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Welcome to the Pre-Instruction Resource for NCVPS Students.
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This document is to be used for those students whose schools begin before the NCVPS start date. This pre-learning will prepare students for the first units of their course.
Students can also complete the NCVPS Canvas Orientation before classes begin at this link:
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https://ncvps.instructure.com/courses/1032
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If students need to complete their course before the scheduled NCVPS end date, please communicate that need with the NCVPS teacher early in the course.
The teacher can modify the course pacing for the student needing the earlier end date.
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COURSEInstructional Director contact ELAs and Lab Facilitators, if you have students who are waiting for their NCVPS classes to begin, please share the content below with them. This will give them a head start in their classes and provide learning opportunities for them before classes begin.Softchalk links about Getting Started with NCVPS that students can read for ALL students in ALL Courses
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AccountingKaren Creech: karen.creech@ncpublicschools.govStudents can can complete the introduction to accounting learning activities at https://www.sba.gov/tools/sba-learning-center/training/introduction-accounting.
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ACT PrepKaren Creech: karen.creech@ncpublicschools.govStudents can begin to explore the ACT through this website: http://www.act.org/content/act/en/products-and-services/the-act/test-preparation.html Be sure to click on each of the links for preliminary information about taking the ACT Prep course.
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Advanced Functions and ModelingCatrina Parker: catrina.parker@ncpublicschools.govhttps://docs.google.com/document/d/1q78VrVnsZpYtUA3UEJtiPWFyLhm4rR22mj2bk9jJA7M/edit?usp=sharing
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African-American StudiesCatrina Parker: catrina.parker@ncpublicschools.govhttps://docs.google.com/document/d/1nPZ2Td98w_M43wZT9RcGnX5FuV5XoQ6K0Jzbk6RNpq8/edit?usp=sharing
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American History 1Catrina Parker: catrina.parker@ncpublicschools.govhttps://docs.google.com/document/d/1MDIGEhZbPakjsYQzzL1NGND34er43y2whqojXS1YRdE/edit#
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American History 1 HonorsCatrina Parker: catrina.parker@ncpublicschools.govhttps://docs.google.com/document/d/1MDIGEhZbPakjsYQzzL1NGND34er43y2whqojXS1YRdE/edit#
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American History 2Catrina Parker: catrina.parker@ncpublicschools.govhttps://docs.google.com/a/ncpublicschools.gov/document/d/1-WV-D4XJqywcDHhXasP3dHz8ASW0ooNVPBMLGk5-9a4/edit?usp=sharing
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American History 2 HonorsCatrina Parker: catrina.parker@ncpublicschools.govhttps://docs.google.com/a/ncpublicschools.gov/document/d/1-WV-D4XJqywcDHhXasP3dHz8ASW0ooNVPBMLGk5-9a4/edit?usp=sharing
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AP Art HistoryEllen Hart: ellen.hart@ncpublicschools.govTo prepare for the beginning of our course, students can explore this overview of AP Art History: https://secure-media.collegeboard.org/digitalServices/pdf/ap/ap-course-overviews/ap-art-history-course-overview.pdf
This will give students the ability to practice different types of questions for assessments. This will provide students the opportunity to examine course content such as images and vocabulary.
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AP BiologyJen Currin: jennifer.currin@ncpublicschools.govStudents should explore the college board website ( https://apstudent.collegeboard.org/apcourse/ap-biology) to understand AP Biology and what the teacher will expect from an AP Biology student.
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AP Calculus ABCatrina Parker: catrina.parker@ncpublicschools.govhttps://docs.google.com/document/d/18ChXnUsPc3BwgJ3Xu_cIUdXySdaVwSfQjcydi6YzRdM/edit?usp=sharing
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AP Calculus BCCatrina Parker: catrina.parker@ncpublicschools.govhttps://docs.google.com/document/d/14esFnzL_jZ_ved50UAiqGuoKj5NH_iudqHfpm-HoWPg/edit?usp=sharing
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AP Computer ScienceKaren Creech: karen.creech@ncpublicschools.govStudents should explore the College Board website for the course at https://apstudent.collegeboard.org/apcourse/ap-computer-science-a, specifically the course description and exam information. The website includes sample exams. Next, students can get an introduction to computer programming at https://www.khanacademy.org/computing/computer-science and also try an hour of code at www.code.org
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AP Computer Science PrinciplesKaren Creech: karen.creech@ncpublicschools.govStudents should explore the College Board website for the course at https://advancesinap.collegeboard.org/stem/computer-science-principles, specifically the course description and exam information. The website includes sample exams. Next, students can get an introduction to computer programming at https://www.khanacademy.org/computing/computer-science and also try an hour of code at www.code.org
