Health and Safety
Below are a number of forms, resources and other information as it relates to health and safety in our schools.
Speak with a Safety Specialist (1-866-724-6650 Option 4)
Safety Matters Newsletters - Surry Insurance
Teacher & Staff Resources
Below you can find information on a variety of resources such as grant information, staff forms, powerschool login and more.
RCS Pacing Guides
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TACS - Timesheets
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Helpful Forms and Links
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Powerschool Login for Teachers and Admin
Professional development is a continuous process of individual and collective reflection and improvement of practice. Rockingham County Schools values our teaching staff. We strive to provide opportunities that are job-embedded and prepare our teachers to use current instructional tools. We believe that continuous, high-quality professional development is essential to the nation's goal of high standards of learning for every child.
Please click on the button below to navigate to our Professional Development page and detailed information regarding In District and Out of District Professional Learning Options.
Teacher Resources - AIG
Welcome to the RCS AIG Department! Please click the button below to navigate to our AIG Dept. section for detailed information regarding AIG identification, AIG services, and more!
AIG Teacher Certification
Currently in North Carolina, a teacher can add Academically Gifted (88087) as an area to his or her license only if fully licensed in another area. AIG add-on licensure may be obtained through one of the following pathways:
In North Carolina, a teacher can earn an add-on AIG license through an accredited Institute of Higher Education. Programs are generally 12 to 16 semester hours of credit; some offer graduate programs.
The colleges/universities that offer AIG licensure coursework have had their programs approved by DPI. Each of them has a minimum of 4 courses required for the licensure. Each university sets their own tuition rate. Click on the button below for a list of the colleges and universities that offers an AIG add-on licensure and/or Masters in Gifted Education.
An alternative to completing course work is, a teacher can obtain the AIG add-on licensure by taking and passing the Praxis Exam (5258) for Gifted Education. Rockingham County School's AIG Department offers a year long blended professional development course to prepare teachers to take the Gifted Education Praxis. The course is entitled Gifted Education Experts for Kids or GEEK Squad. For additional information about this professional development opportunity view the presentation located at the button below.
For links to websites and other gifted education curriculum resources click on the button below.
Teacher Resources - STEM
NASA Explorer School Project
NASA Explorer Schools invests in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM educators to inspire and engage future scientists, engineers and technicians that NASA needs to continue our journey.
NES gives educators of grades 4-12 access to NASA’s people, missions, research and facilities. We have assembled a comprehensive set of NASA’s free classroom materials to help you teach dozens of STEM concepts.
To access the Virtual Campus you must register to become a NASA Explorer School participant. Participation in NES gives you free access to:
NASA Now Classroom Videos
Six to seven minute video programs featuring NASA careers and STEM concepts connected to real-world missions and projects.
A searchable lesson library linking the subjects you teach to NASA’s innovative research and scientific discoveries.
Training materials and live Web seminars to help you implement NASA lessons into your classroom.
Live Help Desk
Telephone and email support to help you find what you need.
The Engineer Girl
Discovery Education transforms classrooms, empowers teachers and captivates students by leading the way in providing high quality, dynamic, digital content to school districts large and small, rural and suburban and everything in between.
Accelerate student achievement in your district by capturing the minds and imaginations of students with the fascination of Discovery, tapping into student's natural curiosity and desire to learn. Discovery Education offers a portfolio of opportunities for districts to meet students where they want to learn in the digital age. With award- winning digital content, interactive lessons, real time assessment, virtual experiences with some of Discovery's greatest talent, classroom contest & challenges, professional development and more - Discovery is leading the way in transforming classrooms and inspiring learning. http://www.discoveryeducation.com/
The Center for Innovation in Engineering and Science Education
CIESE sponsors and designs interdisciplinary projects that teachers throughout the world can use to enhance their curriculum through compelling use of the Internet. We focus on projects that utilize real time data available from the Internet, andcollaborative projects that utilize the Internet's potential to reach peers and experts around the world. Below is a catalog of projects that are currently being or have been sponsored by CIESE . Each project has a brief description and links to the National Science Standards and NCTM math standards it supports. http://ciese.org/currichome.html
Welcome to TeachEngineering!
The TeachEngineering digital library provides teacher-tested, standards-based engineering content for K-12 teachers to use in science and math classrooms. Engineering lessons connect real-world experiences with curricular content already taught in K-12 classrooms. Mapped to educational content standards,TeachEngineering's comprehensive curricula are hands-on, inexpensive, and relevant to children's daily lives. http://www.teachengineering.org/