NC Core to College to Lead ‘Imagining Conversation’ at DCCC

April 11, 2013 – Davidson County Community College will host educators from across the state to help develop a greater knowledge of Common Core State Standards implementation in the regional event, “An Imagining Conversation about the 21st Century K-12 College Experience in North Carolina.” The event will be held from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. on April 16 in the Conference Center on the Davidson Campus. Registration is required, and educators are encouraged to attend.

The session is part of a series of regional meetings led by NC’s Core to College Grant, which brings together educators from across all of the state’s local districts, community colleges, the UNC system, as well as private colleges and universities. The event will provide these groups the opportunity to discuss current perceptions of Common Core State Standards in mathematics, English and language arts that will help participants re-imagine the high school to college experience.

Some of the key questions that will be explored include:

  • How will Common Core affect cross-sector collaboration?
  • How will it improve student readiness?
  • Will it improve links to work and industry?
  • What will it mean for professional development opportunities across all levels of faculty?

The event will also include interactive small and large group conversations, and participants will collaborate to promote a greater understanding of how these changes will affect students, educators and society at large.

“Participants will leave with a greater level of knowledge and awareness about resources for Common Core Standards implementation, as well as insights into career and college readiness planning in North Carolina,” says Dr. John D. Denning, state director of K-12 & Postsecondary Alignment Initiatives.

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For details or more information about the upcoming session at DCCC, as well as future sessions that will be held across the state throughout 2013, contact Dr. John D. Denning at 919-807-7099 or email Visit the website at

Founded in 1963, Davidson County Community College is noted for its quality educational programs and services. As one of 58 institutions within the North Carolina Community College System, DCCC offers studies in more than 50 degree programs. A fully-accredited, multi-campus college, DCCC celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. It is committed to developing minds, inspiring imaginations, and preparing students for enhanced career and educational opportunities within a changing global environment. Visit Davidson County Community College on the Web at