NCCE is honored to have Dr. Anthony Newbold as a featured speaker for our annual conference this year! Over the next few weeks we will be highlighting this year’s featured speakers. This diverse group of educators provide attendees a broad range of experience and expertise in education. Mark your calendar for March 17th through the 20th for a virtual conference experience like no other!

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Anthony Newbold“There’s nothing I can do for that kid now!” These nine words forever changed the life of Principal Anthony Newbold. When an educator uttered those words to him, he knew that it was up to him to make a difference in the lives of young people. Dr. Newbold is now a 19 year education veteran who is on the relentless search to improve outcomes for all children. As a Teach for America educator, he held fast to the vision that “one day, all children in our nation will have the opportunity to attain an excellent education”. This has continued to push him. As a classroom teacher, he came to the realization that the more he could engage his students, the more they retained. Hands on technology rich activities did the trick. As Dr. Newbold moved up the ladder in education he made it his duty to provide these opportunities to all of those with whom he has worked.

Educational technology became his passion. He led Bear Creek Middle School in becoming one of the first schools in the district to implement a fully 1:1 learning environment. He credits the preparation of his teachers in the school’s success. Bear Creek has also been recognized as a Microsoft Showcase School and has conducted the two largest Redefining Learning Conferences in the world. With over 2500 combined attendees receiving hours of quality instructional technology training, students for years to come will benefit greatly. To build credibility with his staff, Dr. Newbold became a Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE), a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert (MIEE), and a Surface Expert. He has been a featured speaker at multiple Microsoft events and he was a keynote speaker at the 2017 Learn What’s Next event in New York City. D. Newbold runs the largest Teach to One Math program in the United States as the principal at Bear Creek Middle School. Coupled with his belief in a growth mindset, this program has given him insight into what it takes to implement a blended personalized learning environment. Dr. Newbold resides in Atlanta, Georgia with his wife Wendy, daughters Kaylah and Kendall, and exchange student Yulin Wang (Ben).


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Dr. Anthony Newbold’s Workshops and Sessions at NCCE 2021

Thursday, March 18th

Microsoft TEAMs for Staff and PLCs
1:00 pm–2:30 pm, Workshop

Microsoft TEAMS enables administrators, educators and community members to collaborate seamlessly by integrating conversations, files and planning calendars. In this session, school and district leaders will explore TEAMs for creating rich collaborative spaces for PLC’s and Staff to stay connected and work together. Learn key aspects for creating an effective collaborative learning culture.

All the Way Live with PowerPoint Presenter Live
5:00 pm–5:50 pm

PowerPoint Presenter Live is new way to present remotely while engaging educators and students. With ‘Live’ Presentations in PowerPoint, audience members can see a presentation on their devices and read live subtitles in their preferred language while you speak. They can use “pinch to zoom” to see the slides more clearly on mobile devices, give feedback, send live reactions to the presenter, and navigate back to review previous slides.

Maximizing Efficiency with Microsoft Planner
6:00 pm–6:50 pm

Microsoft Planner is a simple, visual way to organize teamwork in Microsoft Teams. Planner is a great solution for facilitating group projects and multi-step curriculum activities. Planner makes it easy for you to organize and assign tasks, share files, chat about what you’re working on, and get updates on progress. In this session, we will get you started with creating planner tasks in Teams. We will discuss different scenarios to set up planner tasks with students and staff members.

Friday, March 19th

Leadership Summit featuring Dr. Anthony Newbold and Dr. Darren Clay

9:00 am–11:50 am

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Driving Instruction with Data in Forms and Sway for Communication
1:00 pm–2:30 pm

This workshop will show educators how they can use Microsoft Forms as an assessment tool. Create a form or quiz with questions, define settings, share your form and check the results—all in the Microsoft Teams environment. The second half of this workshop will take you into the world of Sway—a user-friendly tool used to create and share interactive reports, personal stories, presentations, and more!

Leading Schools of 2030
4:00 pm–4:50 pm

This session will provide insight into current and future educational environments based on several recent research studies. We will explore how to maximize these research findings into actionable change to benefit the learners of the future. Come for an introduction of the research findings, draw insight from these findings and walk away with practical ways to apply this learning in your school or district.

Saturday, March 20th

Designing a Remote Learning Community for School and District Leaders
8:00 am–9:30 am

Microsoft Teams enables administrators, educators and community members to collaborate seamlessly integrating conversations, files and planning calendars. In this session, school and district leaders will explore the layout and navigation of TEAMs in preparation for creating rich collaboration spaces for parents and community members to stay connected and work together.

Leaning into Digital Transformation and Mapping your Journey the Education Transformation Framework
11:00 am–11:50 am

Get ready to dive into Microsoft’s K-12 Education Transformation Framework (ETF)–a holistic and effective guide for education leaders to navigate the complexity of transformation, envision what’s possible, and develop a strategy to achieve it. During this session, we will explore the holistic approach, global best practice and undergirding research that make up the 4 Pillars of ETF: Leadership & Policy, Teaching & Learning, Intelligent Environments, and Student & School Success. Join us for a presentation to inform next steps for district and school leaders.

Supervising and Evaluating Online Learning in Class TEAMs
2:00 pm–2:50 pm

In this session, participants will explore the layout and navigation of Class TEAMs in preparation for what they will see teachers implementing with students. Administrators will also discover an approach to supervising instructional practices in Class TEAMs as well as explore multiple ways to evaluate online instruction in Class TEAMs.

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