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AP English LanguageJen Currin: jennifer.currin@ncpublicschools.govStudents should take this opportunity to explore AP Central at http://apcentral.collegeboard.com/apc/public/courses/teachers_corner/2123.html to learn more about the class curriculum and expectations. Students can also begin to focus on current events that involve controversial issues or dichotomous perspectives (for example, global warming, stem cell research, offshore oil drilling, raising the minimum wage, tuition-free college to name just a few). You will be writing an argumentative research paper on a controversial topic of your choice, so the more you know about your topic beforehand, the easier and more enriching this project will be.
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AP English LiteratureJen Currin: jennifer.currin@ncpublicschools.govTake this opportunity to frontload as many of the longer novels as possible that we'll study. Taking the opportunity to read ahead now will help students later. The longer novels include: Life of Pi, Invisible Man, Jane Eyre, and The Joy Luck Club.
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AP EnvironmentalJen Currin: jennifer.currin@ncpublicschools.govStudents can explore the following website to learn more about the environment and what we will be studying: http://www.bozemanscience.com/ap-environmental-science/. They can watch videos of main ideas and get a head start on the content. They can also research/find/borrow a good AP exam review book to help them prepare for the APES exam in May.
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AP European HistoryCatrina Parker: catrina.parker@ncpublicschools.govhttps://docs.google.com/document/d/1fTzrjluVPl2kVbRTl0VWaAL5ibQPvaRVLwH0IZiSAhI/edit#
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AP Government and PoliticsCatrina Parker: catrina.parker@ncpublicschools.govhttps://docs.google.com/a/ncpublicschools.gov/document/d/1rRn0u_RvzdhXTG4jYEKbpE2AvD6m5j0iKGlCE9Aeo1g/edit?usp=sharing
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AP Human GeographyCatrina Parker: catrina.parker@ncpublicschools.govhttps://docs.google.com/document/d/1ioftYskyz1hi2byNQsYYVQhUJEjYsPgLphDOpIADhHs/edit?usp=sharing
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AP Mandarin ChineseEllen Hart: ellen.hart@ncpublicschools.govStudents can begin research on modern Chinese topics at "Baidu.com" . The topics includes: Chinese athletics, food, movies...
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AP Music TheoryEllen Hart: ellen.hart@ncpublicschools.govStudents can read and complete the exercises in the required "Tonal Harmony" textbook in Chapters 1-3. Additionally, the opening lessons on https://www.musictheory.net/lessons can be completed by students in preparation for the Advanced Placement Course.
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AP Physics 1Jen Currin: jennifer.currin@ncpublicschools.govVisit www.physicsclassroom.com and begin with 1-D kinematics.
Visit http://theuniverseandmore.com/ and play the games, particularly the graphing game.
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AP Physics 2Jen Currin: jennifer.currin@ncpublicschools.govStudents should review the materials they have from taking AP Physics 1. Also, review the released exam they took to see what areas troubled them. They can also visit PHET and should play with some of the simulations under physics. They can also watch/read up on physics by visiting ck12.org and reviewing AP Physics 1 topics.
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AP PsychologyCatrina Parker: catrina.parker@ncpublicschools.govhttps://docs.google.com/document/d/1gO1zne6tkU4a1uB1-o8bMuWBPSxH_1sR_z7YNYU3j_Q/edit?usp=sharing
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AP StatisticsCatrina Parker: catrina.parker@ncpublicschools.govhttps://docs.google.com/document/d/1xrAHNyZTb1q0h8uphJ3IJ_kYO4GsYcfvM_WlGcQM7Ds/edit?usp=sharing
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AP US HIstoryCatrina Parker: catrina.parker@ncpublicschools.govhttps://docs.google.com/document/d/1_NeMC0aOggGFmrux2bKuE-7jQTxgvdzPD26-1SfPdRk/edit#heading=h.7mbia4va40td
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AP World HistoryCatrina Parker: catrina.parker@ncpublicschools.govhttps://docs.google.com/a/ncpublicschools.gov/document/d/1_sZ4uDKB5lrPC0z2UzPOUoTx7VZJq7MIAkrU3IMHJWI/edit?usp=sharing
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BiologyJen Currin: jennifer.currin@ncpublicschools.govStudents can go to www.explorelearning.com run a system test to make sure they have everything up to date. "System Test Page" is found at the bottom of the explorelearning site under "useful links". If course access is available, then students can complete NCVPS getting started module. If it is not available, students can go to: https://www.khanacademy.org/science/biology/structure-of-a-cell. This will give them an overview of the first module.
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Biotechnology & Agriscience Research I HonorsKaren Creech: karen.creech@ncpublicschools.govStudents can complete an introduction to biotechnology at https://www.khanacademy.org/science/biology/biotech-dna-technology.
