August First Tuesday Science Update

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August 3, 2021

K-12 Science





Welcome Back!


On behalf of the K-12 Math and Science Section at DPI, we would like to welcome everyone back to another year of science education!  Please be sure to familiarize yourself with the North Carolina Essential Standards and Clarifying Objectives for Science found on the Resources tab within the K-12 Science Google Site.

North Carolina Environmental Education Certification Program

NC Environmental Education Certification


The North Carolina Environmental Education Certification Program within the Office of Environmental Education and Public Affairs encourages professional development in environmental education and acknowledges educators committed to environmental stewardship.


Learn how to become certified



North Carolina Environmental Education Grants


Grants and contests provide resources to support your environmental education research and community outreach efforts.


Browse the various Grants EENC has to offer

Professional Development Opportunities


Greatest Hits Professional Development Image

The Division of Standards, Curriculum, and Instruction presents Greatest Hits! This is an opportunity to catch up on professional development that educators might have missed over the last year.  Direct recording links, materials, and survey links for CEUs are included within!  Please note that the time to complete these varies, as most are self-paced. We plan to leave these open for use through September to allow for enough time to complete them.  Contact Dr. Angie Mullennix at for questions.


Greatest Hits Professional Development Opportunities

#GoOpenNC Open Educator Resources

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GoOpenNC is the North Carolina, K-12, open education resources (OER) initiative. GoOpenNC is also the name of the platform where NC educators can search for, curate, and create openly-licensed, educational resources that are aligned to NC standards.


Connect with educators across North Carolina to share resources, learn how to incorporate OER into teaching and learning, and participate in a community of practice.

NC DPI Science Consultants

Dr. Debra Hall

K-5 Science


Gavin Fradel 

6-8 Science


Benita Tipton 

9-12 Science


Alexis Wood

9-12 Science

Additional Contacts:

Beverly Vance

Section Chief, K-12 Mathematics/Science


Howard Ginsburg

K-12 STEM Consultant


Marilyn Johns

Administration Specialist