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NCC Professional Peer Academy

Pre-Conference Social
Network with peers from across the state on Sunday, October 8, 2017 from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm at NCC’s 360° Brewer Classroom located at the historic Rocky Mount Mills. Enjoy live music, beer sampling, or grab a bite to eat at one of the restaurants on site.

Conference Information

The NCC Professional Peer Academy conference will be held Monday, October 9, 2017 in the Business and Industry Center. Registration will open at 8:30 am with Keynote Speaker, Dave Pearce at 9:00 am, the conference will end at 4:00 pm. This year’s theme is “Teaching Beyond the Content”. Download this year’s schedule and breakout session descriptions for more information.

Conference Cost: $99, includes pre-conference social, conference and lunch

To Register:

  • Go to WebAdvisor here or click the link in the right hand column
  • Click on the Continuing Education (orange block)
  • Click Register and Pay for Continuing Education Classes
  • Search For - Professional Peer Academy
  • Follow the online instructions on the next screen

For more information email

Keynote Address: Student Success: What’s Important?
Dave Pearce

Dave Pearce was an educator and administrator in the North Vancouver School District for 38 years. As author of Instruction Matters: One Step at a Time, he chronicles the seven-year process of North Vancouver School District’s system wide implementation of instructional change. Most recently, he has focused on the organization and implementation of a leadership series for administrators, senior management and future leaders in the K-12 and higher education systems. Dave is known for his interactive presentations on the practical design of instructional strategies/tactics for all learners and what it takes to re-culture an organization. With a background in Appreciative Inquiry, Dave has also facilitated educational institutions and their departments with the development of strategic plans, team building and goal setting.

Conference Sessions:

  • Wonder Woman Presents Lassoing the Truth of Persuasion Research to Improve Learning Outcomes - Laura Morrison—College of the Albemarle
  • Digital Classroom Management - Nahel Awadallah—Nash Community College
  • Moving Beyond Online Content to Actions that Promote Learning! - Dr. Phyllis J. Broughton and Tammy L. Cox—East Carolina University
  • SkillsUSA—Students Making Connections Outside the Classroom - Alex Barnhill, George Shook, and Ernestine Stephenson—Nash Community College
  • Making Online Learning Visible - Sarah Prezioso and Briley Rascoe—Nash Community College
  • Business Book Club - Chip Cross—McDowell Technical Community College
  • Coaching Students with Disabilities in the College Environment - Holly Whistler—Nash Community College
  • Administrator / Leadership Breakout—Questions and Suggestions - Dave Pearce—Keynote Speaker
  • AHE: How A Student Centered Culture Leads to Success - Jonathan Brown—AVID for Higher Education
  • CVCC’s Interdisciplinary Read: Building Bridges for Students and Faculty - Dr. Donna Boston Ross and Krysten Buchanen—Catawba Community College
  • Enhancing Social Presence in the Online Environment - Franchesca Battle and Eva Williams—Nash Community College
  • Lighting the Fire: How to Implement a Teaching Center on a Shoestring Budget - Jennifer McBride, Chantae Calhoun, Stacey Tatum, and Amy Baker—Cape Fear Community College
  • How to Lead in the 21st Century - Dave Pearce—Keynote Speaker
  • Using Games as a High Engagement Strategy in Your Classroom - Shilo Michelle Lawrence and Kochi Angar—Nash Community College
  • Classroom Culture: Creating Connections to Maximize Engagement - Dr. K. Ryan Bradshaw—Wayne Community College
  • Are Online Students “Getting It”? - Reggie Cobb—Nash Community College

NCC is certified as one of only two National Demonstration Sites for Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) Higher Education (AHE). As an AVID campus, Nash Community College is a pacesetter implementing research based instructional strategies to engage students and prepare them for success. The College is located on 111 acres midway between Nashville and Rocky Mount, North Carolina, less than one mile off U.S. Highway 64 Bypass and US Interstate 95.


Renee Martinez
Coordinator, Faculty Development
Renee Martinez
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