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Biotechnology & Agriscience Research II HonorsKaren Creech: karen.creech@ncpublicschools.govStudents can complete an introduction to biotechnology and agriscience II at https://www.usda.gov/topics/biotechnology
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Career ManagementKaren Creech: karen.creech@ncpublicschools.govStudents can go to cfnc.org, create their account and complete the following activities: Learn about yourself (skills and personality career match),complete a career plan builder, research careers, watch learning videos and play learning games, complete a practice application.
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Civics and EconomicsCatrina Parker: catrina.parker@ncpublicschools.govhttps://docs.google.com/document/d/1UFUvlAwTNYGA-saxtJVPCALMvbFAjdcWCilCSQkv9Xc/edit#
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Civics and Economics HonorsCatrina Parker: catrina.parker@ncpublicschools.govhttps://docs.google.com/document/d/1UFUvlAwTNYGA-saxtJVPCALMvbFAjdcWCilCSQkv9Xc/edit#
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Computer ProgrammingKaren Creech: karen.creech@ncpublicschools.govStudents can complete an hour of code (or more!) at https://code.org/learn All students at NCVPS are encouraged to try the hour of code, not just computer programming students.
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Earth and Environmental ScienceJen Currin: jennifer.currin@ncpublicschools.govStudents can go to www.explorelearning.com run a system test to make sure they have everything up to date. "System Test Page" is found at the bottom of the explorelearning site under "useful links". If course access is available, then students can complete NCVPS getting started module.
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eCommerce HonorsKaren Creech: karen.creech@ncpublicschools.govStudents can go to http://kidshealth.org/en/teens and start familiarizing themselves with health topics pertinent to teens. Many of these will be discussed throughout the Health Education course and having the background information prior to the course starting may prove useful.
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English IJen Currin: jennifer.currin@ncpublicschools.govThe link below provides some subject/verb agreement worksheets. They could also read the "Ex Baseball Player" and go through some background knowledge about Lou Gehrig. These are just Module One topics.
http://www.lougehrig.com/
http://englishlinx.com/verbs/subject_verb_agreement/
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English I HonorsJen Currin: jennifer.currin@ncpublicschools.govBegin reading A Separate Peace
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English II Jen Currin: jennifer.currin@ncpublicschools.govStudents could begin reading world news coverage to gain a more global perspective. This will help them start to see how the literature we will study has an impact all around the world.
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English II HonorsJen Currin: jennifer.currin@ncpublicschools.govStudents could begin reading world news coverage to gain a more global perspective. This will help them start to see how the literature we will study has an impact all around the world. They can also look into the Holocaust as they will read Night later in the semester.
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English III Jen Currin: jennifer.currin@ncpublicschools.govStudents could begin focusing on current events that involve controversial issues or dichotomous perspectives (for example, global warming, stem cell research, offshore oil drilling, raising the minimum wage, tuition-free college to name just a few). They will be writing an argumentative research paper on a controversial topic of their choice, so the more they know about their topic beforehand, the easier and more enriching this project will be.
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English III HonorsJen Currin: jennifer.currin@ncpublicschools.govStudents could begin focusing on current events that involve controversial issues or dichotomous perspectives (for example, global warming, stem cell research, offshore oil drilling, raising the minimum wage, tuition-free college to name just a few). They will be writing a persuasive research paper on a controversial topic of their choice, so the more they know about their topic beforehand, the easier and more enriching this project will be.
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English IVJen Currin: jennifer.currin@ncpublicschools.govStudents could begin looking over topics for a persuasive research paper. Find a topic in which you can persuade someone to see and understand your point of view, the topic will be of your choice with teacher approval. Locating a topic now will be most helpful when we get to the point that you will begin writing the paper.
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English IV HonorsJen Currin: jennifer.currin@ncpublicschools.govAs honors students in English 4, they are expected to read at least one novel independently. The English 4 team of teachers has put together a suggested list of books that directly relate to the seven themes of the course, but there are innumerous diverse titles from which they could choose.

