming conference! All aboard! We’re expecting you!

Sonya Terry
2011 Conference Chair and Vice President, NCTIES

Barbara Moose
President, NCTIES

Thursday, September 30, 2010

2011 Awards

Each year NCTIES recognizes outstanding individuals who have shown outstanding achievement and leadership in implementing technology to improve education. This year we have revamped our awards to align with ISTE awards. Winners of each award would be eligible, per NCTIES Board approval, to submit applications for the ISTE awards.

2011 Media Specialist Technology Innovation Award
2011 Outstanding Teacher Award
2011 Outstanding Leader Award

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Night on the Town

The NC Theatre is doing Full Monty and has a "Girls' Night Out": Girls Night Out w/ NCTIES @nctheatre. Come see THE FULL MONTY tonite for $25! Tix avail at box office at 7 PM. Theatre 1 blk from Marriott!

The Oxford Gastropub, located in the heart of Fayetteville St. just a few blocks from the Convention Center sends news that they are aware of the convention this week and would love the opportunity to serve you all. We have great space, food and service, and live entertainment on Thursday night!

The Mint on Fayetteville Street has a great small plates menu and this First Thursday offers live jazz with the F.O. Finch Trio, 1/2 price martinis and other drink specials.

5 O'Clock Thursdays start this evening at 5pm at the Sheraton Raleigh Hotel with complimentary hors d'oeuvres and drink specials, and live music with Jason Adamo.

Arnez J appears live at Goodnight's Comedy Club just off Peace Street.

There is more live music at Irregardless Cafe close to NCSU campus and at 42nd Street Oyster Bar.

Those are some of the fun things that are happening tonight while NCTIES is in town. Have a great time exploring Raleigh, don't forget to take your SMART card and remember - the R Line stops at 2:15 a.m. so plan to be back to your hotel by then!

Thanks to Julie Brakenbury and the Staff of Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Come discuss New Literacies tonight at the Hive on S. Wilmington in Raleigh from 5:45 - 7:30, and visit us online at

Luncheon Photostory


The Thursday Edition of the NCTIES Times is now available. You can download it on our wiki.
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Tuesday, March 2, 2010

iPhone site is live!


While attending the conference, point you iPhone, iPod Touch, or other mobile device to for our mobile conference site.

The entire schedule and list of featured speakers is at your fingertips.

Find your way around Raleigh with links to the R-Line mobile site.

Welcome to Greater Raleigh!

Greater Raleigh is proud to host NCTIES' 2010 conference, "A Journey of Discovery: New Adventures Every Day."

Make the most of your visit to the Raleigh area by using visitRaleigh NCTIES Landing Page as well as the conference homepage.

At your service in Greater Raleigh...

Getting here
Whether driving or flying, it couldn’t be easier to get to downtown Raleigh. I-40 and the I-440 Beltline provide easy access to the city. Learn more

The Raleigh Convention Center
Sun-drenched and LEED-certified, the Raleigh Convention Center is home to stimulating design, inspiring culture and superior service. Learn more

Marriott Raleigh Marriott City Center
This upscale hotel delivers all the amenities and world-class service you expect, and its carpeted, underground connector to the convention center will keep you comfortable. Learn more

Sheraton Raleigh Hotel
The Sheraton offers a tantalizing blend of luxury and indulgence, all right in the pulsing center of Raleigh’s revitalized downtown—an easy walk to the Raleigh Convention Center. Learn more

Dine Around Downtown Raleigh
For a multitude of downtown options, check out our handy, printable guide. And, to better plan your restaurant ramble, explore this online video gallery. Learn more
Greater Raleigh SmartCard
The SmartCard is our way of welcoming you to the area and saving you money at the same time. Pick up one of these discount cards at registration and use it at participating businesses. Learn more
Parking Downtown
Both the Raleigh Convention Center and Raleigh Marriott City Center offer parking garages, plus other nearby options abound. Download or print a downtown parking map. Learn more
The City of Raleigh offers the R-LINE–a downtown circulator, free for all riders. Hybrid electric buses will whisk you between the downtown’s central districts, with 10-15 minute headways. Learn more

Friday, February 26, 2010

Exploring Raleigh

Please be sure to check out our Exploring Raleigh page. You will find information on the R Line, Raleigh's free eco-friendly buses.

rline bus

You can learn about the Greater Raleigh Convention & Visitors Bureau's SMART Card. Offering you discounts to over 200 businesses and restaurants.