Caveat: This novel must be a classic American or British piece of literature (this is a Brit Lit class after all!).
Please choose a book which has not been read prior to this class!

Important Points:

Novel must be at least 250 pages
Must be a British or American author (this is a Brit Lit class)
Must have been published BEFORE 1985
Cannot be popular fiction
Title must be approved by their teacher, so if they decide to begin this, they'll need to reach out to their instructor to get this approval.
This is an independent assignment done outside of class.
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Entrepreneurship I (BE/ME)karen Creech: karen.creech@ncpublicschools.govStudents can read through the steps on what it takes to start your own business. https://www.sba.gov/starting-business
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Health - (.5 credit)karen Creech: karen.creech@ncpublicschools.gov
Students can go to http://kidshealth.org/en/teens and start familiarizing themselves with health topics pertinent to teens. Many of these will be discussed throughout the Health Education portion of the course and having the background information prior to the course starting may prove useful.
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Health and P.E.karen Creech: karen.creech@ncpublicschools.govStudents can go to http://kidshealth.org/en/teens and start familiarizing themselves with health topics pertinent to teens. Many of these will be discussed throughout the Health Education portion of the course and having the background information prior to the course starting may prove useful.
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Honors Anatomy & PhysiologyJen Currin: jennifer.currin@ncpublicschools.govStudents can go to www.explorelearning.com and run a system test to make sure they have everything up to date. "System Test Page" is found at the bottom of the explorelearning site under "useful links". If course access is available, then students can complete NCVPS getting started module. Students can also access the following pages to begin reviewing the terminology used in the course. https://training.seer.cancer.gov/anatomy/body/terminology.html
http://teachmeanatomy.info/the-basics/anatomical-terminology/terms-of-location/
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Honors BiologyJen Currin: jennifer.currin@ncpublicschools.govStudents can go to www.explorelearning.com and run a system test to make sure they have everything up to date. "System Test Page" is found at the bottom of the explorelearning site under "useful links". If course access is available, then students can complete NCVPS getting started module. If it is not available, students can go to: https://www.khanacademy.org/science/biology/structure-of-a-cell. This will give them an overview of the first module.
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Honors ChemistryJen Currin: jennifer.currin@ncpublicschools.govStudents can go to https://www.khanacademy.org/science/chemistry/states-of-matter-and-intermolecular-forces and from there view the States of Matter, The States of Matter Follow up and the Phase Diagram videos. Students can also watch all videos here: https://www.khanacademy.org/science/chemistry/atomic-structure-and-properties and here https://www.khanacademy.org/science/chemistry/electronic-structure-of-atoms This will give them a general overview of the first 4 weeks of the course and will prove useful in absorbing the material more quickly.
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Honors Earth and Environmental ScienceJen Currin: jennifer.currin@ncpublicschools.govStudents can go to www.explorelearning.com and run a system test to make sure they have everything up to date. "System Test Page" is found at the bottom of the explorelearning site under "useful links".
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Honors Forensic ScienceJen Currin: jennifer.currin@ncpublicschools.govThe forensic science course will start with a look back in time. To prepare for the first module students can learn about the history of forensics using http://science.howstuffworks.com/forensic-lab-technique1.htm. Students can also use this excellent site to explore different forensic topics: http://www.forensicsciencesimplified.org/ Students can also prepare for some of our more advanced topics by reviewing DNA structure and blood types from their biology class. A blood typing tutorial can be found here: http://www.biology.arizona.edu/human_bio/problem_sets/blood_types/Intro.html
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JournalismJen Currin: jennifer.currin@ncpublicschools.govJournalism is about great writing and reporting of important events in your community and the world. You can get stared by browsing the Pulitzer Prize awards website. From the list of past winners, select a Breaking News Writing, Feature Writing, Breaking News Photography and Feature Photography winner from the years available as your favorite in each category. Take your time and discover the best that journalism has to offer before you delve deeply into how the journalists became worthy of their award.
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Leadership DevelopmentKaren Creech: karen.creech@ncpublicschools.govActivity 1: For this assignment, go to Sean Covey: Inspiring Greatness in Teens at http://www.seancovey.com/teens.html Explore the site -- read teen stories from around the world, pick the baby steps you want to track, find your voice using the voice finder, take the checkup quiz, explore the help desk topics, and complete the great discovery act to create your own mission statement. This site is full of relevant, real advice so take the time to get the most our of it. Activity 2: Choose TWO articles by Marshall Goldsmith that interest you and apply to your life from the following site: http://www.marshallgoldsmith.com/articles/ Read the articles and reflect on connections to your life. Respond to the following questions for each article: 1-What is the name of the article you read? 2-What was the main message of the article? 3-How does he explain his message? What tools, strategies, ideas, etc. resonate with you? 4-Explain lists/steps outlined to accomplish the goal. 5-What specific ideas from the article will you adopt and use to develop your leadership skills? Be sure to refer to the text and your life experience in your answers. Remember to explain your ideas with examples and evidence.
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Marketingkaren Creech: karen.creech@ncpublicschools.govStudents can complete the marketing learning activities on the SBA website: https://www.sba.gov/tools/sba-learning-center/search/training/marketing
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Medieval StudiesCatrina Parker: catrina.parker@ncpublicschools.govhttps://docs.google.com/a/ncpublicschools.gov/document/d/1UvD0g4dGSOim0pv3Vpr3rQhlbtnCCg-YK7RQN-DrKEg/edit?usp=sharing
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Middle School Creative WritingJen Currin: jennifer.currin@ncpublicschools.govThe Creative Writing course is going to get your creative juices flowing. Before we begin, try one of these activities and see how creative you can get. Your teacher will be very interested to read this and, perhaps, some strengths can identified and honed throughout the semester!
Find a picture, drawing, or image in a book with two or more people in it. Write a story about the people. What is going on?
Begin with an emotion (happy, sad, mad, excited, scared, angry, etc) and develop a story around it. After the second paragraph, continue the same story but change the tone of the story to another emotion. Keep going until you have a well-developed story.
Visit a reputable news site online and pick out an interesting article. After reading, develop the story as fiction. Add quotes and additional characters to make it an interesting story.
Bring an inanimate object to life. What is it thinking? What is a typical day like for this object? Are there friends around the room? What do they ‘talk’ about when humans aren’t around?
While in the cafeteria, hallway, mall, etc. Listen to conversations, take note of the subject, begin a story where their conversation left off. How does it end?
Choose a random book from the library, open it to a random page, point to a random sentence. Write this sentence down and continue writing a story around it.
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Middle School Success 101Karen Creech: karen.creech@ncpublicschools.govTutorTalk