Finally, take a look at the restaurants and night life Raleigh has too offer.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Discovery Education

We are pleased to announce The NCTIES and the Discovery Channel/Discovery Education will host a sneak preview of LIFE with a special introduction by International Speaker and Education Innovator Hall Davidson.


Discovery Channel will preview the trailer for Discovery Channel's new LIFEseries airing on March 21st. LIFE is the follow up to Discovery's acclaimed Planet Earth series, and will be available to educators on Discovery Education Streaming PLUS the day after each episode airs on Discovery Channel!

You can view the preview on Thursday, March 4 at 6:00 - 6:45pm Raleigh Convention Center, Ballroom A Raleigh, NC

In addition, Hall Davidson will be conducting two featured speaker sessions at NCTIES!


Hall Davidson taught middle and high school English, mathematics, Spanish, and bilingual mathematics. He left the classroom to teach math on television in Los Angeles on an Emmy-winning program and spent 20 years at PBS stations teaching and leading staff developments in person and on-air. While producing television series on education and technology, he led a media consortium serving 17 districts and 400,000 students. He frequently contributes articles to national educational publications. With a team he founded, a resource of free online kits to encourage project-based learning with media. He served on the board of Computer-Using Educators for six years and consulted for media corporations and professional organizations. For a dozen years he coordinated the nation’s oldest student media festival, the California Student Media Festival. He was site chairperson at his children’s elementary school where the categorical budget required his signature. He joined Discovery Education in 2005 where he blogs, creates webinars, and works in educational partnerships as a director of the Discovery Educator Network, connecting thousands of teachers nationwide. He has spoken about technology and education to audiences around the world.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Concurrent Sessions

The 2010 NCTIES Wiki is now live.

Here you will find a schedule of the concurrent sessions with a description. If you are a presenter, you will find directions to have your handouts or relevant session links added to your description.

Monday, February 8, 2010

CRSTE Cyber Conference


The CRSTE CyberConference 2010 is our first online event free to educators promoting the exchange of ideas and opportunities for collaboration across the CRSTE region and beyond. Each evening from between February 21 – March 5, 2010. Plan to attend any and all sessions of interest to you. Can't make a specific presentation? They will be archived online for your future perusal!

Here it off the cyber-presses..the final version of the CRSTE CyberConference 2010 Catalog!
Simply point your browser to to get your copy.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Clif Mims added as a Featured Speaker


Clif Mims is a native of the Mississippi Delta and has more than 16 years of teaching experience.  He taught elementary and middle school students and coached basketball and math teams to numerous championships.  He later became a faculty member at the University of Georgia while simultaneously earning his Ph.D. in Instructional Technology from UGA.  Dr. Mims became an assistant professor of elementary mathematics at the University of Mississippi in 2003. Clif joined the University of Memphis' Instructional Design and Technology faculty in 2005 and now serves as Program Coordinator.

His research interests are related to the effective integration of technology with the processes of teaching and learning, especially in teacher education.

Clif is an avid fan of the Mississippi State University Bulldogs and enjoys tennis, camping, fishing, movies and television. He and his wife are the parents of three children.

Clif's Linked In Profile
View Clif's Blog,
Clif's Notes

Friday, January 22, 2010


Three (3) $3000 Grants will be awarded for innovative, student-involved projects, which effectively use technology. Each grant recipient will receive a check for $3000 and agree to present at the 2011 NCTIES Conference at the Raleigh Convention Center March 2nd – 4th. The winner will receive registration and one night’s lodging in addition to the check for the school. At that conference each winner will present a session concerning the product/project that was aided by the grant money.

Please visit for more information