1. Visit the TutorTalk blog at ncvpspeertutor.blogspot.com
2. Choose any of the articles listed below to read. The content in these blogs will prepare students for the content they will learn in Success 101.
3. Students should read, comment and discuss what they have learned in their post to the blog. Comments should be reflective and use proper spelling, grammar and punctuation. Students should share what they learned from the article and how they can apply it in their face-to-face and online classes.

Articles:

Stop Strangling the Mouse!
Positive Thinking
The Stairway to Success
Plagiarism - goes right along with the first module.
Have No Fear! Time Management is Here!
Test Relaxation Techniques
Keeping College In Mind
Studying Advice From a Student
Study Methods
Note Taking Formats

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Music Specialization (Beginning): Music AppreciationEllen Hart: ellen.hart@ncpublicschools.govIn preparation for the Elements of Music segment of the course, students can work through the opening exercises and lessons on MusicTheory.net (https://www.musictheory.net/lessons).
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Music Specialization (Beginning): Music Business and RecordingEllen Hart: ellen.hart@ncpublicschools.govIn preparation for the Elements of Music segment of the course, students can work through the opening exercises and lessons on MusicTheory.net (https://www.musictheory.net/lessons).
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NC Math 1Catrina Parker: catrina.parker@ncpublicschools.govhttps://docs.google.com/document/d/1lKX3TQeSSEiAhO3-Mrwzli9CyLIBldKGEWZGZs2snFc/edit?usp=sharing
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NC Math 2Catrina Parker: catrina.parker@ncpublicschools.govhttps://docs.google.com/document/d/1DUTmlxzQbnb2yNupU1ezA_Iyhn4yj-IDNI5lX5Xf0t8/edit?usp=sharing
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NC Math 2 HonorsCatrina Parker: catrina.parker@ncpublicschools.govhttps://docs.google.com/document/d/1DZdrhYJ7ukNiqPXasniZXaiISTGiKgp0unGn8xSuMNE/edit?usp=sharing
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NC Math 3Catrina Parker: catrina.parker@ncpublicschools.govhttps://docs.google.com/a/ncpublicschools.gov/document/d/1zE1qBGl2mRcHbBqBS6Ic8fdXIYMH2Sw3910Q21DEAa8/edit?usp=sharing
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NC Math 3 HonorsCatrina Parker: catrina.parker@ncpublicschools.govhttps://docs.google.com/document/d/1vl8dxsja-4Ol9mekao2_vynK1zoGWSNS_-CNVKZYoUY/edit?usp=sharing
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OCS American History 1 Wendy Kraft: wendy.kraft@ncpublicschools.govhttps://docs.google.com/document/d/1VK3-iDcrJ-R7M4Mg8uLVzr58szFz4kewcjCEDe9G3l0/edit?usp=sharing
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OCS American History 2Wendy Kraft: wendy.kraft@ncpublicschools.govThis spreadsheet has short video segments with questions to go along with the videos. It covers all of American History 2. ​
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1_BJsRNhPlRFE7JweiK_hcgUH9d0_yQQcfRpXo0TTvWY/edit#gid=0
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OCS Applied ScienceWendy Kraft: wendy.kraft@ncpublicschools.govHere is a folder for Applied Science to get them started on Unit 1.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B_09WjhiEG_JUmM0SUJpSzRxTGM
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OCS BiologyWendy Kraft: wendy.kraft@ncpublicschools.govhttps://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B3U3agJSwyJTNnRSN0xZaTY1a28?usp=sharing
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OCS English 1-4Wendy Kraft: wendy.kraft@ncpublicschools.govUse readtheory.org to practice with reading comprehension. This tailors the passages to the student's level.

Independent reading of a choice book from the school library. Here are some creative options for Book Reports: http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/article/classroom-activities-25-book-report-alternatives

Ask the media center if they have a presentation on research/using library resources they could give the students.

Great grammar and vocab practice at freerice.com. Click Subjects at the top to choose options (freerice has tons of subjects!).

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OCS Financial ManagementWendy Kraft: wendy.kraft@ncpublicschools.govAssignments are collected in the following Google Folder which has allowed access to anyone with the link: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0BxCQqHfbLTFjdV9qbHlBY1BhYmM?usp=sharing
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OCS Introduction to MathWendy Kraft: wendy.kraft@ncpublicschools.govHave the students practice:

- Multiplication and Division facts
- Missing Addends and Subtrahends
- Begin the material from Unit 4 - telling time, counting money and measurement.
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OCS LDME/NC Math 1Wendy Kraft: wendy.kraft@ncpublicschools.govAssignments are collected in the following Google Folder which has allowed access to anyone with the link: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B6reOwT7RvksT1ZFckhQRU5MUFk
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P.E. (.5 credit)karen Creech: karen.creech@ncpublicschools.govStudents will visit the following website and explore careers in Health and Physical Education https://www.ellipticalreviews.com/careers-in-physical-education/
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Personal Financekaren Creech: karen.creech@ncpublicschools.govTutorTalk

1. Visit the TutorTalk blog at ncvpspeertutor.blogspot.com
2. Choose at least two (2) articles to read.
3. Reflect on what you read and consider how you can apply the article to yourself.
4. Post a comment to those two (2) articles. Your comment should be thoughtful and use proper spelling, grammar and punctuation. You may share your thoughts on the article, how you plan to apply what you learned, or share your personal experience.

Remember, these are articles were written and created by other NCVPS students!

In the News and Interesting Finds (Pullen)

Our Personal Finance course includes the discussion forum, In the News and Interesting Finds. This is our place to share current events and interesting finds related to Personal Finance. I will share items I find, but I also encourage you to share items you find. Your participation is encouraged. Take time now to begin locating, reading and reflecting on news items related to Personal Finance. Here are a few to get your started:

Financial Literacy: the more you know, the more you want to know: http://www.rightaboutmoney.com/financial-literacy-the-more-you-know-the-more-you-want-to-know/
Personal Finance: American students are falling behind in financial literacy: http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/business/diary/story/2017/jun/07/americstudents-lag-behind-financial-literacy/432076/
How much money do you really need in your savings: http://money.cnn.com/2017/06/07/pf/savings-account/index.html?iid=SF_River

Let's get started! Read and reflect on one of the articles above. Then, go on your own to see what is in the news and interesting!
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Physical ScienceJen Currin: jennifer.currin@ncpublicschools.govStudents can start by watching videos on one-dimensional motion on the Khan Academy website: https://www.khanacademy.org/science/physics/one-dimensional-motion. Students can also view Khan videos on Forces and Motion: https://www.khanacademy.org/science/physics/forces-newtons-laws. This will introduce them to content covered in modules 1-4.
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PreCalculusCatrina Parker: Catrina.parker@ncpublicschools.govhttps://docs.google.com/a/ncpublicschools.gov/document/d/1C1kYeyox2HkjNnyyM3FaiahMS9KKFDFz-T2AaoT2mEY/edit?usp=sharing
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Principles of Business and Financekaren Creech: karen.creech@ncpublicschools.govStudents can start by reading chapter 1 of the Saylor textbook, an introduction to business: https://saylordotorg.github.io/text_exploring-business-v2.0/s05-the-foundations-of-business.html
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Psychology Catrina Parker: Catrina.parker@ncpublicschools.govhttps://docs.google.com/document/d/19btqdsoQ5WO__OwWkq0WdQFcp598E6dDZoMGEL6SbEw/edit?usp=sharing
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Psychology HonorsCatrina Parker: catrina.parker@ncpublicschools.govhttps://docs.google.com/document/d/19btqdsoQ5WO__OwWkq0WdQFcp598E6dDZoMGEL6SbEw/edit?usp=sharing
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SAT Prepkaren Creech: karen.creech@ncpublicschools.govStudents can begin to explore the SAT through this website: https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/practice Be sure to click on each of the links for preliminary information about taking the SAT.
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Strategic Marketingkaren Creech: karen.creech@ncpublicschools.govStudents can complete the marketing learning activities on the SBA website: https://www.sba.gov/tools/sba-learning-center/search/training/marketing
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Success 101Karen Creech: karen.creech@ncpublicschools.govTutorTalk

1. Visit the TutorTalk blog at ncvpspeertutor.blogspot.com
2. Choose any of the articles listed below to read. The content in these blogs will prepare students for the content they will learn in Success 101.
4. Students should read, comment and discuss what they have learned in their post to the blog. Comments should be reflective and use proper spelling, grammar and punctuation. Students should share what they learned from the article and how they can apply it in their face-to-face and online classes.

Articles:

Stop Strangling the Mouse!
Positive Thinking
The Stairway to Success
Plagiarism - goes right along with the first module.
Have No Fear! Time Management is Here!
Test Relaxation Techniques
Keeping College In Mind
Studying Advice From a Student
Study Methods
Note Taking Formats

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Visual Arts (Beginning) - BlockEllen Hart: ellen.hart@ncpublicschools.govStudents can review the elements and principles of design in art at http://www.incredibleart.org/files/elements2.htm. Students can also print and complete the matrix worksheet on the website. Students should also practice creating drawings in a sketchbook based on each of the principles of design.
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Visual Arts (Beginning) - YearlongEllen Hart: ellen.hart@ncpublicschools.govStudents can review the elements and principles of design in art at http://www.incredibleart.org/files/elements2.htm. Students can also print and complete the matrix worksheet on the website. Students should also practice creating drawings in sketchbook based on each of the principles of design.
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Visual Arts (Intermediate)Ellen Hart: ellen.hart@ncpublicschools.gov
Students can review the elements and principles of design and begin practicing shading, blending, and other technical skills in a sketchbook.
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Visual Arts Specialization (6-8): Discovering PhotographyEllen Hart: ellen.hart@ncpublicschools.govStudents can review the Elements of Art at http://thevirtualinstructor.com/artfundamentals.html
While working throught the website for each of the seven elements of art (line, shape, form, value, space, texture, and color), understand the potential application of these elements to photography. Students should try to make a prediction of how they will use each of the seven elements in their upcoming NCVPS photography course.
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Visual Arts Specialization (6-8): Middle School ArtEllen Hart: ellen.hart@ncpublicschools.govThe Middle School Art Adventures course is designed to be a broad overview of the visualarts. Students can review the Elements of Art at http://thevirtualinstructor.com/artfundamentals.html.
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Visual Arts Specialization (Beginning): Non Western ArtEllen Hart: ellen.hart@ncpublicschools.govStudents can research non-western cultures to find out the cultures they will be studying, as well as the types of art found in those cultures.
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Visual Arts Specialization (Intermediate): Art of Fashion DesignEllen Hart: ellen.hart@ncpublicschools.govStudents can practice/review art vocabuary terms at https://quizlet.com/1168299/art-vocabulary-flash-cards/
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Visual Arts Specialization (Intermediate): Art of Game DesignEllen Hart: ellen.hart@ncpublicschools.govStudents can draw an original character that would be used in a game.
Students can create a game using found objects and create and write out rules for the game. Document the process.
Students can research careers in game design, and make a presentation based on one of the careers.
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Visual Arts Specialization (Intermediate): Art of Photography 1Ellen Hart: ellen.hart@ncpublicschools.govStudents can review the Elements of Art at http://thevirtualinstructor.com/artfundamentals.html
While working throught the website for each of the seven elements of art (line, shape, form, value, space, texture, and color), understand the potential application of these elements to photography. Students should try to make a prediction of how they will use each of the seven elements in their upcoming NCVPS photography course. Addtionally, students should take a photo demonstrating use of each of the seven elements. Students should email these photos to their instructor once the course begins.
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Visual Arts Specialization (Intermediate): Visual JournalingEllen Hart: ellen.hart@ncpublicschools.govStudents can lread about the art of the visual journal through assignments, history, and collaboration. http://www.visualjournaling.com/background.html
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Visual Arts Specialization (Proficient): Digital Photography 2Ellen Hart: ellen.hart@ncpublicschools.govStudents who are enrolled to take this class have already taken Digital Photography 1 and Art 1. In preparation for Digtal Photography 2, each student should review the Elements of Art and the Principles of Design to have a refreshed working knowledge of each concept. (Review at https://quizlet.com/24334919/elements-of-art-and-principles-of-design-flash-cards/ ) Since Digital Photography 2 is a wonderful creative exploration of digital imaging, this is a great link to inspire creative thinking in photography. (http://www.techradar.com/how-to/photography-video-capture/cameras/52-photography-projects-a-photo-idea-to-try-every-week-of-the-year-1320795 ) Additionally since this course relies on previous photography experience, this is a great refresher and reference that can be used before and during the course. (https://digital-photography-school.com/ )
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